Program Coordinator

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

The Program Coordinator (PC) of Student Affairs is a key LGS Student Affairs team member.


As a Program Coordinator, you'll join the esteemed LGS Student Affairs team, where your primary responsibility will be to coordinate student initiatives that foster supportive community environments, processes, and services that empower students throughout their educational journey. The PC position is not just static; it's a launchpad for your future development in Student Affairs. Working within the LGS Student Affairs team means collaborating with diverse individuals, including students, faculty, and administrative staff. Building these connections will expand your professional network and open doors to new initiatives.


The PC will report to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. The PC will directly contribute to the realization of LGS's objectives and outcomes related to student success, including but not limited to the following.



  • Primary duties are organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: establishing long-term operational objectives, researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input into the development of strategic plans.
  • Develops work plans to accomplish program goals and objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.
  • Conducts research and gathers information to develop various publications.
  • Develops promotional materials which may include content for reports, briefings, newsletters, grants or other written information related to the program.
  • Assists in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.
  • Monitors expenditures and may participate in the budget planning process and prepare financial reports.
  • May assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.
  • Prepares operational and statistical reports.
  • Conducts training, represents the program at meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.
  • May supervise assigned project staff, interns and/or volunteers.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • This is not an administrative support position.
  • Conduct the final review of LGS student submissions of milestone forms within SLATE.
  • Monitor the Student Affairs team email address and communicate with students and LGS program team members regarding any Student Affairs administrative or academic progress concerns.
  • Work with the LGS Student Affairs Team to develop and create Student Affairs student success flowcharts and educational guides to enhance graduate student experiences from health and wellness, mentorship, and degree completion.
  • Provide program assistance to the Assistant Director of Student Affairs on various initiatives to enhance the graduate student experiences, including but not limited to signature events, i.e., New Student Welcome Week, Graduate Appreciation Week, and others within the LGS Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Track LGS student international travel and assist the Student Affairs team with other various programming assessment purposes.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Five years of experience in higher education, providing graduate student support and/or programming.
  • Experience working with diverse graduate student and faculty populations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in conflict resolution, consensus-building, and dealing with highly sensitive, complex situations to advance student affairs with tact, equity, and diplomacy.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.
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