Montclair State University

  • Coordinator for Undergraduate Academic Initiatives

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 8 months ago(10/9/2017 2:11 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Coordinator for Undergraduate Academic Initiatives reports to the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and collaborates with colleagues from across the University to deliver a wide range of campus-wide academic programs centered on undergraduate student success. These initiatives include, but are not limited to, those related to advising, identification and intervention of at-risk students, on-boarding first-year and transfer students, and first year programs. The Coordinator will also work directly with students, reviewing grievances and requests for exceptions to academic policy. S/he will support Academic Affairs’ efforts to increase high impact impact educational experiences and enhance relationships with high schools and community colleges.


    • Coordinate undergraduate advising for students with Professional and Faculty Advisors in the Colleges and Departments.
    • Prepare reports that track student success and identify students at risk. Disseminate those reports to appropriate advisors, faculty, and administrators.
    • Develop and coordinate initiatives for intrusive advising for students identified as at risk.
    • Coordinate efforts in the Colleges, in collaboration with Student Academic Services and Undergraduate Admissions, to effectively on-board first-year and transfer students, including orientation and registration.
    • Coordinate efforts in the Colleges, in consultation with Student Academic Services and other offices as appropriate, in of support University wide undergraduate retention, time to degree, and graduation initiatives.
    • Collaborate with the Colleges and Academic Departments, Student Academic Services, and other offices as appropriate, in the on-going development and delivery of First-Year programs, including First-Year Math and Writing, the First-Year Seminar, and the Discovery Program.
    • Review, and recommend for approval as appropriate, undergraduate requests for late registration, course overloads, exceptions to the course repeat policy, grade changes, and other routinely requested exceptions to University Academic Policy.
    • Conduct initial review, including fact-finding, discovery, and other investigations as appropriate, of undergraduate student appeals, complaints, and grievances.
    • Represent Academic Affairs, as directed, on various University committees that focus on undergraduate student success.
    • Support a wide range of Academic Affairs student success initiatives relating to the Honors Program, High Impact Experiences, Gateway Courses, Curricular Pathways, and other initiatives that may be developed.
    • Support and facilitate efforts to develop partnerships with County Colleges that articulate major-specific transfer pathways.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Master’s Degree required.
    • Five years in relevant experience in higher education leadership.  Classroom teaching experience preferred.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Interpersonal skills that demonstrate success in communicating with a wide range of constituents, from prospective students and their parents, through faculty and professional staff, to senior administration.
    • Demonstrated success in collaborative leadership in a university setting.
    • Strong technological skills, including demonstrable facility with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel; Facility with enterprise applications, especially Banner and Cognos, preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to work productively in a fast-paced, collaborative, multi-cultural, and fluid environment.


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