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  • Program Coordinator, University of Texas (Austin, TX)

    Comprehensively support the Polymathic Scholars honors program in administrative, advising and teaching capacities; and to ensure the priorities of the College and Undergraduate Education are incorporated into all aspects of the position, including student-centeredness, diversity, equity and inclusion. Polymathic Scholars are CNS majors with interdisciplinary interests both within and beyond the sciences. They are creative and motivated students who are a delight to work with. Their career trajectories include healthcare, law, industry, research, non-profit, social justice, and more.

    Responsibilities
    • Design and teach up to four writing and academic field invention seminars per year, serve as co-instructor of first-year seminars, and evaluate the effectiveness of these courses.
    • Develop, implement and evaluate protocols for student proposals, assist with thesis evaluation, collaborate on development of program goals and support faculty director and CNS Honors director.
    • Advise Polymaths pursuing the Bachelor of Science and Arts Honors degree. Assist with summer orientation planning for incoming students. Track student progress and communicate with CNS Records.
    • Maintain database, internal records and website. Perform related duties and special projects as assigned. Attend professional development seminars.
    • Recruit and evaluate students for admission to CNS Honors programs and support CNS Honors functions.
    • Market Polymathic Scholars to undergraduates, faculty, staff, and high school students.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • A Master’s Degree is required with at least three years of experience being responsible for program administration or program coordination.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to rapidly task-switch.
    • Must be student-centered and have the ability to connect with students from different backgrounds.
    • Ability to build strong working relationships with different stakeholders.
    • Detail oriented, organized, ability to adapt complex information for intended audiences.
    • If hired, further documentation and accreditation must be obtained for teaching role.
    • Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Extensive experience teaching writing, especially science writing.
    • Five or more years of experience leading student programming.
    • Experience working with STEM student populations.
    • Familiarity with UT Advising technology and policy.
    • More than the required education and experience.