Student Success Project & Policy Strategist (CAMPUS ONLY Recruitment)
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 2515033
Student Success Project & Policy Strategist (CAMPUS ONLY Recruitment)
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 24298
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This is a CAMPUS ONLY recruitment. Only current employees, or former employees with current Preferential Rehire rights will be considered for this position. Former employees with Preferential Rehire rights should apply through the external candidate gateway and identify themselves as such in their application to be considered for this position.
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Initial Review Date (IRD): 10-06-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Division of Student Affairs and Success provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs and activities across departments, divisions, colleges, and administrative units. The Student Affairs and Success Division includes Career Success, the Student Success Centers, Dean of Students, Student Conduct, and Student Health, which all provide direct services and resources to students.
Under the direction of the Special Adviser, the incumbent regularly works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. The Strategist will use advanced operational concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues and be required to exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. The incumbent primarily develops and oversees the implementation of programs, initiatives, processes, and proposals with broad impact across the program, initiative, division and/or institution. The incumbent will support divisional operations and programs such as employee engagement and professional development programs, student initiatives, marketing and web communications, and other ad hoc projects as assigned. The incumbent will also provide project and analytical support to the Special Adviser as needed.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: $90,000 - $95,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
JOB DUTIES 50% - Space, Continuity, and Planning Projects
This division-wide position helps support shifting models for student engagement and belonging, including increased traffic in our units and the spatial unit of the division. Developing systems that will support effective operational resilience to in-person and hybrid modalities.
Coordinates and supports critical business operations activities division wide, working with DSAS unit managers and staff to ensure all facilities follow COVID resumption requirements and standards, ensure work spaces are adequately set up and provide training for ongoing business COVID mitigation and safety.
Assists with setting up and maintaining technology solutions such as check in stations, virtual lobbies, and other technology driven programs that support the public health policy.
Develops protocols and best practices for meeting and event management and hybrid programming, that are compliant with public health policies.
Manages the Bay Tree Conference Center meeting spaces, including reservations and billing, supervising student staff who are on-site in the evening hours, ensuring that technology and equipment is maintained, and that all spaces are maintained appropriately for public health and safety.
Other business resumption, space planning, and facility projects as assigned.
35% - Strategic Initiatives and Project Support
At the direction of the Special Adviser, conducts highly complex analyses across a broad spectrum of programs, policies and initiatives or provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in one policy field.
Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and / or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal or external constituents.
Develops and advocates solutions to organizational or research program issues, including developing and administering new systems, policies, processes, or programs.
Prepares and modifies documents including research reports, presentations and proposals.
Develops and coordinates policy or program communications; formulates strategies for education and enforcement.
Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the function, initiative, program, division, and/or university.
Conducts research and analysis on trends and scholarship relevant to higher education/student affairs to develop and improve training professional development practices for divisional staff.
Facilitates training and professional development activities. Solicits and serves as primary contact for other facilitators for training and development activities.
Manages divisional web content and assists with campus-wide messaging.
Supervises the Slugcast initiative and corresponding student staff.
15% - Analytical, Project and Administrative Support
Schedules and assists the Special Adviser to be accessible to staff, faculty, and students and provides administrative interface to set up and charge teams as appropriate.
Provides administrative interface, coordinating with various campus offices to support division-wide committees, campus committees, and project teams.
Works in collaboration with Special Adviser to manage initiatives and assignments, to include actions delegated.
Develops and facilitates special events, meetings, and division wide activities as needed.
Provides administrative support to the Special Adviser as necessary.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience/training.
Advanced knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both
verbally and in writing.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Advanced project management skills.
Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills.
Cultural fluency skills sufficient to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience coordinating large scale campus-wide events, programs, or initiatives.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must know 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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EEO/AA 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.
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.
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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