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STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Company: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Position Information Posting Number SRGV3941 Working Title STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST Number of Vacancies 1 Location Brownsville, Texas Department College Access Outreach Programs FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job To assist and work closely with University students who are participants of the TRIO student support services program to increase retention and graduation rates. Description of Duties ---Assists with the coordination of TRIO student recruitment, programming, and retention initiatives. ---Performs day-to-day administrative support work-flows and assists with the coordination of peer coaches/peer mentors including scheduling and training. ---Maintains academic progress tracking, performs data collection, and provides project reports as needed. ---Responsible for meeting with students for problem-solving, counseling, providing information regarding student policies, course selection and registration assistance, financial aid and financial literacy, guiding students on policies and procedures; demonstrating use of the university website and graduate school preparation. ---Recommends and organize new programs and advise staff superior on progress of current program. ---Assists with organizing informational workshops, cultural enrichment activities, college/university visitations, financial aid and financial literacy activities, and course selection and registration assistance. ---Monitors student academic progress, tracks student contacts, and ensures that students are receiving the necessary services. ---Assists with promoting awareness of the TRIO programs and to increase participants' retention, graduation, and transfer rates. ---Serves as a liaison among students, faculty, administration, staff, and the community. ---Maintains collaborative working relationships with internal employees/partners in assessing program issues and services. Actively participates on college committees, meetings and workgroups. ---May participate in the screening and interview/selection processes and the training of new student employees (peer coaches & mentors). ---Performs other duties as assigned. Supervision Received Receives general supervision from the assigned supervisor. Supervision Given May supervise other assigned staff. Required Education Bachelor's degree with a major in a field related to the work to be performed from an accredited university. Preferred Education Master's degree in a field related to the work to be performed from an accredited university. Licenses/Certifications None. Required Experience Two (2) years of experience working with student groups in the community or equivalent advisory and administrative experience in the field of education. Preferred Experience Experience in working with TRIO program students. Experience and skills in marketing & communication using social media and other platforms. Bilingual oral and written skills with fluency in English and Spanish that meets community needs. Equipment Use of standard office equipment. Working Conditions Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. General office conditions with the majority of time spent in contact with students. Other Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Physical Capabilities Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time; general manual dexterity. Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 06/12/2019 Grant Funded Position Yes If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 08/31/2020 Posting Detail Information EEO Statement UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Special Instructions to Applicants Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: Date of Birth Gender Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information. Additional Information UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need. All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer. Quick Link http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/21271 Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Are you a current UTRGV employee? Yes No Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions? Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions Please select your highest level of completed education: 6th grade education 10th grade education High School Diploma or GED Associates Degree in a related field, Technical Degree in a related field, or Trade School Degree/Certification in a related field or 60 Hours of College Hours Bachelors Degree in a related field from an accredited university Masters Degree in a related field from an accredited university Ph. D. or other terminal degree in a related field from an accredited university Please provide the field of study for your education: (Open Ended Question) Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for: Less than 1 year 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years 10 years Over 10 years Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position? Yes No Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume Optional Documents Cover Letter/Letter of Application Curriculum Vitae Unofficial Transcripts Reference Letter 1 Reference Letter 2 Reference Letter 3 Certifications and Licenses Training Certificates Other Document List of 3 References Unofficial Transcripts 2 Unofficial Transcripts 3 Letter of Interest Unofficial Graduate Transcripts Additional Document

Keywords: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg , STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, Other , Edinburg, Texas

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