Apply to be an SMMC Support Specialist!
Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your professional skills while in school as well as your knowledge of personal finance?
USFSCO's Student Money Management Center has an open graduate hourly position that needs filled before the start of spring 2020! Read more about our position at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign below.
Aniticipated start date is January 16th. Applications submitted by December 20th will take priority in review process.
Graduate Hourly Student Worker, Student Money Management Center
The Student Money Management Center (SMMC), a division of USFSCO, empowers University of Illinois students to make positive behavioral changes associated with their finances. Through a multi-faceted approach that integrates comprehensive online and in-person educational interventions, we support students taking control over their financial futures.
Position: Graduate Hourly, Student Money Management Center (SMMC), Employment will be during the Spring 2020 semester with possible extension of employment during the summer and subsequent academic year depending on the needs of SMMC.
Reports To: USFSCO staff – Assistant Director, Student Money Management Center.
To provide financial wellness outreach, educational and consultation support to the Student Money Management Center’s diverse audiences and its professional staff. Responsibilities also include:
- Educate students on general money management concepts, terminology, and financial wellness through multiple modes of delivery (in-person & online; synchronous & asynchronous) and development of supporting educational materials.
- Develop and review curriculum to address the needs of diverse populations (e.g., International Students, Staff & Faculty, Parents, etc.), including but not limited to digital outreach campaigns, workshops, webinars, and supporting materials (e.g., articles, videos, social media, educational games).
- Assist with oversight and management of the existing University of Illinois Financial Literacy Digital Badges Program in Moodle learning management system; optimize educational tasks for digital environment based on user feedback and metrics throughout implementation of online learning environment.
- Help supervise internship projects on data analysis, marketing and content development each semester; Advise interns on project deliverables based on results of previous projects; Use results to inform development and revision of learning materials.
- Serve as a social justice advocate for diverse socioeconomic populations through awareness initiatives for all of SMMC’s stakeholders (students, parents, staff & faculty).
- Collaborate with existing university departments/units in order to facilitate financial literacy to diverse student populations at the Urbana-Champaign campus; Coordinate with University of Illinois Extension’s Financial Wellness Program to facilitate financial literacy to students on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
- Assist with System-wide research on wellness, financial decision-making, and retention as well as program evaluation and assessment.
- Research and draft articles and other content for use on SMMC’s website, social media sites and e-newsletters. Content may include writing educational articles, creating graphics and/or videos.
- Create and update policies and procedures as projects are created and modified as well as track and analyze results of financial literacy efforts and projects.
- Advertise SMMC activities using print and digital media; co-manage SMMC’s online presence through social media sites (e.g., twitter, facebook, instagram, youtube).
- Search for and submit letters of interest to potential funders for the expansion of SMMC’s educational programming and projects.
- Other duties and tasks as assigned.
Experience in curriculum development, facilitation of online or in-person learning, data analysis, or marketing preferred. Applicants should have basic research and writing skills for the development of new programs and implementation of initiatives. Experience with program evaluation, Adobe suite, video editing, Banner system, and Microsoft Excel a plus.
Student must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Proven skills in interpersonal relationships, ability to interact and communicate effectively with others in face-to-face and virtual scenarios, initiative to generate and implement new ideas and proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of basic personal finance topics and money management preferred. Must be able to work in a virtual team environment.
Mandatory training will occur on Saturday, January 25, and Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Wage and Position Details: Graduate Hourly, 15-20 hours per week, Hourly Rate = $24.22/hour
To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “SMMC UIUC Grad Hourly” as the subject. Applications will be taken until a suitable employee is found.