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Program Coordinator Sr

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Program Coordinator Sr


Campus: Tempe

Program Coordinator Sr

Job Description

Independently coordinates activities and functions of the Center for the Study of Guns in Society in the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics to ensure that goals and objectives specified for the Center are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications. Manages budget and subordinate staff.

Job Family

Business Operations

Department Name

The Sanford School



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$57,000 per year

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Develops and independently implements new or revised program goals and objectives related to event programming, mentoring, research, curriculum, and fundraising needs.
  • Performs needs assessment and analyzes and studies participant, member and community needs for basis of program development.
  • Develops and schedules a program work plan in accordance with specifications, objectives and funding limitations; oversees daily operations and coordinates program activities through assigned staff; prioritizes and delegates work activities.
  • Prepares budget proposals and recommendations and establishes budget control system for controlling expenditures; controls expenditures in accordance with budget allocations; recommends equipment and resources for program.
  • Prepares proposals for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors as well as facilitates fundraising activities.
  • Confers with and advises staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretations; refers to appropriate department or person when unable to respond.
  • Prepares periodic and annual reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness to develop and implement improved methods; devises evaluation methodology and implements; analyzes results and takes proper action based on outcome.
  • Reviews applications or other program documents to determine acceptance or make decisions pertaining to program.
  • Recruits program participants, members and volunteers utilizing the most appropriate promotional or marketing methods such as individual letters, brochures or presentations at meetings.
  • Develops, compiles, and writes communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through printing and distribution; develops and manages social media presence; and maintains and updates Center web site.
  • Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings, conferences and podcast series with high impact on program and/or participants; and coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
  • Monitors or supervises the activities of subordinates.
  • Interacts and maintains liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years administrative/coordinate program experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinate program experience; OR, Eight years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinate program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in and/or exposure to social science research
  • Experience with project management tools such as Trello
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Center's mission
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate across diverse stakeholders as related to the Center's mission
  • Experience leading, managing and/or contributing to promotion campaigns, especially on social media

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended period of standing/sitting for varying lengths of time and travel moderate distances to perform work.
  • Must have the ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and autonomously with a dynamic team of professionals.
  • Exercises judgement within generally designed practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • Communicate to perform essential functions of the job.
  • Work both independently or within a complex structured team.
  • Regular review of completed tasks.

Flexible work options
Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

Department Statement

The School of Social and Family Dynamics is an academic unit within The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; which is the largest college at ASU and is organized in a divisional structure comprised of humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. The atmosphere is collegial, priorities are fluid and demands for assistance come from many directions. Our school offers a variety of degree programs in Family and Human Development and Sociology. Our faculty are at the cutting edge of their fields and are devoted to finding solutions to today's most difficult and important problems. The work of the school, however, is not focused entirely on problems. We address the positive outcomes associated with development, families and social institutions. Understanding individual, family and social strengths and resilience is critical to promoting and improving well-being and health. For more information on the Sanford School, please visit our website at https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.