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Academic Support (Program Specialist)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Office of Student Affairs/SEED/HETS
Kea'au high schools on Hawaii Island
Date Posted:
September 08, 2017
Closing Date:
September 25, 2017
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 45%
Temporary - Not to Exceed: December 31, 2017

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately October 2017. Continuation of temporary position contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under the general supervision of the Hawaii Educational Talent Search (HETS) Director, serves as a Program Specialist serving HETS participants in the 9th-12th grade attending HETS targeted schools on Hawaii Island.
  2. Identify, recruit, and register targeted students which include first-generation to college, low-income, and students from Native Hawaiian and multicultural backgrounds; verify participation eligibility and ensure completeness of application.
  3. Work with the Director and school administration to develop college awareness activities including campus visits and college bound workshops for students and parents.
  4. Provide assistance to participants to meet post-secondary goals including completing financial aid, scholarship, and college applications.
  5. Maintain electronic portfolio record using BLUMEN database software program for each participant which includes academic performance, activities and assessments.
  6. Identify opportunities to collaborate, partner, and support program to meet program objectives.
  7. Prepare written reports, develop fliers, brochures, newsletters and/or similar materials as needed.
  8. Plan and facilitate meetings with families, schools, and community.
  9. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Counseling, Education, or related field and 1 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for student support services; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in student support services demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
  3. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with student support services.
  4. Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the field of student support services.
  5. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  9. Ability to engage with Native Hawaiian and multicultural populations.
  10. Ability to advocate for underrepresented and disadvantaged groups.
  11. Ability to work outside of normal working hours, including weekends and holidays, when necessary.
  12. Some knowledge of secondary and post secondary school resources
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience advocating for underrepresented and disadvantaged groups.
  2. Experience working with Native Hawaiian and multicultural populations.
  3. Experience in engaging with the target community.
  4. Experience counseling adolescent youth.

To Apply:
Electronic submissions only to Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, UH Form 64A (attach resume), names and contact information including email addresses of 3 professional references and official transcripts (copies are acceptable at time of application, however official transcripts will be required upon hire). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
  1. Jomo Young;

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