Program Specialist

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Administrative Support

Position Title

Program Specialist


Physical Therapy


College of Health Professions

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Work Location

Atlanta, GA

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Hours Per Week



The overall purpose of this position is to provide administrative support to the Department of Physical Therapy, which includes three separate entities: 1) the professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program, 2) the post-professional programs consisting of three residencies, a fellowship, and continuing education programs, and 3) the Mercer Physical Therapy clinic. In particular, this position provides support to the Department Chair, and the Directors of the three entities of the Department. Objectives include independently performing administrative tasks such as preparation and analysis of materials related to operations of Department, generating invoices and preparing budget-related documents, maintaining accurate databases, and serving as liaison to internal and external constituents. Additional critical support is provided for accreditation-related activities for the DPT program, residencies, and the fellowship. 

Required Qualifications

Two years of college coursework and two years of administrative support experience are required. In lieu of education, equivalent directly related experience will be considered.  A bachelor's degree is desirable.

To be successful, the individual must work extremely well in a team environment, yet possess the capacity to work independently with minimal supervision. Additionally, the position requires the ability to handle multiple higher-level tasks simultaneously, be able to maintain productivity despite multiple interruptions, demonstrate excellent time management skills, and work with changing priorities throughout the academic year.  Exceptional organizational skills are required with excellent attention to detail.  Must be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and correctly in both verbal and written form, and possess a professional appearance and demeanor.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Pay Rate

Base: $15.05 up to commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

  1. What qualities and/or experiences make you the best candidate for this position?
  2. Why are you interested in this position?
EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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