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Honors & Enrichment Programs Graduate Assistantship
Effective August 23, 2017 – May 22, 2018

Job Summary:
Graduate Assistantship (20 hours per week) for 2017-2018 Academic Year

The Honors & Enrichment Graduate Assistant will support STEM students in Honors & Enrichment Programs by creating community and professional development opportunities, advising student organizations, administering programs by coordinating with campus partners, developing communication strategies with student groups, and conducting assessment and evaluation. This person will report to the Honors Program STEM Scholar Advisor and will support the goals of Honors & Enrichment Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise student organizations such as the Honors in STEM & STEM Scholar Executive Board and promote leadership development within these organizations
  • Create and execute leadership and professional development opportunities for students such as event series that address cross-disciplinary skills in collaboration with campus partners
  • Collaborate with partners on outreach events
  • Coordinate community-building opportunities for student groups such as STEM Scholars, Post-baccalaureate students
  • Assist in the administration of programs such as Honors Learning Communities, selection committees for speakers and awards, etc.
  • Communicate with student groups about opportunities and expectations using email, social media, and website maintenance
  • Assess and evaluate programs by staying apprised of best practices, benchmarking, developing learning outcomes, maintaining databases, and reporting for various audiences
  • Complete special projects or other duties as assigned
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a doctoral degree at UConn in related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in a STEM discipline
  • Assessment experience
  • Proven ability to plan, coordinate, and implement individual and group programs and services that meet students’ needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in a STEM discipline
  • Experience in an Honors Program or college as a student or staff member
  • Experience working with high-achieving students
  • Experience with assessment and program evaluation
  • Proven ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Final submission deadline for consideration is Monday, 8/14/17. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume/CV, and names and contact information for 3 references, including the candidate’s faculty advisor, to Anabel Perez Malone: anabel.perez@uconn.edu .

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University of Connecticut
Honors Program
STEM Scholar Advisor
Academic Advisor II (UCP VI)

The STEM Scholar Advisor will serve as an advisor to STEM Scholar students and other Honors students in STEM fields. Reporting to the Associate Director of Honors for Enrollment Management and Administration, this person will advise undergraduate students about specific academic programs and policies of a school/college/division, track progress for STEM Scholars and coordinate and carry out a wide range of services and activities for these students pertaining to the academic mission of the Honors Program.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assume primary responsibility for programmatic advising for all STEM Scholar students assigned;
  2. Coordinate programs for STEM students with staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research;
  3. Manage and coordinate H2O House, the Honors STEM Learning Community;
  4. Assist in the planning and delivery of Honors orientation programs and advising for new STEM Scholar students;
  5. Provide advising to other Honors students, as appropriate;
  6. Facilitate leadership development programming activities for STEM Scholars, programs that ensure student success, and programs that build community for STEM Scholars;
  7. Coordinate and implement programs and events for STEM Scholars and other Honors students and collaborate with campus offices on joint programming efforts;
  8. Promote civic engagement throughout the Honors Community via participation in STEM and non-STEM activities and events;
  9. Serve as communications liaison with STEM Honors faculty advisors, providing them with regular updates on honors policies and procedures, especially related to STEM Scholars;
  10. Create and maintain communication pieces for STEM Scholars and prospective students, such as websites, brochures, etc.;
  11. Serve as a liaison with other university offices and external partners to provide enrichment opportunities, such as study abroad, internships, research, and professional development, for STEM Scholars and other Honors students;
  12. Track student progress toward achieving STEM Scholar requirements;
  13. Compile data and generate reports; develop assessment initiatives to track STEM Scholar outcomes in conjunction with other staff;
  14. Assist in the recruitment and admission of Honors students;
  15. Coordinate other special projects and programs, as assigned;
  16. Provide support to director and associate director on STEM-specific Honors courses and curriculum;
  17. Serve on Honors Program and University-wide committees as requested/approved;
  18. Represent the Honors Program at UConn events as assigned;
  19. Complete other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in counseling, education, a STEM discipline or related field.
  2. 3-5 years’ experience working with undergraduate students in an advising and counseling role.
  3. Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating and implementing program services and activities.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Experience in a STEM discipline.
  6. Excellent organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects.
  7. Proven ability to manage and perform administrative functions.
  8. Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to support program events and activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A degree in a STEM discipline.
  2. Experience in an Honors program or college as a student or staff member.
  3. Work experience at a large university.
  4. Experience working with high-achieving students.
  5. Work experience in a STEM-related field.
  6. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with the student’s academic progress and experience in working to effectively to resolve them.
  7. Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
  8. Proven ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way.

