Job Location:
Little Rock

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Workstudy Position:


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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Criminal Justice Department

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Summary of Job Duties:

The HEI Program Coordinatort will serve as the receptionist, administrative support, and grant/contract support for the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology. In this role, the employee is required to collaborate with various units within the college and the university. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in sociology, public administration, or related field;
  • Two years of experience in program administration or related area;

Preferred Education and/or Experience: 

  • One (1) year of specialized training in business management, business education, or a related field;
  • Three (3) years of experience in specialized or a related field applicable to work performed;
  • Experience with University technology systems including BOSS, BANNER, WEB NOW, WORKDAY, or similar experience; experience managing workflow in a multi-task environment; and previous office administrative experience.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate and manage the SCJC office, including general duties such as preparing letters, filing, emails, phone, and receptionist;
  • Respond to inquiries from students, staff, faculty, the public, and direct inquirers;
  • Maintain the department budget, initiate purchase requisitions, and monitor expenditures;
  • Manage the department lease and purchase contracts, including office equipment and office and supplies;
  • Coordinate the department course schedule and instruction budget with the dean’s office, and textbook requisition with the bookstore;
  • Coordinate academic advising for the department. Lift flags for all students to enroll in classes;
  • Serve as a liaison with all adjunct and part-time faculty members;
  • Supervise work-study students;
  • Initiate PAPs for faculty, staff, and student employees, provide online timesheet entry for faculty and student employees;
  • Assist in making travel arrangements for visitors, faculty, and staff and in filing for travel reimbursement;
  • Assist supervisor by maintaining leave records, appointment calendar, and prioritizing incoming correspondence;
  • Assist in research and analysis of data pertinent to the School;
  • Assist in preparing reports, newsletters, outreach materials, and other documents;
  • Maintain proficiency in University computer programs and software applications;
  • Prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports;
  • Adhere to established office hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm with a lunch break of one (1) hour between 11 am-1 pm.;
  • ORSP paperwork on new and continuing grants/contracts;
  • Develop budgets and budget justifications for new or continuing grants;
  • Entry of time records, payroll-related documents, purchase orders, personnel action forms, and other procedural forms required by other entities on campus or sponsoring agencies of grants/contracts with the School;
  • Serve as the School liaison with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP);
  • Serve as the Justice Research and Policy Center (JRAP-School Center) liaison with financial and operational offices on campus.  The majority of our contracts go through JRAP;
  • Develop and maintain databases, spreadsheets, and other fiscal reporting mechanisms for Justice Research and Policy Center.;
  • Assist in preparing reports, newsletters, outreach materials, and other documents for JRAP;
  • Assist with the coverage of the front desk.  Answers telephones, greets, and directs visitors, students, and staff;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate ability to adjust to change and be flexible;
  • Ability to make mature, common-sense decisions based on current and/or available knowledge;
  • Display a cooperative and approachable attitude and demeanor;
  • Ability to display a professional and pleasant front office demeanor, including greeting visitors and answering the phone;
  • Knowledge of work-related subject area;
  • Knowledge of computers and software applications;
  • Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of basic mathematics;
  • Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports;
  • Ability to research and analyze related work program information;
  • Ability to develop, recommend, interpret, and apply policies and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze financial records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Microsoft Word, Excel, Banner, and Workday experience;
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and demonstrate organizational and prioritization abilities in accomplishing tasks.

Additional Information:

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Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Jim Golden, CRJU Interim Director, [email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Financial Credit Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Standing, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible: