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Community Education Specialist I

Job Description

TITLE: Community Education Specialist I

JOB CODE: 8194



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 9

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 31,572.00
midpoint 40,416.00
maximum 49,260.00

PURPOSE: Performs responsible professional work in community education, outreach, and promotion of the University. Conducts outreach to prospective program participants, recruits students into the program, and counsels students in the areas of education, college admission, and financial aid to help economically disadvantaged individuals pursue a post-secondary education.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Communicates daily with prospective students and the counseling community via schools, agencies, and community organizations and cultivates relationships with representatives from each. Makes presentations to large and small groups of prospective participants. Administers and scores skills inventory tests. Represents the University at college fairs, financial aid fairs, career fairs, etc. Actively recruits students into the program and verifies their eligibility under federal regulations. Provides group and individual counseling on educational options, academic advising, scholarship information. Provides assistance completing admissions and financial aid forms, career counseling, and ACT/SAT/TASP testing information. Tracks participants' status and services received. Completes appropriate federal reporting requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from Community Education Specialist II. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: May supervise student workers.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree required in education, counseling, student services, or related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Three years experience in an educational or counseling setting; experience working with people from disadvantaged backgrounds; delivery of presentations to large and small groups; good oral and written communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to program information and records; ability and willingness to work as part of a team. Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Computers for word processing, electronic mail, internet searches; and standard office equipment. Must have car to conduct site visits in the community. Must be accurate in administering and scoring tests and in keeping detailed records in accordance with federal and state requirements. General office conditions; regular local travel; occasional out-of-state travel to work-related conferences/training; some evening and weekend work required. Must be able to lift and transport boxes of educational materials to and from office to school/agency sites. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.