2547 Program Coordinator, DESE Project ACCESS


TITLE Program Coordinator, DESE Project ACCESS





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean College of Education


The Program Coordinator for the DESE Project ACCESS is responsible for coordinating the activities of the DESE Project ACCESS by working collaboratively with DESE Project ACCESS staff and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) initiatives housed within the DESE Project ACCESS office. The Program Coordinator coordinates and facilitates the implementation of professional development workshops, seminars, meetings, and other activities for PK-12 teachers and administrators. The Program Coordinator writes contracts (including memoranda of understanding and Sponsored Program Agreements) under the direction of the Director of DESE Project ACCESS, updates and maintains the DESE Project ACCESS website, publishes a quarterly DESE Project ACCESS newsletter, and markets DESE Project ACCESS activities and events. The Program Coordinator works collaboratively with department heads, deans, and other University officials to ensure that these activities and programs follow appropriate University guidelines, policies, and procedures.


Education: A Bachelor's degree is required. A higher degree and/or work toward same is preferred.

Experience: At least three years of experience in increasingly responsible positions coordinating and facilitating programs, projects, and/or activities is required. Experience working with educationally-focused programs is required; experience working with grant-funded projects is preferred.

Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, particularly in planning, are required. Web page development and maintenance skills and graphic design and layout skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: The nature of the position frequently requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, including national, state, and local conferences. Travel is necessary. Must be able to lift and transport materials weighing up to 50 pounds.


1. Ensures the success of the University's commitment to the DESE Project ACCESS's mission of “nurturing educators in their endeavors to become life-long learners by providing professional growth opportunities which lead to increased student knowledge and performance,” by coordinating and facilitating DESE Project ACCESS programs for educators.

2. Facilitates the development and maintenance of partnerships between University departments, colleges, area schools, and community/business partners by developing and/or coordinating appropriate projects.

3. Helps to maintain the fiscal integrity and efficient operation of the DESE Project ACCESS by writing grants and contracts, Memoranda of Understanding and Sponsored Program Agreements as directed by the Director of DESE Project ACCESS.

4. Enhances PK-12 teachers' ability to develop and implement innovative instructional approaches into their existing classroom settings by coordinating teacher staff development programs.

5. Ensures that education programs for DESE Project ACCESS are included in strategic planning by participating in annual education program budget development and representing the education program on staff.

6. Advises the Director of DESE Project ACCESS and other senior administrators on the status of on-going programs and projects by preparing and presenting reports to the Director and a variety of advisory groups.

7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of DESE Project ACCESS.

9. Contributes to the success of DESE Project ACCESS by preparing for the DESE Project ACCESS Annual Report, presenting the DESE Project ACCESS marketing video, and performing all other duties as assigned.


The Program Coordinator is supervised by the Director of DESE Project ACCESS and generally exercises no supervision of others.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.