Program Coordinator (WATC)

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Job Type: time type
Full time

Job Number: job requisition id

Location: Fort Smith

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Type of Position:
Professional Staff – Academic Affairs

Workstudy Position: No

Job Type:

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of

Sponsorship Available: No

Institution Name:
University of Arkansas at
Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education
mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals,
first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student’s
unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs
including certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our
commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly
varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the
second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving
downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find
the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the
number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy
driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

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Western AR Area Technical Center

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Summary of Job

The Western Arkansas Technical Center (WATC) is a regional secondary technical center that provides
concurrent credit educational opportunities for high school juniors and seniors. The program coordinator will assist the WATC Director with
registration, recruitment, success activities, career exploration, job placement, and special functions on the UAFS campus and at any WATC
satellite campus. The Program Coordinator will serve as a student advocate; work to ensure student success; work with high school principals
and counselors; present information to groups and individuals at high schools; maintain student records; assist in scheduling, including
competency testing; assist in planning and coordinating student orientation activities; serve as WATC representative with the business
community, campus, and high school personnel; assist with student advising and registrations; and perform other duties as assigned by the
Director. This position reports to the Director of the WATC program. This is a twelve-month position.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise,
    register, and enroll students from area high schools in WATC programs of study on the UAFS campus and all satellite campuses
  • Address academic alerts for WATC students through the campus systems and address student academic concerns/inquiries from parents,
    counselors, and instructors
  • Coordinate recruitment activities with all area high schools for the WATC program
  • Assist in
    communication of program/student information to partner school districts, students, and parents/guardians
  • Coordinate student login
    and ID dissemination
  • Assist in coordination of industry certifications/exams for WATC students

Other Job
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsible for maintaining a positive work
atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent
on-time attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, the following competencies
are required for the essential functions of this position:

  • Knowledge of the University BANNER computer system.
  • Ability
    to work in a technological environment demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to work in a
    quality-focused service environment with excellent organizational skills, customer service and in a professional manner
  • Ability to
    write and speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; read and interpret written information. Ability to edit work
    for accuracy and thoroughness, and to monitor own work to ensure quality.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in communication and
  • Ability to problem solve issues that arise.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to
    communicate efficiently and effectively with employees, students, and community members.
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of
    tasks in an accurate and efficient manner

Required Education and/or Work Experience: Bachelor’s degree and
three years related work experience in a higher education or public school setting working with juniors and seniors. Experience in a
secondary technical center would be a plus.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Master’s degree

Additional Information:

Working Relationships: This position requires
collaboration with partner school district personnel and industry representatives. 

List Employees Supervised:

Special Job Dimensions: Work performed primarily in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job,
the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of
time, and occasionally stands and walks. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen.
Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 50 pounds. Routine work schedule Monday through Friday, 7:30am
to 4:30pm with occasional overtime and travel required

Background Check Requirements. Criminal Background Check and
Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check. Child maltreatment training required.

Salary Information:

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Resume,
Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status

Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information: HR 479-788-7080

All application
materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do
not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background
check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending
adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements
of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with
state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes
applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status,
protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal
authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:
Manipulate items with fingers,
including keyboarding, Sitting, Standing, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Occasional Physical Activity:



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