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
This is a temporary position that will supplement the current
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
The Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for identifying
prospective program participants and assisting with program
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
- Counsels’ Participants regarding academic endeavors.
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.
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
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may
be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform essential functions.