Off-Campus/Online Coordinator

The School of Social Work seeks applicants for the position Off-Campus/Online Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, advising (course selection and preliminary internship advising), single point of contact for students enrolled in the School of Social Work, Off-Campus/Blended Programs and will support personal, educational and vocational development throughout the program. The person will be responsible for the recruiting of new students from throughout the State of Illinois, the surrounding contiguous states (Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin), and nationally for the School of Social Work programs. They will also work with students currently in the off-campus program

The Coordinator will be the single point of contact for all issues related to the Off-Campus/Online Program: recruitment, application, financial aid, program advising, field practicum and personal issues related to their academic program. The Coordinator will develop and implement a recruitment plan for the Off-Campus/Online Program for the State of Illinois, states contiguous to Illinois and nationally. This could include but is not limited to Informational Meetings at locations around the state and in other states; in-person, online individual meetings; video tours.

The Coordinator will work with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to develop and implement materials, meetings, etc. Assist the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in selecting appropriate students for Off-Campus/Online Program. The Coordinator will provide course advising during summer orientations and intensives in-person, provide advising and personal support during the year, engage in purposeful discussion with students to learn about course choices and performance to assess student adjustment to the Off-Campus Program, counsel students regarding academic, personal and career options. This will occur as needed or at least one time per semester.

The Coordinator will meet with students in Year I to support career and field practicum choices and provide field liaison to students in program. Some travel required. The Coordinator will develop and implement the summer orientation for Year I students, and weekend intensives for continuing students. The coordinator will continue to support and advise students who are in Year II and Year III each year: Networking and community building- Develop community and networking opportunities, and participate in limited advising for MSW campus students.

The Coordinator will plan and execute student programming for the Off-Campus/Online Program students including educational and social events and workshops including during weekends when the students are on campus and update and maintain website information related to web content for the Off-Campus Programs. The Coordinator will be responsible for participating in School of Social Work events such as commencement, awards ceremony, etc. The Coordinator will also develop community and networking opportunities and participate in committee assignments and participate in the evaluation of the off-campus program as part of the MSW Evaluation.

Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree and at least 3-5 years of experience in program development and implementation. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, advising experience, and program development experience. Demonstrated ability to respond to concerns, motivations, and learning patterns of graduate or non-traditional student; ability to work with computer database applications. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
This is a 12 month, full-time academic professional position.  Salary is commensurate with experience and the start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search.  To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by December 4, 2014. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references. For further information regarding the application procedure, please contact Jaime Waymouth at (217) 244-5219 or waymouth@illinois.edu.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).