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Texas Southern University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Security Sensitive Position? Yes Hours of Work 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
Position Details

Posting Number TSU202523 Official TSU Title CAREER RESOURCES SPECIALIST Grant Title CAREER RESOURCES SPECIALIST Job Description Summary / TWC Summary
Under general supervision creates systems for the handling of program participant data, analysis of participant data for program purposes as well as for reporting requirements to the funding agency, and the creation of methods to improve the efficiency of program operations. Recruits low-income and first-generation individuals and assist them with locating and enrolling into a post-secondary education program.

This is a Grant Funded position. Essential Duties Summary
  • Provides counseling and guidance to people looking for the perfect career, whether they are just entering the workforce or making a switch, also assists participants with finding academic or vocational training programs.
  • Gives assessment tests to participants to determine several factors, such as personality types, skills, aspirations, activities, and educational interests. Gathers information from these assessments allows specialists to figure out which career paths are best suited to the participants.
  • Counsels and offers resources to participants to support overcoming education barriers including overseeing and encouraging college or vocational training and career planning for program participants.
  • Travels to different agencies whether it be non-profits, educational centers, jails, and counties that surround Harris County. Also provides suggestions for potential agency partnerships and may serve as a liaison.
  • Oversees and records participant activities per their service requests. Makes timely contact with participants to determine, develop and execute quality improvements.
  • Connects individuals with potential educational, vocational, and training they may need.
  • Identifies and recruits low-income and first-generation participants.
  • Creates partnerships with local community agencies.
  • Provides academic and financial advising to participants.
  • Plans, develops and implements curriculum for college preparation, applying for financial aid, career planning, goal setting, and study skills workshops.
  • Follows up with participants to ensure that educational goals are being met and to offer additional assistance.
  • Implements the Educational Opportunity Center grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned. % FTE
1.0 Hiring Range $41,976.00 - $52,470.00 Education
Bachelor’s degree or higher. Required Licensing/Certification
Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
  • Policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Requires seasoned skills in the job function or professional discipline; performs more complex but expected work for a fully competent incumbent in the function or discipline; demonstrates an understanding of most work routines, rules, procedures, and operations; may give advice to other less experienced positions or provide technical leadership to job classifications performing similar work.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
  • Effective customer service.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Coordinating work of others.
  • Planning activities.
  • Leading projects.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Work independently.
  • Communicate effectively.
Work Experience
One (1) to three (3) years of related experience. Additional consideration will be given to prior TRIO participants. Working/Environmental Conditions
  • Limited standing and/or walking.
  • Handling lightweight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.
  • Stoop, bend or lift.
  • May require routine travel.
Desired start date Position End Date (if temporary)
UA EEO Statement
It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures Close Date 11/02/2021 Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants. Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have one (1) to three (3) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you a prior TRIO participant?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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