Program Assistant 1 (UCP 3), Sociology

Storrs, CT
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Program Assistant 1 (UCP 3), Sociology
Job ID: 2017462
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

Under the direction of the Department Head, provides responsible administrative support as well as significant program support. The incumbent will provide leadership in the general department and educational administration for the Department of Sociology.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Department Head in organizing faculty searches
  • Draft faculty offer letters and serve as a liaison to the Dean's office in finalizing the offers.
  • Assist the Department Head in all tenure and promotion cases.
  • Hire and train student workers.

Program Support:
  • Draft course schedules and initiate conflict resolution.
  • Work with Department Head and other staff to create the annual staffing plan.

  • Serve as a liaison to the college business center.
  • Ensure that all paperwork is processed in a timely manner.

Grant Management:
  • Work with faculty and the college grant manager to manage both pre and post awards including developing budgets for grant proposals;
  • Follow federal, state and university policies and procedures
  • Work with the faculty to insure that grant funding is properly expended.

  • Work with Facilities Management and the Dean's Office to insure that the physical plant is maintained and updated where needed.
  • Work with Department Head to compile annual report and provide data. Initiate data analysis and collection.
  • Represents Department Head to other University offices.
  • Manage special projects and other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. At least one year of related experience, which demonstrates considerable knowledge of administrative methods and subject areas
  3. Demonstrated ability to independently provide significant program support.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment regarding a wide variety of administrative matters.
  5. Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  6. Good writing and communication skills.
  7. Strong technical skills including MS office applications.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Knowledge of Peoplesoft
  3. At least three years of related experience

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 12-month, position with excellent benefits.

To Apply

Please visit UConn Jobs ( to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017462)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 27, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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