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Graduate Program Coordinator - SPERC

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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 Master's Program

  • 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.

General Departmental Support

  • 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 Textbooks

  • Set-up, schedule, and monitor courses.

Undergraduate Support

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 Abilities:

  • Essential computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, web-based applications.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and follow up.
  • Tact, discretion, and independent judgment.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile.

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 benefits.

Employees work 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 hand motions.

Department Highlights

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/.


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities. 

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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