The Academic Coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture will assist the Department of Landscape Architecture in the recruitment, retention, and curricular progress of the program's students. The program seeks to grow its undergraduate enrollment from approximately 70 students at present to a stable population of 80-90 students. The department is especially interested in recruiting a diverse group of first year students to the program, while recognizing that change-of-major and transfer students compose a significant fraction of BSLA students. The Academic Coordinator will work with the department chair, director of undergraduate studies, and department faculty to plan and coordinate recruiting efforts and to take the lead role in recruiting activities. This will involve travel and direct interaction with prospective students in schools and at university-sponsored events, interaction with teachers and guidance counselors, and additional contacts as appropriate. Recruiting efforts will also involve on-campus contact with students considering landscape architecture as a major and with those who advise them. Finally, recruiting involves helping the department put its best foot forward in communications and interactions with potential students and those who influence them.
The Academic Coordinator will coordinate the department's website with an emphasis on communication with prospective and current students but will not have responsibility for IT aspects of the website. Ongoing responsibilities will include communicating about student and department activities; announcing recruiting events; and publicizing student, alumni, and faculty awards and successes.
The Academic Coordinator will work with the department's faculty to coordinate efforts to retain students and ensure their curricular progress while also working with the College’s Center for Student Success. This will involve coordinating curricular advising and taking a share of the advising load in the BSLA program. The Academic Coordinator will have a visible presence, along with faculty members, in department events and student enrichment activities. In addition, the coordinator will work as a team member with the faculty in LA 105: Introduction to Landscape Architecture, and potentially in LA 111: Living on the Right Side of the Brain to encourage enrollment and retention in Landscape Architecture.
For the required writing sample you may provide any document or presentation that is scholarly, technical, and/or business oriented.
Proficiency in writing, public speaking, and using Microsoft Office Suite; and ability to write, edit and post material for web display.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Degree in Students Services; some knowledge of design professions; experience in recruiting; experience in presenting to individuals and larger audiences; experience advising students.
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