Faculty Coordinator - Sport Science Diploma
Douglas College
New Westminster, BC, CA
6d ago

Work Arrangements

The Sport Science Department in the Faculty of Science & Technology is seeking a Coordinator for the Sport Science Diploma Program.

This limited-term faculty coordinator position will run from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020, with possible extension to July 31, 2022.

The position carries a two-section time release per academic year. This position may require travel between the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms.

It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.

The Role

The Sport Science department at Douglas College provides Diplomas in Sport Science with specializations in Kinesiology and Health and Recreation, a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching with available kinesiology or health promotion concentrations, and a Graduate Diploma in Physical Education and Coaching.

The Diploma Coordinator position is integral to the leadership team and student experience in the Sport Science department.

The primary functions of the Diploma Coordinator are : a.To coordinate all aspects of SPSC Diploma administrative (admissions and graduating) requirements.

b.To act as a part of the SPSC Coordination Team for assigned department work. c.Coordinate transfer options and related articulation issues for SPSC Diploma.

A. Administration :

  • Admissions : read, score and follow-up on SPSC Diploma reference letters (SPSC Diploma averages 400 applicants annually, with each applicant required to submit 2 reference letters).
  • Academic Standard Monitoring : annually review transcripts of all students in the SPSC Diploma program to ensure they meet all academic requirements (i.
  • e., maintain appropriate GPA and minimum course load). Recommendations are then made for continuation in program or change of status (assigning academic probation / removal from closed-enrolment program).

  • Manage articulation related to SPSC Diploma specializations. (Review SPSC Diploma graduation requirements as receiving institutions modify their programs.)
  • Coordinate SPSC Diploma Orientation, welcome letter distribution and other student engagement or recruitment events.
  • Coordinate Information Session resource management, schedule, and updates for the department
  • Maintain detailed student records regarding program status changes for students (MyPath and / or MSWord files)
  • Coordinate with DCI Admission Officer to facilitate admitting international students to SPSC Diploma
  • Summer department coverage shared with Coordinators : advising, trouble-shooting, facilities, faculty liaison
  • B. Program / Student Services :

  • Coordinator liaison for Sport Science Undergraduate Student Council.
  • Invite and promote Alumni and Alumni-related guest speakers for department (Faculty and Students) e.g. : Himalayan Trek Masters.
  • Preparation, organization and creation of annual SPSC Information marketing in partnership with MCO.
  • General student advising on University Transfer, community connections and also advising of SPSC assigned students.
  • Rotate with other Coordinators to present at College information sessions.
  • C. Post-Secondary / High School Connections :

  • Liaise with other SPSC coordinators and Future Students Office to sustain connections with high schools and partners to maintain connections for student recruitment
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

    The successful candidate must have the following minimum qualifications :

  • Masters Degree in the area of Education and / or Kinesiology (or related field) (PhD preferred)
  • Teaching experience, preferably at the college or university level
  • Work experience in the school system as administrator and / or teacher would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Blackboard (or other online learning platform), Excel, and Microsoft; knowledge of Banner would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, staff, faculty and site supervisors
  • Proven ability to problem solve day to day issues
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with other coordinators and faculty on Department wide issues and with faculty on Fieldwork / Coaching issues
  • Able to work independently on projects
  • Ability to create and maintain a professional network relevant to student needs
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, organize, plan and schedule, train and motivate and adjust to a changing environment
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