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Part-Time Grant Specialist

Company: Texas State Technical College
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Are you someone who strives for excellence, values accountability, provides the best service, all while reflecting unwavering integrity? Our talented team members across the state follow the behaviors, beliefs and outcomes of these core values to ensure that our vision is met. If you're ready to join the TSTC family and make great memories please complete our application process.Job DescriptionThe Part-Time Grant Specialist position supports and assists the Grant Director in the development, planning and delivering of advising to eligible participants. The Grant Specialist will serve as a liaison between the program, school districts and other organizations in coordinating recruitment of new students, gathering and organizing data necessary for program effectiveness and continuity.Essential FunctionsEmployee will demonstrate TSTC Core values of Excellence, Accountability, Service and Integrity with internal and external stakeholders, customers, students and members of the community.Assist with the implementation of the recruitment strategy within the target schools.Prepare materials and facilitate participant recruitment campaigns in accordance with TSTC and US Department of Education guidelines. Evaluate participant applications to determine eligibility. Advise and assist current and former students and their parents with submission of program, college, and financial aid applications. Assess the need for tutoring and track academic progress. Assist with program coordination of tutoring; monitor academic progress and class attendance.Create and plan curriculums for student sessions/activities to support learning during enrichment trips, service learning projects and cultural excursions. Lead and facilitate weekly/bi-weekly/monthly workshops/sessions, student leadership retreat, enrichment trips, service learning projects and cultural excursions.Make outbound calls and/or visits to prospective students qualifying them on their interest and verify enrollment eligibility. Maintain student files and documentation of eligibility and services. Input, maintain, and track student attendance, academic progress and reporting using program databases. Maintain and compile information needed for the reports required by TSTC Office of Sponsored Programs and the US Department of Education.Coordinate with principals, counselors, teachers and agencies seeking program information. Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with school districts and agencies to meet the program objectives. Work closely with school districts and TSTC staff while providing services to support student success and retention.Travel for professional development opportunities at local, state, and national level. Travel for student enrichment trips, leadership retreat and cultural excursions.Other duties as assigned which support the purpose and initiatives of the program as well as the College.Education/Experience/Knowledge/SkillsBachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required.A minimum of two to three years of TRIO and/or migrant experience in academic support programs, or similar programs for disadvantaged students.Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and meet program objectives.Strong oral and written communication skills (Bilingual required)Must be able to work a flexible schedule of occasional evenings and weekends.Demonstrate professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those facing the project participants.This job description covers a position in which the percentage of time spent on the essential functions will vary based on the workload and will ultimately be determined by the supervisor.Security sensitive position.**The Grant Specialist replaces the following titles: CAMP Advisor, Talent Search Advisor, Upward Bound Advisor**

Keywords: Texas State Technical College, Harlingen , Part-Time Grant Specialist, Other , Harlingen, Texas

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