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Hours of Work
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
Official TSU Title
CAREER RESOURCES SPECIALIST
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
- 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
- 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.
$41,976.00 - $52,470.00
Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- 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
- Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.
- 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.
- Prepare detailed reports.
- Work independently.
- Communicate effectively.
One (1) to three (3) years of related experience. Additional
consideration will be given to prior TRIO participants.
- 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
Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures
Open Until Filled (overrides close field)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Open to all applicants.
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher?
- * Do you have one (1) to three (3) years of related experience?
- * Are you a prior TRIO participant?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Official Transcripts
- Other Document
- Reference Letter 1
- Reference Letter 2
- Reference Letter 3