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Job Description - Unclassified
Developed for Equal Opportunity 

Academic Program Coordinator

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To coordinate and assist in the planning and management of a designated educational or student service program. Reports to designated supervisor.


Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Coordinate designated educational or student service program(s); ensure policies and guidelines are followed.

Evaluate program(s) and make recommendations for change as needed.

Perform assigned financial responsibilities for the program.

May recruit, train, and supervise student instructors for program(s).

Prepare and/or develop program/course materials; distribute materials to appropriate parties.

Provide information to students/clients and serve as spokesperson for the program.

Prepare and maintain mandatory program documentation and records.

Coordinate meetings, conferences, or special activities.

Collaborate with schools, departments, colleges, faculty members, etc., regarding program(s).

May provide direct supervision of unclassified employees, and/or direct supervision of support staff on an ongoing basis. 

Perform related duties as assigned.

Incumbents assigned to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program may also be required to:

Serve as the Program Site Coordinator.

Provide ongoing communication with the Program Director


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge Of:

Personal computer applications

Skill In:

Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Ability To:

Manage people and projects


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which may require assessments. Assessments could take the form of interview questions, a request to provide work samples or a written or practical test to assess job related competencies.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Diversity Statement

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.