Duties: Plan, establish, direct, monitor, coordinate, and administer the Talent Search Program; coordinate with other social services agencies, school systems, and community organizations to ensure adequate implementation and operations of the program; responsible for compliance with program grants, awards, and other contracts; prepare budgets and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in guidance and counseling, education, administration, or a related field is required; two or three years’ experience in administration; a commitment to advancement of socially, economically, and educationally deprived populations; skill in public relations, proposal writing, supervision, and technology required. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
The Talent Search program is designed to identify qualified individuals with potential for education at the post-secondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and enter into a program of post-secondary education. It will publicize the availability of student financial assistance to persons who pursue post-secondary education. The project will provide individual and group counseling, advisement and assistance to secondary school students in grades 6-12 in the areas of career exploration; education planning; college entrance examination preparation; admission and financial aid procedures; technology; and tutoring.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information of three (3) references to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted.