Academic Program Spec I

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Sep 26, 2020
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Academic Program Spec I

Job no: 514730
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Academic Advising/Support
Department:02070100 - PV-OASIS

Classification Title:

Academic Program Spec I

Job Description:The Office of Academic Support (OAS) for Undergraduate Affairs at the University of Florida is accepting applications for an Academic Program Specialist. The full-time, Academic Program Specialist (APS) position is a grant funded position at the University of Florida and is contingent on grant renewal every five years. The APS position reports to the OAS and UFSSS Director. Duties and responsibilities in this position are consistent with the mission, vision, and goals of Department of Education (DOE), the UF Student Support Services (SSS) program, as well as OAS and OUA. Primary responsibilities include providing general academic advising/counseling and learning support using a case management approach, inputting and maintaining UFSSS database and records, recruitment and orientation of student participants, monitoring and tracking students’ academic progress, program assessment, supervising student staffers, coordinating appropriate resources/services/events, presenting workshops, teaching first year experience courses and preparing/maintaining center materials.

The APS will be expected to assist in integrating the TRIO project with existing programs, services, and initiatives within OAS. The position provides direct support services as outlined by the TRIO-Student Support Services Grant, to program participants. Assist in reviewing student applications and determining program eligibility and enrolling students in the UFSSS Program. The APS will provide student-centered, proactive interventions to promote academic achievement and enrollment retention. Assist in data collection and analysis for grant reporting purposes. Assist project directors in meeting and evaluation program outcomes. Assist project directors in planning and providing UFSSS services and activities.

The position requires a self-motivated individual with some knowledge with assessment and implementing student success initiatives designed to accomplish goals and objectives of the UF SSS program. Ideal candidate will understand student development and have interest in advising/counseling students, assisting students in overcoming barriers and aiding students in their academic achievements and career planning. Requires excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse students, administrative staff, and faculty.

Expected Salary:Actual salary will be determined based on individual qualifications and experience. The university offers an excellent benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree with at two years’ experience in higher education administration, counseling or relevant area of study.
  • Three years of relevant experience working with targeted student population (first-generation and low-income).
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, work efficiently with good organizational skills and multi-task in dynamic work environment.
  • Experience working with diverse students, knowledge of student academic and professional development, workshop design and proficient use of technology and software to accomplish task with efficiency.
  • Interpersonal skills to generate effective networks across a multifaceted university community both internal and external.
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student development and working with TRIO SSS programs.
  • One year’s professional experience working within academic support services with working knowledge of program assessment and evaluation, strategic planning, and program development.
  • Experience working with federally funded TRIO Programs.
Special Instructions to Applicants:In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 25 Sep 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 15 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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