Program Specialist 2 (Assistant Director of Student Services), UCP 7

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Job Title: Program Specialist 2 (Assistant Director of Student Services), UCP 7
Job ID: 2018573
Location: Stamford Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

Under the direction of the Director of Student Services, the Program Specialist 2 (Assistant Director of Student Services) will assist in directing and administering student services at the Stamford campus. The Assistant Director will serve as an impartial facilitator in supporting, and in some cases resolving undergraduate student academic and personal welfare matters. Given the nature of this role, the Assistant Director interacts with various campus departments, community-based agencies, as well as with faculty, staff, and student guardian/family members.


  • Supervise Residential Life, as well as Student Activities and Student Government.
  • Serve as administrative lead for student conduct matters.
  • Support additional units and programs in the Student Services portfolio, including but not limited to: Mental Health Resources, Students with Disabilities, Veteran Services, and other areas.
  • Assist with the oversight of regional campus Student Services operations and workflow, including managing personnel, resource allocation, assessment, and evaluation of services.
  • Serve as part of the professional on-call duty rotation for the campus and assist in the coordination of response to major crisis and other unusual events within the University community.
  • Assist with the recruitment, training and supervision of staff, graduate assistants, work study students, tutors, and others assigned to assist students.
  • Assist students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as community members and the university conduct system.
  • Partner in the development and implementation of the Senior Reception, New Student Reception events, Open House and the New Student Orientation program.
  • Serve as a member of University committees related to student welfare, enrollment management, academic affairs and other aspects related to student status and success.

  • Master's degree, preferably in College Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration or Counseling.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years' post-secondary experience in professional student affairs/student development work.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and counseling skills, including conflict resolution skills, and the ability to establish strong working relationships with faculty, staff and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent, sound, analytical/diagnostic judgements.
  • Flexibility to manage complex roles and responsibilities, which require a broad base of knowledge.

  • Demonstrated success serving as an effective supervisor and administrator in a dynamic higher education setting.
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of residential life experience.


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


Please apply online at UConn Jobs, at, Staff Positions (Search # 2018573), to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018573)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 29, 2018.

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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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Posted: 5/16/2018
Application Due: 6/4/2018
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