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Posting Information

Posting Number


Posting/Functional Title

Grant Specialist

University Pay Plan Title

Grant Specialist


San Marcos, Other - Kyle, Seguin


Upward Bound San Marcos

Recruitment Type

Open to All

Job Type


Funding Source


Monthly Salary

$2,964.00 - $3,333.33

Job Category


Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or a related field.
  • Experience with academic support programs that include academic advising, and the college exploration/application process.
  • Effective writing and speaking skills.
  • Experience with computer software (Microsoft suite) and database management platforms.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 year experience with academic advising, college, and career preparation, and the college exploration/application process.
  • Experience developing programs, events, trips, and workshops for students.
  • Experience working with summer programs for students.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) speaking/writing.
Job Description

This is a grant funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon grant funding.
Reports to the Director of Upward Bound San Marcos program. The Upward Bound Grant Specialist assists with the academic achievement and pursuit of post- secondary education enrollment for program participants.
Position located at three target schools (San Marcos, Kyle, Seguin) and at the Texas State Campus in San Marcos.
Evening and weekend work required.

Job Duties
  • Assist with program recruitment.
  • Assist with completing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) needs assessments and LASSI’s annually for new and continuing participants.
  • Assist with monitoring student grades and tracking academic progress.
  • Assist with after school tutoring, Saturday Sessions, and Summer Program.
  • Provide college admission and financial aid process information. Support recently graduated seniors as they transition to postsecondary education.
  • Assist with the documentation of services provided, tracking, and reporting.
  • Assist with pre and post evaluations for participants and parents/guardians.
  • Monitor outcome objectives, collect data, and assist in preparing annual performance reports/other reports as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain professional outreach networks within target area communities and schools, serving as a liaison and point of contact as needed.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to promote personal and professional growth.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.
Additional Information to Applicants

Please include a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications in the order in which they are listed in this job posting.

Job Open Date


Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)

Open Until Filled


Normal Work Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start


Normal Work Hours End


Posting Notices

Applicant must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the employer driving standards system., You will be required to electronically attach a resume and cover letter to your application.

Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE .

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
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