Job- Product Development Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Product Development Specialist will be responsible for drafting and editing contracts and extended warranties (“products”) that operate predominately within the automotive industry. In addition, the Product Development Specialist will be responsible for the following:
• Craft documentation with diverse audiences in mind, such as consumers, insurance regulators, technicians, insurance agents, claims agents, and finance personnel.
• Craft internal communications such as product release announcements, product summaries, product comparisons, and any other supplemental documentation as required.
• Understand the legal, technical, and commercial requirements that differentiate products.
• Verify that form style, design, layout, and verbiage of all products meet departmental and compliance standards.
• Conduct research and collect and analyze data to identify trends.
• Track development of all projects from planning stages to completion.
• Maintain supporting documents such as templates, standard operating procedures, reference documents, tracking logs, and training materials.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Required Skills and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Humanities or a Humanities-related field such as English, Philosophy, or History.
• Exceptional reading comprehension, writing, editing, and communication skills.
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
• Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to conduct research in the legal, technical, and business fields.
• Ability to think critically and creatively.
• Ability to work well on a team and independently.
• Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Ability to learn new processes quickly.
• Ability to understand and adapt to organizational change.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Technical writing
• Basic knowledge of automotive repair and auto dealer service industry
• Familiarity with the insurance industry


WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS / TRAVEL
Office setting with routine use of normal office equipment. Work is mostly sedentary, with extensive use of computers. No travel is required.


POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
Full time, Remote to start
NOTE: This job description reflects a summary of the job and does not prescribe or restrict the responsibilities that may be assigned.

APPLICATION: Please send resumes to HRGroup@iasdirect.com.

Summer 2021 deadlines

Just a friendly reminder, registration for Summer 2021 is underway. Please consult the dates & links below and let us know if you have questions (contact information below).  

Registration and Deadline dates for Summer 2021 
 
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due to ahgradproposals@utdallas.edu   (for GSC consideration on 26 May  (This is the only submission date for M.A. students wishing to graduate in the Summer 2021 semester. Enrollment in the Summer or Fall semester is required for all submissions.)    May 12 
Independent studies registration deadline May 17 
Last day for regular registration  May 20 
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee. Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.    May 21
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios, theses to all members of the   supervising committee. Master’s students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.    June 4
Graduation applications due June 10
Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, & dissertations. June 22 
Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, & dissertations. July 6
Last day for final submissions of dissertations.  July 13 
Last day for final submission of portfolios.  July 27 noon 

Links to: Summer 2021 Academic Calendar  Summer 2021 course schedule  

Contact Information:  

  • Dr. Pia Jakobsson, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, graduate advisor (pia.jakobsson@utdallas.edu): Program information and advising, registration for organized courses, holds, academic probation, and MA graduation application activation 
  • Alice Presti, Graduate Coordinator, alice.presti@utdallas.edu: MA & PhD proposals & defenses, Ph.D. graduation application activation.
  • Please email ahgradregistration@utdallas.edu for: Independent study web form questions and registration for dissertations hours. To register for dissertation hours, send an email request from your UTD email account.  Due to FERPA and UTD policy, we are unable to reply to non-UTD email inquiries and requests.  It would also be helpful to include “Registration Request – Semester – 2021” in the subject field of your email.  This will avoid delays and oversights when it comes to time-sensitive registration requests.
  • Please email ahfieldexams@utdallas.edu for: Field exam paperwork and questions regarding field exams. Field exam forms have been updated to reflect digital signatures in place of in-person signatures.

NEW! Request a meeting online with Pia or Alice: Microsoft Bookings Calendar

After registration, please check in Orion that everything is as expected and refer to the academic calendar http://www.utdallas.edu/academiccalendar/ for changes, payments, and other deadlines. Note that it is the student’s responsibility to confirm enrollment and withdrawal to avoid late fees or other penalties. 

Spring 2021 Deadlines

Dear A&H graduate students:

As the new academic year is upon us, we’d like to send out a few friendly reminders to keep in mind as Spring 2021 registration is underway. We are still currently working remotely and have added additional contact information. Please see below.

Please consult the dates & links below and let us know if you have any questions.

