Summary of Duties: Exercise a high degree of autonomy to provide coordination and support of programming in undergraduate research in the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA). Assists with multiple specialized research programs including Research Scholars, grant-funded programs, research peer mentors, undergraduate research awards, research courses, and Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA). Coordinates special events and workshops related to training, recruitment, and retention of undergraduate students.
Responsibilities include processing applications and transcripts, assessing academic level, and responding to participant inquiries. Program coordinator is responsible for coordinating and organizing events. Incumbent independently advises program participants regarding program content, policies, procedures and activities. Additional responsibilities include recruiting of/communication to students and faculty interested in learning more about the programs available, compiling assessment information and administering surveys, developing and maintaining databases of current and prior participants, and coordinating, scheduling and monitoring program activities in order to meet program goals. Program coordinator may make public presentations related to program specialty, direct the work of others, and attend meetings. Due to the timing of special events, position may require working on occasional evenings and weekends.
Required Qualifications: High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.