[C21-021] Program Assistant (12 Month)

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Program Assistant (12 Month)

Office of New Student Programs

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a Program Assistant in the Office of New Student Programs. The incumbent in this position assists the supervisor with overseeing and coordinating service and/or program areas which may include one or more of the following: event programming, technical and audio/visual services, facility housekeeping, student organizations and program committees, conference planning, student employment, recreation programs, equipment inventory, information and reception services, etc.


Supervises student employees.


Assists with providing on-site coordination of services and programs within assigned area which include one or more of the following: event programming, facility set-up, technical support services, audience management and coordination of campus dining and other support services.

Conducts surveys, focus groups and compiles statistical reports to ensure student satisfaction with service and/or program areas.

Recruits/hires, trains, and supervises student employees and student volunteers within assigned areas.

Assists in the development and implementation of a professional and life skills development plan for assigned student employees and student volunteers as directed by the supervisor.

Prepares reports concerning assigned areas as required.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree required and two years of experience in student services management in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student staff and implement student service policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written and organizational skills required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize enterprise software required along with Microsoft Office Suite computer programs.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

Special Requirement

  • The incumbent in this position will be required to work a varied schedule with the emphasis on nights and weekends.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by October 30, 2020.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement for [C21-021] Program Assistant (12 Month) and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Maria Santilli at 860-832-1999 or santilli@ccsu.edu .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.