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Education Connections Program Coordinator

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Job Details
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Company Name
University of Illinois
Physical Address
616 East Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Job Description

Civil Service

Education Connections Program Coordinator


Close Date:


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New Applicants: Please create an account from the Home Page. Select the “Apply to Position” button at the bottom of this posting to complete the required forms including the Pre-Approval, which must be submitted before 5:00 pm on the deadline of the posting. Upon approval, which can take 1-3 days to account for weekends and holidays when employees are out of office, complete the remaining forms to apply and be sure to upload any documents noted as required in the posting.

Returning Applicants: Select the “Apply to Position” button at the bottom of this posting, complete the required forms to apply and be sure to upload any documents noted as required in the posting*. Note: if you have previously applied for positions before March 1st 2019, you will have to complete and submit another Pre-Approval form. Please read directions under “New Applicants” above.*

To properly evaluate your qualifications for this position, your online application*must* include a complete employment history detailing duties, education and certifications. Note that a resume cannot substitute for the information required on the official application form. Education requirement will be verified by submitted transcript(s).

College Transcripts and Veteran’s Preference Eligibility: College transcripts and military discharge documentation (DD214, DD215, and NGB22) must be uploaded with the online application. Human Resources will not accept faxed, emailed, or hand delivered documentation to our office.


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS: 11/28/2019 Failure to list or accurately describe work experience, or failure to submit college transcripts may result in an applicant not being admitted to the exam.

For full consideration, applicants must be residents of the State of Illinois.

Minimum Starting Salary: $20.51 per hour

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer; persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

UIS employment in this role is not covered by Social Security, and instead, is covered by the State Universities Retirement System.

  • You don’t pay Social Security taxes and your earnings won’t be on your Social Security record. (Your record will, however, show your Medicare wages.)
  • Your pension from the State Universities Retirement System may affect the amount of yourSocial Security benefit and
    Social Security benefit as a spouse.


Primary Function: The Education Connections Program Coordinator serves as the primary administrator of the Education Connections program, the education/outreach branch of the UIS Performing Arts Center.

Duties include:

1. implements UIS Performing Arts Services’ priority of creating opportunities for all types of audiences to connect with the performing arts, including preK-12 students and teachers, community organizations, and adult audiences; sets goals and objectives for these activities

2. provides program knowledge and expertise of procedures as related to development and implementation of educational and community engagement activities for diverse audiences at performing arts experiences; pursues professional development activities to expand knowledge and maintain currency

3. develops programs and special projects related to education and community engagement in the performing arts; responsible for financial operations of these programs and projects; advises on budget preparation for educational and community engagement activities

4. manages resources (including staffing resources) that support educational and community engagement activities; establishes policies related to screening and fulfilling incoming requests from community organizations for donations of tickets

5. sets and interprets operating policies and processes as related to all educational and community engagement activities; reviews, initiates programs and operations

6. participates in departmental objectives and long-range planning

7. provides management reports, analyses, data, and information for administrative purposes; assists with grants and related funding sources in support of educational and community engagement programs

8. responsible for direct supervision of programs and initiatives that connect with priority populations to diversify audiences and create a welcoming environment

9. acts as point of contact with campus departments for developing collaborative projects; represents the department and University at public functions, advocating for the value of performing arts education for all ages

10. performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in communication (public relations, advertising), business, marketing, fine arts, education, or a related field

2. At least one year of experience in a paid professional position in arts administration (preferably in children’s programming) or in educational or community engagement programming in the not-for-profit sector (Note: Master’s Degree in arts administration, public administration, communication, education or related field may be substituted for one year of work experience)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the culture and priorities of preK-12 schools
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Skill in analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Skill in scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Ability to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • Ability to develop specific goals, plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish tasks
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, the public, and outside constituency groups
  • Ability to utilize various computer software packages, such as Microsoft Office
  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate, and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgement in order to be able to analyze and investigate a variety of questions or problems
  • Ability to analyze and develop guidelines, procedures, and systems

Additional Preferences:

  • Master’s degree in arts administration, public administration, communication, education, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience with community arts activities and a strong vision for performing arts education

New Vacancy List Serve: Human Resources now has a list serve for current vacancies. Subscribers will receive weekly emails with current UIS vacancies.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois
welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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