Department Name: 18430:Ctr for Acad Resources & Enrichment Svcs
As a department in the Office for Institutional Diversity, the role of CARES is to employ a holistic approach to provide support services needed to ensure the academic success and personal development of underrepresented students. Job responsibilities include the following: counseling/advising underrepresented students on academic, professional, career and social development, individually and in groups; planning, executing and assisting with enrichment and engagement programs and workshops; assisting with recruitment and marketing activities; establishing partnerships with campus and community departments, programs and/or organizations to connect students to resources that promote their academic, career, or post graduate goals; collecting data, preparing reports and program evaluation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of student development theories, advising, planning, organizing, project management, record keeping, efficient use of MicroSoft Office software and general computer skills, leadership skills, listening, attention to detail, and report preparation.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Degree in the following areas: Counseling, Higher Education, Student Services Administration, Social Work, Family Studies, or Psychology. Two (2) years of experience working in higher education, with an academic support program for underrepresented students, with focus on Hispanic/Latino students. Preferred candidate should be bilingual English and Spanish speaker.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.