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Job Posted on August 14, 2017

Temporary University Specialist Department of Student Activities
Community Outreach Programs, Services and Initiatives

Position Summary

The Department of Student Activities; Community Outreach Programs, Services, and Initiatives, is seeking a Temporary University Specialist to provide administrative support as well as entry-level program support. Under the Direction of the Associate Director for Community Outreach Programs, Services and Initiatives, this position will provide daily administrative support including but not limited to supporting data reporting for programs, payroll and supporting the students and staff on program planning and development. This position is located on the UConn Storrs Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist in the performance of the Office of Community Outreach Programs, Services, and Initiatives activities, including some program support and office support functions, making adjustments to accommodate priority needs.
  2. Serves as a resource to students, staff and others on matters relating to administrative procedures and program activities for the area
  3. Assist in planning outreach programs and services, conference planning and supporting arrangement for program logistics
  4. Coordinating, training, and overseeing student support staff for the area
  5. Maintaining program related data including service records of participants and programs and student payroll records; ensuring compliance with School and University policies and procedures
  6. Exercises general supervision over office personnel and office functions; processes and maintains necessary paperwork, records and files to support programs and services, including fiscal and personnel records
  7. Preparing student payroll requests and appropriate paperwork for all area programs, services and initiatives
  8. Processing personnel and fiscal transactions such as travel authorizations and expense reimbursements; student payroll, and purchase requisitions/orders
  9. Manages special projects, which may be short-or long-term and require knowledge of the Department of Student Activities, Community Outreach Programs, Services, and Initiatives
  10. May assist on department website to include developing and updating website content, as well as give recommendations or make decisions regarding layout design, content categorization, navigation, etc.
  11. Performing other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in subject area related to program specialty, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. One to three years’ experience in a responsible administrative support position, which demonstrates knowledge of administrative methods
  3. Ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures
  4. Ability to provide entry-level program support
  5. Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  6. Good writing and communications skills
  7. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  8. Demonstrated ability to actively foster a campus climate that is welcoming and supportive of the University of Connecticut’s diverse student body and encourages communication with and among University constituents

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Prior experience in a higher education academic setting
  2. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and execute events
  3. Experience with Core-CT
  4. Experience in Excel, Word, Access and Outlook
  5. Experience using website applications such as Aurora WordPress

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary full-time position (35 hours per week) for a period of six months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding. We have an anticipated start date of September 14th.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: ada.elderkin@uconn.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

(HR18-10)


Job Posted on August 9, 2017

Financial Project Assistant (Part-Time Durational, Multiple Positions)
Office of the Vice President for Research, Sponsored Program Services

Position Summary

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Sponsored Program Services, has need for multiple project-focused temporary staff with strong financial/accounting, communications and time management skills.

The Financial Project Assistant(s) will work with grants and contracts professional staff in facilitating the review of grant applications, preparation of budgets, record-keeping, processing of financial transactions, financial analysis and reporting.  Areas of assignment may include:

  • Pre-award – assisting with preparation of grant proposals, review of budgets, related tasks supporting the centralized University proposal review team.
  • Post-award – assisting and working with post-award grant managers in funded, project-specific financial activities.

This is a unique opportunity to explore career options in the professional field of Research and Sponsored Project Administration at a top-ranked, research-intensive university.

Explore information regarding this exciting, specialized field!

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s or higher degree (preferred) in accounting, business or related field.
  2. Experience working with budgets or processing financial transactions.
  3. Experience working in research administration.
  4. Ability to understand and follow directions well.
  5. Ability to understand and follow technical instructions, policies and procedures.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Excellent follow-through, with ability to multitask and prioritize.
  8. Organized

Appointment Terms

Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.  These position are located at the UConn Storrs campus.

To Apply

To apply, please forward a letter of application describing how your background and experience relates to the position, a resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Laurie Pudlo, Administrative Manager

University of Connecticut

Office of the Vice President for Research

Unit 1006

Storrs, CT 06269-1006

By email:  laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

(HR18-09)


Job Posted on August 3, 2017

Operations Assistant (Temporary University Specialist)
School of Nursing, Hartford, CT

Position Summary

The Health Information Technology (HIT) group within the UConn School of Nursing seeks a Temporary University Specialist to provide operations assistance on our HIT initiatives. Under the direction of the Operations Lead, this position will perform day-to-day operational tasks for federal and state grant-run programs related to HIT. The individual will execute daily tasks involved with programs, including but not limited to validating and verifying healthcare providers’ submitted data is all inclusive and aligned with standard requirements, auditing providers’ information, outreach and educating providers on current program requirements, and updating providers on requirement changes. This position will be located at the downtown UConn Hartford campus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Customer service experience, such as responding to emails and phone calls as well as providing outreach to providers.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience following structured standard operating procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to solve problems using creative solutions to common challenges.
  • Ability to work effectively in a small start-up like environment.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary position (40 hours per week) for a period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and contact information for three professional references to: jodi.salmon@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. Please note that at this time, we are unable to cover relocation expenses.

