Resource Specialist

Murray, Kentucky
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Responsible for all aspects of financial aid counseling and financial literacy of the program; oversees peer mentoring; provides required services; teaches GUI 119, 120, & 232; identifies and selects participants for LEAD; coordinates LEAD program.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, human services, student development or related field required or an appropriate combination of education and experience. Teaching experience in university courses. Proven written and oral communication skills. Human relation skills. Demonstrated experience with financial aid procedures and FAFSA. Experience working in a university academic setting. Demonstrated knowledge of academic policies and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and measurement procedures. Supervisory experience.

Responsibilities: Specialist in financial aid procedures. Assists students with Financial Aid package review and red flags. Assists students FAFSA completion. Assists students with KHEAA verification. Conducts semester audit for SAP. Assists students with SAP appeals. Presents individual and group sessions for scholarship information and application process.  Prepare, present and/or facilitate financial and economic literacy workshops or individual appointments. Intake step 2 which includes LASSI results, needs assessment, and service plan part of I-Map. Coordinates support groups. Teaches GUI 119, 120, 121. Co-advise SSS Student Organization. Coordinates and facilitates LEAD program including identifying participants. Facilitates workbook sessions (Section 3, 4, & 5). Collects and reviews SSS Resources Handbook. Speaking engagements to promote SSS including summer orientation and/or community college classes. Provides semester reports for Director. Assists with evaluation of program and services. Makes referrals to campus resources. Coordinates peer mentoring program. Drives university vehicles. Chaperones events. Provide individualizes and proactive services to students. These responsibilities include: review MapWorks Academic Updates at Week 4 and provide follow-up; assist student with drop/add of classes; review MapWorks Survey Results at Week 12 and provide follow-up; academic success coaching; yearly Academic Map update; follow-up on midterm and final grade notes; and/or provide other services not covered elsewhere. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred: Personal & career counseling. Academic advising. Mentoring. TRIO background or background similar to target population served.