Department: Department of Biology Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 per year Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins October 29, 2018; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants Complete applications must include the following:
• A letter of interest clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications of the position • A current résumé • Three professional references
Department Summary The Department of Biology is an instructional and research department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in the Biology discipline including neuroscience, genetics, cell and developmental biology, evolution, ecology, and marine biology. The Department includes approximately 50 teaching faculty, plus emeritus faculty, graduate students and professional/administrative staff. The Department enrolls approximately 1,200 Biology majors and 100 graduate students.
Position Summary This is a full time, 12-month fixed-term position. The Graduate Program Manager is a high-level professional position that functions as a subject matter expert to facilitate Biology graduate education and research by working collaboratively with Graduate School leadership, Biology administration, and other staff, in the areas of recruitment and program administration. The Graduate Program Manager manages the Department of Biology graduate program and recruitment and supervises program staff, including one classified employee and one or more student workers. This position advises 100-125 graduate students in all programs, Eugene- and Charleston-based, and responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests. This position will represent graduate programs at events and will develop graduate content for Biology publications and website. The position reports to the Department of Biology Business Manager but the Graduate Affairs committee and the Graduate Recruitment committee both have extensive input.
This position has budget authority for expenditures related to graduate recruitment and graduate program administration such as catering, GE contracts, and GE payroll requests.
In collaboration with the Graduate Affairs Committee and the Graduate Recruitment Committee, this position has authority and responsibility to make decisions related to the recruitment, administration, and retention of Biology graduate students. The Graduate Program Manager works independently with minimal supervision and regularly exercises discretion in decision making related to the graduate program.
The Graduate Program Manager must possess the ability to plan and organize self and others to ensure the completion of tasks and to manage and support others to succeed in their roles. The person in this position must be able to apply process and procedure, achieve compliance, and comprehend issues surrounding resource sustainability.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Professional Competencies • Proven ability to work in complex frameworks, analyze and prioritize elevated levels of information, and convert ideas and objectives into actions. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and written with a diverse population. • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to address the needs of diverse graduate students and the program office. • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and to work accurately and independently both individually and in a team environment. • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. • Computer proficiency and database management skills. • Ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt well to changes. • Ability to assess situations independently and determine what steps are required. • Ability to pass a Criminal History Check.
Preferred Qualifications • Master's degree. • Six months prior responsibility and experience with higher education graduate program administration.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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