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.

(HR18-07)


Job Posted on July 26, 2017

Traffic Signal Systems Engineer- Circuit Rider Position
The Connecticut Transportation Institute

The Connecticut Transportation Institute in the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites resumes for a Part time Traffic Signal Systems (TSS) Engineer – Circuit Rider. Under the direction of the Program Director, Technology Transfer Center, the TSS Circuit Rider will provide traffic signal system-related information, training and direct technical assistance to Connecticut municipalities responsible for local traffic signals. The part time Circuit Rider will be assigned a geographic region in Connecticut.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist Connecticut municipalities in the development of clear goals and objectives and a plan for management, operations and maintenance of their traffic signals.
  2. Write and disseminate technical briefs on traffic signal related topics to local municipal agencies.
  3. Work in the field to educate municipalities on how to implement traffic signal system retiming projects.
  4. Work with Connecticut regional planning agencies to promote opportunities for municipalities to consider federal-aid funding for traffic signal operations and to promote integration of traffic signal operations into metropolitan transportation plans and programs.
  5. Coordinate and facilitate training on traffic signal systems topics.
  6. Explore the feasibility of developing a Traffic Signal Operator Certificate program for municipal employees, as a part of the CT Technology Transfer Center program.
  7. Supervise student employee who will support the Center’s Traffic Signal Circuit Rider Program.
  8. Design and maintain a record-keeping method to document results of the regional program.
  9. Develop quarterly reports for submission to program director.
  10. As needed, conduct needs analysis surveys of Connecticut local municipalities on traffic signal related topics.
  11. Complete special projects as required.
  12. Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in engineering or related field and 2-4 years’ experience with traffic signal systems OR Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and 5-7 years’ experience with traffic signal systems.
  2. Ability to work independently to apply comprehensive knowledge of traffic signal systems to meet the objectives of the program.
  3. Ability to produce written technical documents for dissemination.
  4. Ability to develop and facilitate training programs.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  6. Excellent writing and communication skills.
  7. Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the state to conduct technical assistance and training programs.
  8. Ability to work extended hours, including possible evening meetings to support program goals.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Experience working with municipal governments.
  2. Ability to travel out-of-state as needed for national and regional meetings.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is a Part Time – Special Payroll Position. Hourly salary will be commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, send a resume and two professional references to Donna Shea at: donna.shea@uconn.edu.

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.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

(HR18-06)


Job Posted on July 25, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
School of Business Department of Finance

The School of Business Department of Finance is seeking a Temporary University Specialist to assist in providing support to the Finance Department and its affiliated programs. The incumbent will report to the Administrative Services Assistant 4 in the Finance Department. The position will be based at the Storrs campus.  Occasional evening hours may be required in support of departmental or related program activities and events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning, coordinating and executing departmental and student-run events.
  • Updating and maintaining departmental website.
  • Assigning advisors to students as directed by supervisor and the School’s Office of Undergraduate Advising.
  • Coordinating and training departmental student support staff; processing employment transactions, paperwork and timecards for student staff.
  • Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of departmental and program budgets and reports.
  • Maintaining fiscal, personnel, departmental and inventory-control records; ensuring compliance with School and University policies and procedures.
  • Preparing special payroll requests and paperwork for faculty and administrative coordinators.
  • Assisting supervisor with processing personnel and fiscal transactions such as travel authorizations and expense reimbursements; accounts payable, purchase requisitions/orders, departmental procurement card, grant advice and faculty STAR accounts.
  • Performing other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with others.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional nights and weekends in support of departmental activities and events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience in a higher education academic setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and execute events.
  • Experience with a financial management system such as Kuali.
  • Experience with a student administration system such as Peoplesoft.
  • Experience using website applications such as Aurora WordPress.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary full-time position for a period of three months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: blaine.aponte@uconn.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and divers community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.  More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.  UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

(HR17-05)


