Course Coordinator Job Code: 7501 Job Grade: F FTE: 100%, Exempt School of Engineering, Computer Science Department
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The Course Coordinator (CC) for the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) provides key administrative and academic support to all CS large courses working alongside innovative professors and course assistants that are teaching these classes. SAIL website: http://ai.stanford.edu/
The course coordinator's role is to lead and oversee the administration of large classes thereby freeing up the professors' time and allowing them to focus on preparing and delivering the curriculum. The work includes setting up the course logistics before the quarter begins, managing the teaching assistants, and ensuring the courses finish smoothly. Work flexibility is needed as there are times when the course coordinator is required to be available late in the evenings or on weekends, especially for grading sessions, midterms and responding to questions from faculty and course assistants.
Your responsibilities include:
Teaching Team Management (40%)
Conduct interviews and hire course assistants for the courses.
Organize office hours and training sessions for the course assistants.
Assign duties to course assistants based on their strengths.
Create a weekly plan and track weekly progress of the course.
Oversee grading sessions.
Course Management 40%
Establish course policies like late day extensions, incomplete grades, etc.
Help with student grievances and assist students with special needs.
Work with students to ensure course deadlines are met.
Invite project suggestions from research groups across the school.
Conduct a midquarter survey and propose changes to the course based on the survey feedback.
Report any honor code violations.
Work with internal university departments to organize poster sessions and midterm exams.
Review student course evaluations and present the findings to the stakeholders.
Oversee announcements that go on Piazza or the course website.
Collaborate with various university departments to bring project ideas into the class.
Promote poster sessions via advertising and inviting other guests from industry.
* Other duties may be assigned.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Basic analysis and problem-solving skills.
Customer service skills.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, student affairs and university policies and external regulations.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Willingness to learn about the course you are going to coordinate. In this case, courses like Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques.
Knowledge of teaching tools like Piazza, Gradescope, Canvas, handling of spreadsheets etc.
Experience planning and organizing large scale poster sessions.
Desire to work with students to help make them successful.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You Since its founding, Stanford's pioneering spirit has embraced new ways of fulfilling its mission of research, education, and service. Today, we face a future of both promise and peril, marked by a breathtaking pace of change. We need new thinking and new approaches to anticipate and navigate this change, in order to deepen knowledge, address challenges and accelerate our contributions to society. By tapping into the wisdom of our campus community, alumni, and outside perspectives, Stanford leadership has developed a vision to guide our shared journey over the next decade and beyond. We seek talent driven to impact the future of Stanford's legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
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Location: School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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