Administrative Services Assistant 3 (UCP 4)

Storrs, CT
Sep 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Administrative Services Assistant 3 (UCP 4)
Job ID: 2018094
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Institute of Materials Science, Polymer Program is seeking applicants for a full-time Administrative Services Assistant 3 (UCP 4) for the University of Connecticut. The Program is a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence for interdisciplinary research and education in the fields of polymer science and engineering. The Program is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of its graduate and professional students; to providing lifelong learning opportunities in the study of polymeric materials; to assisting Connecticut industry in developing polymer technology; and to developing the knowledge base regarding polymeric materials and in disseminating this knowledge on a global basis. The incumbent in this position will report to the Polymer Program Department Head 50% time and the other 50% to the Assistant Finance Director of the Institute. The incumbent in this position will assist in managing a number of administrative functions, with narrow authority to regularly make independent decisions, exercise independent judgement and resolve problems that are central to the operation.

  1. Provide program support to the Department Head for the Polymer Program, including recruitment, admissions, registration, and records.
  2. Perform office management duties, direct the workflow and processing of administrative paperwork, resolve problems and handle routine administrative matters related to the department and program operations for the department head and implements improvements as necessary.
  3. Draft and/or edit routine correspondence and other documents for supervisor's review and/or signature; may make routine decisions in supervisor's absence.
  4. Prepare narrative and informational reports, which requires researching, compiling and organizing information related to admissions, annual reports, and surveys.
  5. Coordinate the workflow and processing of administrative paperwork of the Polymer and Materials Science Program, which may include purchasing, accounts payable, payroll and travel.
  6. Coordinate events such as departmental seminars, advisory board meetings, orientations and prospective student visits, which may include coordination of meetings and travel.
  7. Prepare documents and coordinate with the International Students and Scholars Office and the Office of the General Counsel regarding visas and renewals for international employees and guests.
  8. Serve as a resource to faculty, staff, and students regarding University policies, which may include travel, payroll, purchasing, promotion, tenure and reappointment, searches, consulting, etc.
  9. Prepare schedule of courses and coordinate registration.
  10. Coordinate financial support and teaching assignments for courses for graduate students as part of their academic requirements.
  11. Manage the fiscal matters, including the monitoring and stewardship of UConn Foundation accounts; prepare, manage and maintain Departmental budgets and make decisions on the appropriateness of requested expenditures.
  12. Monitor, manage, review, and process all personnel matters and actions regarding faculty, staff, special, graduate assistant and student payroll.
  13. Supervise, train, and evaluate support staff determining work assignments and schedule to accommodate priority needs, as well as for student support staff.
  14. Represent the Department to other University and external agencies, including IMS industrial Advisory board members.
  15. Responsible for planning and coordination of Advisory Board and Department Faculty Meetings.
  16. Compose reports, maintain and collect informational materials
  17. Perform related duties as required.

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience including 4-8 years' experience in a progressively responsible administrative support position.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the department/University staff and other individuals and groups.
  3. Ability to resolve administrative problems efficiently, effectively and independently.

  1. Experience working in a higher education setting.
  2. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication.
  3. Strong organizational skills.
  4. Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft programs and PeopleSoft.


This is a full time permanent position, with excellent healthcare and retirement benefits package. The anticipated salary is mid 40's, or will be based on experience.


For full consideration, please apply online at UConn Jobs, at, Staff Positions. Please upload a well-written letter outlining your qualifications for the position, resume and a list of 3 professional references and their contact information. Screening will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Priority will be given to applications received by September 19, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018094).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 21, 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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