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Engineering Online Program Specialist

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Engineering Online Program Specialist

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, additional hours may be required for travel/events

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Engineering Online

About the Department

The College of Engineering at NC State University created in the late 1980ís distance education programs to serve the educational needs of the citizens of North Carolina working as practicing engineers and computer scientists in the region. The Office of Distance Engineering Education, known as Engineering Online, is responsible for the coordination of synchronous and asynchronous classes, registration of online students, handling student issues regarding course delivery, and student services, marketing of programs, and working with faculty in the development and delivery of classes. The majority of online students are professional engineers or computer scientists working full-time. Student services, quality delivery of online courses, and good communication are vital to the success of online students.

Essential Job Duties

The Engineering Online Program Specialist will be responsible for creating marketing plans using media and digital communications, participating in on-site events such as exhibits at conferences and at business sites, developing print and display materials, and creating new ideas for the Engineering Online (EOL) website. This position will work closely with the College of Engineering departments in the development of information about their degree programs for placement on digital ads, print ads, and brochures, work with the Collegeís communication office in the design and printing of materials for conference and ads and work with the EOL webmaster on related issues ensuring that information about the various EOL programs is updated.

The Engineering Online Program Specialist will also represent EOL at various events throughout the year and be responsible for all logistics of conference exhibits. This position will coordinate with other NC State faculty and staff assisting with the conference booths and sharing information about the conference with attendees who are requesting more information about various programs with the engineering departments.

Engineering Online offers distance courses for two site-based bachelorís degrees for undergraduates attending partner institutions: Mechanical Engineering Systems in Havelock, N.C., and Mechatronics in Asheville, N.C. Not only will this position plan strategies for the graduate programs and certificates, this position will also be responsible for working with the site-based BSE and 2+2 programs helping them to market their programs.

Travel will be necessary during the peak conference months often scheduled in late September, October, early November, and February through April.

This position will also be responsible for presenting a budget to the Director each year including funds requested for travel to special events.

Other Responsibilities

Additional duties as assigned by the EOL Director.

Minimum Experience/Education

Bachelorís degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Other Required Qualifications

  • A highly motivated self-starter able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to effectively communicate to a dynamic population
  • Proficient in MS Office applications: Word, Excel, Word Press, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite 6 (or similar software)
  • Strong multi-tasking, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in problem-solving
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to work schedule changes
  • Ability to work quickly with acute attention to detail when under pressure
  • Must be able to travel to program events throughout the year

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelorís or advanced degree from an accredited college in marketing or related area
  • Significant promotional and event coordination work experience
  • Familiar with NC State University and branding principles

Required License or Certification


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Job Open Date


Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)


Notice to Applicants

Please make sure that the work history you list on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, do not use the phrase ďsee resume.Ē

Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Position Number


Position Type


Position Classification Band Title

University Program Specialist

Position Classification Band Level


Position Classification Salary Range

$31,888 - $80,223

Salary Grade Equivalency


Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Time Limited Position


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department Id

141601 - Engineering Online


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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