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Recruitment and Outreach Coach

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio
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Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA


Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-05-05
Req: R-036285
Job Title

Recruitment and Outreach Coach

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Student Success

Proposed Minimum Salary

$16.50 hourly

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Bexar County Fostering Educational Success (FES) Outreach Specialist will serve as a lead for the outreach and recruitment of participants for the Bexar County Fostering Educational Success partner institutions of higher education (UTSA, Alamo Colleges, and Texas A&M University-San Antonio). This person will also provide students with foster care involvement in target schools, outreach, academic advising services, college, career, and financial aid information.

This person will be the primary K-12 contact for students in foster care, K-12 staff, foster parents, and others in foster care interested in applying to the BCFES pilot institutions. This person will be working closely with the campus support programs directors and staff, Bexar County Children's Court, and CASA-SATX to promote a comprehensive, coordinated network and referral process. Assists the Campus-based programs in meeting program goals and objectives. This role will also serve as an advisor to the BCFES Youth Action Council.

General duties include outreach/recruitment of eligible youth in pre-college programming and for campus-based support programs; outreach to currently enrolled college/University students about program benefits and campus/community resources; increase engagement and maintain contact with students who "stop-out, assist with navigating entry or the re-enrollment, other duties as assigned.

This is a temporary position that will be limited to 20 hours per week with an end date of August 31, 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • In support of other foster care support staff, develop and administer programs to support youth in foster care and their families at the k-12 grade levels.

  • In conjunction with the Foster Care Support staff, this position is responsible for developing outreach and recruitment process at Bexar County ISDs and charter schools.

  • Responsible for K-12 targeted recruitment and outreach activities for BCFES pilot programs.

  • Interprets specific BCFES campus-based support programs and SIL requirements for parents, foster parents, students, legislators, educators, and other interested individuals.

  • Develop a working knowledge of tuition and fee waivers, federal Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program, FAFSA, and any other foster care specific education funding.

Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with CLIMB coordinator (and Life Program Coordinator) to develop overarching plans and programs, events, and education about education benefits and BCFES specific services.

  • Collaboration with local school district personnel, including foster care liaisons, Transition Centers, and other community agencies, encourages streamlined referral to BCFES colleges and Universities and provides pilot-specific information to youth who qualify.

  • Develop relationships with local child welfare partners, including but not limited to foster care liaisons, CPS, the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) coordinators, BCFS/CPS PAL staff, and BCFS aftercare, Go Center staff, Trinity Advisor Core, etc.

  • Participate in or provide College Tours, Teen Conferences, K-12 summits, or educator summits, etc.

  • Work closely with Bexar County Children's Court-College-Bound Docket to serve as a representative of the pilot institution(s) to promote up-to-date and accurate information at docket hearings.

Communication/Outreach:

  • Network with foster care liaisons at K-12 schools and higher education institutions.

  • Promotion and application support of College Tuition and Fee waivers for students interested in attending Alamo Colleges, Texas A& M, and the University of Texas-San Antonio in addition to any other higher education institution.

  • Supports in-service training programs for school administrators, educators, liaisons, and partners and responsible for outreach and foster care sensitivity training at K-12 Schools and K-12 community agencies.

Leadership/Engagement:

  • Attend and serve as a Senior Advisor for the BCFES_Youth Action Council.

  • Assist the BCFES_Youth Action Council in planning, organizing, and facilitating social activities, team-building activities, service learning projects, and the like.

  • Develop on-going mentor relationships with students

  • Help to establish communication channels for students using text, email, social media, or other means.

  • Act as a role model in terms of behavior in the council meetings, socially, academically.

  • Serve as a liaison to Project Director related to oversight of the youth council

  • Please communicate with the Project Director to keep him/her updated about student progress and concerns.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree or Bachelors in Social Work, Education, Counseling, Public Administration, or other related disciplines.

  • History of or current involvement in the Texas foster care system.

  • At least two years of experience in a related field.

Preferred Experience:

  • Active involvement in BCFES campus-based program and/or completion of a certificate or degree program.

  • Experience with youth and community engagement.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills – Positive attitude, compassion, organization, leadership skills, self-motivated, and dedication to mentoring youth with a history of foster care.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop forms, procedures, presentations.

  • Ability to interpret program requirements, college/University policies, and regulations of the pilot.

  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.

  • Knowledge of education programs, services, and benefits available for students with foster care history.

  • Knowledge of Preliminary College Enrollment Services (i.e., Admissions, Assessment, Financial Aid).

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others to ensure and maintain positive public relations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work Environment: Hybrid of virtual and Office/School/Community

  • Lifting Requirement: 25 pounds

  • Travel Requirements: This position will require at least 50% travel across San Antonio and the surrounding area within a 15-mile radius. May include travel to trainings, presentations, meetings, and to Bexar County ISD, Charters and Pilot institutions (Alamo colleges, Texas A&M-SA, UTSA, CASA-SATX, Bexar County Children's Court, and Children's Shelter/Family Tapestry)

  • Valid driver's license

  • Transportation

  • Auto insurance

  • Pass various background checks and fingerprinting

The physical requirements described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mandated Reporter:

As a staff member of Bexar County Fostering Educational Success Pilot, you are a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect. Failure to properly report to the appropriate child welfare authority and your supervisor can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination. The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change without prior notice.

Application Instructions:

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any position on our website, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Summary of Employee Benefits:

https://www.tamusa.edu/documents/hr/summary-of-employees-benefits-2020.pdf

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Organization

TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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