PROGRAM SPECIALIST (TEMPORARY POSITION)
PROGRAM SPECIALIST (TEMPORARY POSITION)
Posting Number: SRGV4899
Number of Vacancies: 6
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Department: Office of Student Success
Scope of Job:
To provide support in the operation and coordination of a program or multiple projects. Responsible for assigned phases of a program, or select initiatives or projects within an area.
Description of Duties:
• Coordinates program or initiative to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives.
• Supervises assigned day to day activities of the assigned program or initiative and may supervise assigned personnel.
• Participates in planning and developing methods for program and initiative implementation and administration; coordinates program activities.
• Performs reviews of student records and reports project activities and issues with project staff.
• Conducts tracking, progress monitoring, and analysis of student populations.
• Meet with assigned students to discuss issues relating to degree completion, retention, or student success.
• May represent department in official functions.
• Drafts brochures, letters, agendas, and contracts.
• Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars related to the program’s mission and goals.
• Reviews records and reports of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program objective; recommends modifications to methods or procedures as required to redirect activities and ensure that objective is attained.
• Supervises and organizes seminars, conferences, and presentations for designated student populations.
• Prepares recurring program reports for management use or as required for project, program, or initiative.
• May participate in preparing grant proposals to state and federal agencies and private foundations.
• May conduct formal training or instruction over program goals, tools, resources, and university policies and procedures.
• Interacts with faculty, staff and students to promote the goals and objective of Student Success and the program or initiative.
• Assists in preparing reports, proposals, manuals, and other documentation as required for the program.
• Develops and maintains database on research studies, trends in student issues, policy issues, etc.
• Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations associated with and/or receiving benefit from the program.
• Performs other duties as assigned
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.
Supervises assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university
• One (1) year of general office experience or experience in the appropriate field of the program, or
• Three (3) years of the required experience with an Associate Degree or 60 hours of College Credit, or
• Five (5) years of the required experience with a High School Diploma or equivalent.
As specified for the particular job.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Normal office, classroom or outside environment. Some travel and weekend work is required. Particular project or program may require ability to drive a car for local or distant travel for consultation, training, meetings, or on site demonstrations. Must be able to bend, stoop, reach and lift for retrieving/maintaining files and for setting up multimedia equipment. Must be able to move between buildings, offices and classrooms.
This position is a full-time, benefits eligible temporary position.
Must demonstrate effective project promotion skills, and, the ability to develop and maintain strong working relations with internal and external agencies and entities. Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and the public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 02/11/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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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:
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
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. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact 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/27455