Program Coordinator
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ

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Special Information

  • This position is grant funded and subject to the availability of funding. Incumbent is not eligible for layoff or recall status.
  • Essential functions of this position: Required to travel regularly with multiple duty posts. Must hold a valid U.S. driver's license and maintain status as an authorized Arizona driver.
  • Work extended hours including some evenings and weekends.
Job Description

  • Prepare, motivate and assist high school students (who will be in the first generation in their family to earn a college degree and/or reside in a low-income household) to successfully enroll in college and earn a Bachelor's degree by obtaining financial support.
  • Document program services and participants' academic progress; Maintain files and databases; Meet and collaborate regularly with outreach program personnel in Educational Support Services Unit; Create presentation and newsletters; Update website; Assist Director with writing grant proposal; Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to area of assignment and two years of experience coordinating/administrating programs; or
  • Six years of experience with progressively responsible administrative coordinative experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supervising and motivating undergraduate college students in an academically focused residential setting
  • Experience working as part of a team and enthusiasm to excite the students to reach their potential
  • Experience motivating and disciplining 14-17 year old adolescents, preferably in a multi-cultural setting
  • A desire to motivate low-income students to pursue, and complete a college degree on a traditional time-line.
  • Computer skills including word processing, database management, desk-top publishing, web design
  • Experience with Career development, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or other Post-secondary advising
  • Experience documenting information and grant writing for government funded programs
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Skill at motivating and organizing self and others in an academic setting; Strong written and oral communication skills; Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles and experience motivating high school and college students.
  • Computer skills including word processing.
General Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.



FLSA Status



This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at:

Application Deadline

January 4, 2013 at midnight.

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