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Academic Program Specialist II


Under the general direction of a faculty member or other management, this position is responsible for the development and administration of one or more academic programs in order to achieve the vision and objectives of the program. Participates in program strategy development and long-range planning.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Responsible for the design and development of academic programs. Develops, implements, and administers program policies and procedures. Research and compiles data for the purposes of evaluating program progress in order to achieve program objectives. Has the authority to formulate, interpret, and implement program policies.
  • Writes and edits complex content for program proposals, research grants, publications, and other program activities.
  • Provides information and advice to current and prospective students, parents, faculty, and others in areas such as academic programs, admissions, financial aid, and career planning.
  • Oversees the processing of applications and records for a variety of programs including admissions and financial aid. Makes independent decisions regarding applications following prescribed guidelines. Handles non-routine applications and concerns.
  • Conducts research in order to assess program performance and progress toward program objectives in order to make programmatic recommendations to ensure attainment of program deliverables.
  • May assist in the development of curriculum and assist in the teaching and administration of program courses as needed.
  • Monitors program expenses, budgets, and finances.
  • Coaches and mentors program staff.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may include supervisory responsibility.


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