Job Posted on July 19, 2017

Data Architect
School of Nursing, Hartford, CT

The Health Information Technology (HIT) group within the UConn School of Nursing seeks a Data Architect. The Data Architect will own and drive the overall solution design, strategy, and roadmap for Big Data solutions working closely with customer-facing teams, internal practice leaders, and external partners to ingest, model, and visualize large amounts of Healthcare data. The ideal person for this position will have expertise in Big Data, BI/analytics, and data integration, be detail oriented, think strategically, and possess a strong work ethic. This position will be based at the downtown Hartford Campus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop Big Data architecture solutions by analyzing multiple sources of structured and unstructured health systems data for scalability, high availability, fault tolerance, and elasticity.
  • Architect, design, and develop high performance large volume data integration and harmonization processes across multiple data sources within data lakes/ponds, data stores and other back-end services in fully virtualized and distributed cloud environments.
  • Design and develop solutions for the automation of data ingestion, profiling and validation, cleansing and transformation, enhancing and enriching, organization and storage, and retrieval and presentation of the data and information into stakeholder portals, self-service visualizations, and dashboards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related technical field and six (6) years of relevant work experience, OR Master’s Degree in a related technical field and three (3) years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in/with:
    • Healthcare data, such as claims, encounters, clinical, and administrative data
    • Healthcare quality measures analytics
    • Statistical analysis, data mining and machine learning tools, such as SPSS, R, Weka, Python, or similar tools
    • Apache technologies, such as Hadoop, SPARK, Pig, SQOOP, Kafka, Flume, HBase, Oozie for extracting near real-time data, event messaging, and processing
    • Data modeling and model management tools, such as Erwin or similar tools
    • Offloading and loading data in RDBMS & HDFS
    • Data and information visualization and dashboard tools, such as Tableau, QlikView, or similar tools
    • C# and/or Java, with a solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming
    • SDLC and following established data governance standards and conventions
    • Document and maintain documentation on design and implementation of systems
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional ability to proactively identify and mitigate issues and risks using creative techniques and/or problem solving solutions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with:
    • Designing and implementation of Data lakes and ponds
    • Extract, transform, and load (ETL) software, such as Informatica or IBM ETL suite of tools
    • Conducting statistical analysis, data mining and machine learning on large data sets within data lakes and OLTP databases
    • Developing frameworks and conducting analysis using SSRS, Cognos, or similar pre-populated reporting tools
    • Using Agile SDLC for design, development, and implementation (DDI) of solutions
    • Implementation of virtualized and cloud-based solutions
  • Ability to work effectively in a small startup structure.

 

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary position (40 hours per week) for a period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: jodi.salmon@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

(HR18-04)


 


Job Posted on July 12, 2017

Adjunct Faculty, MBA Communications Course
School of Business

The School of Business is seeking qualified adjunct faculty to teach a graduate level communications course to the Full-time MBA students at the Hartford campus in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.  A link to the course description can be found below.

Communicating for Impact A and B (BADM 5182 and BADM 5183, both 1.5 credit):

http://mba.uconn.edu/academics/required-curriculum/business-leadership/

Minimum Qualifications

An earned Master’s degree in business, communications, or a related field and relevant professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

An earned PhD or terminal degree in an area relevant to the field; previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education; management experience in a corporate, government, or non-profit setting.

Appointment Terms

These are temporary adjunct faculty positions which are generally appointed on a semester by semester basis.  Compensation will be based on academic program level and/or campus location.

To Apply

Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, contact information for three professional references and other relevant materials (such as course syllabi and teaching evaluations) to: meg.warren@uconn.edu.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants whose qualifications align with current teaching needs will be contacted to schedule an interview.

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

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.

(HR18-02)


Job Posted on July 20, 2017

REVISED – Please note:  Appointment Terms and Application Instructions have been revised.

Temporary University Specialist (Part-Time)
Neag School of Education

The Special Education program in the Neag School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut has an opening for work on a large federally-funded research project called CARING (Computer-Aided and Reading Intervention Using Neuroimaging of Growth). The goal of the CARING Project is to understand how children’s brains change as they participate in reading instruction.  The project involves 80 hours of school-based instruction, as well as home-based computer intervention, and neuroimaging using a technology called functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).  This position involves providing the 80 hours of instruction to second graders with reading difficulty in small groups of 3 to 6 children across the academic year.

The project is a collaboration between UConn and Haskins Laboratory, a Yale-based center that studies children’s reading using brain scanning technologies. At UConn, the project director is Devin Kearns, Ph.D., an assistant professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology.

Work will include:

  • Participating in professional development on the evidence-based reading intervention program called Empower
  • Implementing the Empower intervention as designed by the researchers, 4 to 5 times per week
  • Traveling to and from elementary schools located between Storrs-Mansfield, CT and New Haven, CT to implement the intervention
  • Building rapport with students at the beginning of intervention and throughout
  • Meeting with Dr. Kearns and the research team to discuss student progress
  • Administering student assessments using standardized tests
  • Participating in follow-up professional development
  • Administrative duties will include:
  • Completing and storing daily project-specific records of all work with students, including audio recordings of all intervention sessions and logs of lessons completed and time taken
  • Collaborating with the research team weekly, or as needed
  • Organizational responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing materials for intervention, research meetings, and other situations as necessary
  • Creating, implementing, and maintaining effective systems for completing research activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience teaching in general or special education in Grades K-6
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience working with Word and knowledge of Excel
  • Ability and flexibility to drive to schools during school hours (8 to 3) 4 or 5 times per week at different sites at times necessary for school schedules

