Department Support Coordinator

Western State College Gunnison, CO
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The Education Department, Western State Colorado University, seeks a full time Department Support Coordinator.

Duties:The Department Support Coordinator (DSC) provides broad administrative and analytical support to graduate programs in the Education Department and works closely with the Department Chair on projects related to program management. The DSC manages graduate admissions functions, including counseling applicants on admissions requirements, processing and evaluating applications, and guiding admitted students on course requirements and program logistics. The DSC contributes to a positive working environment and smooth program operations by providing effective customer service while interacting with faculty, students, alumni, and staff. The DSC performs analytical and technical work in the formulation of budgets, reports, and faculty contracts. The DSC compiles and analyzes data on admissions and enrollment to comply with external reporting requirements and to inform the formulation of internal policies.

Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. 2 years of general clerical experience; Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software, including Word, Excel, Outlook; part-time experience will be prorated. College, university, or non-correspondence business school coursework may be substituted on year for year basis for experience. Exemplary oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree. Prior experience in higher education. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Experience using CRM software.

Additional Application Information:

Preferred Start Date: August 13th, 2018

Compensation: Position schedule is 40 hours per week; the starting rate is $17.21 per hour with full benefits. This position is FLSA non-exempt, subject to overtime, and not part of the state classified personnel system.

Application Procedure: Apply online (scroll up the page and select the "Apply" link). Required attachments for online application include letter of application addressed to Gaye Jenkins addressing qualifications for and interest in the position, resume, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three work-related references. Contact the search committee chair with position specific questions:

Review of applications begins June 4th, and will continue until the position is filled.

Western State Colorado University is a residential, four-year public university with an enrollment of 2700 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty and staff members share a strong commitment to personalized undergraduate and graduate education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers.

Western State Colorado University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.