University of Pennsylvania Biochemistry Undergraduate Coordinator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Biochemistry Undergraduate Coordinator
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Job Description Summary
The College Biochemistry and Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences Scholars (MLS) Programs Coordinator is at the administrative center of the activities of two faculty co-directors of these two programs, the undergraduate students in these overlapping programs (about 150-170), and their interaction with the College Office. This includes physics majors and chemistry majors who are in MLS and are not biochemistry majors. The regular duties of a major program coordinator include communication with students and administrative oversight of the two academic programs. The annual cycle of work includes correspondence with and arranging visits by high school students, and their families, in the applicant pool. Recruiting and coordinating students that are admitted and invited to the MLS program is a significant activity. About 40-50 students work in as many separate faculty research groups during the academic year (Biochemistry requirement) and the entire summer (MLS requirement). Students’ attendance, payroll and progress are also monitored.
Serve as main contact for the co-directors. Manage administrative pipeline for co-directors and both programs (Biochemistry and MLS). Serve as communication link between the programs and the University. Act as liaison between the programs and the department, school, answering questions about policy and procedures and solving problems.
Advise and meet with students on requirements of both programs.
Maintain academic and program files and records of over one hundred-twenty Biochemistry majors.
All MLS students and most Biochemistry students work in faculty research groups. The coordinator will monitor and organize information regarding laboratory affiliations and research progress through regular correspondence with the faculty and regular student reports.
Support co-directors administrative needs, which includes instructional activities relevant the programs and their associated courses, seminars, and academic activities.
Maintain databases for program participants/majors. Create, coordinate, and publicize program and information services for Biochemistry majors and Vagelos MLS Scholars including e-mail list serves.
Work with program directors to develop and plan events, providing support through logistical and strategic planning.
Develop recruiting materials for the MLS program. Serve as a coordination and communication link between all current students and prospective freshmen, and their families.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two to three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience providing academic and administrative support within a College or University setting strongly preferred. Excellent organizational, verbal and written skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle large volume of work and competing priorities accurately. Excellent knowledge of MS office suite and various virtual meeting and communication platforms such as Zoom, Bluejeans, Google Meet, and MS Teams. Experience within a College or University setting preferred.
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School of Arts and Sciences
$23.60 - $42.48
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