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The IRD for this job is: 07-31-2023
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.
UCSC Resource Centers offers counter-spaces for students who are queer, trans, non-binary, womxn, and people of color, and engages the broader campus about issues and challenges facing our communities. The Resource Centers impact institutional policies and campus climate, and RCs offer programs and services to foster student's personal and professional growth, through community-based leadership development. The Resource Centers' vision is for students to feel fully affirmed in their diverse and intersecting identities, empowered in their academic success, and graduate with a sense of belonging. Resource Centers include the following units: African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC), American Indian Resource Center (AIRC), Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC), El Centro: Chicanx Latinx Resource Center (CLRC), Lionel Cantu Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Resource Center (Cantu Queer Resource Center), and the Womxn's Center.
The Lionel Cantu Gay Lesbian Bi Trans Intersex Resource Center (Cantu Queer Center) exists to provide an open, safe, inclusive, intercultural space, promoting education about all genders and sexualities, and empowering self-exploration of these identities. The Cantu Queer Center supports same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as families, friends, and the entire campus community. The CQC serves as a resource to LGBTQIA2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, plus other sexual and gender identities) students by providing opportunities for leadership and personal development, and by creating programs and services that work to eliminate heterosexism, bi-phobia, and gender-identity oppression. The Cantu Queer Center strives to develop an atmosphere of acceptance and well-being from which the campus community can fulfill the academic mission of the university.
Under the general supervision of the Cantu Queer Center Director, the Trans Education Specialist serves as the nexus of support for Trans-identified students and the integration of education and awareness for the stakeholders and campus community. Major functional areas of responsibility include coordination of training and education for the campus community, program and event planning, case management, student advocacy, and policy development. The Trans Education Specialist works closely with various divisions/units to identify and intervene as early as possible with trans students whose behavior suggests the need for support services. The incumbent is readily accessible to faculty, staff, and students and will also support the activities, programs, and services associated with the functions of the Resource Centers.
Budgeted Salary: $56,700 - $66,900 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Days, Evenings and Weekends as needed for student programs.
Employee Classification: Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 004564 (STDT LIFE DEV SPEC 3)
Travel: Never or Rarely
30% - Student Advocacy/Case-Management
Responsible for the advocacy, support, and mentorship of Transgender, Genderqueer, Gender Non-Binary, and Gender Nonconforming students and groups.
Assist students one-on-one with navigating different aspects of gender transition such as coming out, name change process, etc. Refer students to appropriate campus and community resources, including but not limited to physical and mental health, wellness, and legal counsel.
Promote critical dialogue and develop strategies to promote social and institutional change of campus climate around issues of gender equity and inclusion. Communicate with University, student, and local press as needed.
Advocate with and for gender-expansive student inclusion and support with various campus partners and offices.
Serve on campus committees at the discretion of the Cantu Queer Center Director and Resource Center Directors.
30% - Program Planning
Collaborate with Cantu Queer Center team, the Resource Centers, and other offices and partners on programs and activities to inspire awareness and advocacy addressing the unique barriers/concerns specific to Trans, Genderqueer, Gender Nonconforming, and Gender Non-binary students, faculty, and staff. Prepare and manage program/project budgets, complete fiscal transactions and forms, prepares Purchase Orders, and other operational tasks as needed, in accordance to university policies.
Coordinate in bringing experts in the field of Queer and Trans identities and be a conduit for a network of trans/gender experts to inform/provide specialized training. Develop, evaluate, and implement long-range unit and divisional goals in partnership with the Cantu Queer Center Director, Cantu Center Program Coordinator, and other Resource Centers.
Coordinate the participation in local and national trans-centered/inclusive conferences, educational activities, community-building programs, and events such as the Trans Asterisk* Conference, Nor Cal T Camp, etc.
Serve as lead organizer and campus host for the annual NorCal T-Camp experience
Supervise, mentor, and evaluate the performance of Cantu Center student interns and volunteers, related to their program or projects, particularly those focused on trans and nonbinary student programs and services.
Develop, implement, and maintain leadership development opportunities for student staff, RC interns, and the wider community including as Student Leadership Institute that develops student leadership training and skills.
25% - Education
Educate the campus community on issues that are facing Transgender, Genderqueer and Gender Non-binary students, staff, and faculty.
Coordinate the development and implementation of training/workshops to build and expand greater awareness of gender issues including but not limited to the Diversity and Inclusion
Certificate Program, CHES, Bias Incident Responses, etc.
Develop educational materials/infographics for the Cantu Center website and social media.
15% - Policy Development / Documentation
Advise and consult various campus partners including but not limited to the Health Center, CAPS, Career Center, SOAR, CARE office, the Gender Inclusive Facilities Work Group, and others on projects, policies, documentation, and best practice strategies for Trans, Genderqueer, Gender Nonconforming and Gender Non-binary students, faculty and staff.
Maintain knowledge of current national and international research and best practices around Health care access and treatment, Mental Health, Social/Academic publications, and legal processes.
Prepare, maintain, and analyze reports, files, and reference materials.
Maintain a commitment to recruitment and management efforts that will support the achievement of campus diversity goals, especially pertaining to Queer and Trans students of color, low-income and first-generation students.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge and understanding of Trans, Genderqueer, Gender Nonconforming and Gender Non-binary student experience in higher education, as well as knowledge of broader diversity in higher education and the ability to address these issues through co-curricular programs and activities
Experience in creating, implementing, and publicizing diverse, successful programs.
Excellent cultural competency skills to be able to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated work and knowledge of trans communities, including, but not limited to communities of color, low income, economically disadvantaged.
Ability to produce detailed reports and documents; ability to analyze data, present findings, and suggest resolutions.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques such as trauma informed care, queer theory, and other resilience-based frameworks.
Demonstrated experience with college students in program leadership and professional development.
Demonstrated experience in the following areas: recruitment, retention, or academic advising at the university level.
Excellent initiative, organization, attention to detail, resourcefulness and creative problem-solving.
Excellent interpersonal communications skills (e.g. the ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, sensitivity in interacting with students, staff, & faculty and handling sensitive issues).
Ability to learn policies and procedures from both verbal and written sources; ability to apply and explain office policies and procedures with consistency.
Knowledge and experience using standard office computer applications such as Google Email and Calendars, Word, Excel, database software.
Master's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of campus departments, clubs and organizations.
Feminist/Queer/LGBTQ Studies Certificate.
Diversity Studies Certificate.
Mental Health First Aid.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Clery Act : This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics as required by the Jeanne
Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f)).
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
The University of California has implemented a 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.
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 obtainedhere.
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.
The University of California is an Equal Employment 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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