Appointment Terms

This position is approximately 20 hours per week and based on the schedule of participating schools. Compensation will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

To Apply

Please submit a resumecover letter addressing each qualification listed above, and contact information for three professional references to Marney Pollack at marney.pollack@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

(HR18-01)


Job Posted on June 30, 2017

Temporary University Specialist, Wellness and Prevention Services
Student Health Services

Wellness and Prevention Services, part of Student Health Services on the Storrs Campus, is seeking applicants for a Temporary University Specialist.  This is a position reporting to either the Associate Director or a Coordinator in Wellness and Prevention Services. The position hours range from 15-30 hours per week during the academic year when classes are in session.

This position will work collaboratively with professional staff within the department to support initiatives including educational sessions, outreach to the campus community and on-going programs. Duties can include: one-on-one sessions with students, participation in screening events, group educational sessions, participation in campus-wide programing (late nights, fresh check, health fairs) etc. Nights and some weekends required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the staff, programs, and events and provide on-going support for the development, implementation, and evaluation of prevention programs and education in relation to promoting healthy behaviors in the student population.
  • Facilitate one-on-one prevention/early intervention sessions with UConn students.
  • Assist in the evaluation, assessments and statistical analysis of prevention programs, data, surveys and departmental projects.
  • Facilitate First Year Experience (FYE) presentations and other presentations upon request and as needed.
  • Maintain and assist with the development and dissemination of wellness publications including written documents, brochures, website updates, and educational social norms campaign.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the University including partners within Student Affairs.
  • One weekly evening is required: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Some weekend hours are required as well.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or related degree
  • Interest in working with college student population and a willingness to learn
  • Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate with students, staff and supervisor
  • Comfort or willingness to become comfortable presenting topics on health and wellness
  • Excellent boundaries with students
  • Self-motivated; ability to work autonomously when necessary
  • Ability to apply professional boundaries with undergraduate volunteers and office staff
  • Team player: willingness to step up when needed and work well with others

Appointment Terms

This is a Fall semester position with an expectation to continue for the Spring semester, contingent upon program needs.  The work schedule is approximately 15 – 30 hours per week based on programming needs.  The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience, not to exceed $20 per hour.  Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to Eileen.Stone@uconn.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Employment of the selected candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.  More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.  UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

(HR17-45)


Job Posted on June 29, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
School of Business Waterbury Part-time MBA

The School of Business Waterbury Part-time MBA (PMBA) program is seeking a Temporary University Specialist to assist in the program management of the Waterbury PMBA program. The incumbent will report to the Assistant Director of Part-time MBA Student Services.  The position will be based at the UConn Waterbury campus.  Courses and information sessions for the program are offered in the evening, therefore, the ability to work flexible hours is necessary.  There will be occasional weekend hours depending on program activities and events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages the admissions process for the Waterbury campus from student inquiry through student admission.
  • Recruits students into the program by performing outreach with Waterbury area employers.
  • Assists potential and current MBA students, staff, and others regarding policies procedures, requirements and goals of the program.
  • Coordinates and manages administrative support and program services for the PMBA faculty, staff and students; manages general office operations and resolves day-to-day administrative and logistical problems; processes and maintains necessary administrative paperwork for PMBA program.
  • Provides advice and guidance to potential and current students regarding course selection and sequence.
  • Devises, modifies and maintains student records.
  • Provides on-site support for the programs on evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Assists in the planning of program marketing activities as well as alumni projects and events.
  • Maintains and updates program databases of prospective students, current students, program alumni, and program sponsoring companies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of higher education experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with others.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, Word and Outlook and the ability to learn new software as necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to work one-two evenings per week and occasional weekends in support of program activities and events.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary full-time position with a flexible schedule for a period of six months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to:  mia.hawlk@uconn.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and divers community of students, faculty and staff.  The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.  More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.  UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

(HR17-44)


Job Posted on June 29, 2017

Adjunct Faculty, (Part-Time), First-Year Writing Program
English Department

The First-Year Writing Program in the Department of English seeks adjunct part-time faculty to teach Second-Language Writing courses at the Storrs campus.  We are looking for skilled writing instructors who have experience working with international students and/or are familiar working with multilingual writers and the pedagogy of second-language writing to teach a course some students take prior to enrolling in the required First-Year Writing course.  All our courses are project-based with a focus on writing and revision. We are a post-process program that emphasizes guiding students into the practices of academic writing and the work of the university. More information about the FYW program can be found at http://fyw.uconn.edu .

Minimum Qualifications

An earned Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Modern Languages, or a related field with some experience teaching composition.

