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Student Development Specialist, DDCE Global Initiatives and Programs

Employer
University of Texas at Austin
Location
Colton, TX
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023

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Specialty
Program Development
Position Type
Specialist
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
Job Posting Title:

Student Development Specialist, DDCE Global Initiatives and Programs
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Hiring Department:

Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
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Position Open To:

All Applicants
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Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40
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FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt
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Earliest Start Date:

Oct 23, 2023
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Position Duration:

Expected to Continue
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Location:

UT MAIN CAMPUS
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Job Details:

General Notes

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) works with a broad range of student, faculty, staff, and community constituents to help the university connect its intellection resources to communities across Texas and offer education to those who may face the greatest challenges in accessing it. Under DDCE Global Initiatives is the Global Leadership and Social Impact (GLSI) program which aims to create access to study abroad opportunities for underserved students. GLSI was founded ten years ago at UT Austin and has taken over 500 students abroad. Another program within DDCE is the Monarch Program which supports students who are undocumented, hold temporary status, and/or are from mixed status families. Monarch provides tailored support and resources for undocumented students and advocates for the undocumented community on campus.

Purpose

Under the direction of the Associate Director of DDCE Global and Monarch, the Student Development Specialist will participate in the planning, development, and implementation of programming and services offered by DDCE Global and Monarch to support underserved students.

Responsibilities
  • Supports the Associate Director in leading program coordination and recruitment for DDCE Global and Monarch
  • Leads outreach, communication, and marketing efforts related to program promotion of DDCE Global and the Monarch Program
  • Assists in the management of undergraduate interns who serve as Global Student Fellows (GSF) and Monarch Ambassadors
  • Facilitates workshops, presentations, events, and trainings for DDCE Global and the Monarch Program
  • Provides advising and mentoring to students that participate in DDCE Global and the Monarch Program
  • Assists in the development of resources for DDCE Global and Monarch students
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, student affairs, social work or related field, or equivalent education and/or experience
  • Experience working in education and with students, specifically direct experience with undergraduate students
  • Experience in international education and/or education abroad or a related field
  • Experience advising, counseling, and/or mentoring students who are undocumented, first-generation to college, low-income, underserved, and/or have immigrant backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and coordinate services, programming, and events
  • Outstanding written, digital, and oral communication skills including the ability to make effective presentations, describe programs and provide information with clarity
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively, productively, and sensitively with students, faculty, staff and parents/family/guardians per the standards and practices of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and other relevant policies and best practices
  • Exercise professional judgement, discretion, confidentiality, and sensitivity
  • Ability to travel locally, nationally, and/or internationally throughout the year

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledgeable and have subject matter expertise on trends with education abroad especially related to creating access to underserved students
  • Knowledgeable on subject matter related to immigration policy, undocumented students' needs and concerns
  • Experience working, traveling and/or living abroad with knowledge of working within a culturally diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop, and coordinate services/programs that promote educational support for underserved student populations
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of advising, mentoring, programming, intercultural communication, and programming
  • Creativity and the ability to lead others and create an atmosphere of comradery and teamwork
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing dynamics and policies in higher education and domestic/international immigration and travel policies
  • Experience with marketing tools such as Canva and Mailchimp

Salary Range

$33,000 + depending on qualifications

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.
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Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.
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Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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