Serve as Coordinator of Undergraduate Students Services in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education (AESE). This involves leading the AESE undergraduate student services unit, supervising an Undergraduate Administrative Support Assistant, Undergraduate Academic Adviser(s), and wage payroll support staff.
Primary responsibilities include develop policies and procedures related to undergraduate advising and services. Serve as liaison to the college in communicating accurate academic policy and procedure to faculty, staff, and students; support advising needs by developing training and resources and advising students. Implement academic and career development advising for undergraduate students in AESE and coordinate administration of New Student Orientation (NSO) program for department. Lead AESE undergraduate student recruitment efforts; spearhead development and implementation of outreach and recruitment programs and materials. Travel to Commonwealth campuses to recruit and advise new AESE students. Research, develop, and publish brochures, newsletters, and web-based material related to the programs offered by the department and undergraduate student services. Conduct employer and alumni outreach and development to generate internships for AESE students, identify job opportunities, and enhance alumni mentoring of AESE students. Direct strategic planning efforts of unit and assist department strategic planning process by providing information relevant to undergraduate student services. Coordinate research to evaluate undergraduate programs, advising, and undergraduate student services; provide statistical reports to faculty and staff and provide recommendations for policies and procedures. Teach or co-teach AESE first-year seminar course; administer professional development workshops and programs as needed.
This position reports to the Associate Head of AESE.
Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge or experience in social science areas, such as business, economics, education, sociology, community development or related areas preferred. Familiarity with academic programs in agribusiness management, sociology, economics, agricultural education, community and economic development or international development, and work experience in one of these areas is desired. Some travel may be required. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Good working knowledge with a variety of computer applications, including Microsoft Office, Access or other database programs, multimedia and publishing software is strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.