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Academic Program Assistant, MS-SLP Program

Dallas, Texas Job ID: 932 Date posted: 05/07/2024


At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), we seek innovative people that focus on supporting our learners through every stage of their educational journey. Working at USAHS allows you to put students first, while being a force for good. We believe that advancing our communities starts with a diverse employee base, so that as we interact with others, we can build bridges to trust, respect, and understanding. At USAHS, we understand how important it is to be able to come to work as your full, authentic self, bringing with you all of the experiences and ideas that are uniquely 'you'. Grow not only in your career but as a person. Be a force for good. Be the University of St. Augustine.

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What makes a successful staff member at the University of St. Augustine? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Student First
  • Collaborate
  • Innovation
  • Customer Focus
  • Committed to Vision and Values
  • Accountable

Our Values

The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional healthcare practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

  • Student first
  • Professionalism
  • Promoting excellence and innovation in education
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Health and wellness
  • Responsiveness
  • Creative and critical thinking


As a Certified B Corp institution since 2015, we are proud to be a part of a global movement that empowers businesses to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance and purpose. As part of the B Corp community we are committed to working toward reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs. As part of our family, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of community projects focused on environmental sustainability and community support.

Key Benefits

  • Generous Medical, Dental & Vision Plans

  • Higher Education Tuition Assistance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

  • Life and Accident (AD&D) Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits that include various options for health and wellness, income planning and protection, a generous paid time off policy including holidays, and professional development opportunities. See the full summary

Position Description

Job ID 932 Date posted 05/07/2024

The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.


To provide administrative support to the Program Director/Assistant Program Director concerning all aspects of program operation. The MS-SLP program is comprised of a program maintained on the Austin campus, and a satellite program on the Dallas campus. The MS-SLP Academic Program Assistant (Dallas campus) will provide support to the program, as a whole, in unison with the Senior Academic Program Assistant (Austin campus).


  • Prepare, furnish, and archive relevant information about the program for the website, catalog, accreditation, student and faculty information, and marketing operations.
  • Prepare, edit, and proofread documents, ensuring quality of all programmatic documentation and correspondences.
  • Coordinate office procedures including, but not limited to, correspondence, appointment scheduling, maintaining program equipment and functions.
  • Attend department meetings and any scheduled retreats. Prepare agendas and record minutes and handouts. Distribute minutes on a timely basis.
  • Maintain faculty files for the Program Director/Assistant Program Director, process confidential faculty evaluations at the end of each semester.
  • Interact with faculty, staff, students, alumni, visitors, or outside agencies to relay University information, policies, procedures, and activities. This includes mail, email, faxes, and telephone messages.
  • Prepare, mail-out, and compile data necessary for programmatic functions, accreditation, etc.
  • Prepare various types of media for course related materials for distribution to students.
  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and setting up for student experiences (e.g., residency weeks and pinning ceremonies).
  • Works under the direction of and in collaboration with the Senior Academic Program Assistant on various programmatic duties as assigned.
  • Act as a back-up to Senior Academic Program Assistant and/or university Customer Service Coordinator when needed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


Reports to: Assistant Academic Program Director or Program Director

Positions Supervised: This position has no direct reports but may manage student worker schedules and timesheets, if assigned.


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including communicating with tact and discretion.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office products such as Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have excellent project management skills, the ability to manage competing priorities, and the ability to build and maintain strong partner relationships.


  • Minimum of three years of experience as an administrative assistant.
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent (bachelor’s degree or vocational training in office skills preferred).
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule when required.
  • Experience with project management
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the public, supervisors, students, professional staff/faculty, and co-workers.


Position may be required to travel.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Being Resilient: Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Hiring Range $20.19 - $26.35
Compensation is a reasonable estimate and will be determined using the hiring range listed above and factors including, but not limited to, skillset, level of experience, education, and physical work location, to the extent consistent with applicable law.

The University is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.


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