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Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Academic Coordinator

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3649

UW Job Family: 31

SOC Code: 21-1012

Pay Grade: 22

Date: June 28, 2006

Job Purpose:

Provides administrative and management leadership for the assigned University of Wyoming Outreach School Regional Academic Center including managing the operations; providing professional guidance, consultation, representation, and support to University and community constituencies on matters, trends, and issues pertaining to the advisement and/or retention of students of the University.  Handles or provides consultation on complex individual issues related to degree matriculation.

Minimum Qualifications


Masters Degree


2 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups particularly as they apply to distance learning.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of student academic advisement, development and retention issues, trends, and programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Continuing adult education systems and distance learning.
  • Working in a university/college environment.
  • Advanced working knowledge of academic recruitment and advisement policies, procedures, systems, regulations, and standards at the university level.
  • Available University resources and programs.
  • Applicable University student forms.
  • On-line data entry to information systems.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Develop and manage a budget
  • Organizational and planning skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership and project management within area of technical expertise.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
  • Use personal computers and related software applications.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Effectively counsel students with academic difficulties.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Create, compose, and edit written materials.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Manage the operations of the Outreach School Regional Center in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University and Outreach School.

Provides consultation, guidance, and professional leadership in the development of advisement and recruitment programs, initiatives, and strategies for University academic departments.

Provides leadership in research regarding student development and retention across campus; develops methods for analysis and presentation of data, and prepares summary analyses, evaluative reports, and recommendations.

Develops and maintains a network of collaborative relationships with area community colleges and organizations, as well as with University colleagues with respect to academic advisement and student retention programs, initiatives, and issues.

Plans, develops, and conducts educational seminars and/or workshops for faculty and staff on strategies, policies, procedures, and issues pertaining to student academic advisement and retention.

Serves as a source of professional expertise for the organization on related academic affairs topics; maintains and disseminates a current knowledge and understanding of relevant developments, trends, policies, and emerging issues within the community and the general higher education environment.

Deals directly with academic faculty, advisors, and/or University clientele in the management and resolution of complex and/or sensitive day-to-day issues associated with degree matriculation.

Provides input and assists in the formulation of the Outreach School Regional Center advisement, student recruitment, and retention policies, systems, and procedures.

Actively participates in professional workshops, seminars, and associations local, state, regional, and national basis; to include conference presentations.

May lead or supervise lower level staff in the execution of program/project initiatives.

Supplemental Functions:

Demonstrate continuing professional development conforming to standards appropriate to outreach education and service.

Provide service and serves on committees to external organizations.

Working Conditions:

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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