Posting Salary: $62,000 - $67,000 commensurate with experience
Position Summary: Applies skills as a mid-level professional with a clear understanding of analytical practices, policies, and procedures related to academic preparation for UC and K-16 curriculum alignment. Researches, analyzes, and proposes stakeholder-focused solutions to a variety of K-12/higher education issues within a college and career readiness context. Demonstrates reliable judgment in thoroughly analyzing issues and problems, gathering data and information, identifying and evaluating viable alternatives, and determining appropriate action. Handles an assigned portfolio covering UC systemwide policies, programs, and projects that range in complexity and scope (e.g., reviewing high school college-preparatory courses for UC freshman admissions). Cultivates and maintains collaborative, service-oriented relationships with educational institutions and organizations involved in K-12 curriculum. Develops and recommends programs, services, or procedures for implementation by the High School Articulation team, under direction of the Associate Director of Academic Preparation.
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Duty 1: Applies knowledge of academic preparation policies, K-12/UC curriculum alignment practices, and principles of student success to perform analyses of high school course lists, related course data, and system functions of the A-G Course Management Portal. Conducts reviews of high school courses designed to meet college readiness standards. Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of high school articulation, specifically in relation to college-preparatory (also known as A-G) courses and requirements. Collects and compiles data on assigned problems and issues to conduct analyses and/or prepare reports summarizing information on the assigned issues; provides comments/recommendations based on research and relevant policy context. Function:Policy Analysis & Planning Percent: 50
Duty 2: Participates in administrative policy and program/project planning and development to advance unit and department goals. On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of UC and California K-12 policies and requirements, curriculum reform initiatives (e.g., UC Curriculum Integration), academic preparation programs, and issues/emerging trends in education, such as career technical education or dual enrollment. Provides recommendations and guidelines involving High School Articulation programs/initiatives, as well as cross-team or other collaborative efforts. Coordinates program planning and collaboration with program/project team members. Implements outreach programs to serve K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors, and other advocates of student academic preparation. Function:High School Articulation Programs & Projects Percent: 30
Duty 3: Using subject matter expertise, gathers and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of internal and external constituents. Prepares, edits, and modifies documents, including research reports, briefings, proposals, presentations, and user guides/resources for internal or external stakeholders. Drafts, edits, and finalizes customer-focused content for news bulletins (e.g., High School Articulation Bulletin) or websites (e.g., A-G Policy Resource Guide) related to high school articulation. Documents and tracks existing or new system requirements of the A-G Course Management Portal using project management software. Function:Communications & Reporting Percent: 20
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area and / or 2-3 years of equivalent experience in secondary or postsecondary education.
Knowledge of academic preparation, K-16 curriculum alignment (i.e., high school articulation), and/or educational policy.
Knowledge of organizational/change initiative processes, procedures, and protocol.
Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques, especially within a college and career readiness context.
Knowledge of common computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office suite).
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with project teams to achieve goals and set priorities.
Solid project management skills and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Good communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization and to a variety of internal/external audiences, both verbally and in writing.
Sound judgment and problem-solving skills, with a focus on innovative, forward-thinking solutions.
Ability to research, analyze, and synthesize relevant information/data for preparing clear proposals and recommendations.
Ability to work well with diverse stakeholders and constituencies with varying service needs.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Required
Knowledge of the California public education systems, especially K-12 and the UC system.
Experience with project management software and developing business requirements for database systems. Preferred
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