The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Closed

Student Development Specialist I - High School College Adviser

Hiring department Eda-PI-Sharpe
Monthly salary $2,091
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-03-13-05-3052
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on unknown date
Position open to all applicants
Location Texas, not Austin
Number of vacancies 4
General Notes

Offers of employment are contingent upon the availability of funding. Positions available in Central Texas, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley. Position begins in July. Position may be extended for one additional year based on funding and employee performance. This is a Field Staff position which requires working at an off-site location. This is an 11-month position.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To assist Texas high school students plan, apply, and enroll in colleges and universities that will serve them well, as an adviser with the Advise TX College Advising Corps.

Essential Functions

Provide one-on-one admissions and financial-aid advice to any student or family seeking assistance within the assigned high school. Organize, create, and lead group presentations that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities. Advise students at one-on-one meetings, presentations, group events, and college fairs and visits. Work alongside principals, counselors, teachers, and school staff in the assigned high school. Work with school administrators and staff to further support or to establish a college going culture in the assigned high school. Maintain expertise in college admissions and financial-aid advising. Participate in local, state, and/or national professional development and trainings. Assist in the efforts of other Advise Texas adviser(s) within the service area. Assist with data collection and analysis. Assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program. Provide timely written and verbal communication and reports to Advise Texas management.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin awarded in 2012 (December/May) or will be awarded in May 2013. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with public speaking and preparation of presentations. Professional demeanor and appearance. Proficiency in computer applications, including Microsoft Office. Experience with event planning. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, and ability to work independently or in a team-oriented environment under strict deadlines. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with college age or high school students. Bilingual--Spanish.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Work in high need Texas public schools. May work off regular hours at events as needed. Available positions in Austin/Central Texas, San Antonio, the Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi, and El Paso areas.

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