Temporary University Specialist, Strategic Initiatives

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Temporary University Specialist, Strategic Initiatives

Graduate Business Learning Center


The School of Business is seeking a part-time Temporary University Specialist to provide administrative support for its strategic initiatives.  This position will report to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and will be based at Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC) in downtown Hartford.  Evening and weekend hours will be required on occasion in support of classes and program activities.  In-state travel to the other University campuses may also be required on occasion.



  • Organizing meetings and other strategic activities with University faculty, staff and external constituents.
  • Collecting and maintaining up-to-date information and data on School of Business academic programs, centers and other initiatives; researching, summarizing and tracking data as needed.
  • Promoting upcoming activities and engagements in support of the School’s strategic goals.
  • Acting as primary point of contact for events and activities as assigned; responding to inquiries in an informed and timely manner.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One to two years of administrative or program support experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to write clear and concise communications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively using video meeting platforms.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness and ability to use own transportation to occasionally travel to other University campuses and other in-state locations in support of program activities.



This is a part-time temporary position with a flexible schedule of 10 hours per week for an initial period of six months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding. 



Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: busndean@business.uconn.edu.  Please reference search #HR20-12 in your application.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

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

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and divers 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.