Job ID: 2019-10863 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Administrative Support
The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Program Coordinator, primarily responsible for all aspects of the Center’s undergraduate and graduate programs and courses, as well as for the successful planning and execution of several of the UCHV’s signature special events. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will have key responsibilities that contribute directly to the Center’s successful day-to-day operations.
The Program Coordinator reports directly to the Center’s Assistant Director and Director. The Program Coordinator works closely with the Director of the Values and Public Life (VPL) undergraduate certificate program, the Director of Early-Career Research, the Director of Graduate Studies for the Political Philosophy Interdepartmental Degree Program, and the Chair of the Tanner Committee on Human Values.
Undergraduate Program Support: The Program Coordinator will serve as the main administrator for the UCHV’s Values and Public Life (VPL) Certificate program. Specific responsibilities include: implement and oversee the VPL application process; track student curriculum progress; manage the VPL junior/senior seminar program; plan and attend VPL events (such as out-of-town field trips, film-screenings, group theater outings etc.); coordinate Senior Thesis Workshops, the VPL student conference, and the VPL Class Day reception.
Additionally, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for the oversight of the undergraduate Short Movie Prize as well as the annual Senior Thesis Prize.
Graduate Program Support: The Program Coordinator will function as the graduate program administrator of the UCHV’s two main graduate programs: the Political Philosophy Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program as well as the Laurance S. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellowship. Specific responsibilities include managing the Political Philosophy Travel and Research Grant process and tracking expenditures, managing GPF funding in SAFE, scheduling practice job talks, and others.
Undergraduate and Graduate Course Administration: The Program Coordinator will assign and track course numbers for UCHV listed and cross-listed courses, will prepare and submit courses, will complete Course and Faculty Schedule Information System (CAFSIS) data entry, and will assist in the scheduling of precept sections.
Special Event Management: The Program Coordinator will plan and execute the Center’s signature events, most notably the Tanner Lectures on Human Values and the James A. Moffett ’29 Lectures in Ethics. Specific responsibilities include planning and implementing all event logistics, as well as support of the Tanner Lectures committee, including serving as its secretary, organizing and coordinating annual lectures and dinners, and producing annual reports for the Tanner Foundation; coordinating and overseeing the publication of Tanner manuscripts.
Center Operations: The Program Coordinator will have specific key responsibilities relating to the UCHV’s successful day-to-day operations, including scheduling the Political Philosophy Colloquium and the Program in Ethics and Public Affairs (PEPA), and will be the authority responsible for maintaining and updating the Center’s master calendar. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Assistant Director and Communications Strategist for content while being primarily responsible for oversight of the UCHV website in terms of ensuring up-to-date and accurate information presented for a public audience.
Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years related experience.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact, maintain, and to work effectively at all levels, with faculty, students, staff, and the external community;
Demonstrated project management skills with a high level of attention to detail;
Proven successful background in decision-making processes, ability to multi-task, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and be able to work autonomously to meet deadlines;
Demonstrated track record of professional leadership and willingness to learn;
Excellent writing skills suited to an academic environment;
The ability to function effectively as part of a small and highly collaborative team;
Knowledge of and commitment to the values and mission of a higher education research institution;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel;
Applicant must have the flexibility to work select evenings and some weekends over the academic year (approximately 3-4 times a semester) with corresponding flexibility on other hours to be agreed.
This position interacts directly with many highly-regarded academics from both Princeton and other universities and is accountable for consistently upholding the University Center’s reputation and high level of excellence.
Experience with University systems and software including PeopleSoft, SAFE, Information Warehouse, and SharePoint,;
Experience running fiscal reports in PRIME;
Experience with undergraduate/graduate programming at the university level
Familiarity with University departments and resources (Dean's Offices, Provost's Office, Treasurer's Office, OIT, etc.); and
Familiarity with Princeton's administrative procedures and policies.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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