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GEAR UP Ambassador

Position Deleted on 2/21/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
  • Admin - Extension and Outreach
  • Admin - Tutors and Learning Resources
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for GEAR UP Ambassador.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:

This position works under the general direction of the Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator and is a requirement of the sub-grant award received through the Nevada Department of Education. The Ambassador is responsible for managing the activities conducted within state GEAR UP schools. This includes a number of diverse activities aimed at meeting the comprehensive counseling, instruction, and mentoring of participants within any assigned school and coordinating activities to enhance and increase the participation of parents and students. Moreover, this position will coordinate various parent involvement activities, tutoring sessions, and after school and summer programs. The Ambassador will assist the Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator in ensuring that the ambassador will facilitate a positive working relationship with the school district, CCSD (especially the SPIFs) and NSHE personnel (primarily other Ambassadors).

This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Counseling, Education, Communications or a related field and two years of related professional experience; an understanding of the value of higher education; ability to effectively communicate with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; possess excellent written and oral communication skills; be willing to be a team player; be willing to work evenings and weekends and travel approximately 2-4 weeks per semester; must possess a valid driver's license.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on 2/12/13. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Barb Roberts, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or
UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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