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DEPARTMENT OVERVIEWUndocumented Student Services is committed to serving students who are undocumented through a holistic approach that encompasses professional guidance, troubleshooting support, legal services, student aid, advocacy, community building, and referrals.
Vision: To advance the success and upward mobility of all undocumented students pursuing higher education.
Mission: To cultivate an inclusive and engaging environment through systemic change and provide holistic support through equitable programs that enhance the matriculation, retention, and post-graduation success of all undocumented students at UC San Diego.
POSITION OVERVIEWThe Program Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager to provide and coordinate holistic support services and programs designed for the unique needs of students who are undocumented at UC San Diego and that align with the Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles of Undocumented Student Services.
The Program Coordinator participates in the development, implementation, and management of current and future professional development and networking programs. The incumbent will be involved in identifying high-impact innovative opportunities for students who are undocumented, developing program goals and objectives, implementing and evaluating plans, monitoring and tracking expenses, and preparing periodic reports of activities. In addition, the Program Coordinator will offer individualized student consultations to provide holistic guidance, referrals, and support strategies for students.
The Program Coordinator will also be involved in recruiting, training, and supervising paid and volunteer student staff. Under the supervision of the Program Manager of Undocumented Student Services, serve as lead (at times) on special projects and event committees performing related assignments.
Embrace equity-minded and student-centered approach to program development and implementation. Assess, evaluate, and restructure programs as needed to maintain relevancy and high-impact outcomes.
Engage with campus faculty, staff, and student organizations to utilize existing resources and increase access to opportunities. Engage with off-campus partners when appropriate.
Provide mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students to enhance student disciplinary and professional trajectories.
Provide early and appropriate interventions, solutions, guidance and follow-up to improve student retention, persistence and completion. Topics include issues and challenges involving financial aid, career planning, academics, housing, transportation, basic needs, healthcare, mental wellness, personal issues, employment opportunities, among others.
Support in the planning, execution, and evaluation of the unit's student engagement activities, including but not limited to orientation activities, graduation ceremonies, themed social gatherings.
Advise and mentor student staff to support personal and professional development by creating learning outcomes, setting goals for assigned projects, and making training opportunities available. Assess development and growth through regular one-on-one meetings, deliverables, and participation.
Participate in UC Coordinator's meetings, retreats, and convenings. Seek opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing. Maintain program manager abreast of initiatives and relevant updates.
Serve as unit representative in absence of program manager.
Conducts workshops and presentations, as assigned by program manager, regarding issues and effective practices when working with students who are undocumented.
Please include a cover letter along with your online application
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