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Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming (Student Svcs Program Mgr 1)

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Search #: 495461
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


The Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming (Student Services Program Manager 1) is responsible for all non-academic student services provided by the Honors Program, including management and administrative coordination of co-curricular programs, Honors living-learning communities, the Honors first-year experience program, Honors education abroad programs, and supervision of Honors student organizations. Under the general direction of the Honors Program Associate Director for Curriculum, Assessment and Planning, the incumbent will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff from across the university to support and sustain the Honors community, facilitate a smooth transition to college, encourage personal and professional development, and provide opportunities for student engagement, both locally and globally.

The Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming is expected to act independently within the goals and objectives of the Honors Program and the guidelines established in implementing and delivering the program’s activities, services and content.


  1. Supervises the day-to-day delivery of Honors co-curricular programming.
  2. Provides leadership in the development and management of co-curricular programming for Honors students.
  3. Trains, supervises, and coordinates the activities of Honors programming professional and temporary staff, including conducting performance evaluations; determines work schedules and work assignments to most effectively meet program needs.
  4. Determines staffing needs and manages the selection and evaluation of staff.
  5. Develops and facilitates Honors First-Year Experience student facilitator courses; schedules and assigns student facilitators. Participates in FYE as needed.
  6. In collaboration with the Office of Residence Life, oversees and coordinates the day-to-day administration of all Honors living/learning communities.
  7. Prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of programs, events, and activities.
  8. Engages in public relations and promotional activities for the program; promotes a sense of community among all students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  9. Coordinates communication, such as social media, an event calendar, e-newsletter, and regular updates on community events and happenings.
  10. Contributes to successful development, marketing, and implementation of field trips and special events and activities.
  11. In collaboration with Experiential Global Learning, oversees and coordinates the execution of Honors education abroad programs and Congressional Internship Program. Works with faculty and Experiential Global Learning staff for initiation of new Honors education abroad programs.
  12. Acts as a liaison with campus offices, including Experiential Global Learning, the Office of Community Standards, the Dean of Students Office, Student Health and Wellness, the Department of Residential Life, and Dining Services regarding students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  13. Serves as the first point of contact for Honors students requiring non-academic support services. Makes referrals to appropriate University Offices and Departments as needed.
  14. Plans, implements, and monitors program services and activities for all Honors student organizations.
  15. Participates in Orientation for incoming first-year Honors students.
  16. Serves as a resource to students, staff, and others on matters relating to program policies, procedures, and activities; reviews and makes recommendations for new policies and procedures for Honors learning communities.
  17. Engages in compiling and maintaining data, program information, resource materials and distribution lists of students, alumni, faculty/staff involvement, resources, activities and accomplishments.
  18. Performs office management duties for responsibilities relating to Honors programming and residential life; directs the workflow; coordinates and monitors the processing of necessary paperwork; maintenance of records and filing system to support the program.
  19. Independently composes, prepares, and/or edits standard correspondence and publicity materials.
  20. Collects and analyzes program data and participates in evaluating program effectiveness; identifies problems and makes or recommends changes.
  21. Makes budget recommendations and monitors approved budget and expenditures; expends resources efficiently; prepares budget reports and projections.
  22. Prepares reports, including assessment and annual reports, on activities of office and progress in meeting goals.
  23. Participates in planning, development, design, and evaluation of the Honors Program strategic plan, especially related to the areas under Programming and Events.
  24. Performs related duties as required.


  • Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • 4 years of experience with Honors education and/or undergraduate student life.
  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with supervision of professional and student staff, including performance evaluation.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with students.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills including the ability to identify and resolve problems independently.
  • Ability to plan and organize workshops, training courses/curricula, and informational materials appropriate to the program.
  • Ability to host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends.


  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with undergraduate residential life and/or programming
  • Demonstrated expertise in undergraduate student learning, college student development, gifted education, and/or leadership development.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently implement programs, as well as identify and resolve day-to-day program problems.
  • Work experience at a large university.
  • Experience working with Honors students in a professional capacity.
  • Experience with assessment and program evaluation.

This is a full-time permanent position.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495461 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 28, 2021.

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.

Advertised: Jul 27 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 28 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


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