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West Texas A&M University Outreach Advisor (CAMP Recruiter/Admissions Advisor) in Canyon, Texas

Job Title

Outreach Advisor (CAMP Recruiter/Admissions Advisor)

Agency

West Texas A&M University

Department

Upward Bound 09-12

Proposed Minimum Salary

$15.24 hourly

Job Location

Canyon, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-benefits.aspx

The Outreach Advisor will recruit CAMP eligible students through conducting recruiting and outreach activities within the migrant and Hispanic communities. Serve as a liason for prospective students, parents and counselors throughout the recruitment and admissions processs. Provide advising about the CAMP program and the University’s finanical aid and admissions application processes. Assists with the CAMP new student orientation program and various CAMP student leadership programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively recruit CAMP eligible students through conducting outreach activities within the migrant communities and area schools. Considerable local, regional and statewide travel. Serve as a liason for prospective students, parents and counselors throughout the recruitment and admissions processs.

  • Evaluate participant's eligibility through applicants' file assessment and personal interviews to determine need for the program.

  • Provide advising about the CAMP program and University finanical aid and admissions application processes. Conduct interviews, meetings and seminars with parents, teachers, counselors, and referral agents to market the University and CAMP Program.

  • Provide individual and group advising and support regarding career and college choices, admission requirements, and financial aid, assessment testing, college entrance exams, and career planning workshops.

  • Assists with the CAMP and University orientation programs that conduct activities targeting first generation, spanish speaking students, parents and communities.

  • Other duties assigned by director.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Education, Social Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • One year of related experience.

  • Experience working with disadvantaged students in an educational setting.

  • Obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and qualify to operate a vehicle within Texas A&M University System guidelines.

  • Strong organizational skills. Good written and oral communication skills. Strong advising and presentation skills.

  • Must be Bi-lingual (English/Spanish).

  • Computer literate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year recruiting, advising or mentoring students.

  • Demonstrates sensitivity in serving disadvantaged student populations. Experience with and/or understanding of migrant populations and the College Assistance Migrant Program.

  • Knowledge of Datatel, Microsoft word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of WTAMU degree programs, admissions criteria and policies.

Applicant Instructions:

Please include the following with your application:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Three references

Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the “My Experience” page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled “CV/Resume,” more than one document may be included. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with downloading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at hr@wtamu.edu .

Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a “Great College to Work For” in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU’s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.

West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to

diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (806) 651-2114.

Useful Links:

  • Benefits at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-benefits.aspx

  • Employment at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-employment.aspx

  • Holidays at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-holidays.aspx

  • Leave Programs at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-leave-programs.aspx

  • Human Resources Home at http://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources.aspx

  • Retirement Programs at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-retirement-programs.aspx WTAMU Home at http://www.wtamu.edu/

  • WTAMU Accessibility at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/web-accessibility.aspx

  • WTAMU Privacy Statement at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/privacy-statement.aspx

  • Human Resources Contacts at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-contact-us.aspx

  • University Contacts at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/contact-us.aspx

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