Summary of Duties: The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Washington State University is seeking a detailed oriented individual to fill a Program Coordinator position. This position is responsible for performing tasks under general supervision, serves as the primary point of contact and performs a wide variety of duties in support of the department and students. Exercises independent judgment in interpreting and applying rules and regulations. Manages and coordinates the Department's Colloquium series; responsible for initial contact with visiting speakers, travel arrangements and required forms, advertising, scheduling on-site itinerary and organizing catering. Performs complex administrative support duties requiring strong computer skills including, developing/maintaining databases and creating reports from these databases; monitoring and updating website content; and creating newsletters and correspondence. Supporting and organizing academic courses (schedule courses, rooms, manage the textbook process, coordinate assessment processes); coordinate the graduate programs (admissions, implement preliminary and comprehensive exams, schedule master's exams and PhD defenses, etc.); and overseeing the student recruitment/retention and alumni program for the department.
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.