Full-Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $45,100 - $50,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UC Santa Cruz strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves providing individualized services to students who are underrepresented, low income, first generation college students, and/or otherwise at a higher risk of experiencing academic difficulty, to help students succeed. Services may include academic needs assessment, developing individual study plans, recognizing and addressing academic and non-academic barriers to academic success, and counseling on other aspects that may affect student retention and academic success. Includes specializations in particular underrepresented groups, particular academic skills (e.g., research skills, preparation for graduate programs), or success in particular academic programs.
Provides the full range of assessment, counseling, and advice to targeted students, and makes referrals to organization and community resources. Works independently, receiving guidance on complicated problems/situations.
Under the guidance of the Director, the Program Coordinator provides direct services to STARS (Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students) students and coordinates programs to support the academic success, retention and graduation of STARS students. The incumbent provides academic and personal counseling/guidance and manages student cases to propel their development and success as university students. In addition, the Program Coordinator collaborates with campus partners including the colleges, academic departments, faculty, student service units and student organizations on retention/student success initiatives. The incumbent is readily accessible to faculty, staff, and students and coordinates communication and student case management. The Program Coordinator tracks and reports data on the STARS population to the Director. The incumbent will supervise and train student staff and volunteers, and engage in professional development to implement best practices and research based methodologies.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field.
Demonstrated experience with achievement advising and/or counseling students who have transferred from other colleges; are older than traditional aged students; are military veterans, or are student parents.
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 of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, and under-prepared students in higher education.
Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 06-06-2019
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.
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