Administrative Program Support 1

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Administrative Services


The Department of Allied Health Sciences, a part of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut, seeks applicants for a full-time Administrative Program Support 1 to work in the Allied Health Sciences administrative office located at the Main UConn Campus in Storrs, CT. The Administrative Program Support 1 will support the department in financial, administrative, and other related operational tasks.


The successful candidate will have creative energy, be team-oriented, and contribute to a culture that values community, inclusion, excellence, and strategic growth. The candidate will be open-minded, forward-thinking, and collaborative in addressing the needs of the growing department, which currently includes a large undergraduate program, a growing graduate program, an active academic advising center, accredited professional and entrepreneurial certification programs, and a robust research enterprise. This position reports to the Allied Health Sciences Business Services Manager.     

About the Department 

The Department of Allied Health Sciences has a vibrant, multidisciplinary faculty dedicated to advancing knowledge through research, teaching, advising, and community engagement. The Department has been in a period of expansion, recruiting new faculty in recent years to meet growing student needs, including offering the Allied Health Sciences major on UConn’s regional Waterbury campus. With approximately 30 faculty, 750 undergraduates, 30 post-baccalaureate students, and 30 graduate students, we actively engage in educating and training the next generation of health professionals. The Department offers an undergraduate major in Allied Health Sciences with multiple concentrations; three nationally accredited professional programs (Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences); two master’s programs (Health Promotion Sciences, Health Care Genetics); and a PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences. Department faculty conduct grant-funded research in obesity, HIV/AIDS, digital health, behavioral genomics, nutrition, food policy, cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, women’s health, and public health.  With diversity as a core value of the department, college, and university, our department strives to be an inclusive educational institution that attracts, retains, and values talented people from all backgrounds. 


  1. Provides departmental support on a wide range of fiscal, administrative, and operational matters. 
  2. Assists with human resource and payroll-related functions of Department personnel (faculty, staff, student workers, special payroll employees, and graduate assistants); processes visa applications (J1) for personnel. 
  3. Assists with the financial operations of the department, including purchasing, accounts payable, HuskyBuy, and Concur, as well as supporting the monitoring and reporting of revenues and expenditures on Department financial accounts. 
  4. Assists with the Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment process, as well as the Annual Review process, for faculty. 
  5. Assists with Departmental searches for new faculty. 
  6. Assists in the preparation of financial and ad hoc reports as appropriate to meet Federal, State, University, and departmental requirements. 
  7. Assists in the coordination of student external placements. 
  8. Assists in the admissions process for the undergraduate major, master’s and doctoral programs, and professional programs.
  9. Supports the continued development of the major on the Waterbury regional campus. 
  10. Assists with coordinating and facilitating departmental events (e.g., retreats, and extended department meetings). 
  11. Performs other related duties as required. 


  • Associate’s degree and two to three years of related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. 
  • Positive and professional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, establishing relationships with a variety of constituents. 
  • Ability to efficiently handle and successfully complete multiple tasks.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Outlook.   


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three to four years of profession-based experience in an academic environment.  
  • Demonstrated success in administrative operations in a higher education department setting.  
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, complex, multi-faceted academic office environment. 
  • Familiarity with enterprise systems such as Kuali Financial Systems, Core-CT, HuskyBuy, and PeopleSoft. 


This is a full-time, 12-month position (35 hours per week) with an anticipated start date of August 9th, 2024. The successful candidate will work primarily at the University of Connecticut’s Storrs Campus. 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).

For more information regarding the Department of Allied Health Sciences, please visit the department website at: 


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


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498375 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.     

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately, with preference given to those applications received by May 23, 2024. This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 19, 2024.   

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at  

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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