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[C18-031] - Student Affairs: Program Assistant, Recreation

Position Information

Administrative Faculty


Contact Person:
Susan Sweeney
Phone: 860-832-1991

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time Program Assistant in Recreation, the RECentral area of the Student Activities/Leadership Development Department (SUOAF-Administrator II).  The incumbent in this position: 

  • Assists the supervisor with overseeing and coordinating service and/or program areas which may include one or more of the following: event programming, technical and audio/visual services, facility housekeeping, student organizations and program committees, conference planning, student employment, recreation programs, equipment inventory, information and reception services. 
  • Assists with providing on-site coordination of services and programs within assigned area which includes one or more of the following: event programming, facility set-up, technical support services, audience management and coordination of campus dining and other support services.  
  • Conducts surveys, focus groups and compiles statistical reports to ensure student satisfaction with service and/or program areas.  
  • Recruits/hires, trains, and supervises student employees and student volunteers within assigned areas.  
  • Assists in the development and implementation of a professional and life skills development plan for assigned student employees and student volunteers as directed by the supervisor.
  • Prepares reports concerning assigned areas as required.  
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years of experience in student services management in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student staff and implement student service policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize enterprise software required, along with Microsoft Office Suite computer programs 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree
  • One year experience working in a campus recreation setting
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Experience managing expenditures and budgets
  • Facility management experience
  • Experience advising student organizations 

Equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. 

The University:  CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.  Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose.  CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30 percent of students are from communities of color.  Visit our web site at 

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford.  CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.”  Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions. 

Application and Appointment:  For full consideration, applications must be received by May 18, 2018.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following in a single file: 

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers 

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e. SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted. 

For more information, contact Susan Sweeney at 860-832-1991 or  

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.