University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 236683

Position Summary:
This position serves as the primary administrative contact and academic program coordinator for the Masters in Financial Economics (MSFE). The MSFE is a joint degree between the Department of Economics in the College of Letters and Science and the Finance Department in the Wisconsin School of Business. This new degree program will welcome the inaugural class Fall 2021 semester.The first cohort is expected to be around 20 students. This position will be housed in the Department of Economics.

The MSFE Academic Program Coordinator plans, coordinates and administers recruiting, admissions, advising and social activities for prospective and current masters students. The MSFE academic program coordinator is a vital link between students and the Department of Economics and Wisconsin School of Business.

Principal duties:
30%- ADVISING: Advise students and provide information on program requirements and degree expectations. Coordinate seminars and other programs for students. Review course registration and advise students of their progress; manage issues related to student satisfactory progress and refer to appropriate faculty or other resources as needed. Refer students to the Wisconsin School of Business for career advising. Attend Graduate School forums and seminars on relevant advising topics. Organize the new student orientation and coordinate the matriculation process for new masters students. Organize masters student social events.

45%- ADMINISTRATION: Administer and provide leadership for the masters program in collaboration with faculty, Director of the MSFE Program, MSFE committee, Wisconsin School of Business, and Department of Economics. Stay up-to-date on University, Graduate School, International Student Services (ISS), college and department policies, procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines. Implement MSFE committee decisions/program guidelines for admission, enrollment and funding. Maintain and/or oversee maintenance of masters student records. Advise staff in both the Department of Economics and Wisconsin School of Business, Finance Department of issues that impact MSFE students. Utilize program and university databases to generate reports for faculty, staff, the Graduate School and other campus units.

20%- ADMISSIONS: Oversee admission of masters students to the University and the fall terms. Attend Graduate School Recruitment fairs. Develop and implement procedures to recruit students for the master's program. Serve as non-voting member and coordinator of the MSFE Admissions Committee. Provide admissions files, data, and reports to facilitate admissions decisions. Respond to inquiries from prospective students and make presentations as necessary. Plan for prospective students to meet with current students and faculty. Organize individual visits to campus.

5% Additional duties/responsibilities as assigned.

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