The Department of Special Education
and Rehabilitation Counseling seeks to hire a Graduate Program
Coordinator (Program Assistant III) who will assist in
coordinating the Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program and
Special Education Master's Program. In addition, position
responsibilities include department and college document
preparation, textbook orders, on-campus and off-campus course
set-up, and interfacing with other college departments and the
School of Graduate Studies. This position will be full time.
Support Disability Disciplines
Doctoral Program and Special Education
- Manage the details of Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program
and SPED Master's operations: Admissions, committee set-up, program
of study, defense, graduation, etc.
- Act as Graduate Program Coordinator and liaison between the
Department and the School of Graduate Studies.
- Serve as department format/style reviewer for theses and
dissertations. Proofread and edit documents using APA style.
- Assist the department head and graduate faculty by preparing
correspondence memos, reports, meeting minutes, and
coordinating meeting schedules.
- Act as a liaison with the Dean's Office and other USU
departments for School of Graduate Studies and Graduate Program
Coordinator related items.
- Collaborate with the department head to prepare college and
department annual reports for School of Graduate Studies and
Graduate Program Coordinator related items.
- Collaborate with other staff to cover phone calls, answer
general questions about the Department, and route students,
visitors and university personnel to appropriate individuals.
Course Set-Up and
- Set-up, schedule, and monitor courses.
- Manages systems for tracking OPTT student inquiries,
applications, and student assessments.
- Collaborates with the SPED undergraduate Student Teaching
Coordinator to organize student teaching (ST) placements, ST
workshop, ST assignments, and collation of all ST paperwork.
- Collaborates with the SPED practicum coordinator to download
practicum observations each semester.
- Other general program coordination support with undergraduate
student teaching coordinator and undergraduate advisor.
- Four years of experience; or an associate degree/technical
training plus two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree; or
an equivalent combination of education plus experience is
- Knowledge of APA referencing format and graduate school thesis
and dissertation requirements.
- Previous university experience with knowledge of student
Banner, USU policies and systems, and USU organizations.
- Experience as a Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC).
Knowledge, Skills, and
- Essential computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, web-based
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organization, attention to detail, and follow
- Tact, discretion, and independent judgment.
Along with the online application, please
1) Resume/CV to be uploaded in the
2) Cover Letter describing your
qualifications for this position to be typed/pasted into a
text box at the end of application.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent
indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but
not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The
employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive
The Department of
Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling (SPERC) is located
in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
The department consists of both on campus and distance based
educational programs in Rehabilitation Counseling (Master's),
Special Education (Undergraduate and Master's), Alternative Teacher
Preparation Programs, and the Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines. For
more information on the Special Education and Rehabilitation
Department, please see our website at http://sped.usu.edu/en-us/.
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