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Grant Specialist

Company: Texas State University
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position. Bachelors degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education or related field.Must be able to effectively and dynamically present information in small and large group formats.Must possess knowledge and experience facilitating students/parents through the college admission and financial aid processes. Must have experience preparing intentional academic curriculum and or programming designed to achieve objectives. Must have experience in planning educational and/or cultural trips. Must have efficient oral and written communication skills. Must have demonstrated computer skills and knowledge working with a student management database system. Must have ability to manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment. Must possess excellent organizational skills and an ability to think independently and analytically. Must possess knowledge and experience in academic advising.Experience monitoring progress to accomplishment of objectives and learning outcomes. Experience with fiscal grant administration and implementation.Must be able to travel to Talent Search target schools and to Texas State University.Must be able to work evening hours and weekends. Preferred Qualifications Additional consideration will be given to applicants with:Masters Degree in related field. Experience in high school educational setting, counseling, or academic advising related field. Experience assessing students academic needs.Bilingual English/Spanish written and verbal skills.Experience with obstacles similar to those encountered by TRIO-like or students from disadvantaged backgrounds.Knowledge and practice pertaining to issues of social justice and working with students from non-traditional backgrounds. Job Description ***IMPORTANT***This is a grant funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon grant funding.Responsible for providing professional support to a grant.Reports to the Director of Talent Search Austin at Texas State University. The Grant Specialist is a member of the Talent Search administrative team and promotes educational achievement and the pursuit of post- secondary education enrollment for program participants.The Grant Specialist is responsible for developing comprehensive services for program participants in the Talent Search Austin program. Services include but are not limited to: educational planning, academic enrichment, college readiness, and career, academic and financial aid advising. The Grant Specialist is also responsible for recruitment and monitoring progress toward the accomplishment of program objectives.Position is currently located in Austin, TX but also travels to work at Texas State Frequently. Evening and weekend work will be required. Job Duties Assist with preparing materials and facilitating aggressive participant recruitment campaign in accordance with US Department of Education Guidelines.Evaluate participant applications to determine eligibility. Make recommendations and conduct participant intake interviews. Evaluate and complete academic and needs assessments on each program participant. Research, develop and implement innovative co-curricular programming for students that fosters personal and academic growth. Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for each program participant and assist in monitoring IEP progress throughout the calendar year. Assist with the assessment and reporting of participant progress, personal growth and academic performance. Oversee maintenance of participant files and program-specific documentation to ensure all appropriate services and contacts are entered into the student database; verify promotion, retention and graduation of all current participants. Provide college admission and financial aid process information. Conduct frequent program evaluations with participants and parents. Propose, plan and review expenses and budget as related to trips, activities and events. Assist in planning, coordination of and chaperone participants on cultural/educational trips and college visit tours.Ensure that senior participants take appropriate steps toward high school graduation and college enrollment. Follow up on progress year-round and communicate progress to director. Monitor and collect data on graduate participants in accordance grant tracking requirements. Develop and maintain professional outreach networks within target area communities and schools, serving as a liaison and point of contact as needed. Assist with the submission of the U.S. Department of Education Annual Performance Report.Participate in professional development opportunities to promote personal and professional growth.Other Duties as assigned

Keywords: Texas State University, Austin , Grant Specialist, Other , Austin, Texas

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