Graduate Program Coordinator
Rice University - Houston, TX

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The Graduate Program Coordinator is responsible for providing effective and efficient administrative support for the graduate program in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) department. He/she will be instrumental in the recruiting of graduate students and is the main contact for graduate student information generating surveys and necessary reporting. This person will also be responsible for all graduate student personnel action paperwork and creates and maintains graduate student records.

Education Required
HS Diploma or equivalent

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Experience Required
5 years

Administrative experience with some experience in an academic setting.

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

License/Certification Required

Other Skills Required
Ability to:
- Create and manage a database.
- Set priorities and meet strict deadlines.
- Multitask and give strong attention to detail.
- Work independently with minimal supervision.
- Must be proficient in the use of computers and with programs such as MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Must have excellent interpersonal and organization skills.

Education Preferred
Bachelor's degree in business administration or other related field.

Experience Preferred
Experience with recruiting and graduate programs within an educational institution.

License/Certification Preferred

Other Skills Preferred
Basic knowledge of Edgar WebApps , Esther, GradAdmit system; Purchasing Card experience; knowledge of the Rice University Banner system.

Physical Demands
Must be able to lift 15-20 lbs in order to transport departmental supplies. Must be able to work in front of a computer for up to 8 hours a day.

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)

Some tasks are deadline oriented. This is a nonsmoking office environment. There is a shared office space with one other person.


Salary Information
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

Job Posting Category
Administrative Support

Eligible for Overtime

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive

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