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Reception and Communications Coordinator

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Reception and Communications Coordinator
Employment Class Code N1
FLSA Classification Non-Exempt
Reports to Assistant Provost and Dean of University Programs
Salary Grade H-1
Work Week 35 Hours
Position Summary

Assumes responsibility for the oversight of the University Programs websites as well as providing administrative support in the development and coordination of departmental activities and programs in an effort to positively position the University of Hartford to the public. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of those duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.

Job Duties

This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs.

Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Serves as a departmental web content manager for University Programs and All University Curriculum in an effort to maintain visibility as well as continually enhance the website end user experience. Assists in the development and management of content for social networks, distribution of information to local and national online networks and research of opportunities to expand through the internet. Oversees social media pages to position messages and information in alignment with program and University mission and values. Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with the Office of Marketing and Communication, collaborating on web initiatives to ensure consistency with University content management system standards as well as compliance with established institutional policies and branding guidelines. *

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 35
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external constituents. Maintains a thorough working knowledge of policies and procedures in an effort to provide effective customer service to the University community. Fields all incoming calls to the department taking initiative to resolve issues as necessary and appropriate. *

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 35
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Provides timely and accurate administrative support to department staff. Researches and assembles necessary background information to expedite written and/or oral response. Types and edits internal and external communication from draft to final form.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 20
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Establishes, maintains and continually strives to improve departmental procedures, files and systems. Actively participates in the analysis, recommendation and implementation of business process improvement efforts to ensure the proper use of technology and improve operational effectiveness as necessary and/or appropriate. Maintains office supplies and inventories, reordering as necessary and/or appropriate. Opens, sorts and distributes departmental mail.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 5
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Works collaboratively with designated staff to support the effective planning and execution of events and initiatives. Schedules and coordinates appointments, meetings, conferences and other associated events. Creates program agendas, event timelines and other related task lists to monitor progress and effective event execution. Ensures post-event evaluations and follow up actions are taken as appropriate. *

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 5
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS131P
Working Conditions

Normal office situation.
Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs or less.


Associate’s Degree or Two-Year University equivalent required.

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table.

Impact of Actions

Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the entire department.


Varied: Work is complex and varied and requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Problems are not easy to identify, but are similar to those seen before. Moderate analytic ability is needed to gather and interpret data where results/answers can be found after analysis of several facts. Solutions can often be found by using methods chosen before in other situations.

Decision Making

Varied: Supervisor is available on an “as needed” basis to establish general objectives and to identify potential resources for assistance. Independent judgment is required to select and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures to achieve desired results.

Internal Communication

Requires regular contact within the department and with other departments, supplying or gathering factual information.

External Communication

Requires regular contacts with outside agencies and the general public, supplying or gathering factual information.

Customer Relations

Contact with customers is over the telephone, in writing or in person for ongoing service, handling of routine transactions and providing detailed information about a selected service, product or capability.

Managerial Skills

Has responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of temporary or student workers.

Knowledge & Skills

Advanced Skills: Able to read reference materials and obtain information. Prepares letters and/or reports, following policies and procedures. Performs advanced computer work. Able to operate various standard office machines.

Special Skills
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Quick Link for Internal Postings

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School, Certification or Apprenticeship
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation