Grant Specialist

Location
San Marcos
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Grant Specialist


Job Number: 2018058

Location: San Marcos

Department: Upward Bound

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: $2,700-$3,200.00 monthly

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education or related field.

Must possess valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel to target schools.

Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends.

Must be able to effectively and dynamically present information in small and large group formats.

Must possess knowledge and experience facilitating students/parents through the college admission and financial aid processes.

Must have experience preparing intentional academic curriculum and or programming designed to achieve learning outcomes.

Must have experience in planning educational and/or cultural trips.

Must have efficient oral and written communication skills.

Must have demonstrated computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Suite, Adobe Suite, and database entry.

Must have ability to manage multiple tasks and work in a fast paced environment.

Must possess excellent organizational skills and an ability to think independently and analytically.

Must possess knowledge and experience in academic advising;

Experience monitoring progress to accomplishment of objectives and learning outcomes.

Experience with fiscal grant administration and implementation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Additional consideration will be given to applicants with:

Master’s Degree in related field.

1-2 years’ experience in high school educational setting, counseling, or academic advising related field.

Experience assessing students’ academic needs.

Experience with multi-week Summer Residential Programs for High School students.

Experience with multi-week High School to College Transition Programs for recent high school graduates (Bridge Program).

Bilingual English/Spanish written and verbal skills.

Experience with obstacles similar to those encountered by TRIO-like or students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Knowledge and practice pertaining to issues of social justice and working with students from non-traditional backgrounds.

Job Description:
Reports to the Director of Upward Bound Programs (UB) at Texas State University- San Marcos. The Upward Bound Grant Specialist is a member of the UB administrative team and promotes educational achievement and the pursuit of post- secondary education enrollment for program participants.

The Grant Specialist is responsible for developing comprehensive services for program participants in the 9th to 12th grades at San Marcos, Lehman and Seguin High Schools. Services include but are not limited to: educational planning, academic enrichment, college readiness, and career, academic and financial aid advising. The Grant Specialist is also responsible for recruitment and monitoring progress toward the accomplishment of program objectives.

Position located in San Marcos, Kyle and Seguin, TX

Evening and weekend work will be required.

This is a grant funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon grant funding.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.

**Candidates selected for an interview will be required to make a 15-20 minute presentation. Topic will be given at the time of interview confirmation.

Texas State University will not discriminate against any person (or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs) on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or disability, veterans status or on the basis of sexual orientation.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Job Duties:
Assisting with preparing materials and facilitating aggressive participant recruitment campaign in accordance with US Department of Education Guidelines.

Evaluating participant applications to determine eligibility.

Make recommendations and conduct participant intake interviews.

Evaluate and complete academic and needs assessments on each program participant.

Research, develop and implement innovative co-curricular programming for students that fosters personal and academic growth.

Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for each program participant and assist in monitoring IEP progress throughout the calendar year.

Assist in developing academic tutoring schedule for students to adhere to on a weekly basis. Ensure students effectively utilize tutoring services provided and communicate needs from tutors as appropriate.

Assist with the assessment and reporting of participant progress, personal growth and academic performance.

Oversee maintenance of participant files and program-specific documentation to ensure all appropriate services and contacts are entered into the student database; verify promotion, retention and graduation of all current participants.

Provide college admission and financial aid process information.

Conduct frequent program evaluations with participants and parents.

Propose, plan and review expenses and budget as related to trips, activities and events.

Assist in planning, coordination of and chaperone participants on cultural/educational trips and college visit tours.

Ensure that senior participants take appropriate steps toward high school graduation and college enrollment. Follow up on progress year round and communicate progress to director.

Assist in planning the Summer Residential Program, including orientation, scheduling, supervising, and evaluation of summer staff.

Monitor and collect data on graduate participants in accordance grant tracking requirements.

Develop and maintain professional outreach networks within target area communities and schools, serving as a liaison and point of contact as needed.

Assist with the submission of the U.S. Department of Education Annual Performance Report.

Participate in professional development opportunities to promote personal and professional growth.

Additional Information to Applicants:
Frequent evening work and weekends required.

Position availability is dependent on refunding of grant.

Job Open Date: 10/10/2017

Job Close Date: 10/24/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION. , Applicant must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the employer driving standards system.

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit jobs.hr.txstate.edu or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
Apply Online at Texas State University
Texas State University main webpage
Summary of Benefits
Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce



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