Coordinator of Special Projects


Academic Affairs


As Coordinator of Special Projects, you will serve as a planning and resource person for the Academic Affairs staff on a wide range of administrative matters.


This position will be responsible for: • Reviewing operating practices and implement improvements where necessary. • Developing and scheduling program work plans in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; overseeing daily operations of assigned programs and initiatives and coordinates associated activities; helps to determine priorities. • Interacting with external and internal contacts in a highly professional and courteous manner. • Drafting correspondence, making meeting and travel arrangements when necessary, and maintaining files of important correspondence with key campus stakeholders and external partners. • Conferring with and advising staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem-solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; referring to appropriate department person when unable to respond. • Maintaining a comprehensive calendar of deadlines to track the activities and projects of various members of the office staff for Academic Affairs. • Monitoring and approving program expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are not overspent. • Carrying out independent research into problems that may arise and recommends solutions when appropriate. • Managing employment searches as needed. • Collaborating with other administrative and event staff to properly leverage major events, committee work, conference calls, and other Office of Academic Affairs activities. • Assisting with the operational management, growth and promotion of the Service Learning program on and off campus. • Creating and refining communication systems for faculty, staff and supporters that work to improve operations within all academic departments. • Developing, compiling and writing communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through printing and distribution. • Preparing and editing correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents when appropriate. • Preparing or assisting in preparation of proposals and stewardship reports issued to charitable foundations for funding and/or funding continuation. • Preparing periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies. • Evaluating program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devising evaluation methodology and implements; analyzing results and recommending and/or taking appropriate action. • Recruiting program participants, members and volunteers utilizing most appropriate promotional or marketing methods, such as individual letters, brochures or presentations at meetings. •Developing and facilitating workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications. • Perform other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree • Knowledge of higher education and common practices. • Strong organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.


• Advanced Degree • Professional work experience in a campus setting.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.




Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by December 6, 2017




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