TRIO Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded program designed to increase the college participation of low-income and potential first-generation college-bound students. TRiO UB is designed to encourage participants to complete high school and continue their education at the post-secondary level by offering academic support, informational workshops, guidance, motivation and advocacy to program participants, their parents and target schools. The program provides required and permissible services as expressed in federal legislation/regulations. CSUMB is proud to host two TRiO Upward Bound (UB) grants, supporting 4 high schools in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
The programs consist of an Associate Director, two Educational Advising Specialists, one Math and Science Advisor, an Administrative Assistant person, and a team of undergraduate student Educational Advising Assistants, Mentors, and Tutors. As part of the Pre-College Programs TRiO UB and other educational equity programs provide the campus and target schools with retention and support services for participants.
The Math and Science Advisor, under the supervision of the Associate Director for UB, is responsible for representing CSUMB Upward Bound at assigned target schools via weekly school visits, community and college events and during scheduled program activities and services. The incumbent advises 9th-12th grade UB students & families regarding information, procedures, and academic requirements of specific STEM programs or STEM majors and assists students in exploring STEM careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals and is expected to provide academic advising that facilitates student success, persistence and degree completion in a timely manner.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Assist in the planning, implementing, supervising, and evaluating project activities.
2. Establish and maintain effective communication with all staff, students, parents, and partners.
3. Develop and conduct individual and small group counseling services and academic, career, college and financial workshops for program participants and their families interested in STEM.
4. Work closely with Associate Director to recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate UB tutors/mentors.
5. Oversee and provide proper training to UB STEM tutors/mentors.
6. Conduct surveys and data on Math and Science programming outcomes of UB students.
7. Organize social, cultural, and recreational activities and field trips during the summer and academic year, including college visits & senior retreats related to math and science.
8. Provide residential support during the six-week residential summer program.
9. In conjunction with the Associate Director, Educational Advising Specialists and instructors, plan summer curriculum focusing on STEM components.
10. Consult with participants, high school teachers, and UB liaison to monitor participants' progress.
11. Maintain appropriate records to ensure compliance with grant regulations and reporting requirements, and to facilitate program evaluation.
12. Contribute and assist with the preparation and submission of Annual Performance Reports to U.S. Department of Education and other reports required by the Corporation and/or CSUMB.
13. Provide the Associate Director regular oral and written progress reports.
14. Serve as liaison to the campus target schools, community agencies, and general public.
15. Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgement and discretion are essential.
16. Responsible for inputting accurate student data in Lacai or other data systems.
17. Ensure confidentiality of all program records and other sensitive information.
1. Promote and maintain an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the program and campus community.
2. Attend workshops, conferences, and advisory meetings as needed.
3. Perform other duties as assigned
4. Support Upward Bound staff when needed.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information.
This is an in-office position.
Office Location: 8 Upper Ragsdale, Monterey CA 93940
This position requires working on campus with students, staff, and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. Students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have a qualified exemption. This requirement is effective at the beginning of the Fall 2021 term. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Sciences, College Student Personnel or closely related field required. A background in Math/Science education is preferred. Experience working with low-income, first-generation college bound students; experience working with high school students from diverse backgrounds. Experience in providing workshops and educational activities in STEM to large and diverse groups.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends and to travel in and out-of-state as deemed necessary to provide services to participants and attend professional development opportunities. Position will require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations such as Upward Bound target schools. Must have own transportation, valid driver's license, and auto insurance. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Ability to complete web-based training in Defensive Driving and continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.