About the Student Money Management Center
The University of Illinois System Student Money Management Center (SMMC) supports financial well-being of students at all universities in the System, including Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, through:
- Online instruction, both synchronous (e.g., webinars) and asynchronous (campaigns)
- Bi-weekly e-newsletters for students, employees, and parents
- The University of Ilinois Financial Literacy Digital Badges Program (Moodle Courses)
Employees are responsible for program administration; teaching in co-curricular, onine environments; research; and assessment.
SMMC oversees between 6-12 internships per semester to help coordinate communications and research projects that support financial education and advocacy for students and their families.
Financial services, regulations, and technology change rapidly along with the needs of SMMC's target audiences. As a result, members of the SMMC team need to be adaptable in an evolving environment.
SMMC Support Specialist Position Details
Graduate Hourly, Student Money Management Center (SMMC). Employment will be during the fall 2021 semester with a possible extension of employment during the spring, summer, and subsequent academic years. Position could start as early as May 10th depending on availability of the most qualified candidate.
University Bursar 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 include:
- Educate students on general money management concepts, terminology, and financial wellness through multiple modes of delivery (primarily online) 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, webinars, and supporting digital 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 all Universities in the System; Coordinate with University of Illinois Extension to provide financial education to students in Urbana-Champaign.
- 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, LinkedIn).
- Search for and submit letters of interest to potential funders for the expansion of SMMC’s educational programming and projects as needed.
- Other duties and tasks as assigned.
Experience in curriculum development, online education (synchronous or asynchronous), data analysis, marketing, and working in a virtual environment preferred. Experience with program evaluation, graphic design, video editing, Banner system, and/or Microsoft Suite a plus.
Student must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Applicants must have basic research and writing skills. Proven skills in interpersonal relationships, ability to interact and communicate effectively with others in virtual & face-to-face scenarios, initiative to generate and implement new ideas also required. Basic personal finance and money management knowledge preferred, but not required.
Wage and Position Details:
Graduate Hourly, 10-20 hours per week, Hourly Rate = $24.22/hour
Apply at go.uillinois.edu/SMMCJobApplication. Applications will be taken until May 1, 2021. Interviews will start in May 2021.