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Educational Program Coordinator

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

Job Details

Search #: 498253
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Administrative Services


The Department of Kinesiology, a part of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut is seeking a dynamic and team-oriented leader with creative energy to serve as the Doctor of Physical Therapy Educational Program Coordinator (Educational Program Coordinator) with responsibility to provide administrative support to all operations, including financial, human resources and payroll, and programmatic support for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT). The successful candidate will contribute to a culture that values community, inclusion, excellence, and strategic growth. The successful candidate will be open-minded, efficient, process-oriented, organized, and customer service-driven.


  • Coordinate and manage the academic, administrative, and fiscal functions for the daily operation of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program to meet department, college, university, and accreditation standards.
  • Serve as initial point of contact for the program, providing customer service support to faculty, students, staff, and visitors.
  • Process human resource and payroll functions of DPT personnel, including faculty, staff, student workers, special payroll employees, graduate assistants, and gratis appointments.
  • Coordinate and manage a wide range of fiscal, administrative, and operational matters.
  • Prepare budget projections, regular statements, and monitor all programmatic budgets, including foundation accounts.
  • Develop and maintain data collection processes for ongoing program assessment and quality improvement.
  • Organize and coordinate DPT communications and marketing, including programmatic website updates and social media.
  • Develop the DPT CAPTE Annual Accreditation Report.
  • Manage and coordinate the Graduate Admissions process within the Department of Kinesiology and serve as the main contact for prospective students.
  • Support the DPT Director and program Faculty with activities related to strategic planning, recruitment, curriculum, course scheduling, accreditation requirements, and personnel searches.
  • Provide operational support to the Director of the Human Anatomy Learning Lab (HALL) in both internal and external program development and implementation.
  • Assist in advising students or participants regarding academic program planning and course selection. Explains program policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Supervise student employees with jobs associated with the DPT program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or related field and three (3) to four (4) years of professional experience in a responsible administrative support position OR an equivalent combination of education and experience (minimum 7 years of related experience).
  • Demonstrated work experience in academic programs in higher education, or related field.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, complex, and multi-faceted office environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, and establish relationships with a variety of constituents, both internal and external to the University.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications including Teams, Forms, Excel, Outlook, or equivalent systems.
  • Proficient in website maintenance or social media experience.

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience managing academic fiscal accounts and/or with grants and contracts management.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic systems for human resources, purchasing, payroll, project management, data management, and financial management.
  • Ability to identify and independently resolve problems efficiently and effectively.
  • Experience developing and maintaining organizational structures and systems.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to expertly manage time and deadlines, and juggle multiple competing priorities.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Strong audit, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

    This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


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


    Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498253 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by April 22, 2024.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on May 6, 2024.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

    All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

    The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

    Advertised: Apr 08 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: May 06 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


    Working at UCONN

    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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