This position provides support to the Department of Nutritional Sciences in fulfilling its mission of Teaching, Extension and Research. The Administrative Program Support 1 provides responsible administrative support as well as support for programs in the Department of Nutritional Sciences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide administrative support and assistance to faculty, staff and students in departmental programs, including MS in Personalized Nutrition program, Joint MD/PhD in Nutrition program, and DPD program
Organize and maintain electronic databases, student and departmental records which include confidential information; archive and coordinate storage and destruction of departmental files according to State's Record Retention Disposition Schedule
Respond to prospective student inquiries for programs, provide information to students regarding academic forms and department policies and procedures
Work with faculty on course schedule revisions and timely submission of course schedule revisions to registrar
Act as a resource to the public and assist with recruiting activities
Serve as the primary departmental resource providing ongoing guidance to faculty, staff and students in all matters pertaining to purchasing and receiving
Maintain inventory and service maintenance contracts for departmental equipment such as copiers, freezers and water purification systems; process inventory documentation for proper disposal of surplus
Review automatic billings for accuracy, resolve errors and discrepancies, and process cash deposits in accordance with policies
Assist with development and placement of promotional material and advertisements online and in print ensuring compliance with University branding standards; regularly update content on the department's social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) and contribute and publish content to social media outlets
Update and maintain departmental website; draft and/or compose new content for departmental website independently or in collaboration with designated individuals or subject matter experts and various internal units or organizations
Serve as the primary departmental resource providing ongoing guidance and assistance to faculty, staff and students in all matters pertaining to University-required travel; coordinate travel arrangements for visitors and process reimbursements for visitor travel
Maintain calendars for seminar and meeting rooms; schedule meetings for Department Head. Assist with arrangements for events, catering, room reservations and pre-approvals. Process honoraria for guest speakers
Assist with the planning and execution of the annual academic, research and alumni relations events of the Department
Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
1-3 years of experience in a responsible administrative support position, which demonstrates knowledge of administrative methods.
Ability to work independently and in a team setting while regularly exercising judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to establish good working relationship with coworkers and a variety of constituents, inside and outside the University.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to efficiently handle multiple tasks at one time.
Clear, positive, and professional written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Sciences or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in academic and outreach programs in a university or collegiate setting.
Experience with Kuali/KFS/KFDM, Husky Buy, PeopleSoft, Concur, and Asset Panda.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communication technologies, including experience with social media platforms and website maintenance.
Experience working with people from diverse academic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to project a favorable image of Nutritional Sciences programs and students.
Familiarity with policies and procedures related to Procurement and Travel at the University of Connecticut.
This is a full-time, 12 month, UCPEA staff position.The University offers an outstanding benefits package, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494888 to upload aresume, cover letter,and contact information forthree (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 2, 2020.
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Internal Number: 494888-2276_1605783948
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