The Department of Economics is hiring an Undergraduate Program Manager to administer our popular undergraduate program. The incumbent will manage and oversee the coordination of all undergraduate courses; the program of junior and senior independent work within the Department; manage the graduate student Assistants in Instruction (AI's) who work on undergraduate classes; oversee the Program in Political Economy and will have responsibility for the supervision of one our Undergraduate Course Assistants (UCAs).
In a supervisory capacity, the Undergraduate Program Manager will oversee the following: Planning of Class Day Reception, Academic Expo, and Sophomore Open House; updating and distribution of informational pamphlets to residential colleges, faculty advisors and other departments; updating information for Economics Department undergraduate webpage; advertise and publicize Department functions; coordination of undergraduate peer mentoring program and student liaison committee.
Undergraduate Course Administration: Generate and submit all Course Information System information; coordinate the scheduling of undergraduate courses; generate, complete and submit CAFSIS reports; plan and submit classroom assignments; update University publications; oversee proper generation and administration of midterm and final exams; advise faculty and students of course options and make recommendations about course enrollment.
Support Undergraduate Economics Majors: Review and approve student course plans and add/drop requests in coordination with the Departmental Representatives; maintain and audit economics majors’ academic progress, and discuss with faculty and individual students as required; determine that all graduation requirements have been met for Seniors; compile required information and computation of Departmental Honors; administer senior comprehensive exam; coordinate and attend monthly Student Liaison meetings; participate in departmental recruiting events (Academic Expo, majors declaration, freshman advising).
Oversee Junior and Senior Independent Work: Collect information from junior and senior thesis advisors on areas of specialization; create and maintain web-based resources for students; disseminate information on grading standards, external thesis prizes and publication opportunities and funding opportunities in SAFE; rank all senior thesis and summer funding applications in association with the Departmental Representative and JIW/Senior Thesis coordinators.
Management of AIs (Assistants in Instruction): Collect information each spring from graduate students on preferences for AI assignments; collect information from course instructors on AI requirements; match AIs to courses; monitor workloads and work performance of AIs; provide to the Associate Chair estimates of AI hours needed for each academic year.
Administration of Program in Political Economy: Review, tabulate, and present applications for departmental certificate program to the Political Economy Coordinator for approval; supervise recording and tracking of student progress and completion of certificate requirements; create and distribute certificates for Class Day.
Bachelor’s Degree Required plus 3-4 years of related experience.
Excellent written communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel, Access. Ability to work independently.
The final candidate must exercise discretion and good judgment, possess strong organizational, communication, and planning skills, and work effectively with faculty, students and staff.
Experience in a university setting desirable.
Knowledge of academic processes and procedures at Princeton University and experience with the University’s PeopleSoft systems, including CIS and Blackboard, web-page creation and maintenance preferred.
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