The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 ITS will perform scheduled maintenance starting at 6:30 am CT and ending by 7:30 am CT. The document upload and download features in the Job Application will be unavailable during this time.
This posting is Closed

Student Development Specialist I

Hiring department DLA-Student Support
Monthly salary $2,458+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-07-01-3052
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

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


Assist students with preliminary advising, oversee the Economics advising office front desk. Handle administrative tasks associated with registration and student records. Manage the distribution/creation/updating of department materials and social media. Support the academic advisors with projects and events.

Essential Functions

ACADEMIC ADVISING: Advise students regarding educational options, basic major overview, and other pre-advising concerns, make referrals to advisors and other offices. Handles administrative tasks associated with student registration and student records-- runs degree audits, provides and monitors prerequisite waivers, provides overrides into classes, facilitates late adds and paper waitlists. FRONT DESK MANAGEMENT: Manage the daily operation of the Economics department front desks and ensure efficient and courteous assistance to those students within the Department of Economics -- receives students at front desk, answers main phone line, sets appointments, fields general questions. Supervises student associates -- develops and updates training materials, executes hiring and training, sets work schedules, monitors time worked and signs timesheets, oversees work assignments. STUDENT RECORDS AND COMMUNICATION: Oversee online presence for student communication through the advising Facebook page, Twitter, Blackboard, blog, department website, and Google calendar. Produce weekly electronic newsletter. Update information in advising area (including pamphlets, brochures, and bulletin boards), and assemble new student folders. Update Economics course descriptions on COLA/ECO website. Send department's notices to those on scholastic probation. Update student minor profiles PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/TECHNICAL TRAINING: Attend and participate in Student Division initial and ongoing training opportunities; attend CAM meetings, serve on committees, and serve as a team member. Assist with related projects and other tasks as assigned. ADVISOR SUPPORT: Assist advisors with projects, events, and other tasks as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Strong interpersonal skills. Customer service experience. Good communication skills, both written and oral. Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in a university setting. Supervision or leadership experience.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation General office conditions with the majority of time spent in contact with students, parents, and student groups during usual office hours. Some evening and weekend work.

Return to top of page