Academic Skills Teacher/Specialist

University of New Hampshire

Job Description

Operating Title

Academic Skills Teacher/Specialist

Long Classification Title


Campus Location



UNH Cooperative Extension Education Talent Search

Summary of Position

Recruit, select and provide services to a caseload of 265 middle school and high school students at Manchester Memorial Central and West High Schools and Southside, Parkside and Hillside Middle Schools. Provide participants with educational, career, financial literacy and financial aid information to promote persistence, graduation from high school and enrollment and graduation from college. Submit supporting data and reports. Interact with school and community professionals.

Acceptable minimum level of education


Acceptable minimum years of experience

3-5 years

Additional Job Information

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

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Other minimum qualifications

Masters degree, preferably in Education, Counseling or Human Services and two years experience working with middle school and high school students or Bachelors degree and four years of related experience. Experience in using a variety of computer applications. Attention to detail.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE)




EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Posting Date


Open Until Filled


Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?


Interested Internal Candidates Exist?


Job Category

Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type

Grant Funded

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Recruit, select and provide services to 265 middle school and high school students in target area. Provide educational, career, college, financial literacy and financial aid information. Provide academic support and advising, individually and in groups. Resolve problems of program participants using appropriate advocacy and assistance.


Collect data for program and USDE reports. maintain necessary records and files on program participants.


Work with school personnel and other professional organizations to increase knowledge and continually update and improve the quality of services to participants. Attend seminars, staff meetings and workshops.


Plan, organize and implement college visits, job site tours and other experiences for program participants.


Establish contact with parents via workshops, meetings, email and telephone as needed.


Complete additional administrative tasks as needed.

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