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The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) offers two distinct interdisciplinary Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programs, including one in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (MBC) and another in Climate Science and Policy (CSP). These programs equip current and future professionals with the knowledge and skills required to be effective leaders in marine conservation and climate impact management.
Under the general direction of the SIO Student Affairs Manager, the MAS Program Coordinator is responsible for providing programmatic and academic advising to prospective and current students associated with both the MBC and CSP degree programs. The Coordinator will also create and maintain creative, compelling and visually appealing website content, communications, social media and marketing materials.
Responsibilities include: curriculum and capstone project advising; recruiting, meeting, matriculating and supporting graduation; coordinating internal admissions processes; day-to-day program administration; tracking student deadlines and progress; drafting, editing, producing and submitting MAS program documents and letters; assisting with speaker recruitment and logistics; providing support for MAS courses, special event planning and field trips; visioning and creating content for MBC and CSP websites, including regular student and alumni featured content; creating and maintaining programmatic social media accounts and liaising with SIO Communications; occasionally representing the MAS programs at public events; and creating and analyzing reports. Additionally, the Coordinator will collaborate with MAS leadership on relevant and dynamic programmatic strategy and curriculum.
Overtime and weekends may be required.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Ability to counsel students on program requirements and career opportunities. Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
Ability to meet with and advise students, faculty, administrators and others about academic policies and requirements.
Proven excellence in program planning and organization; proven ability to identify program opportunities or concerns and to realize program objectives.
Knowledge of software programs including Excel, Word, Google Docs, Google Calendars, SurveyMonkey, FileMaker Pro, web content management system, internet web browsers, email, etc. in a Macintosh environment.
Professional experience working on teams in project management, student advising, event planning, administration or a related field. Master's degree may substitute for some portion of experience.
Ability to prioritize workload to meet shifting deadlines and changing priorities with frequent interruptions. Demonstrated ability to successfully and independently follow multiple tasks through to completion in a timely manner.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. Ability to work effectively as a team member and foster positive and cooperative working relationships with co-workers and customers.
Ability to exercise good judgment, diplomacy, creativity and initiative in performance of job responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability in effective problem-solving skills, organizational skills, ability to identify, research and analyze complex situations, recommend solutions and determine plan of action. Ability to negotiate conflicts and work with minimal direction.
General knowledge and understanding of current ocean and climate conservation issues.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
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