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Honors College Coordinator

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Work Type: Staff half-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Honors College Coordinator
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Honors College
Employee Class Nonexempt Halftime
Basic Responsibilities A. Academic guidance and development of Honors students
B. Help facilitate Honors projects and theses
C. Track progress on requirements of Honors students
D. Coordination with other staff as needed
Essential Duties

A. Academic guidance and development of Honors students
1. Meet with students individually before registration and by email if necessary
2. Meet with prospective students about the academic requirements in Honors as
3. Talk to Honors classes and other groups about Honors requirements as needed
4. Help students find ways to fit Honors work into their schedules
5. Coordinate with departments on students’ work
B. Help facilitate Honors projects and theses
1. Process contract paperwork and seek out approvals for students
2. Keep lists of students doing Honors work each semester
3. Verify completion of students’ work with supervising professor
4. Award vouchers to professors who have supervised Honors work
5. Maintain a master record of all PD funds distributed and notify professors of balances
6. Notify registrar of contract and Project Thesis completions
C. Track progress on requirements for Honors students
1. Use Banner to admit students, check GPAs, process HC probations and
drops; notify Registrar of Honors credit to be posted
2. Keep updated files on each student tracking their progress through Honors and
dispose of properly according to records management policy
3. Communicate with students regarding Honors status, particularly when
nearing graduation

D. Coordination with other staff as needed
1. Help other staff as needed, particularly with Honors events
2. Inform other departments of Honors requirements
3. Learn what is going on in other departments that can benefit Honors
4. Look for possible conflicts that can be avoided through better communication.

Professional Development Requirements A. Skills Required
1. Word processing
2. General competence in (or willingness to learn) spreadsheets,
database, e-mail, voicemail, scheduling software, Banner software, internet
B. Training Modules Required:
1. Microsoft Office
2. Banner Student
3. Banner Web
4. Mail Chimp
5. Google Drive File Stream

A. Professional
1. Bachelor’s degree
2. Work or study experience in a university milieu
B. Personal
1. Must enjoy working with students who are aggressively bright, sometimes unconventional,
and with strong opinions
2. Must be able to organize information, records, and tasks, to track upcoming needs and
deadlines, and to keep others aware of deadlines
3. Must be able to communicate in a poised and literate manner with prospects and their
families, students, faculty, and staff
4. Must be flexible, finding more than one way to do a job; able to foresee
potential conflicts and able to resolve them.
5. Must act professionally at all times and represent the Honors College and ACU well.

Physical Demands

Physical Demands: These are physical demands that are regularly required to perform this
1. Sitting, standing, talking, and visual acuity such as fits office tasks – typing documents,
reading computer screens, filing, answering phone, etc.

2. Occasional light lifting (reams of paper, boxes of folders, etc.)

Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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