Responsible for overall development, coordination and implementation of the TRIO Upward Bound Program and for providing outreach and case management services to students, individual advising sessions, workshops, and other project activities.
Responsible for the selection and delivery of services to eligible participants from the target secondary schools. Working closely with parents, target school officials, and community leaders to decrease the high school dropout rate and increase the post-secondary enrollment and retention rate of students in the target area. Provide outreach and case management services such as dropout prevention, and college, career, and financial aid information services to students at target schools. Provide direct services such as career exploration, study skills improvement and self-esteem building, conduct grade-appropriate workshops and activities involving college, career and FA information, PSAT-SAT-TSI-ACT test preparation, scholarship information, technical assistance with college admissions and FA applications, and college field trips. Responsible for the collection, establishment, maintenance, and data entry of all assigned student records and required forms. Assist the Director with submission of documentation to governmental agencies as well as grant proposals. May use UTA owned vehicle. Other functions as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Communications, or the equivalent experience. Three (3) years of experience working for a dropout prevention and/or post-secondary opportunity program or the equivalent experience.
Experience providing direct case management services to secondary school students. Experience working for a Federal TRIO program (UB, UBMS, ETS) or other dropout prevention and postsecondary opportunity program.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 11167
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.