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The IRD for this job is: 01-10-2022
Originally founded in 1997, the Baskin School of Engineering is the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz. Over the past 20 years, Baskin Engineering has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology, characterized by evolutionary growth fueled by on-going research opportunities that open new areas of intellectual inquiry. Baskin Engineering has grown to include six academic departments, a variety of research centers and institutes, and has ambitious plans for further programmatic growth. The focus of Baskin Engineering educational programming is to instill strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and ethical engineering for the well-being of society. Its diverse curricula facilitate creative thinking and prepares students for productive and rewarding careers. Baskin Engineering is focused on building collaborative connections and expanding instruction and research activities for faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz, both at its Santa Cruz campus and at its campus in Silicon Valley, the international center of technological innovation.
The Student Excellence, Engagement and Inclusion (SEEI) Program in Baskin Engineering is charged with developing new programs and expanding existing ones to enhance the education and research experience for all students. These programs aim to improve the four-year graduation rates and reduce achievement gaps that exist between identifiable groups.
Reporting to the Director of Student Excellence, Engagement and Inclusion (SEEI), the program coordinator works with students, faculty and staff at UC Santa Cruz's (UCSC) main campus to implement student success programs. The coordinator assists the SEEI Program Director in planning, developing and administering specialized, complex programs and projects that are designed to enhance student success. These initiatives include the Baskin Mentor Network, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Engineering Program (MEP), and various summer student success programs. The coordinator also engages with and supports student-led organizations. Additionally, the coordinator researches and provides advice on the special needs of underserved populations as well as hires, trains and supervises student workers.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $65,450 - $75,800/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%
Average Hours per Week: 40
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
60% - Program Coordination and Academic counseling
Manages complex, sensitive, multicultural, academic counseling to 'at risk' populations including those identified through the Mentor Network flagging system.
Plans, develops and administers specialized, complex programs and projects that are designed to enhance student success such as the Baskin Mentor Network, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Engineering Program (MEP) and summer programs.
Assists the Student Excellence, Engagement and Inclusion (SEEI) Program Director in managing program funds.
Works with the SEEI Director, Baskin faculty and senior staff, to develop curriculum for innovative academic and personal development seminars/workshops.
Collaborates with Baskin staff, faculty, administrators, alumni and students to explore and research innovative approaches in meeting the needs of a diverse and changing student body.
In collaboration with the Dean's Office senior staff and the SEEI Program Director, develops ideas and mobilizes initiatives around improving the inclusive climate for students at Baskin Engineering. This could include multicultural academic counseling, training and/or guidance to staff, faculty, administrators, alumni and students in academic support units.
Organizes and convenes meetings with student organizations within Baskin Engineering.
Manages Baskin Engineering scholarship programs. Creates a scholarship recipient database. Builds and maintains relationships with award recipients to ensure student success.
Assists with organizing and attends on and off campus events for recruiting and student support.
Other duties as assigned.
20% - Mentorship and Leadership
Hires, trains, and supervises student workers.
Plans for and assists with new student worker and volunteer orientation.
May represent the SEEI program at various meetings and events; may serve on campus committees and task forces related to student success.
May lead internal SEEI project teams.
10% - Administration
Participates in the development, scheduling, and implementation of recruitment and outreach plans.
Develops, updates and maintains websites and social media including the diversity calendar.
Staffs and prepares for advisory board meetings within SEEI and Inclusive Excellence Hub.
Provides administrative support to the SEEI director on various initiatives.
10% - Evaluation
Working with the SEEI Program Director, implements short- and long-term program goals and objectives to evaluate program success. Recommends innovative plans for design or quality improvement of programs.
Assists in development of strategic vision and goals of the SEEI Program.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, multicultural learning and human and career development.
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 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 experience in issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged 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.
Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data and generating reports.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to plan events, seminars and/or workshops.
Master's degree in related area.
Experience in planning and administering enrichment programs / projects, academic and student development seminars, courses and workshops.
Knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
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.
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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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