Project/Program Specialist

Fayetteville, AR
Sep 13, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC868P

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Working Title Project/Program Specialist

Position Number 13641

Department Curriculum and Instruction

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Project/Program Specialist will be responsible for budget, class scheduling, personnel, and support for the department of Curriculum and Instruction.

This position prepares and monitors the department's State Maintenance budget, Program Income Budget for each new fiscal year, as well as the On, Off, and Summer School teaching budgets.

This position is responsible for the coordination and scheduling of the Curriculum and Instruction department's approximately 250 classes (On and Off schedule) for all academic sessions. Ensures that all Graduate Faculty Status Applications are complete for faculty, lecturers and graduate assistants.

This position explains the department's operations, policies, and procedures to administrative support and faculty and provides routine information to faculty, staff, and students, regarding university wide offices. This position assists the Administrative Support Supervisor with Travel and Purchasing when needed, and oversees completion of college required forms and reports.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least four or more years of experience in higher education

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least four years of extensive use and knowledge of the University BASIS system
  • Experience with the University of Arkansas systems: UAConnect system, Razorbuy, People Admin 7, course scheduling processes, and the R25 scheduling system
  • At least two years of experience working with departments across campus
  • At least two years of experience supervising and training office personnel

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures, particularly those applying to financial transactions and personnel is necessary
  • Excellent communication skills

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Walking


  • Sitting
  • Talking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Peabody Hall

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate to education and experience

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 09/27/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 10/16/2017

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Dr. Cheryl Murphy
Department Head - Curriculum and Instruction

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants must apply online at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least 4 years of experience working in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status