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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Program Coordinator, Department of African American Studies - Temp-to-Hire Opportunity in Atlanta, Georgia

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This position will report directly to the academic department administrator with direction from the chair of African American Studies and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The program coordinator will provide administrative support to the Department of African American Studies and its core faculty.


  • Primary duties are organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: establishing long-term operational objectives, researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input into the development of strategic plans.

  • Develops work plans to accomplish program goals and objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.

  • Conducts research and gathers information to develop various publications.

  • Develops promotional materials which may include content for reports, briefings, newsletters, grants or other written information related to the program.

  • Assists in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.

  • Monitors expenditures and may participate in the budget planning process and prepare financial reports.

  • May assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.

  • Prepares operational and statistical reports.

  • Conducts training, represents the program at meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.

  • May supervise assigned project staff, interns and/or volunteers.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required. This is not an administrative support position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Undergraduate Curriculum

The duties of the program coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Collects multi-year teaching plans to forecast coverage of major/minor requirements, review fall/spring course offerings and analysis of distribution among days and times to help the DUS and faculty make necessary adjustments for optimal placement,

  • Submits course offerings, cross-listed courses, completes new course curriculum proposals, oversee degree application/ certification of majors graduating. Submit and/or complete course proposals for new courses, cross-listed courses, and works with the DUS in monitoring use of topics courses; prepare reports on courses, enrollments, and distribution among GER and major and minor requirements. Ensuring alignment and necessary adjustment between department procedures and offerings and university and college polices regarding courses.

  • Responsible for course submissions, maintaining teaching course evaluations, collection of faculty office hours and syllabi each semester, advising students on major/minor requirements, desk copy requests from faculty, assist with faculty book orders (

  • Regularly scheduled meetings with the DUS, preparing promotional materials for major/minor events: undergraduate fairs at the Atlanta and Oxford campuses, information sessions. Maintaining major/minor files; Maintain and update major/minor list. Update undergraduate informational materials; serve as the primary contact for the OUE and the Registrar’s office.

  • Prepares operational and statistical reports concerning number, rank, progress, and distribution of Majors, as well as other data required by university, college, and department administrators.

  • May attend events/meetings in place of the DUS

African American Studies Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Administrative Duties include but are not limited to: Regularly scheduled meetings with the ADA and Chair, updating and maintaining AAS website and all listservs, responding to inquiries regarding events and the undergraduate program, monitoring the AAS electronic mailbox-including USPS mail, assisting with the logistics of AAS events (scheduling event space, catering, videographer), updating department forms, maintaining filing system, accounts payable, ordering supplies, hiring TA and work study students.

Additional Details

  • Must be proficient in excel, web design (Cascade) creating and designing publicity (flyers, brochures, programs), may serve on departmental committees

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 79229

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Division Emory College

Department ECAS: African American Studies

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta