Closing Date: November 15, 2019
The Managing Project Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment has overall responsibility for ensuring that Excelsior College’s goals and mission related to credit aggregation are met through providing oversight for the coordination of all activities related to Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), including ensuring the appropriate assignment of academic credit for various prior learning experiences. These experiences may include military and corporate training.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develop project plans and associated documents including communication plans to effectively convey project expectations to PLA stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
•Coordinate and collaborate with the academic deans, faculty and other key constituencies to review requests for approval of credits for various prior learning experiences to ensure that the appropriate reviews and assessments are completed.
•Conduct training sessions for faculty, advisors and admissions staff to assist them in understanding their roles in the PLA process.
•Develop policies and procedures for the assessment of training.
•Explain the process for requesting credit for prior learning with employers, government agencies, and other organizations.
•Serve as the single point of contact for any questions regarding the project schedule, scope or resources to answer questions related to PLA projects.
•Manage PLA projects in an enterprise work management platform, including information on credits awarded, successful applications, methods used to award credit, and prepare project status reports.
•Maintain and update all print and electronic media regarding current practices, policies and procedures regarding the awarding of credit for prior learning and create new materials.
•Monitor and evaluate PLA activities to ensure quality services to students, academic integrity of the process, and compliance with guidelines of external organizations that certify the College’s accreditation.
•Bachelor’s degree required.
•Two-Three years’ job experience in a high-level coordinator or project management role including knowledge of practices and procedures awarding credit for prior learning preferred. We will look at overall education and experience in finding a candidate who possesses the unique experience, competencies, and qualification to successfully perform this role.
•Familiarity with standard project management best practices
•Supportive of the College philosophy, “What you know is more important than where or how you learned it.” ®
•Ability to manage complex projects and analyze large amounts of data, documents, and official transcripts.
•Ability to establish strong collegial relationships and work well with various internal and external constituents.
•Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
•Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
•Effective organizational and time management skills.
•Strong decision-making, problem solving, and research skills.
•Integrity, commitment to high standards, ability to deliver results.
•Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information at jobs.excelsior.edu/apply-ultipro: