The Department of Art & Art History, in the School of Fine
Arts, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Educational
Program Assistant 1. Under the direction of the Department Head,
the Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative
support to the Department of Art & Art History
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide general administrative support for the Department Head,
which may include maintaining the Department Head’s calendar,
handling administrative matters, and preparing standard
correspondence and data for reports as needed.
- Overseeing Art Office administration and organizational support
needs for the Department of Art & Art History: responding to
requests from students, faculty, and staff members; making routine
purchases and other financial transactions in support of office
functions; maintaining filing and record-keeping, digital and
paper, as needed; assisting with the maintenance of the Department
website and the Slide Room programs used for student admissions;
assisting faculty and staff with travel arrangements and
reimbursements in compliance with University policies and
procedures; assisting with management of the Department’s office
equipment; assisting with managing equipment and other resources in
facilities assigned to the Department, and overall facility needs
including, communication with custodial staff.
- Responsible for the accurate and timely entry and onboarding of
all hiring paperwork and transactions related to employment across
the Department, including faculty searches, special payroll,
graduate assistantships, and regular and Federal Work-study student
- Coordinating department course schedules and room assignments.
Serving as the liaison between the Department Head, faculty, and
the Office of the Registrar.
- Maintain communication with internal and external contacts to
ensure the office functions smoothly and professionally.
- Maintaining and monitoring student registration, academic
records such as course rosters, grade reports, and other records;
and processing and tracking scholarships, fellowships, and awards
- Facilitating student recruitment and admissions processes in
coordination with department faculty and School of Fine Arts staff.
Coordinating Open Houses, UConn Bound Day, and other departmental
events, in concert with faculty.
- Supervising graduate and undergraduate student workers.
- Assist with other department programs, processes, or activities
as assigned, in order to further the Department’s educational
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
- One year of related experience
- Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal
- Ability to skillfully multi-task
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals
of diverse cultural, social, and educational backgrounds
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive
- Prior experience in a higher education academic setting
- Strong knowledge and familiarity with basic software programs -
Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Excel and Word; Adobe
- Customer service experience
This is a full-time position with an expected initial
appointment to start as soon as possible. Scheduled work hours may
include occasional evening or weekend commitments.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff
Positions, Search #496204 to upload a resume, cover
letter, and contact information
for three (3) professional
For more information, please see the Department website at
questions, please contact John Richardson, Professor and Department
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m.
Eastern time on April 29, 2022.
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