Education Coordinator - American Public University System - Sacramento, CA

14 Dec 2014 7:44 PM | Anonymous
Education Coordinator 

Employment Type

Job TypeOther
Education4 Year Degree
Experience2 to 5 years
Manages OthersNot Specified
IndustryEducation - Teaching - Administration
Required TravelUp to 50%
Job ID1347


American Public University System (APUS) is a for-profit, higher learning institution, offering online undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs through its institutions, American Military University and American Public University. APUS is regionally accredited and serves more than 60,000 adult learners who are studying from 100 countries. APUS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) 
  • Reports To: Director, Military and Community College Outreach
  • Department: Military and Community College Outreach
  • Office Location: Remote
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Date Posted: December 5, 2014
  • Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Synopsis of Role:

The Education Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with key influencers to include: military education center staff, community college transfer departments, veteran center staff, and current and prospective students within the assigned area of responsibility (AOR). The incumbent will provide on-site liaison between American Public University System (APUS) and the field location to all members of the local community as appropriate. The Education Coordinator presents briefings to individuals and groups (when permissible), counsels and assists current and prospective students, represents APUS at local events and ceremonies, and provides information about APUS programs to key military and civilian personnel.

  Essential Functions:

  • Serves as the “face of APUS" in Northern California, to include, but not limited to Travis Air Force Base, Beale Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Lemoore, U.S. Support Command, Alameda, Petaluma Coast Guard Training Center, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, the Defense Language Institute, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and area community colleges.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve education center personnel, community college transfer office, veteran’s centers, and other key personnel.
  • Ensures marketing materials displayed in all assigned areas are kept replenished and current.
  • Provides face-to-face, phone, and email assistance to current students and prospective students.
  • Attends ceremonies and other events on behalf of APUS, and may make presentations of scholarships or other forms of recognition.
  • Assists the Director/Manager, in the development and execution of strategies, plans, and objectives, and keeps him/her informed of potential marketing opportunities in assigned area.
  • Prepares briefings and presents information to individuals and groups of varying sizes.
  • Develops innovative ways to get information about APUS to target audiences.
  • Provides input to advertising and marketing activities specific to AOR.
  • Periodically assists other education coordinators with events that are located outside of assigned AOR.
  • Provides monthly environmental scan of area of responsibility to include military installations, community colleges, and activity of key competitors.
  • Provides monthly spreadsheet on student and prospect visitation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a variety of locations, including but not limited to, home office, military installations, and community colleges locations within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Frequent travel required within assigned geographic area of responsibility; occasional travel required to Manassas, VA or Charles Town, WV.

This position requires engagement in student recruitment, admissions and/or financial aid activities, and therefore, is ineligible to receive certain types of incentive compensation.


  • In depth understanding of student services functions, to include, advising, enrollment management, career services, etc.
  • In depth understanding of military voluntary education, community college systems, and veteran programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to interact with internal contacts, including fellow APUS employees up to the Executive level and APUS students, and external contacts, including senior government personnel (military and civilian), community college officials, unit leaders, base education officials, and current and prospective students.
  • Ability to organize resources in the most effective manner to accomplish competing missions.
  • Ability to establish priorities among multiple tasks.
  • Ability to operate independently to accomplish the assigned mission.
  • Ability to translate general mission guidance into specific actions.
  • Ability to make logical decisions that support the intended objective, considering the best interests of APUS.

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
  • Military service or military affiliated experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of community college systems preferred.
  • Working knowledge of military voluntary education preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products preferred.
  APUS offers a great working envrionment and competitive benefits package including: 401K, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and education benefits! 

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