Preferred Qualifications

An earned PhD or equivalent terminal degree in an area relevant to the field; previous teaching experience of First-Year writing intensive courses in an institution of higher education; some previous graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition. Experience in the field of second-language/multilingual writing or relevant foreign-language teaching (with a focus on writing) are a plus.

Appointment Terms

These are adjunct part-time faculty positions generally appointed on a semester-by-semester basis.  Compensation will be based on academic program level and/or campus location.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials (usually syllabi, one or two assignment prompts, and a sample of student writing), a statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 reference contacts to lisa.blansett@uconn.edu.

This is a pool posting.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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 .

(HR17-43)


Job Posted on June 23, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
School of Business

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) seeks a Temporary University Specialist to coordinate program activities and manage special projects.  This position will report to the CTSBDC State Director, and will be based in East Hartford, CT.  Evening and weekend hours may be required on occasion in support of meetings, events and activities.  In-state travel to other CTSBDC offices or UConn campuses may also be required on occasion based on program needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acting as the initial point of contact for the center which includes but is not limited to: answering the center’s main phone line and routing calls appropriately, responding to emails and greeting visitors.
  • Assisting with event planning, coordination and execution.
  • Coordinating the scheduling of meetings and preparation of meeting agendas; making room reservations and sending meeting notices.
  • Responsible for data verification using a customer relationship management (CRM) system.
  • Conducting a quarterly audit of economic impacts.
  • Uploading data to the center’s funding agency; proofreading/editing narrative and graphic reports for funding agency.
  • Assisting with the distribution and collection of customer relations survey to clients, stakeholders and lenders.
  • Assisting the center’s financial assistant with processing travel requests and expense reimbursements for the CTSBDC staff at all locations.
  • Performing related administrative tasks for the director, associate director, and center staff as needed.
  • Supervising student staff engaged in administrative functions.
  • Performing other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one to two years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations including staff, students and members of the business community.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills, including excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently in a diverse, fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated data management skills.
  • Experience with planning and executing events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a university environment.
  • Experience with a customer relationship management system.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary position with an end date of September 30, 2017, which may be renewed contingent upon program needs and available funding.  The work schedule is negotiable and can be assigned up to 35 hours per week.  The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience, not to exceed $25 per hour.  Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: busndean@business.uconn.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Employment of the selected candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.  More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.  UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

(HR17-41)


Job Posted on June 19, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
Humanities Institute

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a temporary, part-time (20 hrs/week) position as webmaster and communications coordinator with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The specialist will work under the auspices of Humility & Conviction in Public Life (HCPL), an applied research project generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation aimed at understanding and revitalizing meaningful public discourse over such topics as morality, politics, science and religion. For more information on the project, please see its website.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing and maintaining the UCHI and affiliated grant Humility & Conviction in Public Life web presences (UCHI main site, H & C Website, Humanities Calendar, Facebook and Twitter)
  • Developing promotional material for events: Booklets, posters, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Providing a framework and oversight for electronic communication from the Institute
  • Recording and editing of audio material for podcasting
  • Providing a supporting presence at all major UCHI events

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in web graphic design/development.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in website creation, design, and implementation using the following tools: Aurora WordPress, Adobe Products (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash), MS Office products in a PC and MAC environment (esp. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel) and other software tools and/or comparable freeware substitutes.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • General knowledge of scope of the humanities, its related fields, and its importance in the university
  • Excellent communication skills and command of the English language
  • Currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  • Ability to write HTML, PHP, CSS and JS
  • Video editing skills (using Premier Pro or other products)

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Acts independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities and works well in teams
  • A professional demeanor and flexibility
  • Ability and commitment to work in an interdisciplinary environment

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, part-time (20 hours/week) position with an expected during of one year.  Salary is approximately $35/hour.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references including name, address, and telephone number to: Jo-Ann Waide at: uchi@uconn.edu. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre- employment background check.

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.

(HR17-40)


Job Posted on June 14, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
School of Business – Regional Business Operations (RBO)

Position Summary

The School of Business, Regional Business Operations Team, seeks a full-time Temporary University Specialist to assist in providing financial administrative support to School of Business graduate programs. The position will report to the RBO Team Lead and be based at the Graduate Business Learning Center, downtown Hartford. Evening and weekend hours may be required based on office needs and budget season.  In-state travel to other UConn campuses may also be required for certain trainings and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in gathering, reconciling and recording data for use in budgeting and preparing reports.
  • Serve as a resource to all graduate students regarding payment policies, payment deadlines, reimbursement questions, fee bill questions, account holds, etc.
  • Assist with third party billing. This includes, but is not limited to, receiving and organizing the third party vouchers, applying deferral to student accounts, assisting in gathering data required by RBO team lead for proper invoicing, contacting the students for incomplete vouchers, following up with vendors for payments, posting comments on student accounts, and removing the deferrals once the payments are posted.
  • Assist in maintaining the procard transaction log.
  • Process grade letter invoice and reimbursement letter requests for graduate students following proper protocol and processes.
  • Assist in preparing in-state and out-of-state travel for students, faculty and staff as needed.
  • Assist in creating vendors and contacting them for quotes and other purchasing needs.
  • Assist in special payroll processing as needed.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field.
  • Two years’ experience in accounting, budgeting, financial data processing or financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated excellent administrative and organizational skills, including the ability to identify and independently resolve administrative and day-to-day problems using sound judgement.
  • Demonstrated excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.
  • Proven excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, including attention to detail as evident from applicant material.
  • Experience in successfully working within and contributing to a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to easily adapt to new software.
  • Demonstrated strong ability to prioritize and manage shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work one evening per week.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field.
  • Prior experience working in a higher education office environment.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary full-time position (35 hours per week) for a period of six months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: Hartmba@business.uconn.edu .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

