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Special Program Aid (Program Specialist)

Texas A&M International University
Job Location:
Laredo, Texas
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Special Program Aid (Program Specialist)

Job Title
Special Program Aid (Program Specialist)

Texas A&M International University

Research & Sponsored Projects

Proposed Minimum Salary
$16.50 hourly

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type
Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

The Special Program Aide (Program Specialist) will coordinate program operations with STEM students, coordinate student research conference participation, manage data related to student progress in grant-related mini-studies, provide guidance on research compliance.

  • Serve as a primary resource for TAMIU LSAMP students' compliance with responsible conduct of research practices.
  • Maintain records on all students involved in mini-studies and monitor progress and compliance of all students.
  • Assist in recruitment of students to research conferences and assist in the development and operations of the local conferences at TAMIU.
  • Coordinate TAMIU LSAMP student participation in external research conferences by facilitating research assistance (i.e. printing professional posters, travel logistics, preparation of students) .
  • Create monthly progress reports on TAMIU LSAMP's progress on each initiative, with special attention on assessing program goals such as student retention, student research development, and long-term evaluation of the program.
  • Work with external evaluators from the TAMU System LSAMP team to provide quality data as needed.
  • Meet regularly with Pl and Co-PI for staff meetings, training, and workshops.
  • Serve as primary liaison and coordinate matters related to student research compliance with TAMIU Research Compliance Staff.
  • Complete assigned on-line trainings within specified time frame.
  • Develop, organize and present training modules for student research compliance.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable field
  • Some experience in Research/Creative Activity
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Computer literate and skills with basic data management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to assess program operations and advise PI and Co-PI on appropriate strategies for accomplishing program goals.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with University students and staff.
  • Ability to organize events and coordinate student participation.
  • Ability to work effectively in developing research/creative projects.
  • Ability to speak in front of large groups.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience presenting at Research Conferences.
  • Some formal training (such as CITI Certification) in Research Compliance/Responsible Conduct of Research.
Licensing / Professional Certification - None.

Physical Requirements - None.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Information:
  • Must be available to work on a flexible schedule. Some events are nights/weekends.
  • May be required to travel with students to conferences such as Pathways for up to 3 days, once or twice per year.
  • Must have excellent references from academic or professional members of a university or other agency.
  • Completed employment application must include resume, legible copies of transcripts, letter of interest and a list of 3-5 references.
First review of applications will take place on October 18, 2022.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files.

Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 3-5 professional references and their full contact information, and
  • Unofficial transcripts (if applicable)
Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

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.

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