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Job Posted on March 24, 2017

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 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.

The primary duties of the specialist will involve management of project data and work with teachers in schools, in addition to other duties that vary according to project needs:

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 on-going support for teachers during implementation of Project CALI activities across the school year
  • Videotaping and photographing lessons
  • Administering assessments and surveys to students

Data management duties will include:

  • Creating parent permission and teacher consent forms as part of the project’s protection of human subjects and tracking submission and storage of these records
  • Completing and storing daily project-specific records of all work with teachers
  • Managing systems for storage of paper and electronic records of protected teacher and student data
  • Entering data, supervising other data entry personnel, and completing data accuracy checks for all project data for two sites
  • Using REDCap online database management system to set up, manage, check, and export project databases
  • Providing the principal investigator with properly coded, labeled, and checked data for statistical analysis

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, educational psychology, or a related field
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience working with Word and knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability and flexibility to drive to sites at times conducive to teachers’ schedules

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience teaching in general or special education K-12
  • Familiarity with REDCap SPSS, Stata or R
  • Familiarity with Institutional Review Boards for human subjects protection

Appointment Terms

This temporary position is approximately 20 hours per week for a period of six months, with the potential for extension/additional hours based on project needs. 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.

(HR17-23)


Job Posted on March 15, 2017

Application Developer (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 technical support on our HIT initiatives, working with the latest tools and technologies to help design, develop, and maintain web applications and data visualization solutions for internal and external clients. Under the direction of the Technology Lead, this position will focus on the design, develop, and implementation (DDI) of applications and application interfaces (APIs) following SDLC along with quality improvement processes. This position involves working with data modeling, building a reusable API, designing intuitive UI’s, securing applications, and providing self-service tools for analytics applications. This position will be based at the downtown Hartford campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, document, and deliver projects to the highest professional standards.
  • Manage priorities for self, staff and teams in order to meet targets.
  • Draft and present reports/briefs on complex technical issues in language understandable to the layperson to large clinical and management groups.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of health organizations and professional groups including senior managers, health and social care professionals and IT staff.
  • Perform tasks related with front-end application DDI to aid research projects in visualization of data for operational tasks, data quality reporting, and performance measures.
  • Oversee the presentation of the data using intuitive and responsive UI frameworks including AngularJs, Asp.NET MVC, and other tools.
  • Participate in all aspects of study design, data analysis, and dissemination.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Machine Learning, or a related technical field  or eight (8) years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft C# and/or Java, with a solid understanding of Object Oriented programming.
  • Knowledge and experience with JavaScript frameworks like AngularJs or React.
  • Knowledge and experience with Source Code Management (SCM) system including checking in stored procedures and version controlling a database.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to document and maintain documentation on design and implementation of systems.
  • Willingness to follow agreed upon data governance standards and conventions.
  • Exceptional ability to proactively identify issues and risks and mitigate using creative techniques and/or solutions.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and tools, including but not limited to new versions of AngularJs, Asp.NET Core MVC, and other libraries and frameworks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Machine Learning, or a related technical field
  • Experience with application data modeling.
  • Ability to effectively organize, manage and work with large amounts of clinical data including primary, secondary and complex multilevel data.
  • Healthcare experience.
  • Experience with a highly scalable, distributed system.
  • Healthcare data analytics experience.
  • Ability to work effectively in a small startup structure.
  • Desire to learn new skills, outside of frontend-focused tasks.
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft SQL Server development, T-SQL coding.
  • Knowledge and experience using SQL server tools: Management Studio, SSIS, SSRS, SQL Profiler, and/or similar technologies.
  • Experience with extract, transform, and load software, such as Informatica and IBM.
  • Experience with Hadoop.
  • Experience with JavaScript.
  • Knowledge and experience with Tableau, QlikView, or similar visualization tools

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.

(HR17-22)


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 March 2, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
School of Business Office of Alumni Relations

Position Summary

The School of Business Office of Alumni Relations seeks a part-time Temporary University Specialist to provide administrative support for the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC). This position will report to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations, and will be based at the Storrs campus.  Evening and weekend hours may be required based on office needs.  In-state travel may also be required on occasion in support of office events and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working consistently scheduled hours in the BCLC residence hall to ensure a positive, professional and welcoming learning environment and also to ensure timely access to, and maintenance of, BCLC resources within the residence hall.
  • Supporting the learning community’s First Year Experience faculty members in the coordination of the UNIV 1810 course to include updating of all materials, and planning with and supporting the instructors and student mentors.
  • Coordinating the BCLC Community Mentor application process from advertising, screening, interviewing, selection and communication with the FYP Office on candidates selected.
  • Assisting with the coordination of the learning community’s resident assistant application process.
  • Assisting the director with coordinating the community’s student housing selection process.
  • Coordinating the implementation of the BCLC marketing plans for incoming freshmen (spring), returning sophomores (fall/winter), new sophomores (fall/winter).
  • Coordinating the scheduling of the director’s exit interview process and feedback surveys for outgoing sophomores.
  • Assisting the director with the planning and coordinating of day to day BCLC events, field trips and alumni visits; coordinating with the BCLC Marketing Committee for timely communication of event notices.
  • Coordinating the scheduling of BCLC student meetings, agendas, room reservations and meeting notices.
  • Producing weekly BCLC email communications to upcoming events to all involved parties as well as the production and release of the director’s BCLC student email newsletter.
  • Coordinating on-going 1:1 meetings with the director and students in the learning community.
  • Maintaining student records to track their successes, issues and recognitions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of relevant administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent administrative and organizational skills, including the ability to identify and resolve administrative and day-to-day problems.
  • Excellent writing, editing skills and social media skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated strong ability to prioritize and manage shifting priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in fostering professional relationships with undergraduate students.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary part-time position (30 hours per week) for a period of three 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: Nathan.ives@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.

(HR17-20)


Job Posted on February 20, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
School of Business Stamford MBA & Undergraduate Office

Position Summary

The School of Business is seeking a Temporary University Specialist to work part-time in its Stamford MBA and Undergraduate Office. The incumbent will report to the Stamford Assistant Director for Administration, Outreach, and Special Projects. The Specialist will advise undergraduate students and assist in managing a number of administrative functions for the Stamford Part-time MBA and Undergraduate Programs. The position will be based at the School of Business in Stamford. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of program activities and events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a resource to potential and current MBA & Undergraduate students, staff, and others regarding policies procedures, requirements and goals of the program.
  • Provides advice and guidance to potential and current students regarding course selection and sequence.
  • Devises, modifies and maintains student records.
  • Prepares and edits standard correspondence and reports.
  • Makes necessary arrangements for meetings, conferences and travel.
  • Provides on-site support for the programs on weekends and evenings.
  • Schedules appointments and meetings and handles administrative matters for the Assistant Director & Director.
  • Assists in resolving budget and other business problems for the program.
  • 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.
  • Serves as liaison with staff in Storrs and the regional campuses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • One to three years of related experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with University staff, faculty, students and external constituents.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products and an ability to learn new software as necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to work nights and weekends in support of program activities and events.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary part-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:  john.knopf@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 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.

(HR17-19)


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)


  

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