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Outreach Instructional Specialist I (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Student Affairs and Services

Posting Number: req7181

Department: Teachg Learning Sociocult Stds

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The College of Education's Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies Department is seeking two Project Coordinators for the Indigenous Teacher Education Program. Available positions include one 3 year full-time position followed by 2 years at half-time and one 2 year full-time position. The ITEP project will prepare a cohort of Native American pre-service teachers in the UA Elementary Education Program. The responsibilities of the Project Coordinators are to assist the Project Director and Co-Director with project activities such as planning, recruiting, reporting, data collection, analysis, course assistance, site coordination, serving as a liaison between the UA, partner schools, Tribes and participants, and providing academic and mentoring support to the project participants. The Project Coordinators will serve as primary contacts for project participants affiliated with this program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to formulate creative ideas on how to support the overall success of the students and the project.
  • Knowledge of university academic procedures.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential student information.
  • Demonstrated skills in public speaking, workshop facilitation and/or teaching.
  • Demonstrated skills in computer programs, software, social media, and various technology.

UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life
insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays;
UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members;
state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural
activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with recruitment
    activities, which includes traveling to Native American communities, local
    Tucson areas, and state and tribal community colleges and agencies.
  • Assist with retention of ITEP
    participants by providing effective academic, personal, and financial advising
    and support, teaching students academic planning skills to become self-reliant,
    successful students, and helping aide in their personal and academic growth.
  • Assist Project Director
    and Co-Director with the supervision, training, and mentoring of student
  • Assist in creating and
    maintaining the project web page and social media.
  • Oversee student
    engagement committees.
  • Maintain current
    knowledge of UA graduation requirements and have an understanding of Elementary
  • Program and certification requirements.
  • Work closely with Bursars
    office to ensure student awards are able to disburse and clear all over award
    conflicts. Work closely with College of Education Advisors to ensure timely
    completion of program requirements.
  • Arrange language
    proficiency exams to meet state certification requirements.
  • Liaison with Pima
    Community College and other state community colleges for participating students
    who must take prerequisite coursework covered by the project.
  • Assist students and
    provide information on the financial aid process, including sources such as
    scholarships and various forms of funding opportunities.
  • Maintain effective
    communications with Director, Co-Director, Tribal Partners, Associated Faculty,
    Elementary Education program faculty and staff, advising staff and other
    college departments.
  • Refer students to the
    appropriate professionals for services on the UA Campus, including writing and
    academic support and assigning faculty mentors.
  • Plan, organize,
    coordinate, and evaluate workshops/activities designed to enhance student
    knowledge on a variety of topics related to academic and professional
    expectations, Indigenous educational contexts, career planning, various
    resources on campus, and career planning.
  • Lead small group
    activities related to professional teaching responsibilities. Work with
    students to present projects progress at local venues and university sponsored
  • Assist with tracking and
    reporting needs and assessments including documentation or project activities,
    student records, and input of data into the student record system.
  • Meet regularly with the
    Project Directors, Elementary Education Program staff, Tribal Partners and
    Associated Faculty.
  • Participate in related meetings in order to plan and
    evaluate project activities for effectiveness.
  • Assist with preparing and
    submitting program activity and outcome reports in a timely manner.
  • Develop and distribute
    various publications, such as the monthly newsletter, to keep students informed
    of important dates and activities.
  • Plan and coordinate
    various events such as orientation and year end achievement ceremony or
    gatherings. Assist with Induction Activities.
  • Collaborate with the
    College of Education shared services to ensure proper allocation of funds. Direct
    all required instructional supply orders that are placed by the College of
    Education's shared services.
  • Arrange school site
    visits as part of the student teaching requirement.
  • Attend university
    training opportunities to be successful in her role as an advocate for the
    participating students.
  • Coordinate with Project
    Directors expenditures for reporting to the College of Education Shared
  • Other duties as assigned
    by Project Directors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Experience working with diverse groups underrepresented in higher education, particularly Native American students.
  • Experience in Native American histories, cultures and sovereignty rights.
  • At least one year of experience in: developing workshops and/or class curriculum in teacher education; facilitating large and small group activities; and developing academic intervention strategies with students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related field.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Outreach Education

Job Function

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Valerie Shirley

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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