Program Coordinator - Master of Development Practice

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Regis University

Program Coordinator - Master of Development Practice

Department: History and Politics (HIST)

Position Category: Staff

FTE: 1.0

Schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Monday -Friday
Schedule will need to be flexible at times.

Will driving be required?: No

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Requested start date for this position: 2/9/2017

Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with job related education and experience

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Northwest Denver

Full-time or Part-time: Full-Time

Posting Number: 201100907

Job Summary:

This position works with the Master of Development Practice (MDP ) faculty, staff, and students to coordinate the administrative needs of the MDP program, the reporting requirements for the MacArthur Global Association of MDP programs (GAM ), and the requirements of the U.S. Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program. This position is the liaison of the MDP to the Regis University Office of Admissions, Marketing & Communications, Dayton Memorial Library and Instructional Design Team. The responsibilities of this position include management of program operations such as Learning Community formation and deliverables, student recruitment and enrollment, Coverdell Fellows supervision, planning and convening annual MDP faculty and staff workshops, programs correspondence with inquirers, applicants and matriculated students, recording of minutes for the Group of Nine and the Advisory Council, maintenance of on-line materials (website, LibGuide, and collateral print), maintenance of student and alumni files compiling of Student and Instructor handbooks, and planning of the August Base Camp for new MDP cohorts. This position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, administrative, artistic, outreach, and collaborative skills. The MDP Program Coordinator must engage in the mission, vision, and values of Regis College and Regis University and contribute to its culture of academic rigor, global service, and cura personalis. This position maintains and updates an understanding of best academic, operational, global education, and advising practices of comparable MDP programs. Finally, this position practices professional collaborative relations with relevant Denver-based and global professional development and academe partners.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

50% Program Coordination: Manages the academic, operational, and assessment processes of the MDP , which includes Denver- and globally -based undergraduate and graduate students in support of the Program Director. Develops and implements new elements of the MDP program. Extensive liaison work with the Admissions Office, Marketing/Communications, Dayton Memorial Library, Instructional Design Team, MacArthur GAM , and U.S. Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows. Assists with curriculum and program planning, student advisement, Learning Community mentoring, and faculty/staff training on BlueJeans.
35% Program Student Support: Designs, convenes, delivers, and evaluates Student and Faculty Handbooks, August Base Camp orientation, and May Faculty & Staff Workshops. Serves as liaison to GAM Student-Alumni Association. Serves as primary contact person for MDP program and student administrative needs, e-reserves and D2L learning management system, application process, and course registration.
15% Monitoring/Evaluation: Collects and analyzes data of MDP student learning objectives, instructional quality, Learning Community pedagogy, BlueJeans Network deliverables, and Community Outcomes. Maintains student, Learning Community, Group of Nine and Advisory Council minutes, and program records.
Other Responsibilities:
1. Anticipate and respond to emerging challenges and opportunities in the global evolution of MDP programs and virtual visual educational tools (such as BlueJeans).
2. Refine the professional positions of subordinate MDP employees and Independent Contractors, whose responsibilities in a new program will continue to evolve.
3. Recognize and build upon strengths of Posner-based staff.
4. Generally assist the Program Director at the Posner Center.
Performs other duties, as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors’ degree. Development Practice experience – significant! Familiarity with and enthusiastic embrace of diverse cultures. Spirit of integrative knowledge and inquisitiveness. Commitment to complete the MDP degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of integrated approaches to Development Practice and sensitivity to diverse arguments for just, sustainable, and scalable development. Extensive computer knowledge to include Microsoft Office, In-Design competency, proficiency in conducting internet searches, evaluating data and information, compiling monitoring/evaluation data, and maintaining minutes and records. Knowledge or ability to develop knowledge pertinent to general student advising and Learning Community mentoring in the MDP program.

About Regis:

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

UA EEO Statement:

This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.

“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”

Close Date: 2/17/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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