Program Coordinator 2 (Major Events and Programs), UCP 5

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Job Title: Program Coordinator 2 (Major Events and Programs), UCP 5
Job ID: 2018618
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Department of Student Activities at the University of Connecticut announces the opening of a full-time Program Coordinator 2 - UCP 5 under the direction of the Associate Director for Major Events and Programs. This position will assist in managing Week of Welcome, Homecoming, and Winter Weekend, and advising HuskyTHON and SUBOG.


  • Coordinates all programs in assigned area of responsibility, which may from time to time include major undertakings (Roadshows, Spring Weekend, Family Weekend, Husky WOW which require extensive planning, negotiation, problem solving and follow-through.
  • Advises and assists Late Night Programs in planning and managing their policies, programs and general operations, in accordance with University policies and procedures and state statutes, such matters include program and policy development, goal setting, fiscal and risk management, maintenance of legal records and documents, personnel matters, recruitment, public relations and marketing, academic standards, disciplinary codes and other applicable issues.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate relationships within the University. Coordinates all necessary program arrangements for space, publicity, special requirements of performers and other program needs.
  • Provides on-site supervision of events to oversee facilities use, arrangements and compliance with policies and to assist in problem resolution.
  • Is responsible for thorough knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws, including those of the legally authorized governing body; monitors compliance with and provides guidance regarding such policies, regulations and laws.
  • Maintains regular contact with student employees/leaders to resolve problems and develop responsible decision-making. Assess student interests, respond to student needs, and anticipate student programming/leadership issues.
  • Identifies goals and resources necessary to promote the effectiveness of the group(s).
  • Designs, develops and presents training programs that meet the specific leadership needs of assigned programs/leaders. May be responsible for one or more services or programs which serve the department as a whole.
  • Participates in overall department activities, such as evaluation and development of overall programs and policies, outreach programs or promotional activities; recommends improvements or changes to increase effectiveness or meet changing needs.
  • May perform the activities of a Student Activities Program Coordinator or Student Union Program Advisor.
  • Performs related duties as required.

  1. Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field and three to five years professional experience in a responsible position related to student personnel, counseling or similar work which demonstrates knowledge of leadership development programs and the assigned student group(s) OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated excellent leadership, organizational and programming skills.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, counseling, communication skills and attention to detail.
  4. Willingness and ability to work irregular and flexible hours, including night and weekend hours.
  5. Familiarity with state and local policies, procedures, regulations and laws pertaining to the assignees student group(s) and activities.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management.
  7. Demonstrated ability to create an environment and programming that is respectful and inclusive of, and responsive to, a diverse student body.

  1. Master's Degree in higher education and student affairs or related field.
  2. Experience advising college student organizations.
  3. Experience planning small and large events for college students.
  4. Experience as a college student organization leader.
  5. Experience with problem solving and crisis management at events.
  6. Experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  7. Experience with assessment related to college student organizations and programs.
  8. Demonstrated ability to be creative when planning events.


This is a full-time, permanent 12-month position. Anticipated salary is $47,000.00 annually with excellent benefits. Anticipated start date is August 3, 2018.


Interested candidates please submit a letter of application and resume that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications and requirements of this position, and contact information for three professional references through UConn Jobs,, Staff Positions. Screening will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018618)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59pm Eastern time on June 26, 2018.

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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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 6/30/2018
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