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The IRD for this job is: 10-11-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) provides a variety of academic and personal support programs designed to improve the retention and academic success of first-generation college students from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and to ensure they successfully complete their undergraduate education and acquire the skills to prepare for graduate and professional school as well as future leadership roles. EOP resides within the Division of Student Affairs and Success at UC Santa Cruz. In addition to the EOP team, this position is embedded within the Baskin School of Engineering (BE) and works in close partnership with the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP).
The Office of Student Excellence, Engagement, and Inclusion (SEEI) in the Baskin School of Engineering (BE) is responsible and accountable for the operation, development and implementation of programs and services in student outreach and recruitment, student development and academic enrichment specific to Baskin Engineering. The departments comprise Applied Mathematics, Biomolecular Engineering, Computational Media, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistics.
At UC Santa Cruz, MEP is an integral part of Student Excellence, Engagement, and Inclusion and provides advice in academic, career, social and cultural areas for students in the Baskin Engineering community (MEP). Also known as the MESA Engineering Program, MEP is the university level component of the statewide system Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program of the University of California Office of the President.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director for EOP STEM Advising, the EOP STEM Counselor provides direct services to low-income, first generation and underrepresented students (at-risk targeted and STEM / EOP students) and coordinates programs to support the academic success, retention and graduation of STEM / EOP students. The incumbent provides the full range of assessment, academic and personal counseling / guidance and manages student cases to propel their development and success as university students. The EOP STEM Counselor manages complex cases requiring action plans to address the underlying challenges and barriers to success. In addition, the EOP STEM Counselor collaborates with campus partners including faculty partners, the Colleges, Academic Departments, student service units and student organizations on retention/student success initiatives. The EOP STEM Counselor will cultivate and sustain partnerships with staff and faculty across the campus and work collaboratively with STEM based initiatives. The EOP STEM Counselor will serve as a liaison to the Baskin Engineering Division with a dotted line to the Director of Student Excellence, Engagement and Inclusion, Carmen Robinson.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $58,000 - $65,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 2
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
50% - Academic/Personal Counseling and Case Management
Provides multicultural academic counseling across disciplines and colleges / divisions to historically underserved populations (e.g., low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented populations, etc.).
Assists students develop strategies to solve academic and personal problems through analysis of student needs.
Collaborates with engineering departments to resolve specific student academic issues.
Refers students to appropriate specialized programs, resources and escalates cases as appropriate.
Meets with historically underserved students individually and in small groups to assess student needs, strengths / challenges and provides guidance / intervention to problem-solve and support student success.
Meets with students individually and in small groups to provide counseling in the areas of academic planning, course selection, as well as, adjusting to the university, campus life and academic setting.
Develops and monitors student action plans to increase academic and social success.
Prioritizes student cases to ensure timely intervention is applied before a student discontinues their studies at UCSC.
Engages with colleagues in departments such as Learning Support Services (LSS), Disability Resource Center (DRC), Services for Transfer & Re-entry Students (STARS) and others to advocate on behalf of students and to seek resolutions to a myriad of issues impacting the retention and graduation pathway of students.
Escalates student cases as appropriate to the Campus Life Slug Support Team, Counseling and Psychological Services and the Assistant Director, EOP STEM Advising, as appropriate.
Communicates regularly with students and develop an academic plan each quarter that includes course selections and a success plan that would include their participation in tutoring resources.
30% - Program Development and Coordination
Coordinates Baskin Engineering Excellence Scholars Program (BEES) to ensure success of students in the cohort.
Coordinates the development, editing, and publication of program websites, brochures, and marketing materials.
Plans, implements, and teaches academic and personal development seminars / courses that promote the success of EOP students
Implements and organizes effective retention programs and strategies for students who are first in their families to attend college, come from historically low-income backgrounds and under-resourced schools and communities.
Coordinates and implements programs and workshops that build upon the strengths of EOP students with learning outcomes related to academic and student success.
Coordinates and implements retention-based interventions collaboratively with faculty and instructional teams to support student success.
Collaborates with appropriate campus units to develop and implement study skills, career development, academic success and student leadership seminars and workshops.
Supervises and guides EOP student staff on program implementation and support; participates in hiring, training, and supervision of student staff in various roles.
Utilizes predictive analytics to guide advising / academic coaching from EAB's Student Success Collaborative (SSC) Campus data and other STEM specific analyses to focus intervention efforts.
10% - Project Management
Implements special projects and initiatives related to educational equity, retention and graduation of STEM / EOP students.
Collaborates with campus units to increase the utilization and inclusion of Engineering / EOP students.
Services as liaison and collaborates with student services units, engineering department and off-campus partners.
Coordinates and assists with other duties as assigned.
Serves on EOP and campus wide workgroups and committees to further the success of EOP initiatives.
5% - Professional Development and Training
Stays current with student trends in higher education, particularly low-income and first-generation college populations.
Participates in professional development activities to continually evolve best practices and stay abreast of innovative and research based practices.
Shares best practices and associated student outcomes to the campus community and at conferences.
Serves on campus committees to inform and provide the perspective of STEM / EOP student experiences.
Serves as a trainer and content expert on issues related to first-generation to college, low-income, immigrant and underrepresented students.
Educates the campus community on effective counseling practices for STEM / EOP students.
Develops, delivers and evaluates training programs to build the capacity of student staff and colleagues that provide direct services to STEM / EOP students.
5% - Program Evaluation and Reporting
Utilizes EAB's Student Success Collaborative (SSC) Campus, Slug Success, and other tools to report and track student outreach, interactions, and overall engagement.
Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports documenting patterns and trends in student cases and emerging best practices / solutions in serving students.
Regularly tracks, reports and briefs the EOP Leadership team on innovations and campus colleagues on the status of student cases.
Researches, monitors and tracks policy issues and practices related to student success, retention and graduation.
Develops forms and instruments for in-take, monitoring and reporting on student cases.
Participates in the development of annual goals and calendar of the STEM / EOP office.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, 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 ways 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, 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 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.
Demonstrated experience and achievement advising and / or counseling students who are first-generation to college, low-income, underrepresented, non-traditional and / or immigrant backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience in case management with students on a college campus.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and coordinate services/programs for students.
Outstanding written, digital and oral communication skills including the ability to make effective group presentations, and to describe programs and provide information with clarity.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively, productively and sensitively with students, faculty, staff and parents / family / guardians per the standards and practices of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and other relevant policies and best practices.
Ability to be highly reliable, follow through on all assignments and prepare reports in a timely manner and be punctual for meetings and appointments.
Experience and proficiency using computers and technology for word processing, internet research, maintaining an electronic calendar and effective and professional email communication.
Master's degree in education, counseling, social work or related field.
Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports.
Knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
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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