(HR17-38)


Job Posted on June 8, 2017

Technology Commercialization Associate (Part-Time Durational Project/Program Specialist)
Office of the Vice President for Research

Position Summary

Collaborating as a member of a technology-focused team to prioritize and achieve unit goals and objectives within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the Technology Commercialization Associate will be responsible for managing the evaluation, patenting and licensing of a portfolio of University inventions in the physical sciences and engineering.

This is a six-month, part-time/20 hours per week, temporary project/program specialist appointment, requiring strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work both independently and as a member of an integrated team, and the ability to distill and articulate technical concepts in order to communicate effectively across a broad range of technologies and constituencies in a timely manner.  Experience and/or a willingness to market and sell early stage technologies is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review of physical science and engineering research and invention disclosures to determine and discuss patentability and market potential, and monitor for progress and commercial success.
  • Support management of patent prosecution for inventions, including summarizing scientific and patent literature and technical documents, preparing invention assessments, non-confidential marketing materials.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree (preferred) in the physical sciences or engineering.
  • Three or more years of experience working in a science or engineering related position.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property management, patent application and prosecution process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to distill and articulate technical concepts in order to communicate effectively across a broad range of technologies and constituencies.
  • Experience and/or a willingness to market and sell early stage technologies.

Appointment Terms

Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.  The primary location base for this position will be at the UConn Storrs campus, with occasional travel to Farmington and regional campuses.

To Apply

To apply, please forward a letter of application describing how your experience relates to the position, a resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Laurie Pudlo, Administrative Manager
University of Connecticut
Office of the Vice President for Research
Unit 1006
Storrs, CT 06269-1006
By email:  laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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 .

(HR17-36)


Job Posted on June 1, 2017

Temporary University Specialist (Part-time), Educational Psychology
Neag School of Education

The Special Education program in the Neag School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut has an opening for work on a large federally-funded research project called Project CALI. Project CALI is designed to improve the quality of content-area literacy instruction in middle school classrooms. The particular focus is on co-taught classrooms where students with learning disabilities are included in general education instruction and receive support from both a special educator and general educator.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties will vary according to project needs and will include direct interaction with school administrators, teachers, and students, requiring in-depth knowledge of Project CALI, as well as effective teaching and learning models.

Work with teachers in schools will include:

  • Co-planning, modeling, and observing lessons taught using Project CALI materials
  • Presentation of professional development on Project CALI
  • Engaging in positive collaborative feedback sessions related to lessons taught
  • Soliciting formal and informal feedback from teachers
  • Providing ongoing support for teachers during implementation of Project CALI activities across the school year
  • Videotaping and photographing lessons
  • Administering assessments and surveys to students
  • Building rapport with teachers and students

Administrative duties will include:

  • Completing and storing daily project-specific records of all work with teachers
  • Collaboration with CALI team weekly, or as needed

Organizational responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing materials for team meetings, teacher professional development, and other situations as necessary
  • Organizing project materials to facilitate efficiency
  • Creating, implementing, and maintaining effective systems for completing research activities

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience teaching in general or special education K-12
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience working with Word and knowledge of Excel
  • Ability and flexibility to drive to sites at times conducive to teachers’ schedules

Appointment Terms

This position is approximately 20 hours per week and based on the schedule of participating teachers. Compensation will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

To Apply

Please submit a resumecover letter addressing each qualification listed above, and contact information for three professional references to: ProjectCALI@UConn.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

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.

(HR17-34)


Job Posted on May 17, 2017
Research Specialist (Part-time), Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering

Position Summary
The Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut, has an opening for work on a federally-funded research project that involves the design, installation and development of software on the Solaris platform (Linux).

