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Job Posted on August 20, 2015

Temporary University Specialist
Center for Career Development

Position Summary

The Center for Career Development is looking for an individual to supervise the day-to-day activities and operations of the high traffic Front Desk area.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a resource to students, staff, and others regarding University and departmental policies and regulations;
  • Develops, implements, and reviews administrative and internal operating procedures for efficiency and effectiveness in the Front Desk area;
  • Compiles and organizes information and data requiring an understanding and evaluation of data sources and may prepare narrative and informational reports, as needed or requested;
  • Supervises student staff and determines their work schedules and work assignments to ensure appropriate coverage;
  • Responsible for special projects or events, that may be ongoing and which require planning, coordination, and supervision;
  • Oversees and assists with the scheduling of counseling appointments, employer interviews, room reservations, and department meetings.


Ability to administer excellent customer service in busy environment. Ability to multi-task and take initiative. Positive work ethic and professionalism needed. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Appointment Terms

Salary is commensurate upon education and experience with a salary range of $18-$24 per hour. This is a temporary, 6-month position with the potential for extension.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé and a list of three references by email only to Pamela Zagami, Applicants may be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

(Search # HR16-04)


Job Posted on July 31, 2015

Public Services Library Assistants
UConn School of Law Library

The School of Law Library is seeking applications for two three-quarter time part-time public services library assistants.

Position Summary

The primary role of the positions are to assist with the management and supervision of evening/weekend law library operations and circulation activities. This includes supervision of student employees, closing the building as well as assisting library users and enforcing library policies. Will also perform serials, loose-leaf, interlibrary loan, document delivery, media filing and other circulation activities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications  

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience; ability to learn and effectively apply basic library techniques; ability to communicate effectively and courteously with library staff, University faculty and staff, students and the public; demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions; ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience providing patron services in an academic library; experience with legal materials preferred. Recent experience providing responsive customer service according to standard protocols in a demanding professional environment; stack maintenance experience; supervisory experience; willingness to commit to the job for a minimum of ten months; ability to adapt to changing priorities and workloads; demonstrated excellence with regard to attendance, punctuality, reliability and demonstrated success in a team environment.

Appointment Terms

Salary will be $20.00 – $25.00/hr., commensurate with experience. These are temporary, part-time (26 hours per week) positions with evening and weekend hours from August 2015 to May 2016.

To Apply

To apply for the position, please submit cover letter, resume and a list of three employment references with reference contact information to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Expected start date 8/17/2015.

(Search # HR16-03)


 Job Posted on July 14, 2015

Assistant Cheerleading Coach
University Spirit, Pride, & Tradition Programs

Position Details: (Part-Time, Temporary / ‘End-Date’)
Dates: Immediately – April 30th, 2016
Salary: $15/Hour
Hours: 20 Hours/Week (Includes Nights & Weekends)

