The University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Office of Academic Programs (OAP) is seeking applicants for a full-time Education Program Assistant 1. The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) works to ensure a sustainable global future through research, teaching, and public engagement utilizing agricultural, health, and environmental sciences. The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources includes the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture (RHSA) where students receive experiential learning towards an associate of applied science degree. The Academic Programs Office is integral to all undergraduate educational programs in CAHNR with the goal of enhancing Life Transforming Education for all students. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Director of the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, the Education Program Assistant 1 position plays an integral role in supporting CAHNR academic programs, our students, faculty, and staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans and executes several aspects of academic events and student outreach/recruitment activities. Certain events include CAHNR/RHSA Student Orientation for new first-year and transfer students, career development events for prospective students, and teaching/professional development workshops for faculty and staff.
Coordinates program logistics for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff, by arranging and securing facilities, virtual and in-person logistics, schedules, catering arrangements, post-event surveys, and related items.
Serves as a resource to current and prospective students, staff, faculty, and the public regarding CAHNR educational resources, services, policies, and procedures.
Maintains a collection of resource materials, program information, and promotional materials for student recruitment and general CAHNR/RHSA information; assists in updating materials as needed.
Assists undergraduate students with academic record changes, processes necessary academic forms, and maintains accurate academic records. Connects undergraduate students with OAP academic advisors as needed.
Assists OAP with purchasing, travel, and other related University forms and procedures.
Assembles data and prepares statistical, summary, and/or historical reports as needed.
Provides direct support to OAP Academic Advisors by fielding initial student inquiries. Assists with advisor assignments, and recruitment and retention programs.
Updates website, student digest, social media, and outgoing recruitment materials as needed.
Assists external student groups, including high school and community college groups, with visitation and events held at CAHNR.
Prepares, organizes, and proofs documents for various program and administrative meetings.
Assists in the preparation of office budgets and monitors expenditures for events as assigned.
Handles routine inquiries via telephone, email, or in-person and directs them to the appropriate individual, takes messages as necessary.
Welcomes visitors, guests, and families upon arrival.
Provides support to the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Dean's office as needed.
Performs other related duties as needed.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and up to one year of related experience in an office setting; or Associate's degree and two to three years of related experience in an office setting.
The ability to independently solve task-related problems.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships.
Demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively.
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals of diverse cultural, social, and educational backgrounds.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Excellent oral, written, and computer communication skills.
Strong knowledge and familiarity with basic software programs - Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Excel and Word and/or website software such as Aurora WordPress or similar.
Demonstrated experience utilizing Student Information Systems such as PeopleSoft or similar software.
Social media platform knowledge and skills.
Knowledge of CAHNR or related programs and/or experience with university-level student services, academic programs, and procedures.
This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497419 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will be ongoing and continue until the position is filled.
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