Program Coordinator, Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning
Job No: 496733 Position Type: part-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other
Bucknell University seeks a Program Coordinator who will be responsible for the management and program direction of the Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL). This position will plan, develop, promote, and maintain lifelong learning programs including supporting its committees, overseeing operations, implementing the program, managing financial operations, promoting membership, and promoting community relations.
This is a part-time, limited benefits-eligible position and is generally expected to work 22 hours per week on average, based upon the Institute's course cycles and registration.
Job duties, but are not limited to: ? Manage the day to day operations, policies, practices, programs, and publications of the Institute. Work with the Steering Committee and its subcommittees in policy development, implementation, and monitoring. ? Serve as point person for the Institute and liaison to coordinate the Institute's relationship with the University and community. This will include maintaining an open and welcoming office; attending to correspondence; and responding to inquiries and requests for assistance. Ensure effective and timely communication with and support of Institute membership in coordination with the Steering Committee and its subcommittee chairs. ? With the Curriculum Subcommittee, plan, implement, and evaluate class offerings that meet the community needs and interests, as well as field trips and travel opportunities as approved by the Steering Committee. Coordinate the schedule and location of courses, special presentations, and events with the Curriculum and Special Presentations Subcommittees. Address issues with the presentation of classes as they arise. ? With the Steering Committee, engage in long-term strategic planning and goal development for the Institute. Assess the quality of the Institute's programs, including courses, special presentations, social events, trips, etc. ? With the Communications Subcommittee, promote the Institute to community and regional organizations, institutions, and media. Including, but not limited to, developing and executing outreach plans, managing social media platforms, and assisting in the development and distribution of course catalogs, brochures, and other publications. ? Prepare and manage the Institute's budget including, but not limited to, developing financial and budgetary reports, paying bills, maintaining financial records, and providing financial reports to the Steering Committee. ? Work with the Development Subcommittee and University Advancement to enhance donor relations. ? Maintain the Institute's records and files. ? Provide support to the work of the Institute's Steering Committee and standing subcommittees. ? Coordinate with the Chair of the Curriculum Subcommittee to recruit, support, and recognize course leaders. ? Plan and implement biannual post-term receptions and other events.
Minimum Qualifications: ? High school diploma and five years of relevant experience managing the business-related aspects of a program, institute, or center OR an equivalent combination of education and experience ? Fiscal management and budgeting experience ? Strong interpersonal skills ? Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations ? Demonstrated commitment to actively contribute to and foster a diverse and inclusive community ? Strong understanding and sensitivity to the perspectives of the senior population ? Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel and the ability to learn new technology and systems ? Excellent written and oral communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: ? Bachelor's degree ? Experience with Publisher or similar software ? Experience managing and supervising staff and/or volunteer activities ? Previous experience managing a lifelong learning institute or related experience ? Previous experience in higher education that includes the development and implementation of noncredit or community education services and programs ? Working knowledge of programmatic, legal, and financial aspects of adult continuing education programs ? Knowledge of marketing educational programs ? Knowledge of continuing education principles and practices
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.