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties of the specialist are:

  • Work under the direction of the principal investigator and in collaboration with doctoral student
  • Installation of open source products on the Oracle Solaris 10 secure Linux operating system and the design and  development night Java application programs
  • Interact with personnel at the sponsor Sonalysts
  • Visit and work every other week to Sonalysts in Norwich CT (mileage reimbursement)
  • Take required training in Export Controls
  • Build/compile and install a wide range of open source products (e.g., Libre office) on Solaris
  • Install document conversion products
  • Work with wide variety of formats (e.g., doc, docx, PDF, HTML, XML, image formats, etc.)
  • Ability to drive to Sonalysts every other week

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 3 years of college level work in computer science or a related field.
  • Experience in Linux, installing open source, working with APIs, and very proficient in Java.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience working with Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field is preferred

Appointment Terms

US citizen or permanent resident required.  This temporary position is 20 hours per week for a period of twelve months. Compensation will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

To Apply

Please submit a resumecover letter addressing each qualification listed above, and contact information for three professional references to: steven.demurjian@uconn.edu .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

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.

(HR17-33)


Job Posted on May 4, 2017

Adjunct Faculty, Accounting
School of Business

Position Summary

The Department of Accounting in the School of Business is seeking qualified adjunct faculty to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses at the Storrs and regional campuses including Hartford, Waterbury, and Stamford in the Fall 2017 semester.  A link to undergraduate and graduate accounting courses can be found below:

Undergraduate: http://www.catalog.uconn.edu/acct.htm

Graduate: http://msaccounting.business.uconn.edu/curriculum/

Minimum Qualifications

An earned Master’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field and relevant professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

An earned PhD or terminal degree in an area relevant to the field; previous teaching experience in an institution of higher education; management experience in a corporate, government, or non-profit setting.

Appointment Terms

These are temporary adjunct faculty positions which are generally appointed on a semester by semester basis.  Compensation will be based on academic program level and/or campus location.

To Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically to acct@uconn.edu.  If applicable, applicants should clearly state in the body of the email by course number the courses they are applying to teach and attach a copy of their curriculum vitae and other relevant materials (such as course syllabi and teaching evaluations).   Applicants can also provide a description of relevant expertise to teach courses not currently offered, e.g., accounting information systems, analytic and statistical methods in accounting, advanced courses in taxation.

This is a pool posting.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants whose qualifications align with current teaching needs will be contacted to schedule an interview.

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

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.

(HR17-32)


Job Posted on March 8, 2017

Website Curator and Coordinator (Temporary University Specialist)
Office of the Vice President for Research

Position Summary

This temporary, part-time position within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will work with the development and communications teams to create, manage and publicize content for new and existing websites, which are intended to provide an inviting and informative access point for external audiences interested in exploring and supporting research and/or technology commercialization at UConn and UConn Health.  This will include feature stories about current research projects and initiatives, technologies and entrepreneurial ventures emanating from the university, as well as programmatic information.

The goal of this position is to work with the teams noted to showcase the unique areas of expertise, opportunity, and excellence at UConn and UConn Health related to research, innovation, entrepreneurship, scholarship and creative endeavors to create and/or curate dynamic, diverse, and updated content.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as curator and editor for new and existing websites, with a primary focus on research and innovation activities; guiding content per goals of the overarching effort
  • Identify faculty research programs that are likely to be of interest to external audiences, industry and funding organizations; draft abstracts to review with faculty and ultimately post to attract external interest
  • Create and update content for technology transfer and technology incubation program, including summaries that provide a short distillation of selected IP, ventures and their value proposition
  • Create and update content on programmatic opportunities that support use of UConn technology and innovation programs
  • Create and update visual/graphical content across the websites as appropriate (e.g., edit and upload images for new stories/posts)
  • Provide and update content relating to policies and documentation used to support customer needs
  • Coordinate creation, review, and updating information from partner organizations
  • Routinely review site for dated material, updating and removing as appropriate, e.g. confirm links work and send users to current material
  • Review and edit direct submissions by faculty, UConn startups and others to ensure quality and consistency
  • Create and update content on success stories associated with UConn research and innovation, specifically through the maintenance of News/Events pages and a social media presence (twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Interface closely with a team of software developers regarding new and existing websites (scope/design/features/functionalities/User Interface (UI)I/User Experience (UX)
  • Create and continue ongoing social media campaigns to drive users to the web sites and may assist in organizing events promoting the research and innovation websites and their content

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field – or comparable combination of education and experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Self-starter with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work with faculty and teams
  • Experience with use of social media platforms for professional endeavors

A student or recent graduate with the creative ability and interest in building a following for research and innovation efforts may be considered.

Appointment Terms

Salary rate will be commensurate with experience. This is a temporary, part-time, project-based position on special payroll with the potential to increase to full-time hours if needed during the duration of the project. Optional State employee health insurance may be available for purchase at group rates.

To Apply

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

For confidential inquiries or additional information please contact:
Laurie Pudlo, Administrative Manager
University of Connecticut
Office of the Vice President for Research Unit 1006
Storrs, CT 06269-1006
laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu
860-486-4247

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.

