Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Program Manager, International Programs and Doctoral Coordinator – School of Nursing (S647) – Azusa Pacific University – Azusa, CA

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

This position will report to the Department Chair of the Doctoral Program and work closely with School of Nursing leadership and the Directors of the PhD and DNP programs. This position will support the Chinese Scholar, study abroad, faculty exchange, and visiting scholar programs. This position will also coordinate admissions and orientation for the doctoral nursing program as well as manage the evaluation and accreditation data.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

Supports the Dean in establishing exchanges programs with identified universities.

Orient visiting students and faculty to the expectations, policies, and culture of Azusa Pacific University and the School of Nursing.

Assist in implementing study abroad policies and procedures, including preparing and administering materials, facilitating the application process, and communicating with offices on campus to resolve issues as they arise.

Participate in development of faculty exchange and visiting scholar programs.

Monitor, strategize, and track success of current and to-be-established internationally directed initiatives.

Arrange logistical necessities for international travel of students and faculty, such as travel visas, flight and transportation arrangements.

Provide support in the ongoing data management and data entry of students and faculty.

Assist in preparing and presenting information sessions, pre-departure orientations, and re-entry events for students and faculty.

Coordinates student admissions process, notifying students of acceptance or denial and preparing new student files.

Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on department needs.

Coordinate monthly Global and Community Health lecture series.

Collaborate with the Center for Global Learning and Engagement and the International Center at APU.

Attends Graduate Council, Nursing Doctoral Committee, and Global and Community Health Committee meetings, preparing and distributing minutes.

Prepares class rosters for doctoral courses and distributes to faculty each semester.

Coordinates Doctoral Student Orientation for new students each fall.

Maintain data for student progress and program evaluation for BRN, CCNE, and other regulatory bodies.

Maintain files of key questionnaires for data collection.

Performs other duties related to job description as assigned by supervisor.

Required Education

Master’s degree or equivalent education and experience.

Required Experience

Four – six years of experience, university setting or related area preferred.


Good clerical skills, word processing expertise, strong oral and written communication skills with faculty, staff, students and the public.

Organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal interaction skills.

An understanding of international travel and relationships. Appreciation for other people and cultures is essential.

Mental Demands

Good organizational skills, confidentiality, ability to exercise discretion and judgment in performing duties, ability to work with minimum supervision.

Able to learn procedures and retain information.

In agreement with the purpose and mission of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.

Physical Demands

Able to sit for extended periods of time.

Wrist/finger motions with use of computer.

Hearing and speaking on the telephone.

Ability to conduct business at other offices on campus.

Able to lift, pull, grasp, bend, and occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.

Visual Demands

Computer monitor, reading.


Pleasant office, comfortable temperature.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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