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Program & Accreditation Coordinator - Graduate Program In Education

Vanguard University
Job Location:
Costa Mesa, California
Admissions and Enrollment
Graduate Program in Education


The Coordinator reports to and supports the work of the Director of the Graduate Program in Education, as well as the entire Program in a broad range of administrative and planning functions. The Coordinator works closely with the Credential Analyst/Student Teacher Coordinator and Graduate Education faculty to support and service the needs of Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Education students.

  • Provide leadership for the staff of the Graduate Program in Education and the Teacher Advancement Program.
  • Serve as overall Office Manager for the Graduate Program in Education.
  • Coordinate all accreditation activities and document submissions to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
  • Coordinate admission process into the Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Education Programs.
  • Promote the Graduate Program in Education in coordination with the VU Graduate Admissions staff.
  • Promote the Graduate Program in Education to Liberal Studies and teaching track undergraduate students.
  • Facilitate registration of Teaching Credential and MA in Education students.
  • Coordinate recruiting, advising, and tracking of MA in Education students.
  • Execute effective Teaching Credential and MA in Education orientations for new students each semester.
  • Coordinate systems for MA in Education students' advancement to candidacy, graduation, and commencement.
  • Collaborate with the Director in preparing and managing a balanced budget for the Graduate Program in Education and TAP programs. Advocate for budgetary needs through planning, analysis, and management.
  • Approve and authorize purchases for the Graduate Program in Education and TAP Program.
  • Advise the Director and faculty regarding students' needs for remediation and intervention.
  • Work with the Director and faculty in reviewing program changes and curriculum development.
  • Provide general troubleshooting of all departmental systems and policies.
  • Maintain membership and participate in the Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC) and the Credential Counselors and Analysts of California (CCAC).
  • Hire and train teaching assistants and student workers. Assist with program staff hiring and training.
  • Maintain Graduate Education handbook and policies handbook.
  • Coordinate effective use of the Educational Resource Center to support student and faculty needs.
  • Perform course schedule revisions, catalog editing, adjunct hiring logistics, and professional development for program staff.
  • Collaborate with the VU Financial Aid and Advancement offices to award endowed scholarships and Christian Educator's grants.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Director of the Graduate Program in Education.
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, with program management experience, preferably within educational institutions.
  • Knowledge of teacher certification, organization of school districts, and graduate programs in education.
  • Ability to learn and represent the policies, procedures, and regulations of the Program, the CTC, and other accrediting bodies associated with the Program.
  • Ability to lead the Program staff in excellent customer service and resolution of student issues.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate effectively to the public, students, faculty, staff and administration in various formats.
  • Expert computer proficiency in Microsoft office and use of MS Access and other databases.
  • Organizational and administrative skills, including the ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to initiate systems and process for effective program management, program marketing and advisement.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs and requirements.

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.


Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.


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