Registration and Deadline dates for Spring 2021
Independent Studies  deadline – instructions are attached.  January 4
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office. For GSC consideration on January 20. (MA students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester. January 6
The last day for regular registration.January 14
Graduation applications due. Email ahgradadvising@utdallas.edu to activate application.February 11
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on March 3 ) (Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in summer or later semesters.)February 17
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee. Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester. March 1
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios and theses to all members of the supervising committee. Master’s students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester. March 16
Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations.March 30
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on April 14) (Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in summer or later terms.)March 31
Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations.April 13
For additional university deadlines for dissertations and theses, see information from the Office of Graduate Education’s website.website
Last day for final submission of portfolios (to the A&H Office) and theses (to Office of Graduate Education.)May 6
Last day of classes.May 8
Independent studies registration deadline – SummerTBA

Links to: Spring 2021 calendar & Coursebook

Contact Information:

  • Microsoft Teams Channel for A&H Graduate Students: Through this chat channel, we will send announcements that we feel might be relevant to students and campus updates. You can also reach other graduate students here and ask general questions (remember that if you ask in the general channel, everyone can see it).
  • Dr. Pia Jakobsson, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, Graduate Advisor pia.jakobsson@utdallas.edu: Program information and advising, new student registration, holds, academic probation, MA graduation application activation, transfer credit questions
  • Alice Presti, Graduate Coordinator, alice.presti@utdallas.edu: field exams, defenses, independent study registration, portfolio, thesis, and dissertation proposals, Ph.D. graduation application activation, registration for dissertation hours (see below), meetings with the Associate Dean via Teams. In-absentia deadlines have been replaced by new priority deadlines, please contact Alice to discuss if this is the right option for you.
  • All New Emails!
    • Please email ahgradadvising@utdallas.edu for: Foreign language exam information, general advising questions, and annual progress reports.
  • Please email ahgradregistration@utdallas.edu for: Independent study web form questions, and registration for dissertations hours. Please send your email request from your UTD email account.  Due to FERPA and UTD policy, we are unable to reply to non-UTD email inquiries and requests.  It would also be helpful to include “Registration Request – Semester – 2020” in the subject field of your email.  This will avoid delays and oversights when it comes to time-sensitive registration requests.

After registration, please check in Orion that your registration looks correct and refer to the academic calendar http://www.utdallas.edu/academiccalendar/ for changes, payments, and other deadlines. Note that it is the student’s responsibility to confirm enrollment and withdrawal to avoid late fees or other penalties.

We are here to support you, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please reach out to us via email or send a request to meet via Teams.

Sincerely,

The School of Arts & Humanities
Graduate Education Team

Coronavirus Updates: https://www.utdallas.edu/coronavirus/faq/#students

Fall 2020 deadlines

Independent Studies  deadline – instructions are attached. August 7
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office. For GSC consideration on August 15. (MA students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate in the Fall) August 5
The last day for regular registration. August 13
Graduation applications due August 25
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 7 October ) (Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later semesters.) September 23
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee. Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.  September 29
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios and theses to all members of the

supervising committee. Master’s students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester. 

October 13
Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations. October 27
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 11 November) (Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later terms.) October 28
Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations. November 10
For additional university deadlines for dissertations and theses, see information from the Office of Graduate Education’s website. website
Last day of classes. November 25
Last day for final submission of portfolio (to the A&H Office) and theses (to Office of Graduate Education.) December 3
Independent studies registration deadline – Spring 2021 January 4

UTD Toastmasters

Learn public speaking and improve your life!

Public speaking is an important ability to develop, extremely helpful to people in academia to present papers, improve class environment, etc.

Learn public speaking at JSOM Friday Toastmasters club. Also, you will learn leadership. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate student, or a professor, this club can be very helpful to you!

Given the current pandemic situation, we are meeting online, every Friday, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm through Zoom.

Guests Welcome!

To receive the Zoom link, email us:
president-1565753@toastmastersclubs.org

You can also visit our website at http://jmts.toastmastersclubs.org

Watch our promotional video:
https://youtu.be/9LceyT3EYf8

Our Mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

See you next Friday!

Alan Alanís, MA
President, JSOM Friday Toastmasters Club
Doctoral Candidate, Humanities – History of Ideas Ideas

Teach-Ins around the Theme of Living Legacies of White Supremacy at UTD and Beyond

Inspired by student outrage and global anti-racist activism, faculty, staff, and students have organized a series of teach-ins organized around the theme of “Living Legacies of White Supremacy at UTD and Beyond.”

The first two conversations in the series will happen on July 23. Each session will close with action items that participants can draw on to continue the work on campus and in the broader community.

All are welcome to join. Please circulate widely to your networks and follow the series on Facebook and Instagram

July 23, 11:30am-1pm: Teach-In: History, Holidays, Monuments, and Memory

Click here for full event details. All are welcome to join the Teams Live event. 

