Academic Department Assistant - Chemistry & Brewing Science

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

ID: 7106817
Posted: July 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Sacred Heart University:
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education and Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges-2022 Edition, "Best Northeastern" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre.

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Job Description:
The successful candidate for this position will be able to support the Department of Chemistry and Physics and its graduate and undergraduate programs as well as support the Brewing Science Certificate Program.

Responsibilities Include:

Will exercise tact, courtesy and good judgment in all correspondence and personal contact;
Interact with the public and the university community through accurate emails, telephone contact, written correspondence, and personal visits;
Maintain accurate office files, records, lists and databases;
Maintain accurate operating budget records for the department of chemistry and physics and all other restricted accounts under the auspices of the chair of the department;
Prepare payrolls for faculty adjuncts and faculty overloads;
Assist the chair/program director in organizing undergraduate and graduate teaching schedules.
Order and supervise the distribution of all office supplies and coordinate book orders and instructor's materials;
Provide for the chair real-time scheduling support by booking appointments and prevent conflicts;
Arrange to regularly maintain and update the department of chemistry and physics and brewing science websites;
Assist in the preparation and management of grants, reports, certifications, certificates, and other documents for the Chair and/or Director of Brewing Science.
Prepares and submits purchase requests, expense vouchers and purchase orders for the Brewing Science Certificate Program.
Maintains correspondence and records related to Academic Standards for Certificate Program students.
Assist faculty in the department as needed;
Plan and execute special events;
Perform other tasks as scheduled.

Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion

Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed. Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole. Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements.