University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
August 30, 2027
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Posting Number SRGV6485

Working Title STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST- VETERANS UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM Number of Vacancies 1 Location Brownsville, Texas Department College Access & K-12 Partners FTE 1 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

Responsible for providing program outreach, recruitment and coordinating student support services to assigned population.

Description of Duties

  • Organizes and conducts program outreach and recruitment activities on and off campus in support of program enrollment goals.
  • Creates and delivers presentations and other print and online materials to support enrollment and program goals.
  • Responsible for counseling of prospective students, regarding program requirements, procedures, including but not limited to, programs of study, admissions, scholarships, financial aid, housing, student life, and registration.
  • Responsible for meeting with assigned students to provide college readiness and success support, which may include problem-solving strategies, academic and career advising, coaching, and short- and long- term goal setting.
  • Coordinates student services with other university departments to aid students with academic and personal development.
  • Recommends and develops programs and/or initiatives to support student retention, success, and completion.
  • Listens to student concerns and inquiries and provides solution-oriented recommendations and makes appropriate on-campus and community referrals as necessary.
  • Utilizes various assessment tools such as career interests inventories, educational surveys, and institutional questionnaires in support of the advising process.
  • Plans and organizes seminars, workshops, and presentations designed to engage student populations over topics relevant to transition and success in higher education (i.e., pre-college presentations, first-year sessions, financial literacy, financial aid, life skills etc.) as specified in the program's objectives.
  • Ensures programs objectives are met by collecting required data, tracking student progress and recommending timely interventions.
  • Compiles reports throughout the year and submits to program director for evaluation.
  • Collaborates with university stakeholders/partners to promote the goals and objectives of the assigned program.
  • Coordinates program informational sessions for various audiences such as parents, school district personnel, community agencies, and other college access partners.
  • Interprets and maintains knowledge of current federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures pertaining to assigned program, admissions, financial aid & scholarships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Supervision Received

    General supervision from assigned supervisor.

    Supervision Given

    May supervise other assigned staff.

    Required Education

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.

    Preferred Education

    Master's degree from an accredited university.



    Required Experience

    Two (2) years of experience working within an education or service-related agency performing closely related duties.

    Preferred Experience

    Experience obtained in Higher Education


    Use of standard office equipment.

    Working Conditions

    Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some periods of frequent travel and weekend work is required. General office conditions with the majority of time spent in contact with students. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.


    Exceptional planning and organizational skills.

    Physical Capabilities


    Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 02/13/2023 Grant Funded Position Yes If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 08/30/2027

    Posting Detail Information

    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 Gender Ethnicity/Race

    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. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

    If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https: // for detailed contact information.

    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 Chief Human Resources Officer.

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    Posting Supplemental Questions

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  • Are you a current UTRGV employee?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
  • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • Please select your highest level of completed education:
  • 6th grade education
  • 10th grade education
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree in a related field, Technical Degree in a related field, or Trade School Degree/Certification in a related field or 60 Hours of College Hours
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field from an accredited university
  • Masters Degree in a related field from an accredited university
  • Ph. D. or other terminal degree in a related field from an accredited university
  • Please provide the field of study for your education:
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate the number of years of work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
  • Over 10 years
  • Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
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  • Resume
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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
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  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
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  • Letter of Interest
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