The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), one of the fastest growing departments at the University at Buffalo, has a new and exciting opportunity available for a graduate academic coordinator.
Under the direction of the Director of Administration and the academic directors of graduate admissions and graduate studies, the incumbent will plan, administer, and coordinate all functions serving our graduate students before they enter their program of study, during the time while they are pursuing their degree, and well into their post graduate work. Responsibilities include:
- Coordinating with the director of graduate studies on determination and communication of students’ performance and academic status at the end of each semester
- Conveying and interpret academic policies to students and school administrators
- Ensuring an efficient and timely application review process in an effort to send out earlier acceptance letters and ultimately increase degree enrollment
- Ensuring all student appointment and tuition waivers/fee adjustments are created and submitted in a timely manner at inception
- Scheduling courses in the student information system (HUB) and work with other academic departments as needed for scheduling and reserving seats for students based on program requirements
- Assisting with accepted student receptions, orientations, open house and other admissions-related events as needed
- Updating and maintaining student records in each academic program, ensure students are maintaining academic status and are meeting degree requirements in timely manner
- Managing student Academic Advising Reports (AAR) in HUB, inputting milestones towards attaining degree requirements, and managing degree conferral paperwork for students in masters and doctoral programs
- Process CPT Letters as assigned
- Other projects and administrative duties as assigned.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year of experience
- Ability to standardize best practices and processes
- Proven ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically with patience, compassion, and understanding across language and cultural barriers
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple requests
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel
- Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must be able to function well as a team member with an ability to also work independently and problem solve
- Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and problem solve
- Flexibility in schedule in order to be involved with events that are offered during the evenings and weekends.
- Master’s degree in a related field
- Prior experience in a higher education setting working with students
- Familiarity with University at Buffalo business systems and processes
- High level of organization and attention to detail