Someone in this position would be responsible for planning and coordinating student administration and services. They would need to coordinate research and instructional guidelines for students. They should also be able to work together with other educational plans from postsecondary institutions in the area, such as colleges, universities, and community colleges. The responsibilities of this position may grow depending on the individual’s amount of experience and the needs of the facility at the time of hire.
- - Work on advising students about concerns such as progress towards graduation, course selection, and career decisions
- - Recruit and train departmental personnel
- - Terminate personnel if needed
- - Promote the university by being active in community and state events or meetings
- - Develop partnerships with industry and secondary educational institutions
- - Participate in faculty and committee activities
- - Establish policies and procedures and make necessary modifications if needed
- - Handle budgets and control them as necessary
- - Create plans for the institution
- - Participate in student recruitment
- - Coordinate and arrange the activities of support staff, personnel, departments, and various alumni organizations
- - Work together with students on a frequent basis to meet their needs
The individual should have knowledge of the content and structure of the English language, such as the spelling and meaning of words, rules of composition, and general grammar. They should have knowledge of the principles and key elements of providing customer support and personal services. This would include assessment of customer needs, being able to meet quality standards for services, and being able to provide an evaluation of customer satisfaction. Knowledge of media production and communication is vital. They would include alternative ways to be able to inform and communicate via the use of oral, written, and visual media. Knowledge of management and business principles is useful. These principles should be involved in resource allocation, strategic planning, human resources modeling, production methods, leadership technique, and the coordination of resources.
Those interested in working within this role should have a variety of abilities. These can include, but are not limited to inductive reasoning, fluency of ideas, deductive reasoning, speech recognition, problem sensitivity, written comprehension, oral comprehension, written expression, speech clarity, and oral expression. Individuals should have a vast array of skills as well. Typical skills necessary include social perceptiveness, writing, coordination, critical thinking, judgment and decision making, complex problem solving, persuasion, reading comprehension, active listening and fluent speaking.
There are an array of responsibilities associated with this position. The individual will have to be able to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with those in their workplace. They will need to be able to maintain them over time. Providing information to supervisors and coworkers on a regular basis via email, written format, telephone, or in person is generally required. The individual should be able to think creatively in the development of different aspects of the role. They should be able to research information and keep track of new information as it is discovered or provided.