Student Development Specialist

at University of Arkansas - Fayetteville in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

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Sponsorship Available:NoInstitution Name: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.


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For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-916-3180.Department:Talent Search


Department's Website: of Job Duties:The University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks applications for the position of Student Development Specialist, a 12-month full-time position in the TRIO Talent Search Program, a higher education access program for youth. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist low-income, potential first-generation secondary students complete high school and enter into postsecondary school. The position is grant-funded and is contingent upon annual federal appropriation. The Student Development Specialist is responsible for implementing a postsecondary access strategy for eligible middle and high school participants. The Specialist implements the tutoring and summer programs, conducts high school visits, and provides these services: advising, career exploration, study skills, exposure to college campuses, college admissions, and financial aid application assistance. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.Qualifications:

Required Education and/or Experience:

Master's degree;

A valid driver's license and a personal vehicle are required for travel.


Preferred Education and/or Experience:

Master's degree in counseling, student services, higher education, education, or closely related field;

Experience working with TRIO or similar populations;

Experience working with high school-aged persons;

Knowledge of educational/career/personal development strategies;

Knowledge of purposes and performance outcomes of educational equity programs;

Representative of the population served (first-general college/low income);

Experience in overcoming barriers similar to the target population.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Identify and select eligible participants;

Assess and document students' academic, secondary and post-secondary needs;

Develop workshops, conduct school visits, deliver presentations (in person and virtually);

Coordinate and conduct college visit trips including overnight trips (in person and virtually);

Assist students and parents regarding postsecondary admission and financial aid application;

Document secondary and postsecondary enrollment and financial aid

Maintain database of student records;

Attain program objectives for the assigned target area;

Prepare monthly, mid-year, and annual reports.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Job Posting: 3061391

Posted On: Sep 20, 2021

Updated On: Sep 20, 2021