Admin Positions

 

Job Opportunities: Administrative Positions

 Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) Coordinator

The new 118,000-square foot state of the art Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) at Eastern Connecticut State University (Eastern) houses Eastern’s Art and Art History, Theatre and Music programs, as well as the University’s Art Gallery, Concert Hall, Proscenium Theater, and Studio Theater. The new center provides lecture, rehearsal, studio and performance spaces that will allow faculty and students to fully explore their creativity and share it with campus audiences as well as local and regional patrons.

Position Description: The Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) Coordinator works in cooperation with academic programs for the scheduling of events, marketing, coordination and operation of Fine Arts programs and venues for both internal and external constituencies.

Position responsibilities: The VPA Coordinator works in conjunction with the University Relations Department and with the VPA academic programs to coordinate and facilitate the publicity and marketing for all events within the VPA;  to coordinate and facilitate creation of and distribution of printed promotional materials (e.g., programs, posters, flyers, etc.) for all events within the VPA; to coordinate and maintain traditional, social and electronic media related to all events within the VPA; to manage the VPA Box Office as well as all  “Front of House” activities (on and off campus), including staffing of events, crowd control, catering, and concessions; to manage the “Back of House” technical services (on and off campus), as needed, (e.g. stage setup, audio, piano tuning and lighting) and related services as required by the client and event parameters; to facilitate operational support for VPA departmental productions, performances, exhibitions, and academic activities as needed; to coordinate the hiring, training, and scheduling of all student crews for Fine Arts events during the summer; to schedule and manage rental of VPA venues during the summer in accordance with specific departmental academic and artistic scheduling protocols; to coordinate community outreach programs, including open houses, VPA public tours, and recruitment events; and perform other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or Master’s Degree in a field relevant to visual & performing arts and/or arts management preferred. Three years of work experience managing a visual and performing arts facility. Experience in an educational setting preferred. Demonstrated understanding of the operational elements of a visual and performing arts facility; demonstrated skills with social media and traditional media marketing; availability for work calls after hours and on weekends is expected. These requirements may be waived for individuals with alternate experience.

Application procedures: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vita and three letters of reference to Professor Ellen Faith Brodie at brodiee@easternct.edu

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Assistant to the Director of Financial Aid 

Eastern Connecticut State University is seeking applications to fill the Assistant to the Director of Financial Aid position. 

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains current knowledge of financial aid regulations, policies and procedures and effectively and efficiently serves an assigned group of student aid applicants and their parents.
  1. Advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness and money management.
  1. Collects and analyzes financial data of students and parents to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, state and institutional guidelines.
  1. Evaluates special circumstances documentation or information provided by the student and exercises judgment in making adjustments to costs, expected family contribution, need or dependency status as exceptions.
  1. Assists in the preparation and presentation of financial aid and financial literacy information for various campus groups, high school students and parents, workshops and recruitment sessions.
  1. Analyzes financial aid system data such as grades, credits attempted and earned, enrollment or award status in order to verify continued eligibility, compliance with regulations and/or return of Title IV aid.
  1. Assists office staff with components of the day-to-day implementation of financial aid program activities with or without the support of other staff in order to contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the Financial Aid Office. These activities may include, but not limited to: aid program administration, communication, academic progress, scholarship, compliance, client service, funds reconciliation, Banner process completion, outreach and process improvement.
  1. Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above that do not alter the basic responsibility of the position.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and one to two years of professional experience in a university or closely related setting required; excellent communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks is necessary; the ability to relate effectively to students, parents, university staff and external constituencies is important.  A high energy level and the ability to work under pressure and under time and regulatory constraints are essential. Must know, or be willing to learn, the basics of federal need-analysis. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternative experience and/or training.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references in one pdf to Neville Brown at brownn@easternct.edu.

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Student Development Specialist

DUTIES:  The Academic Services Center (ASC) at Eastern Connecticut State University is a high energy office that provides advising, tutoring and support for undergraduate students. Primary responsibilities of the Student Development Specialist include: assist in the coordination of academic advising and academic support services, provide advising directly to students, ensure appropriate and timely delivery of services, refer students to campus resources and maintain appropriate student records The specialist is responsible for written reports, participation in student and program assessment activities, and attendance at workshops and other professional development opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred. Experience in the development and delivery of academic and learning support services in higher education preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent written, oral, and presentation skills, and technological competence as well as a commitment to fostering student success and the ability to relate well to a diverse student population.

TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter, résumé and the contact information of at least three professional references to Ms. Karen Loiselle at loisellek@easternct.edu. See our website at: http://www.easternct.edu/asc for information about the Academic Services Center’s function.

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Director of Library Services

Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, seeks a dynamic leader to become the Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Reporting to the Provost, the Library Director provides leadership to support the educational mission of the University.

The Director of Library Services provides strategic direction for library service and is a visible and articulate advocate for initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan.  The Library Director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to leverage the Library’s presence and support for service to the University community.

The Director of Library Services must be a strong communicator, and a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion.

The Library Director must possess a deep understanding of issues relevant to academic librarianship, including library technologies, information literacy, digital libraries, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and scholarly communication and publishing. 

About the J. Eugene Smith Library:

Built in 1998, the 127,000 square foot Smith Library is an inviting social and intellectual center of the campus. With shelving capacity for over a half million volumes, and seating capacity for 900, the library provides a modern, spacious, and well-equipped environment for student study and research.  The library offers over 60 computers for student use, and has Wi-Fi throughout the building.  The Library also houses a café, and the Academic Services Center, as well as the Center for Instructional Technology. Twenty-six full time staff, supplemented by part-time staff, provide a welcoming and capable workforce to accomplish the library’s service goals.  Librarians are tenure track members of the University faculty. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of library administration including daily operations, strategic planning, budget planning, facilities management, collections stewardship, and assessment of library services and resources.
  • Supervise, lead, inspire, support, evaluate and further develop a skilled, collaborative, service-oriented library faculty and staff that embraces change, innovation, and risk-taking.
  • Provide strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with the library staff, for initiatives in support of the University’s mission and goals, including resource sharing, preservation, coordinated collection development, scholarship, and student success.
  • Represent the library, establish and maintain collaborative relationships across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, and with other institutions.
  • Prepare annual and other reports on library operations.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Minimum seven years of experience in an academic or research library, with at least two years of library management experience including personnel evaluation.
  • Record of service-oriented leadership and collaborative partnerships with various campus and professional constituencies.
  • Evidence of scholarly or professional achievement.
  • Evidence of a collaborative leadership style and the ability to develop and sustain productive and harmonious relationships with faculty, students, library staff, and colleagues.
  • A record of supporting staff professional development.

Desired:

  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Professional experience in a liberal arts college/university library.
  • Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a CV. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to librarysearch@easternct.edu.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. 

About Eastern Connecticut State University:

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital. Eastern is a member of COPLAC and has been named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work for” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the last seven years. 

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Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, closes@easternct.edu.