University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College Readiness Specialist - Talent Search Willacy County in Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Scope of Job

Responsible for planning, coordinating, conducting, and promoting student programs and activities in the area of recruitment and/or orientation involving current and prospective students, high school counselors, parents, and others involved in the educational endeavor.

Description of Duties
  • Plans, organizes, conducts, and promotes recruitment, orientation, or other student programs.

  • Coordinates all aspects of the assigned student focused program.

  • Promotes student support services, financial aid programs, counseling services, tutoring services, and other University services to students, parents, high school counselors, and others.

  • Schedules conferences and training seminars.

  • Makes referrals to appropriate University offices.

  • Maintains accurate records and submit required reports.

  • Serves on committees as assigned.

  • Assists in development of program goals and objectives.

  • Trains other office personnel.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of experience working in Higher Education or performing duties closely related to the job duties listed above.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.


Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Must have excellent organizational and public speaking skills for workshops, seminars, and presentations. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to interpret and communicate policy and procedural issues to students and families.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2442

Working Title: College Readiness Specialist - Talent Search Willacy County

Number of Vacancies: 2

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Department: College Access Outreach Programs

FLSA: Exempt

Supervision Received: General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: Direct supervision of all assigned staff.

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education: N/A

Licenses/Certifications: None.

Preferred Experience: Experience in career advising, student recruitment/retention, or outreach in a university setting.

Equipment: Use of standard office equipment.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Starting at $31,920.00

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date: 10/13/2016

Grant Funded Position: Yes

If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 08/31/2021