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Vanderbilt University Program Coordinator in Nashville, Tennessee

Program Coordinator (Job Number: 1900542)


Reporting to the Center's Director and working with the finance faculty, the Program Coordinator will support the Financial Market Research Center in its efforts to produce research related to financial markets and to promote engagement between academics and industry experts in that field. The Program Coordinator will often be the first point of contact for the FMRC through in-person greetings, phone, email, and other means. They will actively work with the center’s Director to carry out daily operations, project management, and program evaluation. The Program Coordinator will work with faculty, staff, and administrators across the Vanderbilt community.

The Owen Graduate School of Management (OGSM) is a professional school at Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Our size and focus allows us to interact with students, faculty, alumni and recruiters as individuals so that we can better understand and help each achieve their goals. This is how we build our culture – one that is collaborative. We are intensely and proudly competitive with the best. But we also shape leaders who understand that collaboration is essential in today’s connected economy. We develop businesspeople who can lead and manage change, drawing not only on what they learn here about business but also what they learn about themselves. The Financial Market Research Center within the Owen Graduate School of Management (OGSM) promotes and fosters scholarly research on the financial markets, instruments, and institutions. The objective of FMRC is to stimulate research and increase contact among financial markets scholars from around the globe.

Key Functions andExpected Performance

  • Developed projectmanagement by utilizing proficient multitasking skills to manage multipleongoing projects in order to ensure successful project progression for theFinancial Market Research Center.

  • Support the Financefaculty that work closely with the FMRC to coordinate all pertinent details ofevents, travel, annual conferences and seminar series related to visits for allguest speakers to properly align with the vision for the FMRC and theirresearch.

  • Provide distinguishedsupport for the FMRC’s visiting speakers, including but not limited to travelcoordination, scheduling, and reimbursement to ensure the visitors have apositive experience during the entire visiting process.

  • Organized management ofthe daily and weekly office tasks to promote notable collaboration with thefaculty to further the advancement of research housed in the Financial MarketsResearch Center.

  • Exhibit excellentwriting, communication, and interpersonal skills when working directly withVanderbilt Faculty and Staff, as well as outside guests, including candidates.

  • Work alongside theDirector of FMRC to produce annual activity reporting for Office of Stewardship

  • Designated point ofcontact for managing FMRC’s social media presence and managing the center’swebsite to properly align with the vision of the Owen Graduate School ofManagement.


Occasional student employees or conference support

Education andCertifications

Bachelor's Degree preferred

Experience and Skills

  • At least 3 years ofrelevant experience is preferred

  • Extremely well organizedwith the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills,flexible, collaborative and able to interact fluidly with the many differentindividuals - both Vanderbilt faculty and outside guests, including candidatesand visiting speakers.

  • Positive, energetic andhave a motivated entrepreneurial attitude

  • Service-oriented;experience working in a higher education or academic setting preferred

  • Proficient in Windows andMac OSX, Windows Office. Experience with WordPress preferred.

  • Capacityto work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet variousconcurrent deadlines is preferred.

  • Abilityto develop and maintain strong, positive customer and peer relationships ispreferred.

  • Attentionto detail and high level of accuracy is preferred.

  • Abilityto work well independently and as part of a team; a solid work ethic ispreferred.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity andInclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 20100 - Owen: Business Affairs

Job: Institutional Affairs Professionals

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