Student Development Specialist
University of Texas at Austin
 Austin, TX

Job Posting Title:

Student Development Specialist

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Hiring Department:

School of Social Work

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Position Open To:

All Applicants

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Weekly Scheduled Hours:


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FLSA Status:


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Earliest Start Date:


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Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2020

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Job Description:

To implement student success functions for undergraduate students in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and to oversee and perform essential functions for the Bachelors' of Social Work (BSW) program including orientations, events, program communication and data collection. (Currently funding for this position ends August 31, 2020; however additional funding is expected.)

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Job Details:


  • Implementation of BSW success mentorship program activities including mentor training, oversight and events.
  • Participate in BSW student recruitment events for potential freshmen, and internal/external transfer students. Track student progress through admission to graduation.
  • Conduct Steve Hicks School of Social Work orientations including freshman, internal/external transfer and family.
  • Facilitating information sessions and advising internal transfer students.
  • Coordination and compilation of student data for applications to the major and program minors.
  • Coordination of data gathering and preparation of reports for the BSW Program including monitoring student success initiative progress and recruitment.
  • Assisting the Assistant Dean and Undergraduate Program Coordinator with special projects

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal, presentations and written.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to multitask in an environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an institution of higher education

Salary Range


• depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Use of manual dexterity.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

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Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
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  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

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