The School of Business Office of Alumni Relations is seeking a full-time Program Assistant 1 for the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC). The incumbent will report to the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and will provide administrative and entry-level program support for the BCLC, which is housed at the Belden residence hall. The position will be based at the Storrs campus. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of office needs. In-state, out-of-state, and international travel may also be required on occasion in support of program events and activities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assisting with the performance of BCLC activities; coordinating program logistics and administrative support for the BCLC.
Planning and executing key BCLC events such as freshmen early arrival activities, orientation for first year learning community students, and the end of year celebration; coordinating BCLC volunteers and assigning tasks for annual UConn Open Houses as well as attending and acting as a representative of the BCLC.
Assisting with the planning and coordination of day-to-day learning community events, field trips and alumni visits, which includes managing the BCLC master calendar.
Providing high level of coordination for BCLC student committee meetings; providing advisement for student committee leaders.
Contributing to marketing and promotional efforts for BCLC student meetings, events, field trips and programs; creating digital and paper marketing materials for distribution.
Maintaining and contributing to BCLC social media accounts on all platforms, keeping with current trends.
Developing and instructing the First Year Experience UNIV 1810 course annually.Creating and updating all course materials, activities and assignments for own course and assisting other UNIV 1810 instructors and mentors in preparing their course materials, activities and assignments.
Assisting with the development of the spring BUSN 1801 course; developing separate HuskyCT sites for multiple sections of UNIV 1810 and UNIV 1801; inputting grading on the 1801 site for all students in the course.
Creating and distributing the weekly BCLC student email newsletter.
Working consistently scheduled hours in the BCLC residence hall.
Coordinating the BCLC mentor application process from advertising, screening, interviewing, section selection, and communicating with the University First Year Programs office on candidates selected.
Assisting with coordinating the learning community’s returning sophomore application process.
Coordinating the scheduling of the exit interview process and feedback surveys for outgoing sophomores.
Scheduling and performing on-going 1:1 meetings with BCLC students.
Compiling and maintaining student records.
Exercising general oversight of office functions at the residence hall as well as administrative and fiscal records for the learning community.
Monitoring expenditures for BCLC events and purchases to ensure that they are within the approved budget.
Assisting with the hiring of and independently supervising the BCLC student support position and student Bloomberg Specialist.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One to three years of experience in a responsible administrative support position, which demonstrates knowledge of administrative methods.
Demonstrated experience working independently in order to identify and resolve administrative and day-to-day problems efficiently and effectively.
Demonstrated excellent writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook and ability to learn new software quickly.
Demonstrated experience with social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Proven excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Demonstrated strong ability to prioritize and manage shifting priorities.
Willingness and ability to work evening and weekend hours in support of program events.
Willingness and ability to travel in-state, out-of-state, and internationally in support of program activities and trips.
Prior experience working in a higher education environment in a university setting.
Demonstrated experience in fostering professional relationships with undergraduate students.
Experience in international travel with undergraduate students.
Demonstrated experience with GroupMe or similar chat programs.
Demonstrated experience with ConstantContact or similar email platforms.
Demonstrated experience with Canva or similar marketing material design programs.
Demonstrated experience with HuskyCT or similar online student course management systems.
This is a full-time position based in Storrs.
Please apply online through UConn Jobs at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff positions (Search 2019289) and submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019289)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 22, 2019.
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