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Educational Program Assistant 2

University of Connecticut
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 7, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
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Full Time
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Search #: 495759
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Academic Programs and Services


The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time position as an Educational Program Assistant 2 for the Department of Communication. Under the direction of the Educational Program Coordinator, the incumbent will provide programmatic and administrative support to the Department, including purchasing and accounts payable, personnel actions, fiscal account review and transactions, and graduate admissions. The incumbent is expected to work independently, within the defined guidelines established by the program and the supervisor.


  1. Provides administrative support to the Department’s Director of Graduate Studies in the coordination of graduate admissions functions. Responds to inquiries, disseminates information, and promotes the Department’s graduate programs. Maintains status of applicants in the graduate application system, and communicates with applicants about their status, including admission and funding offers.
  2. Oversees and directs temporary (student labor/special payroll) employees and the associated SmartHR Transaction and time card processing for the Department.
  3. Coordinates communication between the Department and other campus units in academic and fiscal matters.
  4. Processes faculty travel and reimbursements and other related fiscal documents and serves as a resource for faculty and graduate students on travel and reimbursement policies and procedures.
  5. Processes the purchasing of research equipment and services through online fiscal systems, coordinating with vendors as needed.
  6. Helps to maintain the Departmental website and social media accounts.
  7. Coordinates or provides support for activities and programs conducted by the Department.
  8. Researches and assembles data for budget planning and monitoring.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  2. Two to three years of experience in a responsible administrative support position which demonstrates knowledge of administrative methods. 
  3. Experience working independently and as part of a team regarding administrative and program support details and procedures.
  4. Strong technical skills including MS Office Applications and ability to learn new software and systems.
  5. Excellent organizational skills.
  6. Excellent writing and communication skills.


  1. Experience working in a higher education setting.
  2. Familiarity with communication as an academic discipline.
  3. Ability to engage, connect, and work with diverse student, administrative, and faculty populations and provide a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational setting.
  4. Experience with online student record or admissions systems.
  5. Experience with online personnel records and recruiting systems.


This is a permanent position with excellent benefits.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

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


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495759 to upload a resumecover letter, transcripts, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on November 8, 2021. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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.

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