Primary Purpose: Responsible for coordinating services and initiatives of the Community Involvement Program (CIP) to meet program goals and objectives and foster student-learning outcomes.
Essential Functions: 1. Coordinates support services to participants of the CIP program by providing guidance, mentorship and advocacy to ensure improved retention and persistence with an emphasis on: Facilitating regularly scheduled one-on-one student support sessions and group meetings, Making referrals to relevant campus and community resources, Developing various peer support opportunities for participants (i.e. advising, study groups, etc.)
2. Coordinates the CIP/CHASE YOUR DREAMS Mentor program, trains and supervises mentors, develops curriculum specific to underrepresented 7th and 8th graders. Generate program assessment data in reports.
3. Identifies pipeline outreach opportunities in the local community, develops appropriate programming to support CIPs mission in promoting educational access, and presents educational workshops.
4. Develops and implements first year mentoring for CIP students to promote student development.
5. Develops and executes the specific goals and outcomes for CIPs Cohort Program and (multiyear) Curricular Component.
6. Collects, analyzes data and prepares monthly reports Director regarding program operations, outcomes and events.
7. Assists the Director in creating and developing student programming.
8. Supports the development and implementation CIP and all students at Pacific.
9. Is an engaged member of the Pacific community and performs relevant service such as committee membership.
10. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree. Two (2) years experience related to responsibilities stated above.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Education, Counseling or related field. Masters Degree preferred. Experience supporting underrepresented, first generation college students highly desired. Demonstrated intercultural competence and the ability to successfully work with diverse constituencies including first-generation, low-income and/or disabled students from a variety of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Strong organizational, writing, interpersonal and technological skills. Demonstrated skill in database management, recording, tracking, analyzing and reporting of data. Demonstrated understanding of social justice issues, and sensitivity to concepts related to diversity, access, equity, and multiculturalism in higher education. Demonstrated understanding of issues related to the educational benefits of diversity in a University setting and how individuals from diverse backgrounds enhance overall student learning. Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion. Ability to work effectively in a collegial and collaborative manner with both internal and external stakeholders. Possess and utilize effective interpersonal skills and sound judgment necessary to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and members of the local community. Effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to present professionally, express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing, especially the ability to simplify detailed information and articulate complex ideas in a manner that is easily understood. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate educational and informational programs. Demonstrated skill in developing strong partnerships with academic and administrative departments, student organizations, and community groups. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Analytical skills to evaluate program requirements, information, or problems in an objective manner and provide logical conclusions. Ability to understand and apply database concepts and use electronic media for correspondence and research.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work requires sitting for extended periods of time. Moderate standing and repetitive use of hands and wrists while using computer keyboard. Infrequent walking, climbing stairs, stooping, bending, kneeling and reaching. May be requested to lift up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during normal business hours, additional evening and weekend hours may be requested to support program projects and initiatives. Light travel within local community.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt
Background Check Statement: All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.