Outreach Specialist (Part Time)



Position Overview:

Counsels students regarding academic endeavors. Acts as a resource person for academic information and decision-making strategies. Assists with campus retention and graduation efforts. Actively coaches students through degree attainment process. Attends applicable program and campus events with students. Meets with students on a regular basis to track their academic success. Responsible for an assigned group of students each year to follow through toward program completion and then graduation. Collects, organizes, and enters data to address issues relating to persistence. Monitors and tracks all student records to ensure persistence in enrollment, good academic standing, and appropriate progress toward graduation. Meets with students to advise and provide retention services. Maintains SSS website and electronic documents. Converts manual records to a computerized based information system. Assists Project Director in planning an implementation of workshops and activities. Manages personal data in accordance with federal human protections certifications requirements. Performs other related duties as assigned.

This position is a grant funded position which can be renewed yearly for up to 5 years, but is not guaranteed. This current grant is scheduled to end August 31, 2022.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The Outreach Specialist I will be responsible for all aspects of communication with potential program participants and will attend applicable military and community events to detail program objectives to referral network stakeholders. This position will report directly to the Veterans Program Director.

Qualifications

Qualifications/Experience Required:

Minimum 90 college credit hours in counseling, education, or related field required and minimum two years of experience in a higher education setting. This position requires expertise with under-represented populations or students with high risk of academic failure; demonstrated coordination of recruitment strategies; and experience conquering barriers analogous to participants; being bilingual is preferred. These persons will travel with the UCO Veterans Recruiter to start area recruitment events; evaluate eligible participants; monitor and travel participant records via secure electronic database; document services and facilitate academic and life-skills workshops; and ensure Standard Operating Procedures are followed in accordance with EDGAR, FERPA, GEPA, and GPRA. Valid driver’s license.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred :

Requires a Bachelor's degree in field plus 3+ years of relevant experience in the chosen field or 7+ years of equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. U.S. Military Veteran or previous work related to serving veterans. One-year work experience in a TRIO program or 2+ years as a participant in a TRIO program Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse student populations. Ability to work well with peers, supervisor, faculty, staff and students. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, public relations, and organizational skills. Excellent mechanical, computing, and networking skills. Ability to work independently, handles multiple tasks simultaneously, an interacts professionally with all segments of the University community. Ability to organize and coordinate personnel associated with the project. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be detail-oriented.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities

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