ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
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Initial Review Date (IRD): 10-06-2021
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 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.
The MESA Schools Program, under the umbrella of the EPC, serves under-represented, low-income, or first- generation-college-bound students from Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, with the goal of preparing students for success in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering majors in college.
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 the general supervision of the MESA Assistant Director, the Academic Coordinator will participate in efforts to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) enrichment and college readiness to middle and high school students involved in MESA and/or similar STEM programs in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. The Academic Coordinator will coordinate large-scale outreach events and will support efforts to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged and/or low-income students who attain eligibility and competitiveness for admission to postsecondary education.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: $50,600 -$52,600/ Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Delivers individual and group advising services and maintains relationships with a group of K-14 students and teachers. Acts as advocate for students and parents.
Develops student academic plans to ensure post-secondary admission eligibility. Plans and implements grade-appropriate college-going workshops, curricula, materials and activities.
Produces program reports, collects student data, documents participant contacts and progress, and tracks academic progress of program participants.
Plans and implements college-going field trips, activities, and events. Implements and facilitates recruitment for events.
Supports the DCAC program during academic year. Supports the Girls in Engineering summer program for youth during the summer.
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.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates job performance of part-time, student, and / or summer staff. Prepare appropriate forms and documentation needed to account for, process and capture expenditures and in kind support.
Bachelor's degree in related area.
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 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.
Experience planning and implementing academic/enrichment activities, events, and/or field trips.
Experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
Knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies.
Bilingual written and verbal (English/Spanish).
Strong knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
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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