Location: Lakewood, NJ Category: Support Staff Posted On: Mon Sep 16 2019 Job Description:
The Program Specialist will perform program-specific and administrative duties for the TRIO-Student Support Services (SSS) program. This is a part-time, temporary position. This position works as a member of a team committed to student success. Reporting to the Director, the Program Specialist will assist with programmatic and operational aspects of the program. This position will help with day-to-day administration to ensure effective operation of the program, and assist with student outreach to help meet the academic performance and persistence needs of students.
Assist with planning, developing, implementing, and supporting programs, events, policies, and procedures that foster academic success, career development, financial literacy, and graduate/professional school preparation.
Assist with planning annual program initiatives, including workshops, cultural trips and events.
Attend off-campus cultural trips and events with students.
Maintain current knowledge of university systems, curriculum, rules, regulations, and guidelines applicable to students; assist and support students in navigating the university environment.
Work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator and Academic Specialists to address the needs of students.
Assist with recordkeeping, filing system and documentation for government reports and confidential records to ensure program efficiency.
Update forms, create flyers, and prepare other printed/electronic material as needed.
Provide administrative support, prepare correspondence, and arrange meetings.
Handle incoming and outgoing calls and answer inquiries by phone, email, and mail.
Promote a welcoming office environment and provide assistance to students and visitors.
Assist with planning and executing all TRIO-SSS activities, including commencement celebration and honor society induction.
Assist with campus-wide activities, including open house and new student orientation.
Integrate the Mercy Core Values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service in all aspects of daily interactions with faculty, staff and students.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Represent TRIO-SSS at campus activities/events as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Social Science, Student Affairs, or related area.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a higher education setting or in a student services related position.
Experience in a coordinating or similar position requiring excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds of TRIO students. Related experience working with diverse populations preferred.
Demonstrated ability to positively interact and engage students in an academic setting that is welcoming and responsive to students' academic and career goals.
Excellent listening, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
Highly motivated with the ability to deliver excellent interactive customer service.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to work with students, faculty and staff.
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail, database application management, etc.); aptitude for learning new software is a plus; proficiency with social media is desirable.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Ability to work a flexible schedule. Some evenings and weekends required.
Internal Number: 115824
About Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence
Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.
Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum th...at is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.
Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.