Appointment Terms

This is a permanent fulltime position.

To Apply

For full consideration, upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references with full contact information via http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/. Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process after discussion with applicants. Include search number on all correspondence. (Search #2017256)

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University of Connecticut
Honors Program
Programming and Residential Life
Program Assistant II (UCP IV)

Position Description

Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Honors Programming and Residential Life, the Program Assistant II provides responsible administrative support as well as significant program support for Honors Program curricular and co-curricular events and activities. This individual will provide programming and event-planning coordination and support, serve as a resource to honors students and honors student organizations, participate in the application of outreach strategies to undergraduate students that promote engagement, provide office management support including budget tracking, along with other program duties as required.

The Program Assistant II will:

  1. Assists in the planning and coordination of activities and events that support the curricular and co-curricular goals of the Honors Program. This activity includes processing program proposals, supporting advertising and outreach efforts, and managing event planning and logistics.
  2. Performs office management duties that include: supervising a variety of student employees; managing the administrative processes of the Programming and Events office; maintaining complex filing systems, including fiscal and student records. As appropriate, may support the Assistant Director in other office management areas.
  3. Tracks and reconciles budget expenditures within an approved program budget. Assists in the preparation of future year budgets.
  4. Arranges and coordinates travel for members of the Programming and Events team and other staff and/or students, and processes reimbursements, as appropriate.
  5. Schedules, coordinates, and prepares materials for undergraduate student workshops. May present/facilitate workshops as needed.
  6. Receives program proposals and award applications; makes referrals to appropriate personnel for review; maintains related filing system.
  7. Assists in assessment efforts in Honors, including data collection, analysis, and report drafting, requiring knowledge of program objectives.
  8. Serves as a resource to individual students and Honors student organizations on matters related to administrative procedures and best practices.
  9. Works with and facilitates leadership of Honors student groups which may include, but is not limited to: LIA, HIPS, PATH, HiBA, HASB, and Honors Council. May advise student groups as needed.
  10. Compiles and maintains collection of resource materials and program information for Honors programming and events, including program proposals and evaluation materials.
  11. Acts as a liaison with the Admissions Office; assists with the coordination of prospective student visits; attends Husky-for-a-Day visits as a representative of the Honors Program.
  12. Participates in the coordination of the Honors community by advertising housing opportunities to students. Coordinates the housing application process and room assignments with Residential Life.
  13. Attends weekly community meetings with Residential Life partners; takes accurate notes and maintains meeting files.
  14. Assists with Orientation of incoming students, advising students as needed. Prepares resource materials and program information as needed.
  15. As directed, acts for and represents the Assistant Director to other University offices, the public or outside agencies on a wide range of administrative and program matters.
  16. Manages communications with students and other constituents regarding program collaboration and assists in the marketing and communication of Honors Program activities to students, faculty, advisors, and other administrators.
  17. Coordinates program logistics and provides administrative support for program staff, including on-site supervision of events, oversight of facilities use, and support with problem resolution.
  18. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field.
  2. Three to five years related experience providing administrative and/or program support.
  3. Demonstrated considerable knowledge of administrative methods.
  4. Demonstrated ability to independently provide significant program support, including budget tracking, and regularly exercise judgment on a wide variety of administrative matters.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  7. Willingness and ability to host and participate in programming and events that may include occasional evening and weekend hours.
  8. Experience working with diverse constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree.
  2. Experience in an undergraduate Honors program or college, as a student or staff member.
  3. Experience at a large university.
  4. Experience in large event-planning, including advertising.
  5. Experience working with high-achieving undergraduate students in a professional capacity.
  6. Experience in undergraduate student programming.
  7. Ability to travel in a professional capacity.
  8. Experience in designing or updating web pages and social media using relevant software (e.g., WordPress, Qualtrics).
  9. Experience working with residential and/or learning communities.

Appointment:  This is a full-time position.

