PT Financial Literacy Lab Specialist

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PT Financial Literacy Lab Specialist

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Job Description Summary:

This individual will grow and develop the financial literacy lab, which includes marketing services, student mentor recruitment and training, scheduling, evaluating undergraduate peer leaders, assessment efforts, and maintaining records of usage. This position also includes assisting with the planning and logistical coordination of financial literacy workshops and events.

This position is funded through September 30, 2024. Continuation of this position is dependent on continued funding beyond this date.

Dalton State College delivers a transformational education experience in a diverse, caring community to approximately 5,000 students. We are proud to be recognized in 2020 as one of 79 colleges that are a “Great College to Work For” by ModernThink. A member institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State provides broad access to high-quality bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and career certificate programs. Dalton State is nestled in the foothills of Northwest Georgia and surrounded by a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The college is about 90 minutes from Atlanta and 30 minutes from Chattanooga, TN.

Dalton State is Georgia’s first and only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and attracts students from about 40 countries worldwide. Approximately one third of our student body identifies as Hispanic/Latinx. As an HSI, Dalton State administers a Title V program for developing institutions serving Hispanic populations. We are searching for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and proven success working in a welcoming and diverse multicultural environment.

Pay Rate: 11.54/hr

Essential Duties :

Oversee Financial Literacy Lab (50%)
• Oversees the peer financial mentor scheduling platform for one-on-one appointments and classroom presentations.
• Solicit, interview, and hire peer financial mentors by gathering faculty member nominations, advertising positions, and interviewing approved candidates. Supervise peer financial mentors, each term, through observational sessions and regular meetings. Create, maintain, and disseminate information to support financial literacy lab success and professional growth.
• Responsible for the professional development of peer financial mentors by conducting observations and providing feedback, assist mentors with planning and organizing sessions as necessary, and support mentors’ application of active learning techniques and National Financial Educators Council curriculum.
• Implement peer financial mentor training to ensure student leadership and program success.
• Maintain the financial literacy lab training handbook and policies.
• Gather assessment/evaluation data each semester and report on lab effectiveness in compliance with Title V and other related grant policies and regulations.
• Oversee the creation and dissemination of financial literacy lab print and electronic marketing.

Workshop/Event Planning (20%)
• Engage in the planning, organizing, and coordinating of various financial literacy workshops.
• Maintain strong community relationships to provide effective financial literacy workshops presented by community/industry leaders.

Provides Outreach (15%)
• Provide outreach to the campus community concerning the financial literacy lab.
• Participate in new student orientation activities.
• Work closely with community organizations to provide students with more extensive financial literacy resources off-campus.

Facility Maintenance (10%)
• Maintain relevant worksheets, supplies, and instructional materials.
• Troubleshoot and maintain lab technology.

Assists with Institutional Effectiveness (5%)
• Assist in reporting student progression and success that have a direct impact on student retention.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures, Dean of Students Office goals, and campus-wide impact.
• Become a Certified Financial Education Instructor with the National Financial Educators Council within the first sixty days of employment. The certification fee will be absorbed by Dalton State’s Title V grant.
• Skill in coaching or mentoring.
• Ability to work independently with skill in decision-making and problem-solving.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Knowledge of student support best practices.
• Knowledge of issues and trends related to adult learners.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Coaching, mentoring, or other related work experience.
• Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, decision-making, and assessment skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Some college or equivalent training or experience
• Knowledge of financial literacy topics
• Experience with event/workshop planning and execution
• Knowledge of student development issues associated with undergraduate student populations, especially those that are first-generation.

Physical Demands:

• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
• The work is typically performed in an office.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is funded through September 30, 2024, continuation of this position is dependent on continued funding beyond this date. This position is Part-Time.




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Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time