Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University.
Grand Canyon University is looking for a Academic Program Manager to work and collaborate with our first generation college students. If you would love to be in a position to help college students achieve their educational goals this role might be for you.
What you will do:
Assist with the retention of first-generation college students.
Oversee external scholarships to ensure goals and requirements are met.
Prepare documents required for approval of new or revised academic programs or initiatives.
Gain knowledge of immigration regulations and laws.
Assist faculty and college/university administration with creating improvement plans to enhance student learning/performance.
Ambassador for partnership schools within the surrounding community.
Troubleshoots student issues through research and internal investigation and ensures a high level of student service.
May act as primary contact for all student issues related to programs and is responsible for coordinating the resolution of student issues at the college level.
What you will need:
Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.
Minimum two years’ relevant work experience, preferably in an academic environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with a good command of the English language. Spanish speaker preferred.
Problem-solving ability. Able to identify problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and make final recommendations.
Initiative and Accountability. Demonstrates a high level of initiative; judicious in carrying out assignments without direction accepting responsibility for results.
Ethics and Integrity. Maintains a high degree of business ethics and integrity and sets example for same.
Computer/Technical Proficiency. Demonstrates knowledge in navigating and maneuvering routine office software (email, MS Office Suite, etc.) and proprietary scholarship software.
Must pass pre-employment background check(s).
Why work at GCU:
Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan
Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays
Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events
Free covered parking
We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program
Free on-site gyms on campus
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