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Spirit, Pride, & Tradition Program Coordinator and Head Cheerleading Coach, this position is responsible for assisting with all aspects related to the Spirit, Pride, & Tradition Program including but not limited to coaching within the cheerleading program, overseeing practices, strength and conditioning sessions, games, special appearances, events, and traveling with the squad(s) to NCAA / Conference Tournaments, and NCA / NDA Camp as needed. This position will also be responsible for assisting with the mascot program, organizing appearances for the cheerleading, dance, and mascot team, recruiting, alumni outreach, choreography, preparing game day and innovative sideline material, planning camps and clinics, monitoring academic accountability, inventory and supply management, community relations, program rules and policy enforcement, and any other administrative tasks and duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Knowledge of proper tumbling technique and the ability and experience to teach and safely spot tumbling as required.
  2. Ability to develop team cohesion, identity, and promote crowd engagement initiatives and strategies.
  3. Knowledge and willingness to uphold the safety guidelines as set forth by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA).
  4. Knowledge and ability to develop and teach proper all girl and coed stunting technique and safety progression.
  5. Ability to serve as a role model for student members by exhibiting ethical and professional conduct at all times.
  6. Ability to advise and assist student leaders in fulfilling their responsibilities as members of the Cheerleading, Dance, and Mascot Team and as representatives of the University.
  7. Ability to run an effective and organized practice.
  8. Ability to provide leadership for the team by establishing coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop safe skill progression and teamwork, as well as the ability to analyze team performance and adjust strategies as needed.
  9. Excellent leadership, organizational, creative, and programming skills.
  10. Excellent interpersonal, coaching, counseling, and communication skills.
  11. Demonstrated experience with and ability to effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities.
  12. Knowledge of policies and regulations regarding cheerleading, dance, and mascot appearances at athletic and non-athletic events, and the ability to assist in the provision of on-site and off-site supervision to ensure compliance.
  13. 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 campus constituencies.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associate’s Degree
  2. Two years’ professional experience in a responsible position related to coaching/instructing a cheerleading program.
  3. Knowledge of a Division I collegiate cheerleading and mascot program(s).
  4. Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours and nights and weekends.
  5. Knowledge and familiarity with the use of personal computers and basic software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  6. Current American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) safety certification or the ability to obtain one within 45 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated experience with planning, coaching, and coordination of a Division I collegiate cheerleading and mascot program(s).
  2. Experience cheering at the collegiate level.

To Apply

Please email/attach a Word or .pdf letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references with a subject of University Spirit, Pride, & Tradition Programs to: Review of material will begin immediately.

NOTE: This opportunity is for the dates noted above. There is no guarantee of future employment beyond the terms of this position.

(Search # HR16-02)


Job Posted on June 29, 2015

Marketing Assistant – Ticket Sales, Service & Cultivation
(Project/Program Specialist)
Division of Athletics

Position Summary
The Athletic Marketing Office is looking for an individual with ticket sales experience to assist the Director of Sales/Fan Development and Engagement in selling season tickets, mini plan packages, group tickets and single game event promotions. This individual will be charged with developing new corporate, institutional and individual sales; identifying potential customers within existing databases; re-engaging lapsed customers; and assisting the Director with all sales efforts of the department. The individual will also provide customer service support by engaging with clients at game day and ticket holder events; will assist in email marketing efforts; will attend community events and business opportunities to promote ticket sales as well as assist with sales strategy plans and benchmarking; other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing.

Minimum Qualifications
One year full time sales experience in the sports or entertainment industry, selling season tickets, mini plans and single game/event tickets; college experience must be as a full time intern or graduate assistant in a ticket sales/marketing role; experience in cold calling, databasing and preparing reports detailing daily contacts with leads, prospects and customers; customer service and relationship building experience; ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word; and must have a positive, competitive attitude and a passion for the collegiate sports experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Two or more years of full time sales experience in the sports or entertainment industry which includes successful experience identifying and cultivating new customers/prospects; one year of full time experience with ticketing at the college level; experience selling premium seating; experience with Paciolan ticketing software (eVenue, PACMail, etc.); and master’s degree in business sports administration or related field.

Appointment Terms
This is a temporary position. There are no health care/dental benefits provided with this position, but there is opportunity to purchase the comparable State employee health insurance at a group rate.

To Apply
Candidates must email letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

(Search # HR15-31)

Job Posted on June 4, 2015

Temporary University Specialist
Connecticut Small Business Development Center

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center seeks a Temporary University Specialist to manage administrative and operational aspects of the program. This position reports directly to the State Director.