(HR17-21)

 


Job Posted on January 10, 2017

Temporary Project Specialist
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), Avery Point

CIRCA invites applications for the position of Temporary Project Specialist to provide support on projects that require mapping and Geographic Information Systems expertise.

Position Summary

Under the direction of designated supervisor (Prof. James O’Donnell), the position will provide program support in the following activities: mapping, GIS analysis, computer programming for data analysis and visualization. A moderately advanced understanding of the subject matter and its practical application is required.  Incumbents in this position are expected to work independently but with the goals and objectives established by the supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the planning, development, design implementation and evaluation of activities to achieve program objectives
  • Conducts studies, collects necessary data, evaluates information and prepares analytical reports related to program specialty
  • Serves as resource for CIRCA staff and others regarding program information and techniques, requiring a moderately advanced knowledge in area of specialization
  • Plans, develops and implements methods and techniques of informing/educating, in coordination with program staff; may develop topics, prepares information designed to communicate and interpret information to the public and others
  • Is responsible for the successful completion of individual project elements
  • May conduct workshops and seminars to instruct, inform and/or train others in the area of specialization
  • May be responsible for various administrative duties as assigned
  • May participate in the planning, development and implementation of grant proposals
  • May represent the program or department to external groups
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine, earth or environmental science, or engineering, or closely related field and experience with computer programming and data analysis or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two to four years professional experience related to coastal science and adaptation planning
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the program specialty area appropriate to CIRCA, and proven ability to apply a range of concepts, techniques and practices to carry out technical program objectives
  • Proven ability to evaluate and produce reliable results, problem-solve and trouble shoot problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary, full-time position with hours from 9 AM to 5 PM, M-F.  The appointment term is six months with the possibility of extension.  The position is subject to extension based upon performance and availability of funding.  The pay range is $24-$33 per hour. Optional State employee health insurance may be available for purchase at group rates.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to lauren.yaworsky@uconn.edu. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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.

(HR17-16)


  

Non-State Positions

Job Posted on August 3, 2017

Location Supervisor for Retail Operations
Department of Dining Services

This position is a full time, non-state position late night position for Retail Operations at the Department of Dining Services at the University of Connecticut. Under the direction of the Area Manger or their designee, this position supervises all aspects of the assigned location.  This is a “working” supervisory position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate supervises the daily operations of the location; ensures equipment is in good repair, functional and properly calibrated and trains staff in positions as required.  Teaches, coaches and motivates employees on a daily basis while maintaining high standards and leading by example. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs and solicits customer feedback to improve service and responds to requests for services and assistance. Operates POS terminals and performs drawer skims as needed; follows all departmental cash handling policies and procedures. Provides input for full time and student employee performance evaluations; ensures proper safety and sanitation procedures as followed and ensures product is rotated properly to minimize waste and service a quality product. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; writes clearly and informatively and reads and interprets written information as necessary.  Attends meetings as required; supports and enforces all University and departmental policies and procedures. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and recommends alternative solutions; working knowledge of FoodPro Menu Management System and must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 60lbs. Ensures that all necessary products are on hand; enforces staff uniform policy and ensures all staff maintains a crisp, clean and professional appearance. Properly deploys employees to ensure shift runs efficiently. Helps to schedule staff to adequately cover shifts and updates as necessary when people fail to report to work as assigned; is proactive when shift coverage is needed due to call outs. Accurately forecast product needs, taking into account the cyclical nature of the business and without carrying excess inventory; complete product ordering as assigned following all guidelines and maintains and completes accurate production and production records on a daily basis. Maintains and completes all checklists as needed to ensure there use on a daily basis; monitors product levels during assigned shift to ensure we do not run out and ensures proper supervision of pre-close, clean up and the closing of assigned location. Understands and practices progressive discipline techniques when necessary; participates in the testing of new menu items and works special events when necessary. Works within all University and departmental guidelines; may be required to stock delivery items in accordance with food safety guidelines (FIFO) and maintains records of receipts and deliveries. Verifies quantity and quality of incoming supplies against invoices, bills of lading and orders and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of food service experience of which at least six months must be in a supervisory capacity; demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite and verifiable cash handling experience. Knowledge of food ordering, storage, sanitation and inventory control. Knowledge of food service equipment and maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications

ServSafe Certified or ServSafe eligible; experience working with Food Pro or another menu management software and POS experience.

Appointment Terms

The salary range for this position is $16 to $18 per hour and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental insurance.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates meeting the expectations may respond by submitting a cover letter and resume with the names and email address of three professional references to: Location Supervisor Search Committee, Department of Dining Services, 3384 Tower Loop Rd. Unit 4071, Storrs, CT 06269.

(HR18-08)