Academic Coordinator

Academic Coordinator

POSITION: Academic Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Physician Assistant Program


Organizational Relationship: Reports to the PA Program Director

JOB SUMMARY: The Academic Coordinator  will report directly to the Program Director and assist with the general organization, administration, review and analysis, planning, continued self-study and development of the PA Program. As well as coordinate the Didactic Phase (Professional Year I) of the PA Program, provide instruction and analysis performance of students and overall outcomes for the Didactic Phase.

Essential Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):


  1. Developing, reviewing and revising as necessary the mission statement, goals, and competencies of the program
  2. Academic counseling of students
  3. oversees curriculum and syllabi construction to ensure proper learning objectives for all courses in the Didactic Phase of the curriculum
  4. Reviews exams, collaborating with faculty in test construction
  5. Provides analysis of student performance, item performance, and overall test construction.
  6. Responsible for teaching, coordinating, and instruction of Didactic year courses
  7. Monitors student progress, meets with students and assures appropriate intervention when required
  8. Serves as advisor for research groups
  9. Assures the availability of remedial instruction
  10. Design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the didactic curriculum


  1. Responsible for the coordination and supervision of the Didactic Phase of the PA Program
  2. Provides analysis of student evaluations for review by Program Director
  3. Contributes to ongoing self-study process and formal report to accrediting body
  4. Participates in experiential learning activities
  5. Assist the Program Director with the continuous development, review, planning, outcomes, evaluation and general effectiveness of the PA Program
  6. Analyzes didactic curriculum outcomes for review by the Program Director
  7. Participates in clinical site visits, as needed
  8. Serves on a Committee, developing agenda, preparing minutes, and providing outcome reports
  9. Schedules lectures for didactic courses of the Program, coordinating the distribution of corresponding lecture material
  10. Participates in the PA departmental committees, Ad-hoc meetings, commencement, convocation, community service for the PA program and research development
  11. Attends professional conferences, representing the PA Program and the College as needed


  1. Clinical release for a PA clinical practice for the maintenance of NCCPA certification and state licensure, clinical development as faculty and compliance with ARC-PA Standards
  2. Academic service and research

Special Considerations: 1 day a week dedicated to Clinical Practice or Research; Available weekends for Campus Events (e.g. Campus Visit Day); Available evenings for program events (e.g. Research Forums)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of ARC-PA Accreditation Standards
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and documented procedures
  • Experience in grant writing and research preferred
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external constituent

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience; Minimum 5 years teaching experience

Education Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited PA Program; Masters degree (MS, MPA, MPH)

Certifications and Licenses:

  • NCCPA Certification
  • New York State Licensed Physician Assistant

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply, please direct letters of interest and resumes to:

Christopher Corbo, PhD, Chair, Search Committee

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs

Wagner College

One Campus Road

Staten Island, New York 10301

or with the subject line "Academic Coordinator"

For full consideration, all application material should be sent in no later than December 1, 2021. Located in an increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, it welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.