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External Programs Specialist
DATE:   5/7/2019
JOB TITLE:   External Programs Specialist
JOB STATUS:   Full-time
FLSA STATUS:   Non-Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   Academic Complex
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Coordinator of External Programs
SECTOR:   Academic


The External Programs Specialist is principally responsible for overseeing, directing, marketing and developing academic programs relating to the enrollment of pre-college and high school students, especially NUSTEP.  The External Programs Specialist also assists the Coordinator of External Programs as needed.


Oversee the day-to-day operation of NUSTEP, including the registration and tracking of students, maintaining all records, and updating the website as necessary. Generally assess the current structure of NUSTEP, and initiate any changes that will improve the NUSTEP experience; Maintain frequent communication with NUSTEP instructors and NUSTEP faculty liaisons; Represent Niagara University at area high schools in an effort to promote, market, and further develop concurrent enrollment initiatives; Work with the Office of Admissions to coordinate field trips and visits by NUSTEP classes to the NU campus; Organize and oversee orientation sessions and professional development workshops with NUSTEP instructors, principals and counselors, NU deans and faculty liaisons, as needed; Work with the deans, department chairs, faculty liaisons and high school personnel to implement and maintain compliance with current accreditation standards; Assist the Coordinator of External Programs as reasonably necessary; Perform other related duties, to be determined in collaboration with the Provost.  


80 % of Time:  NUSTEP and, as appropriate, other concurrent enrollment programs.

20 % of Time:  Assisting the Coordinator of External Programs as necessary   


Strong organizational and communication skills;   Ability to collaborate professionally with high-school instructors, students, and administrators.  A strong understanding of current educational policies and practices, especially at the high-school level;  Fluency in the university’s student management platform Colleague;  Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.  

The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard and calculator involve extensive wrist and hand movement.  This position also requires the ability to travel whenever the need arises.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others


Minimally, a bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) as well as training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. One to three years’ work experience in an educational setting is preferred.  Valid New York State driver's license required.  License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.

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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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