University Assistant, Office of Prior Learning Assessment

Employer
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
Employment Type
Part Time
Details:

Posted: April 7, 2022
Level: University Assistant
Hours: Part-time Temporary, 19 hours per week
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Location:

Charter Oak State College
55 Paul Manafort Drive, New Britain, CT 06053
**This position is not remote**

Telecommuting work arrangements are available at Charter Oak State College and are handled on a situational basis with the candidate.

Charter Oak State College Mission:

As part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) system, Charter Oak State College, the state’s only public, online, degree-granting institution, provides affordable, diverse, and alternative opportunities for adults to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. The College's mission is to validate learning acquired through traditional and non-traditional experiences, including its own courses. The College rigorously upholds standards of high quality and seeks to inspire adults with the self-enrichment potential of non-traditional higher education.

Charter Oak State College Vision:

Charter Oak State College: A dynamic community of online learners advancing the nation’s workforce one graduate at a time.

Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

Spring 2022

Position Summary:

Performs clerical support activities for the office of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) such as communication with students, staff, and faculty; data entry and record keeping; data retrieval; invoice and payment tracking; coordinating meetings; and general clerical functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have an Associate Degree or a minimum of two years of administrative experience.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn technology and software.
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Example of Job Duties:
  • Create, maintain, and update extensive program documents and files.
  • Conduct extensive record-keeping detailing and tracking program activities.
  • Handle communications with students, faculty, staff, vendors, and training sponsors.
  • Schedule and handle logistics for meetings, including coordinating multiple schedules and making resource materials available.
  • Support PLA Office human resource activities, such as faculty appointments and payments.
  • Handle PLA Office accounting functions, such as invoicing and fee application requests along with payment tracking.
  • Administer the PLA Scholarship Program, including awards and requisitions.
Starting Salary:

$15 per hour.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Ndagostino@commnet.edu

CSCU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F

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