Student Development Specialist II will advise, mentor, and guide Student Support Services participants through their undergraduate career. They will develop resources to assist participants in their academic success, and to document these actions.
Student Development: Provide individual advising and coaching (e.g., guidance counseling) to participants to address personal, career, academic, and financial concerns. Assess academic need and conduct an ongoing evaluation of each student's progress. Advise students on academic decisions such as degree plan selection and changes, dropping courses, etc. Assist in understanding financial aid options. Outreach and Collaboration: Administer the College Success Programs and Initiatives; Program Marketing; and Outreach/Recruitment. Maintain effective working relationship with other departments for referrals, consultation, and other services. Assist with promoting support services to the faculty, staff, and students at UTA. Programming: Develop and conduct workshops/seminars in areas related to collegiate skills and life skills, as well as topics related to personal, academic, and career development for college students. Occasionally facilitates the instruction of the workshops. Plan department activities (i.e., service projects & social networking). Program Promotion: Participate in New Student and Transfer Orientations. Assist Director with department public relations and participate in campus events and activities, such as visiting groups and special projects as assigned. Record keeping: Accurately document program services for local and federal reporting; maintain accurate contact data for each assigned participant. Assist with completion of annual performance report, which serves to document services provided by program to participants. Assist Director, Performs other duties assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in field related work. Two (2) years of experience in an advisory, administrative or educational capacity with college students or adolescent community youth groups or the equivalent.
Master's degree or graduate hours in social work, education, psychology, counseling or a related field. Three (3+) years experience providing direct case management services to college students/ adolescent community youth. Experience working with low-income, first generation, and/or disable students, or TRIO-like students; TRIO experience. Experience in facilitating and presenting workshops in a college environment. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of computer database software, data collection, data analysis and reporting. Ability to aid in research and grant writing. Excellent communication and team building skills.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 6002
About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impa...ct, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
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