Pay Range: $17.30 per hour or higher depending on experience and education
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The UI Native American Student Center (NASC) Recruitment/Retention Specialist is a temporary appointment through June 2022, contingent upon federal funding. Reporting to the Director of NASC, this position will be based out of the University of Idaho's Moscow campus and will assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of a culturally responsive recruitment plan, with targeted strategies and marketing programs for tribally enrolled students from the 11 UI MOU reservations who are interested in the University of Idaho New Beginnings Program. This position is responsible for independently designing and executing a regional recruitment plan for presentations at the 11 MOU Tribal Reservations. The Recruitment/Retention Specialist will provide student support service by assisting with application processes, reviewing admissions criterion, and financial aid. This position is responsible for continued retention support during the duration of the grant to include; secondary advising support, establishing tutoring, monthly programs and activities, and referrals to support services. Some of the major duties include: recruitment of 20 students; developing, organizing and maintaining recruitment and retention programs for students and their families; providing services on financial aid; college admissions; and maintaining records on service delivery for reporting to the grantor.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelors degree Demonstrated experience in Interpersonal Communication Skills: working independently and cooperatively as a team serving diverse groups; providing student centered/customer service; serving as liaison with other departments. Demonstrated experience in Program Development: knowledge of techniques and procedures used in program development; developing, reporting and evaluating programs; using and creating record keeping systems, computer skills and Microsoft office programs, explaining and implementing policies and procedures, understanding structure and chain of responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in Organizational Skills: compiling and analyzing information; identifying and defining problems/alternatives and developing recommendations; displaying strong organization skills, presenting information clearly and concisely; planning, organizing, and implementing workshops, programs, and conferences; experience speaking publicly to small and large groups. Demonstrated work experience with federally recognized tribes.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in social sciences, human services, adult education, counseling, or closely related field. Demonstrated excellent knowledge of and respect for indigenous cultural identities and values. Knowledge of university, state, and tribal policies, procedures, and programs. Experience with federal and state regulations and requirements regarding administration of grants. Knowledge of financial aid, college admissions, recruitment, career and life skills development. Excellent communication skills and experience promoting activities using skills such as writing, advertising, marketing, public relations and design.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Valid drivers license. Willingness to travel for several weeks in the fall and in the spring and to work selected evenings and weekends.
Posting Number: SP002619P
Posting Date: 10/21/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: For first consideration, please submit completed application materials no later than November 15, 2020.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.
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