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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 16, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
Office of Global Affairs, Education Abroad

Position Summary

The Temporary University Specialist will report to the Associate Director of Education Abroad. We have a temporary need for assistance with the administrative duties of the Education Abroad Office including, but not limited to enrollment, billing, application and data management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with enrolling all education abroad participants in off-campus credit placeholders via the creation and communication of program rosters.
  • Assist with posting education abroad related charges within PeopleSoft including equation variables, group airfare and other billing changes.
  • Work with the education abroad team to compile data for the Global Citizenship Scholarship program.
  • Assist with the creation and submission of enrollment lists to various constituents for international health insurance, community standards, etc.
  • Assist with the effective administration of the education abroad application management system Terra Dotta including monitoring applications, contacting students, completing audit reports, updating program changes, etc.
  • Provide support to the education abroad team on a variety of administrative tasks and promotional events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or a combination of an Associate’s Degree with at least two years of related administrative experience.
  2. Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office with a mastery of Excel and comfortable with the organization and manipulation of data.
  3. Good organizational skills with great attention to detail.
  4. Ability to work well under pressure and to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, especially during peak times of the year.
  5. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred qualifications include

  1. Experience studying, working or living abroad
  2. Experience working in an administrative unit in higher education or international education
  3. Desire to work in international education
  4. Experience with student management software such as Terra Dotta and Peoplesoft

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary position with a commitment to work an average of 35 hours per week. The terms of this position are for one year. Salary rate will be commensurate with experience.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

To Apply

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references including name, address, and telephone number to: Kim Hopkins in the Education Abroad Office at kimberly.hopkins@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.

(HR17-39)


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@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

Temporary University Specialist
UConnPIRG Chapter Coordinator

Position Summary

The UConnPIRG Chapter Coordinator will work with the Chair and the Executive Board to build and maintain a strong chapter program. The Chapter Coordinator will ensure the chapter’s success by implementing an internship program and supporting the development of students to run campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruiting, and training students to recruit for the chapter, especially the chapter’s internship program.
  • Involving students in the chapter; these students will work to win PIRG campaigns, make decisions for the organization, develop new projects, build support for the PIRG chapter on campus, and help build the campus activist culture.
  • Implementing, and training students to implement, the following: class presentations, information tables, nightly phone banks, postering and other forms of publicity.
  • Identifying and working with potential faculty sponsors for interns.
  • Conducting a weekly intern class and teaching students basic organizing skills – decision-making, delegating responsibility, communication, leadership development, coalition building, etc.
  • Evaluating interns and fulfilling all responsibilities in order for students to receive credit for internships.
  • Sharing feedback from the internship program with the President and Executive Board.
  • Working with the Chair and Executive Board to set priorities and make decisions with regard to the internship program.
  • Performing other tasks as necessary to help the chapter achieve both short and long term goals.
  • Attending all weekly Core meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or two to three years’ experience OR Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic community organizing skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with students in building of a student organization
  • Demonstrated experience in advising college students in leadership and volunteer capacities
  • Demonstrated ability to put together and facilitate training workshops and or weekly classes
  • Demonstrated experience with campaigns on a college campus
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work flexible hours to meet the student/program need

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience running internship or similar programs on a college campus
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting students (through class presentations, information tables, phone banks, postering and other ways)
  • Demonstrated past experience working with faculty or university administration
  • Demonstrated creating and implementing evaluations and assessment
  • Knowledge of UConnPIRG

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary professional staff position with a commitment to work an average of 10 hours per week at a rate of $20.00 per hour. Schedule will vary based on student’s availability and programmatic needs. The term of this position is from August 24, 2017 to April 27, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

To Apply

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references including name, address, and telephone number to: ada.elderkin@uconn.edu or mail to: Ada Elderkin, Office of Community Outreach, University of Connecticut, 2110 Hillside Road – Unit 3008, Storrs, CT 06269-3008.

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 .

(HR17-37)


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 7, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
CT Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

CT Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) is seeking a detail-oriented person for a temporary full-time administrative position.  This person will perform administrative, fiscal and facilities related tasks associated with programs run through CCEI.  This position will be based out of both Storrs and East Hartford offices. Evening and weekend hours may be required based on program needs.  In-state travel may also be required on occasion in support of program events and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs office management duties and processes administrative, personnel and fiscal paperwork.
  • Obtains quotes, creates purchase requisitions, submits invoices for payment, manages financial approvals, reconciles ProCard transactions and processes travel and expense reimbursements; tracks expenditures and ensures spending is within budget.
  • Coordinates the scheduling and maintenance of CCEI’s space in East Hartford/Hartford. Responsible for maintaining supplies, managing catering for special events, and coordinating IT needs on site.
  • Schedules and makes arrangements for events, programs, workshops and meetings; assists with event planning for open houses, information sessions, and other activities.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One to three years of administrative experience.
  • Prior experience processing financial transactions and using Kuali or a similar financial management system.
  • Prior experience with event planning.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence proficiency with Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn new software as necessary.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary full-time position (35 hours per week) for a period of three months.  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: jennifer.murphy@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.

(HR17-35)


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 May 4, 2017

Research Technician (Program Coordinator/Boundary Spanner)
Institute for Collaboration on Health Intervention and Policy

Position Summary

Under the direction of InCHIP Directors, this full-time Research Technician’s primary role is to recruit and mobilize networks of health researchers from various academic departments across UConn, UConn Health and the community, in order to broaden InCHIP’s portfolio of externally-funded health research.  This work includes establishing a variety of forums for researchers to work collaboratively and pursue funding opportunities to conduct innovative research on specific health topics that lead to the award of large multidisciplinary grants. This individual will also assist with critical programmatic and administrative activities, including event coordination, seed grant competition management, report writing, and contact and listserv management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The position requires a B.A. or B.S. and one to three years of relevant experience or an M.A. or M.S. and post-degree related experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative proficiency with a great attention to detail.
  • Must have the ability to work independently in a diverse, fast-paced work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a University setting with Principal Investigators (PIs) conducting research in diverse health domains (e.g., obesity, cancer, HIV, mental health, substance use, chronic disease, digital health).
  • Prior experience working with interdisciplinary teams in academic and/or research settings.

Appointment Terms

This position is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.  However, students who will graduate with a degree in August 2017 are encouraged to apply as well.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, applications must include a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Application materials should be sent to Steven.Jagielo@uconn.edu.

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.

(HR17-31)


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 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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