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Initial Review Date (IRD): 08-26-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Educational Partnership Center (EPC) coordinates new and longstanding student academic preparation efforts of the University of California, Santa Cruz with the goal of increasing access and opportunity to postsecondary education for underserved students across the Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley/San Jose regions. We provide an array of direct services, supporting students on the college-going pathway through tutoring, mentoring, academic planning and counseling, leadership training, test preparation, college awareness and enrichment, and teacher professional development. Programs in the EPC include:
California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP)
California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP)
Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
As a seasoned, experienced professional in K-14 academic preparation, independently works with assigned institutions and organizations to plan and implement a wide range of academic preparation programming. 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.
Under general supervision, the incumbent will participate in efforts to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged and/or low-income students who attain eligibility and competitiveness for admission to postsecondary education. The incumbent will provide services designed to motivate junior high and/or high school students in assigned region to prepare academically for higher education.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $50,600.00/Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Job End Date: 1 year from date of hire with possibility of extension
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
Union Representation: None
Job Code: K to 14 ACAD PREP SPEC 3 
Job Duties 20% - Delivers individual and group advising services and maintains relationships with a group of K-14 students.
20% - Designs and implements grade-appropriate college-going workshops, field trips, curricula, materials and activities. Implements and facilitates recruitment for events.
15% - Develops student academic plans to ensure post-secondary admission eligibility. Acts as advocate for students and parents.
15% - Develops collaborative relationships with other college-going programs and K-14 higher education personnel. Serves on department, organization, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies. Participates in strategic and program planning.
10% - Prepare appropriate forms and documentation needed to account for, process and capture expenditures and/or in kind support.
10% - Produces program reports, collects student data, documents participant contacts and progress, and tracks academic progress of program participants.
10% - Trains, supervises, and evaluates job performance of part-time, student, and / or summer staff.
Bachelor's degree in related area.
Strong knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population.
Knowledge of K-12 and higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid requirements, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives.
Knowledge of issues facing low-income, first generation youth.
Ability to establish and maintains 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.
Experience designing, implementing and monitoring academic/enrichment programs or events.
Strong knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies.
Strong knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
Significant experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Will be required to provide proof of negative TB test results within 60 days of hire.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California.
Must be able to move materials, weighing up to 25-30 pounds, with or without accommodation.
Ability to travel within service area and nationally, if necessary.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
Safety Statement All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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EEO/AA The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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