Program Coordinator - Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources is currently accepting applications for a Program Coordinator for the Fundamentals of Engineering Program (FEP).
About the Opportunity
As a Program Coordinator, you will manage some aspects of the FEP student success and engagement activities, including academic coaching, student engagement experiences (Out of Class Experiences and other engagement experiences), the Engineering Living/Learning Community (LLC) activities and similar activities for commuting students and other students not in the LLC. This position also coordinates all aspects of the curriculum and teaching of ENGR 191, teaches 6-9 sections of ENGR 191, and trains and mentors other faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants who may teach sections of ENGR 191.
We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
- 37.5-hour work week
- 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
- 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
- 18 sick days per year (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
- WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
- 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
- Wellness programs
What you'll do:
- Coordinate academic support, develop and implement policies and procedures related to retention management and outreach initiatives for at-risk undergraduate students as well as students on probation, and facilitates resources and opportunities to help these at-risk students
- Manage the Academic Coaching program in which FEP students on probation (or at risk of becoming on probation) are assigned academic coaches. This activity includes getting coaches, assigning students and coaches, training coaches, monitoring the coaching interactions and student progress, assessing the activity and recommending ways to improve the program, and reporting activity and results to FEP faculty and administration on a regular basis.
- Provide support to the Eugene V. Cilento Engineering Learning Center. This activity includes working with departments in and outside of the Statler College to determine appropriate courses to support, and assessing the effectiveness of the academic support provided, recommending ways to improve the program, and reporting it to faculty and administrators on a regular basis.
- Support the FEP and College retention efforts by planning, implementing, and assessing the FEP early engagement efforts, including facilitating (and tracking student participation in) student engagement experiences and academic enrichment opportunities designed to inform and excite FEP students about the various engineering disciplines, careers, and opportunities, and to encourage them to become engaged in the profession and the life of the College.
- Lead the Engineering Living/Learning Community by partnering with the appropriate leaders of the Engineering LLC in the residential life community to plan several engaging and educational programs for students who reside in the LLC each term.
- Develop and lead an equivalent LLC-like program for commuting students who do not have the opportunity to participate in the residence life activities on a regular basis. Focus on encouraging commuting students to become highly engaged in the life of the college.
- Lead and fully support the planning and implementation of large FEP events, including EngineerFEST (a student organization fair which draws over 1000 student participants) and Engineering EXPO (in which students present their course projects) and other large student events.
- Serve as course coordinator for ENGR 191 (1 credit hour), including:
- Develop the common course content based on WVU and Statler College requirements
- Collaborate with, support, and mentor GTAs and other faculty as they teach ENGR 191 to ensure a consistent educational experience for all FEP students
- Assess student learning of defined learning objectives and student outcomes, report results, and recommend curricular and pedagogical improvements each year.
- Teach 6-9 sections of ENGR 191, per year, as needed.
- Collaborate with Statler College department faculty and staff to implement opportunities for all students to meet faculty, staff, and students from each department and learn about all the majors in the College. This collaboration is essential to meeting the ENGR 191 course goal of helping students make informed major decisions.
- Provide regular updates to students using a variety of media, including website, social media, and emails, and working with the College Public Relations Specialist to ensure appropriate branding.
- Maintain, update, and improve the FEP Website to include updated information on activities within the FEP and the College so students and parents have one place to find relevant information.
- Provide regular updates on student participation in activities to faculty and staff.
- Provide assessment information to FEP faculty and staff
- Liaise with the Statler College Enrollment Management and Outreach office to support and participate in student recruitment activities, as needed and requested
- Collaborate with entities with and external to WVU to support existing engineering education focused activities or to develop new activities. This includes the participation in the development of curricular materials and training for K-12 teachers related to engineering and computing principles.
- Represent the FEP and the College to external constituencies
- Assist with the planning, assessment, and implementation of change needed to maintain and improve the vitality of the FEP and student experience
- Participate in training and professional development to enhance job performance
- Perform other duties as assigned to meet program needs
- Master's degree, preference for at least one degree (bachelors or masters) in an engineering field, a STEM field, an education-related field (including special education), or administration.
- A minimum of two (2) years of related student, teaching or professional experience in engineering or STEM related field.
- Knowledge of the issues facing first year students and non-traditional students who are transitioning into the demands of college life.
- Demonstrated knowledge of or the ability to acquire, rapidly, knowledge of WVU, the Statler College, and FEP policies, procedures, and guidelines, and to interpret and explain them to various audiences.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact professionally with the WVU community and the general public.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and to function as a contributing member of a team.
- Ability to be customer-oriented and work effectively with a diverse level of individuals, including but not limited to: faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, prospective students and their parents and families, and the general public,
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in any situation as dictated.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated public speaking, classroom management and teaching skills.
- Excellent problem solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
- Demonstrated strong organizational, project management, and event planning and coordination skills, including the ability to plan and prioritize assigned tasks to meet deadlines.
- Ability to schedule and manage multifaceted programs and multiple projects simultaneously
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Excellent computer skills using Windows applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher), database systems, and WVU administrative systems (BANNER, DegreeWorks, NAVIGATE) and the ability to adapt to technology updates as they occur.
- Ability to maintain and update information on a website.
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Job Posting: Sep 20, 2022
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes