***Applications received by Wednesday July 17 will be given fullest consideration.***
The University Center for Human Values is seeking a Program Coordinator who will be responsible for the Center's undergraduate programs, communication materials, events, and some aspects of the financial and operational day-to-day running of the Center. The Program Coordinator reports directly to the Center's assistant director and director, and supports the director of the Values and Public Life (VPL) undergraduate certificate program.
Undergraduate Curriculum: Implement and oversee the VPL application process, track student curriculum progress, manage the VPL junior/senior seminar program, plan and oversee an out-of-state field trip once a year and approximately five events per semester. The program coordinator is also responsible for the oversight of other undergraduate programs such as the Human Values Forum, Environmental Affairs Forum, and the Film Forum; coordination of all undergraduate courses, including Freshman Seminars; and coordination of annual Senior Thesis Prize.
Communications: Manage Center communications, including creation of the annual report and other publication materials, maintenance of the Center's web site, oversight of mailing lists, and design and production of event posters; manage advertising for all fellowship/faculty searches for the Center, including coordination with assistant director and the dean of the faculty's office to ensure that University policies are met.
Event Management: Coordinate Center events, such as public lecture series, seminars, conferences, and workshops, including making arrangements for speakers; space, building and media planning, and all dinner and entertainment coordination; on behalf of director and faculty, issue invitations to visitors and create Center event calendar for the academic year; manage Center calendar, including scheduling and coordinating various co-sponsored events and programs with various departments at the university; support of Tanner Lectures committee, including serving as its secretary, organizing and coordinating annual lectures and dinners, and producing annual reports for the Tanner Foundation; coordinate and oversee the publication of Tanner manuscripts, including some editing.
Financial/Operational Administration: Review project grant account balances and analyze financial data; provide financial reports to the Assistant Director, as needed; approve and process departmental vouchers, electronic purchases, and interdepartmental transfers.
The applicant must have:
* Excellent writing skills suited to an academic environment, with the ability to originate text for reports, announcements, and the Center's website;
* Excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation sufficient to compose, edit, and proofread correspondence and reports;
* Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact, maintain, and to work effectively at all levels, with faculty, students, staff, and the external community;
* The ability to organize and convey information in a clear and concise manner as well as prioritize and meet deadlines;
* Proven successful background in decision-making processes, excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and be able to work autonomously to meet deadlines;
* Knowledge of and commitment to the values and mission of a higher education research institution;
* Demonstrated track record of professional leadership and willingness to learn and accept constructive feedback; and
* The ability to function effectively in a team-based environment.
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.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Access is required. Applicant must have the flexibility to work evenings and some weekends over the academic year (approximately 3-4 times a semester). A bachelor's degree is required.
* An advanced degree;
* Experience with University systems and software including PeopleSoft, Information Warehouse, SharePoint, and SCORE;
* 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.
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