University Assistant - Department of Nursing

(This is a part-time position with an hourly rate of $20-$25 an hour for a maximum of 25 hours per week. This position is a 1-year appointment renewable at the discretion of the Department of Nursing.)

 

Position Summary:

The University Assistant (UA) is under the supervision and assessment of the Chairperson. The UA provides admissions support to faculty members, Program Directors, and nursing admissions representative. The UA must be able to effectively interact with faculty, prospective and current students, and university leadership.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assists the nursing admissions representative with administrative duties related to undergraduate and graduate admissions
  • Assists with evaluating applicants’ eligibility for admission during application season(s)
  • Assists in assembling applicant reports and data as needed for department leadership
  • The candidate should possess computer/technical expertise at the mastery level
  • Assists in the management of software tools, information systems, and processes as needed (i.e. Banner, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; able to perform assignment with limited supervision
  • Answers/addresses prospective student and family questions and concerns regarding admissions through phone calls, email, and walk-in inquires
  • Performs data entry tasks into department software and data warehouse, maintains electronic files
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those described above that do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position as determined by the Chair

  

Qualifications:

Knowledge of, or ability to learn, university technologies. Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of Banner/BRIO, as well as other reporting tools and university software. Individuals with backgrounds and experience in admissions, higher education, diversity and inclusion, and social justice are highly desirable; applicants must be interested in education and helping students. Candidates must be organized, demonstrate mastery of computer usage and Microsoft Office, prioritize functional tasks, and work successfully under pressure to meet deadlines. Experience with collaborating with multiple offices/departments on time-sensitive projects is highly desirable. Experience successfully interfacing with and supporting individuals from a variety of backgrounds is highly desirable as well as an ability to lead high-level admissions projects with limited supervision in a strategic and professional manner. Ability to respect confidentiality of work dealing with student records, faculty, and others. Must have strong writing skills to support reports and other communication tasks. Fluent in high level computer skills and demonstrated ability to master detailed information and apply it consistently.

  

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Beatrice Torres (torresb11@southernct.edu), Department of Nursing.