Educational Program Assistant 2

University of Connecticut   Storrs, CT   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on May 5, 2023
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The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time position as an Educational Program Assistant 2. Under the supervision of the departmental Educational Program Coordinator, the successful candidate will provide programmatic and administrative support to the Physiology & Neurobiology Department. He/she is expected to work independently and collaboratively with the other PNB office staff members.


  1. Provides administrative, financial, and program support for the Department.
  2. Processes administrative, academic, financial, payroll, and immigration paperwork across all funding sources.
  3. Assists in the processing of a variety of financial transactions including travel, payroll, and other tasks such as credit card reconciliations for the Department across all fund sources.
  4. Assists with undergraduate course registration in collaboration with CLAS.
  5. Collects and organizes data necessary for programmatic reporting, accreditation, and external funding applications.
  6. May be responsible for special projects or operations which may be ongoing and which require planning, coordination, and supervision, and which are necessary to the work of the unit.
  7. Updates departmental webpages and links.
  8. Supports the coordination of externally and internally funded undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department, including application screening, arranging for interviews, and providing support for accepted students.
  9. Creates and disseminates documents related to the Program, including newsletters, brochures, and posters via webpages, social media, etc.
  10. Assists in the maintenance and modification of complex filing and record-keeping systems.
  11. Coordinate departmental outreach efforts.
  12. Supports departmental efforts in graduate recruitment and admissions.
  13. Provide basic technical support for the Department, such as coordinating virtual seminars, online ballots, coordinating research equipment service contracts and repairs.
  14. Other related duties as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two to three years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment regarding administrative and program support details and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent work ethic, interpersonal skills, dependability, consistency, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work independently to analyze available information, draw conclusions and understandings, and present such conclusions effectively to senior management
  • Provide event coordination, meeting planning, and academic program scheduling
  • Respect diversity and work collaboratively with individuals of diverse cultural, social, and educational backgrounds


  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent computer skills including but not limited to intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft programs.
  • Ability to learn new skills and be flexible, including, but not limited to learning University software and programs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to engage, connect, and work with diverse student, administrative, and faculty populations and provide a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational setting.


This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience. 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).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #497458 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on May 8, 2023. 

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