The Academic Planning Coordinator provides important student support functions for SUNY Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning The Coordinator recruits students and provides academic advisement to SUNY Oswego students enrolled in evening, online, part time and Syracuse campus based undergraduate programs and micro credential programs at the graduate, undergraduate and non-credit levels, and assists in developing a pipeline of prospective students by establishing and maintaining relationships with relevant business, collegiate and professional partners.
The Academic Planning Coordinator consults with faculty and business to align micro credential program design, scheduling, and course learning outcomes with industry need for skills and competencies. The Coordinator collaborates with and advises faculty in the development, offering and revision of credit and non-credit micro credentials via online, blended, web-enhanced and in person instruction and remains current with emerging trends in the micro credential field. Additionally, will coordinate the administrative approach and reporting components of micro credential programs, including logistics of in person classes, scheduling, tracking / reporting data, awarding electronic badges and facilitating payment. The Academic Planning Coordinator will also recruit, academically advise and provide support services in the pursuit of online bachelor’s completion degree programs for adult and non-traditional learners. Working closely with the Dean to ensure campus-wide collaboration in design, launch and implementation of micro credential programs This the Coordinator also cultivates strong relationships with students and internal partners such as faculty, department chairs, and staff across campus to provide excellent customer service and communication regarding evening, online, part time and Syracuse campus based undergraduate and micro credential programs.
The Academic Planning Coordinator actively recruits students for these programs by creating presentations, electronic, print and web materials, customizing and utilizing customer relationship management software and cultivating close working relationships with the academic departments, faculty and other staff to establish a comprehensive support network for students. Will also provide support to non-traditional students by participating in events that engage them in social and academic supports, facilitates registration, payment, access to course enrollment and prepares surveys, reports and assessments to ensure effectiveness.
It is expected that the Academic Planning Coordinator will remain current in the field of Adult and Non-Traditional Higher Education, particularly in the field of Micro Credentials, and will implement best practices in order to meet professional obligations, including service to campus committees and membership in work-related local, regional, and national organizations.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Academic Planning Coordinator will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Master’s degree at time of application
Three years of related work experience in higher education, public education or corporate training or related area
Excellent interpersonal, public speaking and written communication skills
Strong project management, promotion, and organizational skills
Positive problem-solving attitude
Demonstrated excellence in customer service
Demonstrated teaching, training, or staff development experience
Experience in reporting and assessment
Experience in building and nurturing relationships with internal and external constituencies (students, faculty, staff, corporate, general public)
Commitment to diversity and inclusion of underserved populations
Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple projects and working with multiple stakeholders
Availability to work periodic evenings /weekends and travel regionally as required
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Higher Education Leadership, Instructional Design, or related field
Five years’ experience of related work experience in higher education
Prior experience in educational program development, particularly micro credentials
Experience recruiting and serving adult and non-traditional students
Experience advising college students
Knowledge of & commitment to best practices in adult & nontraditional higher education
Demonstrated program management experience, including course scheduling, reporting / assessment and recruitment skills
Knowledge of the principles of and demonstrated commitment to student success
Demonstrated work in diversity and inclusion issues, reflective of the SUNY Oswego student population, through professional or community service
Experience managing program logistics and operations
Previous experience teaching or learning online via online courses, hybrid courses or blended programs
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego