Specialist - Parent Communication GEAR UP SLC (Part-Time Variable Hour)

Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Specialist - Parent Communication GEAR UP SLC (Part-Time Variable Hour)

Position Category: Staff - Part-Time (Variable Hour)

Under the general direction of the GEAR UP counselor, the Specialist will work with parents of students who are enrolled in the GEAR UP program. The Specialist will communicate with parents regarding activities, requirements, meetings, and events. The Specialist develops and maintains a strong partnership with school administrators, teachers and counselors.
The Specialist acts as a positive role model of parent involvement, interacts with students and /or faculty using discernment, follow through, and decision making; and performs duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED required and 1 year related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge working directly with adult parents of minors in low income households.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed to meet with parents, deliver information, or encourage participation.
  • Ability to speak English Fluently.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with GEAR UP personnel and school staff at their assigned schools, colleges, or other locations.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three to five years experience working directly with adult parents of minors in low income households.
  • Bilingual desired.

Physical Requirements:
Requires regular sitting, talking, seeing and fine hand manipulation to use computer keyboard.

Benefits Summary:
You may be eligible for a 3 credit hour or 1 class tuition waiver after 6 consecutive months of employment and a minimum of 475 hours worked. Dependents do not qualify for a waiver.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $10.00 - $12.50 per hour

Advertisement Number: ST03017
Open Date: 06/06/2017
Review Start Date: 06/13/2017
Close Date: 6/30/2017
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/995

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.


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