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Program Assistant

University of Arkansas

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Staff (Non-Classified)

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University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student’s unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.


SSS STEM Program

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Summary of Job Duties:

This position will serve as a student advocate and campus resource liaison for TRIO STEM program participants and will allocate 100% of time and effort on this grant. The position is governed by the policies of the institution. TRIO STEM is funded through the Department of Education. The position reports to Director – TRIO STEM.


Required Education and/or Work Experience: Minimum associate’s degree (or two years equivalent) with one year related experience in an educational setting. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Three years’ experience in an educational setting. Preference given to individuals who have overcome barriers similar to target population.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing clerical support for processing of departmental purchasing/fiscal documentation.
  • Monitoring participant enrollment/data collection and program evaluation.
  • Collection/data entry for the SSS database for the APR and other evaluation reports.
  • Assisting with development/implementation of marketing and social media messaging.
  • Supporting staff as necessary in recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Collaboration on activities with University partners to help promote the interests of TRIO STEM eligible participants.

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:

  • Knowledge and skills in basic computer applications and social media platforms
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, written, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to model study/test-taking skills to help students to succeed
  • Ability to present material using verbal, visual, or written methods
  • Ability to problem solve and critically think
  • Detail oriented and ability to handle myriad of tasks
  • Ability to work positively with diverse populations

Additional Information:

Working Relationships: Works with TRIO staff and participants daily to achieve the academic goals of the participants.  

List Employees Supervised: Not applicable

Special Job Dimensions: Work performed primarily in an office setting. Hours vary depending on the participant need. Extended hours are occasionally required.

Background Check Requirements. Criminal background check; Arkansas Mandated Reporters training; and MVR (motor vehicle registry) required for this position.

Salary Information:

$28,000 -30,000/year, commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, please apply by March 24, 2023.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Human Resources 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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