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COLLEGE READINESS COORDINATOR

Employer
The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Edinburg
Closing date
Jun 24, 2021
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COLLEGE READINESS COORDINATOR

Posting Number: SRGV4914
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Department: College Access & K-12 Partners
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Provide guidance to program participants on academic or other areas relating to the program to ensure academic preparedness and college success. Plan, implement, and evaluate intentional services to meet program goals and objectives intended to promote academic achievement and post-secondary success.


Description of Duties:
• Provides information and support to assist students and families/guardians in completing essential post-secondary transition processes such as: guidance on college planning, college entrance and placement exams, submitting college applications, applying for financial aid, and college selection.
• Coordinates the student recruitment process by interviewing, evaluating, and selecting eligible program participants.
• Monitors and assesses student academic progress in collaboration with school personnel to provide services aligned with student needs.
• Plans, implements, and evaluates enrichment opportunities such as summer programming, conferences, workshops, college visits, educational field trips, service learning, and other appropriate activities. Proposes new programs to leadership as identified beneficial.
• Coordinates tutoring/mentoring services designed to increase academic achievement and promote transition to post-secondary education.
• Collects and maintains participant and program level data for use in reporting.
• Provides information and support services to students in collaboration with school administration, counselors and instructional staff.
• Provides opportunities for students to enhance social and emotional learning competencies such as positive decision making, self-concept development, resiliency, and conflict resolution.
• Acts as the liaison between the program and parents, school personnel, and post-secondary institutions for implementation of program services.
• Conducts student and parent workshops on a variety of topics to ensure college readiness of students and families/guardians.
• Based on area of assignment hires, trains, and supervises tutors/mentors in coordination with the supervisor.
• Participates in other program related assigned duties.


Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:
N/A

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
Two (2) years of experience working in K-12 or Higher Education performing duties related to the job duties listed above, including experience in college readiness programs, post-secondary awareness and outreach, student recruitment/retention, or other student program or academic support services in K-12 or university setting.


Preferred Experience:
Experience with program evaluation, partnership development, and objectives-based programming.


Equipment:
Use of standard office equipment.


Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and some periods of frequent evening and weekend programming. In addition, summer work and programming may be extensive.


Other:
Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Ability to interact in a professional manner with university and school district personnel, students and the public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills working with students and families. Independent decision making and problem-solving ability. Must demonstrate effective project promotion skills, and, the ability to develop and maintain strong working relations with internal and external agencies and entities.


Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 01/27/2021
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 08/31/2022

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or [email protected]


Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.


To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/28735





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A New University with a Long History

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 in a historic move that brings together the resources and assets of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American and, for the first time, makes it possible for residents of the Rio Grande Valley to benefit from the Permanent University Fund—a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System.

 

Our new university will also be home to a School of Medicine and will transform Texas and the nation by becoming a leader in student success, teaching, research, and health care. UTRGV will enroll its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine will open in 2016.

 

UT Brownsville and UT Pan American

The shared history of The University of Texas Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville goes back to 1927, when Edinburg College was founded. In 1973, Pan American opened a second campus in Brownsville, which later became an independent institution of The University of Texas System in 1991. Over the years, the missions and the identities of these great institutions have continually evolved to serve the communities of the Rio Grande Valley.

Now, the evolution and connection between these two institutions is coming full circle as UT Brownsville and UT Pan American are being established as a single, new university and medical school, with a single, new identity—The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Learn more about UTRGV here.

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