Typical duties include:

  • Advising and assisting the state director on a wide range of administrative and business matters related to the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.
  • Planning, coordinating and executing meetings and having responsibility for creating and editing meeting minutes.
  • Making travel arrangements for the state director; processing travel requests and travel expense reimbursements.
  • Processing in-state travel reimbursement for all CTSBDC staff.
  • Processing of administrative paperwork and maintenance of files.
  • Preparing administrative and academic reports.
  • Analyzing and reviewing correspondence as needed for accuracy of information, typos and grammar.
  • Overseeing special operations/projects which may be ongoing or short-term and which require planning, coordination and supervision.
  • Responsible for answering and managing incoming phone calls and for ensuring coverage during office hours.
  • Processing requisitions for all CTSBDC staff.
  • Maintaining inventory lists for all CTSBDC staff.
  • Performing related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three to five years of administrative experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to preserve confidentiality, use discretion, work independently and regularly exercise good judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures.
  • Prior experience with meeting and event planning, coordination and execution.
  • Strong proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline.
  • Ability to act as a gatekeeper for the State Director.
  • Strong business etiquette.
  • Experience managing calendars and scheduling using Microsoft Outlook.
  • Experience with travel logistics.

Appointment Terms
This is a temporary position for 30 hours per week. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

To Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter and contact information to: with the heading “Temporary University Specialist”.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

(Search # HR15-28)

Job Posted on June 4, 2015

Temporary University Specialist
School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy seeks a Temporary University Specialist to provide assistance in student support and academic services for PharmD students for the Associate Dean. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean.

Typical duties may include:

  • Performs routine administrative functions of the office
  • Maintains and modifies student files for audits and class ranks
  • Processes paperwork for Course Substitutions/Waivers
  • Assists with licensure applications
  • Assists with registration and enrollment
  • Pharmacy Scholarship Program
  • Assists with compiling data for various reports
  • Assists with applications and the Pharm.D. admissions process
  • Assists in Class and Room Scheduling
  • Provides program information to high school and college students by phone, in person or electronically

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three to five years of administrative experience
  • Ability to independently resolve problems of ordinary difficulty
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student support and academic services in higher education using applicable policies, procedures, guidelines and system(s) (i.e. PeopleSoft Student Administration System).”

Appointment Terms
This is a temporary full-time position with hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an expected start date of August 3, 2015. The expected end date is one year from date of hire. Compensation will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience. 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: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

(Search # HR15-27)

Job Posted on May 8, 2015

Adjunct Faculty
First-Year Writing Program – English Department

The First-Year Writing Program in the Department of English seeks adjunct faculty to teach first-year writing courses at the Storrs campus. Courses include “Second Language Writing” (ENGL 1003), “Seminar in Academic Writing” (ENGL 1010), “Seminar in Writing Through Literature” (ENGL 1011), and “Introduction to Academic Writing” (ENGL 1004), a course some students take prior to taking ENGL 1010 or 1011. At present, we are particularly interested in applications to teach ENGL 1003. All courses are project-based with a focus on writing and revision that engage in conversation with critical and literary texts. We are a post-process program that emphasizes bringing students into the practices of academic writing and the work of the university.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Modern Languages, or a related field.

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. For ENGL 1003, experience in the field of second-language/multilingual writing or relevant foreign-language teaching (with a focus on writing) are a plus.

Terms and Conditions: These are 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 stating in which level you are interested, a curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials (syllabi, one or two assignment prompts; useful too are student essays with your commentary or responses), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference contacts. Send materials via email (with clear subject line) to

This is a pool posting. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. (Search # HR15-26)

Job Posted on March 25, 2015

Research Specialist – Data Analyst
Department of Psychology & the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)

Drs. Rick Gibbons and Meg Gerrard, Department of Psychology & the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (CHIP), are looking for a Research Data Analyst Specialist to work in their lab where their research focus is on psychosocial factors related to health status and health behavior (e.g., substance use, risky sexual behavior, exercise, nutrition, etc.), with an emphasis on health disparities.  They have several large-scale longitudinal datasets (e.g., Ns > 3,000, with 6 or more waves of data).

Minimum Qualifications:  Experience with analytic techniques ranging from regression and survival analysis to Structural Equation Modeling and Latent Growth Curve Modeling is required.  Some familiarity with health and/or social psychology is preferred; good communication skills and a high level of motivation are essential.

This is a part-time (20/+ hrs per week), temporary position to start as soon as possible.  The rate of pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Please submit a resume (including all relevant experience) and a brief statement of interest to  (HR15-18)


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.