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Type of Position:
Professional Staff - Student Affairs
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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Summary of Job Duties:
The TRIO Talent Search Program is a higher education access program and provides a variety of pre-college services to middle and high school youth. The Student Development Specialist is responsible for implementing a college access strategy for middle and high school participants. The Specialist assesses students' academic needs; plans secondary strategies for students including rigorous curriculum completion; assists students and parents regarding college admission application, financial aid application, and financial literacy; develops and implements educational technology components; develops and delivers pre-college curriculum during high school visits; collects data and develops reports. Weekly in-state travel required; occasional evening and weekend work required, and use of a personal vehicle for travel is required. This is a grant-funded position and continued funding is contingent upon federal appropriation. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.
Required Education and/or Experience
An earned Master's degree - must have completed Master's degree by start date.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Master's degree in counseling, student services, higher education, education, or closely related field;
Experience in working with disadvantaged populations;
A representative of the population served (first-generation college/low income);
Experience in overcoming barriers similar to the target population;
Experience working in outreach/supportive services;
Experience in educational/career/personal development and delivering presentations
Identifies and selects eligible participants;
Assess and documents student academic, secondary, and postsecondary needs;
Develop and implements secondary and postsecondary educational guidance plans;
Conduct workshops concerning a variety of pre-college subject areas;
Assist students in postsecondary admission and financial aid application;
Document secondary and postsecondary enrollment and financial aid verification;
Maintain database of client records;
Prepare monthly, mid-year, and annual reports;
Perform other duties as assigned;
Weekly in-state travel required; occasional evening and weekend work required;
Reliable transportation for travel is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work effectively with staff, students, parents, community partners, and school personnel of diverse backgrounds and varying educational levels;
Ability to utilize assessment, evaluation, and research techniques in monitoring program components;
Knowledge of the development of student personal and academic success;
Knowledge of database/data management operations;
Knowledge of performance outcomes of educational equity programs or TRIO Programs
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Financial Credit Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry, Substance Abuse Testing
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 at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
Constant Physical Activity:
Hearing, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking
Frequent Physical Activity:
Driving, Grasping, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding