Coordinator II Special Programs -Emergency Assistance Coordinator- S04405P
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 22238
The Emergency Assistance Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the Student Emergency Assistance Program which includes the Maverick Pantry, Emergency Assistance Fund, bookstore loan program, and on-campus emergency housing. Assure adequate support systems and resources are made available to students facing financial and basic needs crises. Responsible for the emergency aid process from application review to fund disbursement. This role will work closely with other campus resource providers, clinicians, student affairs units, and community support systems in coordinating a response that best benefits the student in ensuring their continued enrollment.
1. Oversee all Maverick Pantry operations
Manage 5-10 student staff team that consists of graduate assistants and undergraduate students.
Complete weekly inventory of donations received and food orders completed from Tarrant Area Food Bank, Oak Dairy Farms, and Kroger. Complete shopping of product inventory if needed based on pantry needs.
Implement electronic case management system to track inventory and students utilizing pantry support services.
Maintain USDA compliance of pantry cleanliness.
Coordinate volunteers affiliated with Maverick Pantry.
Oversee educational programming related to food insecurity.
Promotion and development of Professional Development Closet & Cap & Gown rental program.
2. Facilitate emergency housing placement.
Determine eligibility for emergency housing placements.
Oversee on campus emergency housing apartments; coordinate maintenance, ensure cleaning in collaboration with facilities management.
Coordinate placement of students in our on-campus partner property (848 Mitchell); work with 848 staff to expand the on-campus housing program.
Purchase supplies and ensure spaces are stocked and ready for temporary student placement.
3. Triage referrals, schedule and coordinate student meetings
Serve as a liaison and coordinate services between the Dean of Students Office and campus and community stakeholders, including follow up with referral sources
Conduct a needs assessment and design and implement evaluation processes
Assist with campus and community outreach efforts to raise awareness of and build resources to support students in need.
Identify the network of on and off -campus services to assist students
Provide timely communication with students in response to their application recognizing that the emergency nature of this program dictates heightened response expectations.
4. Serve as Dean of Students office resource for homeless students, foster care alumni, and students submitting SAP appeals along with other populations requiring specialized support and resources.
5. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in social work, public health, higher education and student affairs, counseling, and/or related field; 1 year of Previous experience working with college students and/or K-12.
Master's degree from an accredited institution in social work, higher education and student affairs, counseling, public health or related field; 2-3 years of previous experience working in higher education. Understanding of social service agencies; Knowledge and experience with university financial aid processes; Experience conducting presentations to both large and small groups; Direct experience working with traditional/non-traditional aged college students.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.