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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 22, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: SRGV7550
Number of Vacancies: 2
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Department: Recruitment
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide guidance to high school students with college exploration, establishing college plans and assisting in areas including but not limited to admissions, financial aid, and registration. To plan, implement, and evaluate intentional services to meet program goals and objectives intended to promote post-secondary access and success.

Description of Duties:
  • Serves in a hybrid (in person and virtual) capacity as a college adviser to provide information and support to increase college preparation and enrollment rates amongst high school students.
  • Provides services on a one-on-one basis and in group settings to coordinating workshops and experiences designed to increase college awareness, promote the importance of post-secondary education, and assists students to identify and apply to colleges based on the program “best match and fit” model.
  • Assists students with various steps of the college application process, including guidance with searching and applying for financial aid and scholarships; and supports students as they make the transition from high school to college.
  • Serves in consultations with assigned university supervisor and partner school personnel regarding needs of each school and adapts the delivery of services to meet student needs.
  • Assists students and families/guardians in completing essential post-secondary transition processes such as: guidance on college planning, college entrance and placement exams, submitting college applications, applying for financial aid, and college selection.
  • Conducts student and parent workshops on a variety of topics to ensure the college readiness of students and families/guardians.
  • Provides professional, customer-service-oriented communication with students, their families, and high school partners.
  • Provides virtual college advising support to students through text messaging, emails, video chats, instant messaging, screen and document sharing, and telephone.
  • Establishes an online presence (i.e., social media, website, blog) with students to communicate reminders and announcements while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Collects, enters, and maintains student and program level data into College Advising Corps’ (CAC) GRACE database by describing the college advising services delivered to students.
  • Applies GRACE to produce weekly data reports to track progress towards CAC’s KPIs and program goals.
  • Generates additional reports as requested by supervisors and school partners.
  • Participates in online conversations among advisers on the GRACE Discussion Board and serve as a resource to peers by sharing helpful tools.
  • Participates in pre- and in-service staff development trainings, adviser meetings, national meetings, and trainings with CAC programs and peers; which may require overnight travel.
    • Admissions: application process, application completion, orientation, and deadlines.
    • Financial Aid: financial aid process and program eligibility requirements.
    • Scholarships: application process, application completion, eligibility requirements, and deadlines.
    • Registration: registration process, policies, and deadlines.
    • Cost of attendance.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:

Preferred: As condition of employment this position requires the applicant to be authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle for Official University Business. Per University of Texas System Policy 157, applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record check for their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of State Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from their prior State of residence(s).

Required Experience:
Service experience with first-generation college students and/or students from underserved backgrounds, such as in college admissions or advising, mentoring, customer service, or higher education. Successful applicant must be a near-peer to the high school students served and be a college graduate within the past three (3) years from an institution of higher education within Texas.

Preferred Experience:
Experience working with first-generation college students and/or students from underserved backgrounds, such as in college admissions or other advising or mentoring programs. Experience within Enrollment Services, i.e., Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions, Recruiting, or related field.

Familiar with various communications platforms and web technology. Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Employment requires eligibility to serve as an AmeriCorps member. Provide program services to students at assigned high schools in either Starr, Cameron, Hidalgo, Webb, Brooks, or Jim Wells Counties.

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; frequent travel through South Texas; evening and weekend work may be required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment across the Rio Grande Valley.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills including excellent organizational and public speaking skills. Ability to respond effectively in a variety of situations, multi-task, and to interact effectively with diverse and multi-cultural audiences. Must work effectively and independently in team situations and be detail oriented.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 05/20/2024
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 08/30/2024

EEO Statement:
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 its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

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.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-2451 and/or

Additional 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 VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit jeid-3082c3ab446fb347bcdd2f0f46856dcc

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