Program Coordinator - Forensic Science Institute

    University of Central Oklahoma
    Job Description

    Employment beyond the first year is contingent upon funding availability.

    Position Overview:

    Coordinates program or services activities to ensure relevant guidelines, specifications, policy and/or procedures are followed for academic related programs, groups, and/or services. Assess to make sure the educational needs and goals are being met. Facilitates communication between administrators, faculty, staff, and students concerning program and/or services. Maintains relevant databases to ensure accurate and accessible records. Prepare reports summarizing statistical data or describing program objectives and accomplishments.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

    Educate students and parents on the field of Forensic Science. Provide individual career identification and planning for students. Partner with Student Success Advisors to provide incoming students and transfer students with information and careers in Forensic Science. Prepare and present lectures to FSI classes on Microbial Forensic, Crime Scene Processing, Forensic Science Analysis, and Biology. Prepare and monitor Forensic Science Institutes labs. Set up Crime Scene Processing Activities and Forensic Science Analysis labs. Create Rubric for lab reports. Coordinate outreach efforts with local schools and community programs, including Gear-Up program to discuss careers in forensic science and have hands on activities and demonstrations. Gives tours of Forensic Science Institute facilities and provide information on programs and faculty. Assess student learning initiatives and monitor student progress. Tutor students when needed. Assist faculty in strengthening concepts presented in lecture and laboratories. Assist with research and instrument development and/or assessment. Develop coursework and class materials. Grade assignments and maintain records. Performs other duties as required to support the mission and function of the area of responsibility.

    Experience Required:

    Bachelor's degree in related field to the position plus 3+ years of relevant experience or 7+ years of equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Demonstrated application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

    Experience Preferred:

    Master's degree in Forensic Science or related field and 3+ years of relevant experience in discipline is preferred.


    Excellent public relations and needs to be a good, positive ambassador for UCO. Technical proficiency-ability to use Microsoft Office and ability to pick up new software quickly. Trust and Credibility. Must be a team player and be ambitious. Good Time Management skills. Ownership of individual performance goals.


    Physical Demands:

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.