JOB POSTING ***This position is being filled at either the MESA Academic Coordinator II or MESA Academic Coordinator III. Applicants are encouraged to apply to both job postings, this job: 37937 - MESA Academic Coordinator II and 38152 - MESA Academic Coordinator III, which is available here.
Schedule is currently Hybrid (UCSC Campus/Remote) due to COVID-19 restrictions
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
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: 07-18-2022
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.
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 Santa Cruz, 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)
The MESA Academic Coordinator works independently with assigned institutions and organizations to plan and implement a wide range of academic preparation programming. Develops and maintains program visibility in K-14 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 coordinate large-scale outreach events and 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.
Salary Information: $22.27 / Hourly.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Contract appointment
Under direction of higher-level professional: develops and maintains relationship with a group of K-14 students by delivering individual and group advising services.
Recruits and enrolls K-14 students for program participation and services.
Monitors student academic plans to ensure post-secondary admission eligibility.
Serves as advocate for students and parents in the college-going process.
Participates in recruitment efforts for program activities / events.
Develops and implements grade-appropriate college-going workshops, field trips, curricula, materials and activities.
Implements and facilitates recruitment for events.
Maintains program visibility in schools and community.
Maintains collaborative relationships with other college-going programs and K-12 school personnel.
Participates in meetings with school site personnel and / or service providers.
Maintains relationships with higher education institutions and community entities.
Produces program reports, collects student data, documents participant contacts and progress, and tracks academic progress of program participants. Contributes to program reports.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates job performance of part-time, student, and / or summer staff.
Prepares appropriate forms and documentation needed to account for, process and capture expenditures and/or in-kind support
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
Knowledge and understanding of K-14 education.
Knowledge of 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.
Experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged and academically at-risk students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts.
Thorough knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
Bilingual written and verbal (English/Spanish).
Experience developing, designing, implementing, and monitoring academic/enrichment programs or events.
Knowledge of the K-14 education system. Familiar with information involving K-12 and higher education policies and issues.
Experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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.
Must have the ability to work evening, weekends, and travel within service area and nationally, if necessary.
Must have the ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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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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