Coordinator III, Special Programs

University of Texas at Arlington

Position Information

Posting Number S05009P
Position Title Coordinator III, Special Programs
Department Global Education Outreach
Location Arlington
Job Family Global Education Outreach Services
Position Status Full-time
Work Hours Standard
Work Schedule 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Open to External and Internal
Salary Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $58,000.
Duration Funding expected to continue
Pay Basis Monthly
Benefits Eligible Yes
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University Information The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.
Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.
Job Summary The Special Programs Coordinator manages one or more specific Division new, temporary, or ongoing programs with minimal supervision. This position oversees the project planning, implementation, review, deliverables, and wrap-up process; documents all aspects, working closely with internal and external constituents to ensure the scope of program is appropriate and complies with University policies and Division procedures and goals. The Coordinator provides and maintains a professional presence at the Arlington and Fort Worth Extension Campus, orchestrates meetings, and facilitates new partnerships, business and programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates and manages new, temporary, and ongoing programs for EEC by planning, implementing, establishing, and monitoring key performance indicators, and following up.
  • Develop and maintain project budgets. Handles the daily operations of assigned projects which may include enrollment, scheduling, and fiscal management.
  • Coordinates and lead high profile stakeholder meetings that include University officials, employers, and community leaders.
  • Facilitates and monitors off campus projects including meetings and site location visits.
  • Prepares routine status reports; prepares, interprets, and disseminates information on projects and prepares correspondence, reports, and other documents as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Travel required.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or other related field with Five (5) years of experience in program and/or project coordination. OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • Must be self-motivated, highly organized, and posses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in related field; three years of experience in coordination of projects and/or programs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Teams; management principles; databases and data entry; and ability to learn and implement other software as necessary.
  • Organized with attention to details.
  • Analyze situations accurately and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Attend meetings and make oral presentations.
  • Communicate effective both orally and in writing.
  • Develop and maintain budgets.
  • Develop schedules and meet timelines.
  • Perform visual activities requiring prolonged attention to detail such as editing and proofreading.
  • Ability to hear and understand speech to interact with coworkers/clients/customers on a routine or frequent basis with use of amplifying equipment/hearing aids if needed.
Other Requirements Travel required.
Working Conditions Use of personal computer and standard office equipment. Usual indoor office environment. Sitting, standing, bending, lifting 20 lbs. of office supplies.
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Working Title Coordinator – Special Programs
CBC Requirement It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.
EEO Statement It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.
ADA Accommodations The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected] .

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Number of Vacancies 1
Open Until Filled
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Accepted
Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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