To Apply

For full consideration upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references with contact information via Husky Hire (http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/).  Include search number on all correspondence. Screening of applications will begin immediately.  Search #2017257

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer

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University of Connecticut
Office of Undergraduate Research
Enrichment Programs
Program Coordinator (UCP V)

Position Description

The Program Coordinator of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) contributes to the University of Connecticut’s goal of providing undergraduate students with a wide range of opportunities to participate in academic enrichment activities throughout their collegiate careers. The Program Coordinator assists in all aspects of OUR operations.

The OUR is a part of the Enrichment Programs division. It is responsible for working with faculty and administrators based in all schools and colleges to promote and develop opportunities for undergraduate academic enrichment through research and creative activity; conducting open competitions for undergraduate research and creative endeavor awards; administering centralized funding for such activities; educating students and faculty about undergraduate research; and publicizing the accomplishments of undergraduate researchers.

The Program Coordinator will work with students, faculty, advisors, and academic administrators on undergraduate research issues. These duties include:

  1. Meet with and provide assistance to students who are interested in undergraduate research.
  2. Create, schedule, prepare materials for, and present workshops on undergraduate research to undergraduates.
  3. Assist students in identifying relevant research opportunities and preparing proposals and applications for internal and external research funding, including nationally competitive undergraduate research opportunities and other internships.
  4. Receive and review applications ensuring completeness and make referrals to appropriate personnel for review.
  5. Manage communications with students and advisors regarding outcomes of proposals.
  6. Maintain and enhance the OUR website to ensure accessibility, clarity, and educational value.
  7. Assist in the marketing and communication of OUR activities and funding programs to students, faculty, advisors, and other administrators.
  8. Process applications, paperwork, and records. Maintain filing system.
  9. Manage workflow and contribute to quality improvement of forms and application materials.
  10. Process and maintain necessary paperwork, records, and files to support program, including fiscal records. Enhance electronic data systems, where appropriate.
  11. Work with University offices and the Foundation in the disbursement of funds to support undergraduate student research and creative endeavors.
  12. Coordinate undergraduate research exhibitions and symposia (including the two annual Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibitions), designed to share and publicize undergraduate students’ research achievements. Coordination of such events includes advertising exhibitions, securing space, event planning, processing proposals, creating programs, and managing events.
  13. Coordinate the STEM Seminar series and other programming efforts aimed at enhancing undergraduate students’ awareness of research at UConn and providing opportunities for students to interact with faculty and other researchers.
  14. Assist in all functions relating to grant programs such as the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund competition, including updating and creating language for the website, presenting workshops, advising applicants, assigning reviewers, attending review committee meetings, and recording feedback for each applicant. Compile decision letters and work with other university offices (e.g., Education Abroad, Research Compliance Services) to ensure compliance with University policies.
  15. Confer with and assist supervisor in the performance of program administration and activities. Assist in preparing program budgets and annual report for approval of supervisor and manage and monitor expenditures. Evaluate effectiveness of programs and recommend improvements or changes to appropriate manager.
  16. Prepare informational and promotional materials for use in outreach activities for all aspects of Office of Undergraduate Research work.
  17. Provide on-site supervision of events, oversee facilities use, provide support, and assist in problem resolution.
  18. Assist with assessment efforts, assemble data, write and/or edit reports.
  19. Maintain a collection of resource materials and program information.
  20. May perform office support functions and projects, as assigned.
  21. Travel to relevant national conferences, regional events, and UConn regional campuses. May make presentations.
  22. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, social sciences or an appropriate field.
  2. Three to five years’ experience in a responsible administrative support position that demonstrates knowledge of administrative methods.
  3. Experience in conducting independent research or scholarship.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and regularly exercise sound judgment in addressing program issues.
  5. Ability to efficiently multitask and prioritize workload.
  6. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  7. Familiarity with computers as a skilled user of word processing programs and electronic data systems such as Word, Excel, Access, FileMaker and database reports.
  8. Willingness and ability to travel and occasionally work evening and weekend hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Graduate degree in  the sciences or social sciences.
    2. Familiarity with competitive grant and award programs.
    3. Experience working with faculty across disciplines.
    4. Experience in an undergraduate research office or honors program or college.
    5. Experience at a large university.
    6. Experience with Peoplesoft and other database software.
    7. Experience with data analysis, database design, and program evaluation.
    8. Experience in designing or updating webpages and social media using relevant software (e.g. WordPress, HootSuite).

To Apply

For full consideration upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references with contact information via Husky Hire (http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/).  Include search number on all correspondence. Screening of applications will begin immediately.  Search #2017255

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.