Academic Programs Coordinator, Senior

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations, Academic Programs, Health, Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Responsible for performing coordinative and administrative duties in the facilitation of support for the specified department.

Department Overview:

The Department of Respiratory Care in the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University invites applications a full-time Academic Programs Coordinator position.

The Department of Respiratory Care offers three programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. At the undergraduate level, the department is home to an entry-level, Bachelor of Science Degree Program which, upon successful completion, qualifies students for the examinations of the National Board for Respiratory Care. The department also offers an online RRT to Bachelor of Science Degree Advancement Placement Program for students who are Registered Respiratory Therapists and who have earned an Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution. At the graduate level, the department offers an online Master of Science in Respiratory Care Degree Program, designed for RRTs who hold a valid credential and a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The department is housed in the School of Allied Health Sciences, which also houses programs in Public Health and Population Science, Kinesiology, Radiologic Sciences, and Genetic Counseling. The School of Allied Health Sciences is one of three schools in the College of Health Sciences that also includes the Schools of Nursing and Social Work.

Level Scope:

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Academic Programs Coord., Sr. must:

  • Contribute to divisional project teams, developing and implementing initiatives emerging from strategic planning.
  • Coordinates, monitors, and implements academic program related activities, following policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates the evaluation of program operations, course offerings, projects, processes, and procedures.
  • Works collaboratively with various university faculty and staff to complete various program related projects in alignment with deadlines.
  • Collects, manages, and edits data for academic program reports.
  • Ensures availability and delivery of support services are provided to the programs.
  • Develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate educational programs and training sessions, webinars, presentations, professional development offerings and in-person training.
  • Analyzes data, generates and/or assists with, and disseminates periodic reports.
  • Works collaboratively to set program goals and coordinates the evaluation of program operations, course offerings, projects, processes, and procedures.
  • Responds to requests for information from faculty, staff, students, outside agencies, and community partners.


35% of Time the Academic Programs Coord., Sr. must:

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of all programs offered by the Respiratory Care Department; the 4-year on campus program, the RRT to BS Degree Advancement Program, and the MSRC master program.
  • Ensures enforcement of University Foundational Studies requirements as well as Idaho State Board of Education policies.
  • Trains and mentors the DAP advisor, the DAP faculty advisors, as well as the on-campus program faculty advisors. Ensures that all are apprised of and understand any SBOE or University changes. 
  • Acts as the department liaison for other advising hubs across campus including the Online Degree Pathway Office, COHS Student Services and Academic Advising Office, and Advising and Academic Support Center.
  • Analyzes data compiled from both PeopleSoft and MyInsights to track student progress, and to ensure that items such as major declaration, student group, and advisor assignments are accurate and up-to-date. 
  • Analyzes enrollment data from MyInsights and other sources so as to provide guidance regarding projected course enrollment.
  • Provides outreach to those students who are not successful in the DAP to see if there is a need not being met. 
  • Controls DAP/MSRC course scheduling
  • Controls distribution of department permission numbers
  • Monitors and controls Upay sites.
  • Facilitates the development of articulation agreements with other higher-ed institutions so that students earning an AA/AS or AAS will transition smoothly into the Degree Advancement Program at Boise State.  
  • Participates in other advising related activities across campus as needed. This includes but is not limited to recruitment events, information sessions, student orientations, committees and focus groups.
  • Act as administrative staff for the MSRC program. Provide support for potential MSRC students as they navigate through the grad application process to the point of enrollment in the program.
  • Works with and assists the BOM with the hiring of Departmental full-time and adjunct faculty and ensures that all proper paperwork is filed with Human Resources (knowledge HCM is required).
  • Manages creation of DAP and MSRC graduation celebration via video and/or mailings

5% of Time the Academic Programs Coord., Sr.

  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Experience with process improvement, problem solving, and strong analytical skills.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Respond with adaptability to rapidly changing priorities and work well under pressure.
  • Perform in a manner that is reliable, dedicated, productive and exhibits strong self-initiative.
  • Good relational skills as well as the ability to partner effectively both internally and externally.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Salary and Benefits:

$50,000 to $55,000 annually. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Cover Letter
Three professional references



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