The UIC Department of Physical Therapy is seeking a Program Coordinator (Coordinator of Educational Programs). The Program Coordinator
works closely with the Director of Professional Education, Director of Graduate Studies, Director(s) of Clinical Education and faculty
involved with the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, the Doctor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (DCEP) program, and the graduate
admissions process. As a member of the Administrative Staff, the Program Coordinator shares responsibility to support all departmental
programs and activities under the direction of the Director of Operations. This position reports to the Director of Operations.
The Program Coordinator has responsibility for supporting the Directors of Professional and Graduate education and the Directors of
Clinical Education in the effective and efficient operations of the DPT, DCEP, M.S. programs, and Certificate programs. The Program
Coordinator must be knowledgeable about educational programs at all levels (i.e., undergraduate, graduate and professional)
Program Coordinator must have the software skills to facilitate data abstraction from admissions databases (including The Centralized
Application Service, PTCAS) and provide reports on admissions scores. The Program Coordinator processes admissions applications in the
Departments’ academic programs and assists with the selection process under the Faculty Admissions Team.
- Admission support: managing admissions data for multiple programs; communicating with applicants from
application submission through enrollment, including extending offers and recording replies; reporting application data to program directors
and admissions reviewers; facilitating review processes by program; updating program information with PTCAS (application service);
maintaining application data in PTCAS and in Slate (Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions); training and supervising student
workers to check applicants’ pre-requisites; and completing portions of annual accreditation report. Also calculates the admissions review
data and develops list of candidates who will receive DPT offers.
- Clinical Education Administrative support: Update and maintain
student and clinical site information in software systems such as Exxat and Castlebranch; Prepare communications, surveys and other
correspondence for clinical partners and students using Exxat, Qualtrics and other software platforms; Work with the Director of Clinical
Education and other university departments to support clinical education initiatives such as developing new and renewing existing contracts
and transitioning to new software versions; Organize and synthesize clinical education data to inform decisions about the program; Schedule
clinical education meetings and take meeting minutes.
- Develops, coordination of classroom and program schedules (each academic
term). Collecting and filing syllabi. Soliciting textbook orders from faculty, submitting them to bookstore and distributing to students.
Maintain room schedules for courses, meetings, etc. Post calendars weekly outside rooms.
- Assisting with student course registration
and program registration; monitoring to ensure accuracy. Maintaining class rosters and databases of student enrollment. Enter course change
and add requests in Course Request System (CRS).
- Maintaining records of student progress and generating reports on student progress
each academic term. Maintaining student information with national student licensing agency. Maintaining record of student advisers;
communicating assignments to students and faculty. Facilitating certificate program completion process.
- Assists with annual
university and accreditation reporting.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- A total of one (1) year (12
months) of professional experience supporting undergraduate, graduate and professional education programs
- Familiarity with the structure, functions, systems, policies and procedures of the University of Illinois.
The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees.