The University of California Irvine's Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP) creates collaborations that support preparation for and success in higher education. Our focus is on equity and access for all students in order to achieve the University of California's goal of academic excellence.
As a seasoned, experienced professional in K-14 academic preparation, independently works with assigned institutions and organizations to plan and implement the GEAR UP program. Develops and maintains program visibility in schools. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with K-14 and higher education institutions and / or community entities. Develops collaborative relationships with other college-going programs.
Master's degree in social work, education, or a related field and/or equivalent experience/training
Strong knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population. Strong knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. Strong communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. Significant experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers. Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a successful classroom teacher (in both K12 or university setting), recognized by peers as a Master Teacher, effective in improving student's academic achievement. Minimum of two (2) years of experience with federal GU/TRIO programs, or similar educational opportunity programs for at-risk youth and their families.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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