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Financial Analyst 1

JOB SUMMARY

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) Business Office at the University of Connecticut announces the opening of a full-time Financial Analyst 1. The CAHNR Business Office is seeking a dynamic and team-oriented leader with creative energy to contribute to a culture that values community, inclusion, excellence, and strategic growth. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skill and experience in academic business operations and communication with a diverse group of people, including administrative professionals, faculty, and many others. The successful candidate will be open-minded, forward thinking, and collaborative in addressing the needs of the CAHNR Business Office.

The Business Office is an exciting, fast-paced, and complex environment with evolving needs. As a support unit, we are a service-minded team that fosters leadership, collaboration, diversity, equality, trust, respect, adaptability, and community. We are dedicated to providing expert financial and administrative services for the College. Our focus is on accuracy, accountability, availability, efficiency, professionalism, and integrity while adhering to federal, state, and University policies and regulations.

Under the limited supervision of the Financial Manager, this position provides input and develops recommendations to facilitate financial decisions of CAHNR administrators and senior management and assists with a variety of fiscal and technical responsibilities requiring skill in critical thinking and problem-solving and proven experience in budgeting, financial analysis and control, as well as leadership abilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Include but are not limited to:

  • Organizes financial information from a variety of fund sources for use in analyzing future plans and forecast spendable balances.
  • Integrates information from a variety of sources for use in analyzing current and future financial plans and forecasts.
  • Prepares regular financial and trend analyses, including budget projections and analysis in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Monitors USDA funding allocation through the utilization and maintenance of databases and applying budget controls.
  • Assists in preparing documents, providing analysis, and properly executing the annual budget process for federal USDA reporting.
  • Assists in budget preparation, including annual department budget meetings, and budget construction.
  • Responds to and resolves routine and procedural financial questions and issues.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information and designs and creates accurate and timely reports.
  • Reviews financial transactions for appropriateness and accuracy and prepares reports on all fund sources as needed.
  • Responsible for keeping up to date on and ensuring compliance with regulations, policies and procedures related to purchasing, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and travel.
  • Serves as an advanced resource for departmental staff to ensure compliance with established administrative policies and procedures.
  • Recommends or implements modifications to practices and procedures to improve efficiency and quality, directly affecting the specific office operation or departmental procedure or practice.
  • Prepares financial and ad hoc reports to meet federal, state, University, and departmental requirements and provides regular updates to unit heads and faculty.
  • Serves as a liaison between departments within the College and other University Offices on a variety of financial and administrative matters that are typically cyclical in nature, but can be complex.
  • Serves as a liaison with Sponsored Programs Services and assists in the management of post-award budgets and accounts, including monitoring current projects and closeouts of completed projects for various units within the College.
  • Manages, monitors, and validates faculty effort on sponsored projects.
  • Reviews and approves allowable expenses within budget limits.
  • May supervise and evaluate the work of other professional employee(s) and/or student labor employees.
  • Represents the Business Office at regular college administrative meetings.
  • Provides support on processing Foundation disbursement for all units within the College, and reconciling account transactions.
  • Provides guidance for assigned departmental financial management activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  2. Four years of related experience.
  3. Knowledge of financial, budgeting, or accounting practices and procedures.
  4. Experience working in a fast-paced, complex, multi-faceted office environment.
  5. Ability to work independently and in a team setting while regularly exercising judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to establish good working relationships with coworkers and a variety of constituents, inside and outside the University.
  7. Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail, with a proven ability to expertly manage time and deadlines with multiple, competing priorities.
  8. Clear, positive, and professional written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills.
  9. Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

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Educational Program Assistant 1, Hartford County Extension

JOB SUMMARY

The UConn Extension Center located in Farmington, Connecticut is seeking applications for an Educational Program Assistant 1, part-time position (75%). The position is responsible for supporting and helping implement high-quality, comprehensive, Extension programming at different program sites throughout the region, with specific support to agriculture and forest resources, EFNEP, Master Gardener, and 4-H programs. The Educational Program Assistant will report to the Center Coordinator to prioritize programmatic work assignments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Include but are not limited to:

  • Assists and provides support to Extension Educators working with programs that may include, but not be limited to, agriculture and forest resources, EFNEP, Master Gardener, and 4-H programs.
  • Assists in developing educational programs, recruiting, explaining, and providing program information and processes to Extension volunteers and participants.
  • Works with and helps develop and refine program databases using programs such as Excel and Access, to extrapolate relevant data sets, maintain program enrollments, and membership and volunteer records, and provide program reports to the Extension educators as required.
  • Maintains accurate records on each program and assembles databases and prepares statistical and/or historical reports for Extension educators/Program Coordinators based on program outcomes.
  • Performs office support functions in support of educational programs; processes paperwork, records, and files that may be computerized.
  • Supports Extension Educators/Program Coordinators in implementing and providing off-site educational activities in the community to improve practical understanding and accomplish program goals.
  • Assists in assembling, arranging, organizing, and dismantling program event and activity set-ups and arrangements at various locations and venues, e.g., classrooms, fairgrounds, community centers, etc.
  • Supports media relations activities for various programs; works with others to write and edit program and promotional materials for hard and soft copy publications and social media platforms.
  • Assists Extension Educators/Program Coordinators in assessing clients’ capacity to participate in programs and helping to incorporate related knowledge into program activities for the greatest learning opportunities.
  • Assists Extension Educators/Program Coordinators in developing and implementing programs to enhance learning and provide appropriate content-based experiences to accomplish program goals.
  • Under supervision, provides educational training and conducts related support services on an ongoing basis, and assists in resolving problems in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Assists with increasing community collaborations with partner groups.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field and up to one year of related experience or an Associates degree and two to three years of related experience; or four to five years of profession-based experience in agriculture, food systems, education, 4-H, or related fields.
  2. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively with communication technologies and the media.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and other database activities.
  4. Demonstrated sensitivity towards diverse youth, families, and volunteer clientele to be served.
  5. Demonstrated experience providing organizational support in a team environment.
  6. Knowledge and familiarity with the Cooperative Extension System.
  7. Must be able to regularly lift, carry, load, unload, and transport equipment, supplies, and/or program materials for educational events and workshops such as laptops, projectors, tables, chairs, displays, paper media, etc.
  8. Must be willing and able to work flexible and irregular hours, including occasional nights and weekends to help conduct programs at off-site locations.
  9. Must have reliable transportation to meet in-state travel requirements (mileage allowance provided).
  10. Must possess the ability to perform the required duties set forth.

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