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Recruitment Specialist (Temp)-STARS

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Program Overview:

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program is a TRIO Program funded by the US Department of Education. VUB is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.

The VUB Students Training for Academic Readiness and Success (STARS), provides services to veteran participants in the Tulsa and Muskogee areas.

Position Overview:

This is a temporary position that will supplement the current permanent positions.

This position is primarily an off-site field position that will not be permanently officed on the UCO Campus. The field of operation for this position is expected to be in-person in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and its surrounding communities, as well as in and around Muskogee, Oklahoma, and periodically at the VUB Hub located at the University of Central Oklahoma Edmond campus. On assigned working days at the VUB Hub, travel will be reimbursed calculated from Tulsa, Oklahoma or Muskogee, Oklahoma. The ideal candidate would live in one of these areas and/or be familiar with these areas to help with community connections.

The Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for identifying prospective program participants and assisting with program application.

Up to 25 hours a week, Flexible schedule.

A valid driver’s license is required, as well as transportation and/or the ability to travel to and from community partner locations and recruiting events. Must be able to drive 12 or 15 passenger vehicles rented by the program to transport students to and from activities. (vendor requirements for van rental has a minimum age limit of 23 years old).

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The VUB STARS Recruitment Coach performs the following:
  • Recruit veteran participants for VUB STARS.
  • Works with Project Director to assess recruitment and funded-to-serve ratios.
  • Counsels’ Participants regarding academic endeavors.
Qualifications/Experience Required:

Associates degree or a 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 Participants with high risk of academic failure; demonstrated coordination of recruitment strategies; and experience conquering barriers analogous to participants; Valid driver’s license.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred :

Highly preferred U.S. Military Veteran, Military-Connected, or previous work related to serving veterans and TRIO experience as a staff or participant. Being bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results. 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.


Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse 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. Understanding and knowledge of the veteran and military connected community.

Physical Demands:

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


University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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