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This position is open until filled. First Review Date 1/26/24
This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote work.
Reporting to the Director of Experiential Learning, the Experiential Learning Specialist will implement two signature programs of the UC San Diego student experience: the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) and UC Washington (UCDC). Together these programs enhance student learning, development and preparation for post-graduation civic and professional careers for all UC San Diego Tritons. The Experiential Learning Specialist will implement the day-to-day administration of these programs, along with develop, and implement a robust marketing and promotion campaign for yearly growth in student awareness and participation. Additionally, the Experiential Learning Specialist will leverage campus momentum for the CCR and UCDC to administer and promote the Research Experience and Applied Learning (REAL) portal and UC Center Sacramento (UCCS).
The Experiential Learning Specialist works with faculty, administrators, staff, and students across campus to allow more sophisticated academic advising and career planning by mapping a student's co-curricular and academic internship activities to the UC San Diego Competencies, a set of transferable skills, and abilities students may highlight when applying for graduate school or jobs. The Specialist role requires active engagement in outreach activities.
The Experiential Learning Specialist collaborates with the Director of Experiential Learning and campus colleagues to ensure co-curricular opportunities in the CCR and the REAL are accessible to all UC San Diego students, especially those who have been historically marginalized because of limited financial resources and/or biases toward race, age, disability, or other protected social identities. The Specialist will work with colleagues with the Teaching and Learning Commons and across campus to facilitate UCDC and UCCS recruitment, retention and student development workshops to support student success in these programs; advise students on UCDC and UCCS enrollment procedures; develop a CCR program comprised of workshop sessions that prepare students for the UCDC or UCCS programs and reflect about their experiences; serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, Community Resource Centers, to connect students to relevant internship opportunities; evaluate appropriateness of internship descriptions, help resolve internship conflicts, and facilitate reflection to increase the effectiveness of learning; supervise UCDC Peer Advisors; and develop and coordinate UCDC Peer Ambassador program.
Using professional registrar-based student record concepts, the Experiential Learning Specialist applies a level of breadth and depth to student record and service delivery practices, policies, and regulations. The Specialists will:
Promote the CCR, UCDC, REAL portal, and UCCS across campus by identifying opportunities within academic curriculum and department co-curricular programs.
Work with Career Services to maintain alignment with the UC San Diego competencies.
Work with external vendors to maintain and improve the REAL and CCR databases, including integration of new services and contract negotiations.
Oversee a CCR Evaluation Committee with the Director of Experiential Learning.
Promote the CCR and REAL portal externally by participating at conferences in the national conversation around innovating credentials.
Leverage the CCR, UCDC, REAL portal, and UCCS to help shape the campus culture by integrating them in existing processes.
Please note that overtime and occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
A cover letter is required for a complete application packet.
Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related experience in a higher education setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Thorough knowledge of policies, regulations, and practices with student records services. Knowledge of educational research, trends, initiatives, and organizations related to student development, experiential learning, and innovations in credentials.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.