This position is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2019
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/15/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/24/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Instructional Services (OASIS) facilitates the intellectual and personal development of UC San Diego students, with a particular focus on students who are first-generation, high financial need, and/or underrepresented. Through a challenging and supportive environment that emphasizes collaboration, validation, equity, and social justice, OASIS contributes positively to students' learning, persistence, achievement, and empowerment.
OASIS is comprised of four cohort-based communities that collectively serve ~1,000 unique students: 1) Summer Bridge (est. 1978); 2) TRIO SSSP (est. 1993); 3) 2Excel (est. 2015); 4) Hope Scholars (est. 2017). In addition, OASIS offers academic support through our Math and Science and Language Arts Tutorial Programs that serve an additional ~1,000 unique students. As one of the largest student employers at UCSD, OASIS hires 250+ undergraduate student interns, clerks, mentors, and tutors annually.
The Hope Scholars Program Coordinator develops, coordinates and delivers comprehensive programs and services that support the persistence and graduation of undergraduate students who are current and former foster youth, homeless, formerly incarcerated, and/or disconnected. Under the supervision of the OASIS Director, the Hope Scholars Coordinator is responsible for the research, planning, administration, and execution of a student support program that uses the latest research to develop evidence-based practices that focuses on the academic, personal, and professional success of foster youth on campus.
The Coordinator will forge strong relationships and partnerships with various campus stakeholders and community constituency groups, staff, program directors, administrators, faculty, alumni, and foster youth services to administer and seamlessly deliver program services, put practices into action, and that serve to engage robust student participation.
Independently develops and administers programs, workshops, and seminars to provide holistic support to students, including setting program goals and objectives. Responsibilities include planning, coordination, marketing, assessment, outreach and retention counseling of students who are at risk or having academic difficulty. Advises organization management/departments/ academic programs about the special needs of this student population.
Demonstrated previous experience working with current or former foster youth.
Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development.
Experience in advising, counseling, and group facilitation in an educational setting with listening skills and the ability to respond effectively to concerns and problems, including difficult or unpleasant situations.
Demonstrated skill in managing program budgets.
A Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Education, or related field with three to four (3 - 4) years relevant experience or a Master's Degree; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience.
Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching/learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy.
Knowledge and experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing academic, and cultural enrichment programs for first-generation college, low income, and underrepresented college students.
Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education in particular, as they relate to foster youth.
Knowledge in how to enhance students' intellectual and personal growth and development, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.
Knowledge of needs assessment methodology with ability to interpret data to determine program effectiveness. Experience collecting, analyzing and evaluating data, as well as developing verbal and written presentations regarding assessment of the data collected.
Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with OA
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.