Educational Program Assistant 2

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Hartford Campus
Categories: Academic Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

UConn’s Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) is seeking three qualified Educational Program Assistants 2 to assist with the administration of programs. In particular, the institute is seeking a Program Assistant for each program including the Connecticut Sentencing Commission, the Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative, and IMRP policing-related projects (i.e. CT Racial Profiling Prohibition Project, Use of Force analysis, Hate Crimes data collection). 

The IMRP is a dynamic non-partisan organization that strives to effectively inspire and sustain a just, equitable, and inclusive Connecticut through independent research and evaluation, public policy analysis and development, and community engagement. The IMRP is situated within UConn’s School of Public Policy and housed at the UConn Hartford campus.

Under the direction of a Program Manager or Director, the Program Assistant will assist with the day-to-day administrative activities of the program/s.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists with general office operations and processes and maintains necessary paperwork, records, and files required to support the program.
  • Responds to inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and others affiliated with the University, as well as from community members, state and municipal government leaders, and others external to the University, regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate.
  • Compiles data and assists in the preparation of reports to support program activities and publicize program achievements.
  • Assists in advising students or partners regarding program activities. Explains program policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Provides administrative and technical support as well as program logistics for program faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders.
  • Assists in the planning, coordination, and execution of program activities, research, training, conference presentations, and events.
  • Represents the Program at the designation, or in the absence of, the Program Manager or Director.
  • Reviews, copies, edits, and/or develops research, informational, and promotional materials.
  • May assist in establishing budgets and monitoring financial activity for an assigned area.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Two to three years of related professional experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four or more years of related professional experience.
  • Experience with funded projects involving research, technical assistance, policy, and/or program development.
  • Experience working in a university setting.
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with numerous or diverse community partners.
  • Experience assisting commissions, task forces, advisory boards, or other government or quasi-government entities.
  • Experience in public policy, research, criminal or social justice.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

These positions are full-time, 12-month, end-dated positions, with the possibility of annual renewal dependent upon the availability of funding and the candidate’s performance. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497925 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 27 and continue until the positions are filled. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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