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Academic Support (Academic Support Specialist)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Education, Institute for Teacher Education, Secondary Program
Date Posted:
January 05, 2018
Closing Date:
January 22, 2018
Additional Salary Information:
commensurate with qualifications and experience
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2018

Other Conditions:
  • Special funds. Appointment to begin approximately February 2018 or soon thereafter. Renewal contingent upon availability of funds, program needs, and satisfactory performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under the direction of the director of the ITE Secondary Program, provide administrative support in the organization, implementation, and administration of the Grow Our Own (GOO) initiative and other external funding/awards.
  2. Serve as the primary point of contact for current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students as well as other departments associated with the admissions process. Field inquires regarding requests for information, materials, and applications.
  3. Oversee ITE Secondary Program recruitment efforts with marketing, information sessions, advertising programs, supporting Manoa/Statewide program partnerships, etc.
  4. Coordinate and implement new student procedures. Develop and disseminate information packets, communicate requirements, monitor student progress, provide other student focused services as needed.
  5. Oversee department admission procedures related to external fund awards by coordinating admission paperwork, following up on status and evaluation, tracking progress, assisting with the organization of interviews, etc.
  6. Prepare and process fiscal and personnel documents ensuring conformity with University and State fiscal policies and procedures and propriety of expenditures.
  7. Keep abreast of current University, State and Federal policies, procedures, regulations and directives.
  8. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Education, Business Administration, 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 supporting an academic program 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 supporting an academic program.
  4. Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the support of an academic program in an institute of higher education.
  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. Experience with educational systems such as k-12 and/or higher education level.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience with website maintenance and/or development.
  2. Experience with creating accessible text, documents and media.
  3. Experience with organizing, supporting, promoting and marketing of educational programs.

To Apply:
Submit via hard copy or electronically (to: a 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 acceptable; however, originals required prior to hiring) to the address below.
  1. Institute for Teacher Education, Secondary Program
  2. University of Hawaii, College of Education
  3. Attn: Elaine Mezurashi
  4. 1776 University Avenue, Everly 226
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Tara O'Neill; 808-956-0415;

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