July 23, 2pm-3:30pm: Teach-In: White Supremacy, Merit Scholarships, and UT Dallas

Click here for full event details. All are welcome to join the Teams Live event.

This series recognizes and seeks to demonstrate solidarity with the initiatives that faculty and students across campus are organizing around these issues.  The organizers gratefully acknowledge the School of the Arts and Humanities for its sponsorship, as well as the staff of the Gender Center and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement for their contributions of time, labor, and vision. 

UTD Anti-Racist Teach-In Series. 60 likes · 59 talking about this. Inspired by student outrage and global anti-racist activism, faculty, staff, and…

Deadlines Summer 2020

Just a friendly reminder, registration for Summer 2020 is underway. Please consult the dates & links below and let us know if you have questions (contact information below).

Summer 2020 Independent study registration deadline
(online form available here , and yes, you have to log in)
May 15
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, Casebooks, and Dissertations due in the  A & H Office  (for GSC consideration on 27 May)  (This is the only submission date for M.A. students wishing to graduate in the Summer 2020 semester. Enrollment in the Summer or Fall semester is required for all submissions.) May 20
Last day for regular registration May 21
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee. Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.  May 21
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios, theses to all members of the supervising committee. Masters students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.  June 4
Graduation applications due June 11
Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, & dissertations. June 18
Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, & dissertations. July 2
Last day for final submissions of dissertations. July 9
Last day for final submission of portfolios. July 30 Noon
Fall 2020 Independent Studies Registration Deadline August 3

Links to: Summer 2020 Academic Calendar Summer 2020 course schedule

Contact Information:

  • Pia Jakobsson, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, graduate advisor(pia.jakobsson@utdallas.edu): Program information and advising, registration for organized courses, holds, academic probation and MA graduation application activation
  • Alice Presti, Graduate Coordinator, presti@utdallas.edu: field exams, defenses, independent study registration (via updated web-form), portfolio, thesis, and dissertation proposals, Ph.D. graduation application activation, registration for dissertation hours (email request).
  • Julia Maddox, Graduate Admissions Coordinator jxm171830@utdallas.eduForeign language exams, Teaching Assistantships, Armstrong Fellowship Applications, admissions applications

To request an official appointment with Pia, Alice, or Julia, click here.

 Please, send your email request from your UTD email account.  Due to FERPA and UTD policy, we are unable to reply to non-UTD email inquiries and requests.  It would also be helpful to include “Registration Request – Semester – 2020” in the subject field of your email.  This will avoid delays and oversights when it comes to time-sensitive registration requests. 

After registration, please check in Orion that everything is as expected and refer to the academic calendar http://www.utdallas.edu/academiccalendar/ for changes, payments, and other deadlines. Note that it is the student’s responsibility to confirm enrollment and withdrawal to avoid late fees or other penalties.

 

Letter from UTD President Richard Benson

Another email from President Benson today. Among other things he says:
 
“The value of UT Dallas, like any great university, is not solely defined by what is presented in class, whether experienced in a large gathering or accessed via a computer. Rather, it is the whole of the experience, including learning from fellow students in casual settings, saying “hi” to a passing “Tobor” food delivery robot, or finding a peaceful moment amidst the magnolias and pools of the Margaret McDermott Mall.
 
It is no small loss when these joys are taken from us. I am particularly sorry for the Comets who are due to graduate this semester. We all wished for a different finish to your UT Dallas experience.
 
We — as do you — know why this period of social isolation is so vital. Lives are at stake. We want all in the UT Dallas community to stay healthy, and we want your relatives and friends to stay healthy. I know what sacrifices you have made, and I am extremely grateful to all Comets for helping us work through this threat. The University will do all that it can to help minimize the disruption in your lives while ensuring that we provide you with the greatest possible safety — our top priority.
Thank you, Comets, for your courage. UT Dallas is a very special university because of all of you. Your fortitude in the face of adversity will forever be a singular point of pride in this University’s 50th year.”

Changes and continuity

I hope you all saw the email from President Benson on Thursday, informing us about changes to the campus schedule in response to the national spread of covid-19 (coronavirus). Some highlights:

 

  • Spring break will be extended by one week. Classes scheduled for March 23-27 are canceled. Faculty and staff will use the next two weeks to prepare to transition courses to online delivery.
  • Classes will resume March 30. When classes resume, we will shift courses to an online format.  Students will be notified by their instructors about accessing content and coursework on our eLearning platform.
  • Student housing and many services will remain available, some with reduced hours.

 

We (the staff and faculty of A&H) will be available, through email and Teams and e-Learning, so please check in with us if you have questions.