Enrichment Programs BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, Office of Undergraduate Research, and Academic Achievement Center Program Specialist I (UCPEA VI)
The University of Connecticut’s Enrichment Programs is seeking to hire a Program Specialist to manage programs focused on leadership development and engagement of women and underrepresented students, including, but not limited to, the BOLD Scholars Program, the Work-Study Research Assistant Program, New Haven and Hartford Promise Scholars, and the Women in STEM initiative. The Program Specialist will direct daily operations including marketing, communications, and outreach of the above programs, in addition to managing the student recruitment and selection process. The Program Specialist will also mentor program participants and develop and deliver comprehensive programming addressing leadership, academic, and professional development.
The Program Specialist will divide their time between programs, with 50% of annual effort dedicated to the BOLD initiative, 25% to the Office of Undergraduate Research, and 25% to the Academic Achievement Center. Formally reporting to the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Program Specialist will also take direction from the BOLD Lead and the Assistant Vice Provost of the Institute for Student Success.
Bachelor’s degree in an academic discipline appropriate to the position or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two to four years’ professional experience in higher education program management and/or coordination.
Professional experience in budget management.
Demonstrated interest in women’s leadership and issues relating to the academic success of underrepresented students.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and think strategically.
Excellent organizational skills as demonstrated in professional responsibilities.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Professional experience working with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from diverse backgrounds and fields.
Ability to cultivate an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment.
Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed.
Master’s degree in an academic discipline appropriate to the position, strongly preferred.
Experience mentoring undergraduate students in a professional capacity.
Experience advising undergraduate students on academic matters.
Evidence of strong critical and analytical skills.
Evidence of cross-cultural experience and commitment to a diverse and inclusive community.
Evidence of group facilitation skills.
Experience working at a large, public, research university.
Experience in supervising undergraduate students on research or service projects.
Professional experience with website maintenance and social media communications.
Internal Number: 2019118
About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. A tradition of coaching winning athletes makes UConn a standout in Division l sports and fuels our academic spirit. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
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