Program Advisor

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
FLSA Status

Exempt

Posting End Date

August 5th, 2022; 11:00PM MST

Earliest Start
Date

As soon as possible

Salary

$36,266 annually

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard
from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (flexibility required to work evenings and weekends)

Hiring Department

Student Services
Support Program

Please Note

This position is grant funded and contingent upon the availability of funds.

Required Application Materials

A resume, cover letter and a list of 3 professional references are
required to apply.

Please submit all documents in a single PDF file to be considered.

Purpose of Position

Under limited supervision, this position serves as a program advisor and mentor to students.
Advisors are expected to use judgment and discretion in the position, ensure appropriate and accurate academic advising and course selection
to maintain academic progress, eligibility and timely degree completion, keep official records, and execute departmental administrative
policies. The Student Support Services Program is a TRiO grant-funded program, through the Department of Education, aimed at supporting and
encouraging first-generation, low-income and/or disabled students with the resources necessary to obtain a bachelor’s degree. The program
currently serves 200 undergraduate students.

Essential Functions

Provides Student Support Services Program (SSSP)
students with guidance in all undergraduate fields that includes educational goal setting, degree plans, program eligibility requirements,
application process, and course selection.

Tracks students’ academic progress and provide academic assistance through SSSP resources
and academic college assistance; assesses eligibility requirements and progress of students.

Collect, review, and follow up with
students regarding college program applications and respective processes, ensuring documentation received is complete and accurate.

Conducts professional development workshops for mentors and tutors.

Communicates with respective personnel across campus, serving
as liaison between academics and students.

Maintains compliance with university rules and regulations to ensure academic and
administrative integrity.

Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.

Collects participant data for the annual Assessment Symposium.

Coordinates cultural and educational events/trips for student
participants.

Implements and conducts workshop presentations on various topics as deemed necessary for the success of SSSP
students.

Works with UTEP Graduate School to provide information on graduate Programs.

Coordinates bi-annually graduate school
trips, aimed at providing our participants with more information on graduate programs and school visits.

Coordinates a yearly SSSP
Award Ceremony, aimed at recognizing student participants academic achievements.

Volunteers for campus wide events.

Oversees
program tutors and mentors.

Documents student participant progress via monthly reports sent to the Director.

Creates and
updates student files.

Complies with all State and University policies.

Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory
Responsibilities: Assists with supervising of program peer mentors and tutors.

Required Qualifications

To perform
this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree.

Two years of related experience and/or training to the
essential duties and responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree

Background in STEM

Experience working in a university class as a Teacher’s Assistant or Peer Leader.

Working Conditions

The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and sit. The employee is frequently required to use
hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.

The work
environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion,
age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in
accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free
from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission,
The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents,
respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

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