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Program Coordinator for Graduate Studies

Apply now Job no: 515694
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: College Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with degree/experience
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General Summary of Position:

This position will support the goals of the graduate research and education programs in the College of Engineering by assisting in the administration of College-wide research activities and events, and graduate student activities, events, and responsibilities; Other administrative duties as needed in support of the Office of the Dean of Engineering.  The staff member may be assigned priority tasks to smooth out time-critical department issues often encountered during the beginning and end of semesters.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of five years of related experience preferably in a higher education environment
  • Must have proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook), online searching, and web development tools

Additional Considerations:

  • Experience with Student Teaching Assistant & Research Assistantships, Faculty and Graduate Student Union contracts a plus!
  • Must be able to work in constantly changing workplace including coordination of college-wide activities in conjunction with Administrative Team in Engineering Departments as well with university staff in Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Advancement etc; must be flexible, highly motivated, creative and organized

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or higher, preferably in higher education or related field (will consider candidates with Master’s degree and 3-5 years related experience)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in locating and synthesizing material from multiple sources
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to organize time well, give attention to detail and carry out careful planning and follow-up
  • Self-motivated
  • Work with other offices on campus to maintain databases to track (1) student progress, graduation rates and employment history and (2) submission and awarding of research proposals 
  • Coordinate marketing materials and events for national and international recruiting
  • Project management experience and/or student programming experience preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P16.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.      

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.

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