A typical day would be to accept 200+ packages for the 3,000+ students that we have on campus, log them into a system, and disburse them into the package pick up areas. I would also verify each piece of letter mail that came in and make sure that it was properly addressed to the appropriate student. Once the piece of letter mail was verified, the letter would be placed in the student mailbox.
Fun working place, great healthcare benefits, great retirement
Osprey Pep Band Member (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – March 27, 2016
The osprey pep band is responsible for the atmosphere of the UNF male and female basketball games. The commitment is pretty tough, having to show up an hour early for every game the teams play, as well as rehearsals. The band has been directed by different directors almost each year since I have been a member, and the experience varies between them. A good and organized director makes for a pleasant and easy experience. The only issue is that the pay is pretty low considering the effort put in, but its better than no pay at all. Sometimes the band is put in the position where the incentive to support the team clashes with our own personal interests and are expected to support them regardless.
Travel expenses covered, food during travel covered.
Lack of management competence and complete disregard for employees. Claim of transparency in relaying information, but exact opposite is more realistic. Benefits are wonderful and most co-workers are very team oriented. Leadership tends to have power trips and make an unpleasant work environment. ILLEGAL "policies" disallowing employees state mandated per diem rates.
(Lack of true) Leadership; Lack of respect for employees;
Facilitator (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – January 12, 2016
A facilitator will organize games and ice breakers activities that will unite teams to overcome the obstacles ahead. I learned to connect with different personalities. Management and co-workers were outstanding. The hardest part of the jobs was to make sure everybody had the same amount of energy when doing activities. The most enjoyable part was to see the groups working together.
My experience within the police department has been wonderful as far as working as a team! I think the police department is often overlooked by the rest of the university and many times the faculty thinks we are a security service and not actual law enforcement because they call for janitorial service. If you"re a hard worker you will be recognized and the benefits are relatively inexpensive and the university pays for up to 6 credits a semester at UNF!
I held many job titles at the University of North Florida's Aquatic Center, starting from being hired as a lifeguard, being promoted to lifeguard instructor, teaching swim lessons and coaching the swim team. When management was absent I was the manager on duty and filled in for the Program Manager overseeing all programs when needed. I learned how to teach and manage a class both in a classroom and in the water, as well as learning how to provide a positive and healthy learning environment while effectively conveying information. I was placed in charge of training new employees as well as leading in-service training for all employees every semester. The management staff which I had the privilege of working under helped shape me into the person I am today, they took me under their wing and helped me grow into a responsible and reliable person who is willing to step up and take charge.
Excellent management, great learning environment, flexible schedule
Coordinator, Research Development (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – March 22, 2014
I worked at UNF for 11 years. In that time, we rarely received raises but the cost of parking and insurance kept going up. The president is not an academic and that affects how UNF is viewed outside of Florida. The staff is 98% great with the students' welfare in mind, but management tends to be bad. I had to work long hours with no extra pay and finally had to quit when I got a boss who insisted on calling me late at night (after 10 pm) with work questions.
great insurance, relaxed atmosphere, no problem getting time off if needed
An excellent opportunity for young energetic educators.
Assistant Psychiatric Nursing Professor (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – May 25, 2013
I originally started at UNF as a part time clinical instructor. After my first semester I was given the amazing opportunity to begin teaching psych clinicals and then shortly after that promoted to a full time classroom instructor. It was a dream come true. I was surrounded by incredibly supportive and impressive instructors that had been teaching longer than I had been alive. They were so open to share their experiences and knowledge with me. I was always made to feel a part of the UNF family and guided into my teaching career easily, however given enough room to establish my own style of teaching. It was an phenomenal and experience.
My place of work has great potential in being a powerful force in higher education. The faculty are knowledgeable and the opportunity for students and research are endless. I work a typical 8-5 pm with the opportunity to work a flex schedule if i need to. I feel as if i make a difference in my position. My supervisors are caring and understanding as it pertains to life events and personal time. My co workers are willing to help out when needed for the greater good. The hardest part of the job is not being able to assist students more or getting them to truly take your advice as it pertains to their future. The most enjoyable part of the job is talking to students
flexible schedule, holidays off, free tuition.
no opportunity for growth, low financial compensation, lack of communication
ITS Help Desk Technician (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – August 12, 2013
We all worked together and helped and shared knowledge. The team effort was great and the management was excellent. A typical day would be rotation Researches questions using available information resources, document and tracked, and monitored the problem to ensure a timely resolution. Identifies and escalates situations requiring urgent attention to current issues with system information, changes, and updates. Re-imaged computer workstations, Laptops, and troubleshoot hardware, operating system, and application issues. Maintain Technology related inventories. Processed and tracked Technology related orders. The most enjoyable part was helping the clients and putting a satisfactory smile on the clients face. The hardest part would be if I or we were not able to resolve the problem at our level of expertise and had to escalate the problem. Update KB articles
great team and had fun while maintaining profesional attitude with staff, clients and management.
I am the "go-to" girl. There is no typical day as anything can come up and I would have to be the one to help the situation. Whether it is based on an unsatisfied customer to a facility operations not functioning well, I would be the main person of contact and get the right people to do the job or if I can fix it, I would too.
The job is demanding and very multitasking but, I prefer to keep busy as it makes the day go faster.
I am diligent with my job and very responsible so, my co-workers depend on me for support.
free lunches, public relations on all age levels and get a fitness workout.
Coordinator of Academic Support Services (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 4, 2012
UNF largely consists of mediocrity and empty promises. There is a lot of talk and little action. Like any university, it's filled with bureaucratic red-tape and excuses. Some people really love their jobs and excel in them, but the majority of people are inconvenienced by their positions and the people they are supposed to serve. Forget about a raise, university employees haven't seen a raise in almost five years.
Department of Physics Office Intern (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – January 3, 2014
I learned some valuable office techniques. I learned how to make several types of spreadsheets to keep track of professors, classes, and class times. The professors and administrators in the physics department were very friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job was finding a place to park. The most enjoyable part of the job was occasionally getting to talk science with the professors.