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ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 12-16-2021
The Academic Excellence (ACE) Program is designed to increase the success of a diverse population of UCSC students in their pursuit of bachelors' degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). ACE is an academic achievement and retention program, which is administered through the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at UCSC. Initially, we support students enrolled in gateway mathematics, science, and engineering courses through active learning problem solving sessions and peer mentoring. Along the way, we help students navigate our research university and the extracurricular STEM opportunities available to them on campus and elsewhere. Ultimately, we offer a community for students who strive for and commit to success in STEM at UCSC. The ACE Program received the 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. This lifetime award is administered by the National Science Foundation and is presented by the White House to individuals or programs that show a sustained and successful effort in mentoring students underrepresented in those fields.
The ACE Program brings STEM students together in active learning problem solving sessions that supplement several large gateway math, science, and engineering lectures. As a member of the ACE Program, students join a community of others who are on the way to achieving their career goals. ACE Problem Solving Sessions meet twice a week for an hour and half at a time. ACE students also meet in small course-specific groups with their peer mentor for an additional hour each week. Here, they learn and practice study skills and techniques that lead to a better understanding of lecture material and homework assignments. Peer mentors share their university experiences as well as the extracurricular opportunities available to STEM students both on and off campus. Review Sessions are also available for final exams for ACE students. Finally, ACE Learning Skills Advisors encourage ACE students to consider a variety of STEM opportunities and careers. They advocate for ACE students by writing letters of recommendation to support students' applications for undergraduate research and teaching internship programs as well as graduate and professional schools.
For over thirty years, the Academic Excellence (ACE) program has been increasing the diversity of students earning their bachelors degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at UC Santa Cruz. ACE advances educational equity by engaging students in active learning, peer mentoring, skill-building, and community development. At ACE, students work together to commit to and strive for academic excellence.
Under the general direction of the ACE Program Director, the Program Manager of the Academic Excellence (ACE) Program provides strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, coordination, assessment and continuous improvement of ACE, which serves STEM students with particular focus on historically underrepresented STEM students as well as those from underserved communities, such as first generation students, low-income students, EOP students and students who come from under resourced high schools. The program manager is knowledgeable about effective academic support practices and research-based trends on other university campuses that work to achieve educational equity. This position is responsible for setting academic support and guiding program development based on program outcomes. In conjunction with the ACE Program Director, the Program Manager has functional oversight of ACE, including program management, human resources, budgetary and resource planning, assessment, analysis and policy development.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $55,100 - $62,000/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Develop quarterly and annual deadlines and monitor progress
Set projections for ACE enrollments and develop outreach strategies
Set quarterly ACE session schedules and assign teaching duties
Communicate with instructors about ACE support and advocate or close collaboration with professional staff supporting specific academic courses
Create quarterly reports / analysis on program outcomes, enrollments, capacity and waitlists
Suggest programmatic changes or modifications when warranted
20% - Fiscal and Resource Management:
Under the guidance of the ACE Program Director, manage fiscal, operational, and human resources and develop and implement short- and long-term plans to optimize all resources available to the program
Create budget projections, monitor expenses, and make recommendations to the ACE Program Director
Interpret policies and apply them universally and equitably (e.g., fiscal management, HR, resource management)
Work with Science Development team and program director to design fundraising campaigns and communicate with donors (Giving Day, alumni events, donor relations, etc.)
Manage all technical equipment, furniture and facilities associated with ACE
20% - Staff Supervision:
Selection, training, mentorship, and evaluation of administrative and student staff.
15% - ACE Student Support:
Plan and execute student engagement and community building activities, workshops and events
Represent ACE and present at outreach events, support professional and student staff at outreach events
Meet with ACE students to talk about career plans, course planning, navigating the university to gain research experience or to participate in field studies
Refer students to other student support programs; advise professional staff on the resources available to students and empower them to make recommendations to manager (so manager can follow up with individuals and connect them to services)
15% - Records Management:
Organize and update program information: quarterly planning documents, rosters, hiring records/processes, resources for student and professional staff, project documentation
Maintain personnel and student records according to campus retention practices
Maintain equipment and key inventories
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experienced knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural / linguistic issues in applying academic support to students.
Experience in fiscal and resource management.
Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution.
Knowledge of academic curricula.
Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.
Skills in judgment and decision-making.
Problem solving and organizational skills.
Ability to work with a diverse population.
Leadership skills sufficient to assess, train, and motivate employees.
Knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models.
Knowledge of current research and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific, student-population specific).
Multicultural competencies, knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
Knowledge of program development, data gathering, assessment, and evaluation skills.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
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.
All UCSC employees must understand 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.
The University of California is an Equal Employment 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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