Employee Spotlight - Earl Campbell Jr.

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Friday, September 30, 2022
What is your current role at Yale University?
My current role at Yale is a Financial Assistant IV at Research Support Business Operations.
What are your main responsibilities?
Under the direction and supervision of the Operations Manager, I provide a broad range of financial and administrative business services support to units under the Vice Provost for Research, reconcile and perform initial analyses of reports, and monitor expenditures for proper posting to accounts and coding.
What do you like most about your work?
I like working and learning about the operations associated with the Research Administration Team – FRMS, ORA, Cores, YCRC, Centers and Institutes, Research Support Admin, Wu Tsai Institute, and Center for Natural Carbon Capture. I also have an amazing manager Shannon Carter, who is very knowledgeable about all operations for the Research Administration Team.
How does your job affect your general lifestyle?
This job has improved my general lifestyle and provided me with perfect work and life balance. Management provides a great environment and encourages me to learn more about the team.
How did you begin your career?
My career with Yale University started with joining New Haven Works in 2019. I received the offer to join Yale University Press under the New Haven Hiring Initiative one-year fixed duration program in June 2021. After working with Yale University Press for eight months, I received an offer to join the Research Support Team in February 2022. Prior to joining Yale University, I have over 15 years of experience in Business Management and Finance.
What steps would you recommend one take to prepare to enter this field?
I would recommend anyone that is preparing to enter this field to be passionate about the team you are joining. I would also recommend researching the policies and guidelines of you organization. There are changes made daily so make sure to check the website daily for all changes.
What skills, abilities, and personal attributes are essential to success in your job/this field?
In this field, you will have to be great at time management, pay attention, detail oriented, and possess great organizational skills. Being personable also helps, because you will be communicating with multiple people in different teams. Having a great attitude and spirit will go a long way.
If you could do it all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself? If not, what would you change?
If I could do it all over again, I would not change anything. Adversity builds character and everything that I have done in my career prepared me for this position.
What does YAAA mean to you and how have you contributed as a member?
YAAA means everything to me and to have a community that provides a plethora of resources for its members is amazing. I have attended multiple events and my goal is to contribute more as a member of the YAAA.