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The IRD for this job is:08-28-2023
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.
About the Resource Centers: UCSC Resource Centers (RCs) 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 to 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.
About Cantu Queer 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 (CQC) 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.
About the Division: The UC Santa Cruz Division of Student Affairs and Success (DSAS), led by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success, consists of nearly 250 team members spanning 3 major units and 21 departments. The division provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs, activities, and initiatives. The division performs work through a range of resource centers dedicated to providing direct student support. The division's work is grounded in educational equity, institutional responsibility, and an unfettered commitment to supporting the whole student. The division aspires to ensure every student feels welcome, supported, and a sense of belonging during their time on campus. The division's efforts are informed by robust and dynamic relationships with campus leadership, faculty, students, and staff from across the campus, reflecting the broad campus commitment to ensuring student success. Beyond UC Santa Cruz, the team is involved in numerous professional organizations and highly engaged in the local community.
About Student Success and Equity (SSE): The Student Success and Equity (SSE) portfolio of departments is a branch of DSAS focused on academic support services, advising/counseling, student life/co-curricular programming, student identity development and retention/student success initiatives. Student Success and Equity provides services to the campus community with over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has over 64 career employees and 475 student staff employees operating in 8 facilities/locations. The Student Success and Equity area includes a wide array of multi-disciplinary academic and non-academic units including: Disability Resource Center (DRC), Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP), Learning Support Services, Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students (STARS), Renaissance Scholars Program (including Foster Youth), Veteran Resource Center, African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC), American Indian Resource Center (AIRC), Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC), Chicano/Latino Resource Center (El Centro), Women's Center (WC), the Lionel Cantu Queer Center (LGBTQ+), Undocumented Student Services (USS), the UCSC Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives (HSI), African Black and Caribbean Student Success, Career Success, and campus committees/programs, and the Administrative and Business team for the unit.
Under the general supervision of the Lionel Cantu Queer Resource Center ('the Cantu') Director, the Program Coordinator will coordinate multiple programs,provide substantial administrative support, and perform supervisory duties of student interns for the Cantu. The Cantu Program Coordinator will work with student populations and issues as they relate to academic success, equity, community/belonging, and personal development in a comprehensive university setting. The incumbent will also assist in developing and executing innovative co-curricular, academic, educational and collaborative programming amongst all the Resource Centers in partnership with other Division of Student Success units and academic departments, with particular focus on programs that serve LGBTQIA+ students. Resource Centers include 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, UCSC Womxn's Center, and Lionel Cantu Queer Resource Center (Cantu Queer Center). Using professional student services theories and concepts, the Cantu Program Coordinator performs a range of duties and responsibilities within a Student Life program. The Cantu Program Coordinator works independently to provide information and interpretation of clearly defined policies, procedures and regulations. The Cantu Program Coordinator receives direction regarding more complex issues and / or program(s), identifies individual student needs for programs and services, and advises on appropriate programs and resources.
Budgeted Salary:$24.96 - $29.24 / Hourly. 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: Day
Employee Classification: Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 004563 (STDT LIFE DEV SPEC 2)
Travel: Never or Rarely
45% - PROGRAM PLANNING
Provide essential support services for a student program(s) and / or provides basic academic support services for the LGBTQIA+ communities at UCSC.
Assist Resource Center Directors and Specialists in producing and promoting large-scale events and project management, with particular focus on programs and events out of the Cantu Queer Center; such as contacting guests and coordinating travel, schedules, and day of program volunteer coordination and logistic details.
Plan and coordinate logistics for Cantu programs and activities such as the Trans & Queer Fall Mixer, Stonewall Speaker Series, and annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony.
Plan and coordinate specific cultural activities aimed at outreach, recruitment, and retention of historically underrepresented students within LGBTQIA+ communities such as QTBIPOC Orientation.
Develop and oversee community service projects; handle all aspects of program coordination, including finances, fundraising, speaker/facilitator relations, content development, publicity, and necessary materials.
Evaluate programs in writing, including statistical data; report regularly on content and success of programs.
Maintain relationships with internal and external organization's stakeholders, particularly internal and external organizations that serve LGBTQIA+ communities and/or Queer and Trans communities of color, important to program success.
Plan and coordinate collaborative programs with Resource Centers, campus units, academic departments and student groups.
In partnership with other professional staff at the Cantu Queer Center, co-develop and implement training for various campus units, including residential staff, student groups, and classes.
30% - ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Serve as an advisor to a small student service operation, which may include training students and staff, preparing budgets, and fiscal analysis.
Represent the Cantu Director at relevant campus committee meetings; serve as primary administrative support for staff and committees requiring staff participation; responsible for minute preparation during weekly professional and student staff meetings.
Supervise and maintain student intern schedules, work logs and chore tasks within the space, as needed.
Coordinate Cantu Queer Center staff and student participation and schedule for on campus resource fairs.
Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of campus and unit policies, procedures and regulations related to unit programming; furnish such information as necessary and make referrals as appropriate.
Establish work standards and office procedures and ensure consistent application, in consultation with the Cantu Queer Center Director.
Manage facilities, reservations, office supplies, and equipment.
Assist in fiscal management, including creating and closing Purchase Orders, reviewing encumbrances, and submitting necessary forms for purchases, reimbursements, and other fiscal matters.
May provide recommendations and suggestions for changes and / or development of new activities and services.
Assess programming needs; work with LGBTQIA+ communities to design and implement programs; develop programming with student organizations, colleges, resource centers, and other campus units.
Maintain databases of Cantu internship program alumni, staff/faculty affiliated with Cantu programs, and student leaders from LGBTQIA+ groups.
Maintain archives of events; design materials to evaluate, assess, and maintain statistics and produce reports on programming events.
25% - ADVISING AND SUPERVISING STUDENTS
Provide transactional advising and guidance to student leaders participating in the Cantu internships programs. Facilitate student development in leadership, communication skills, project coordination and in establishing goals.
General supervision of student workers, volunteers, and interns; provide training, orientation, supervision and evaluation of student staff and volunteers who work on various projects in collaboration with the Cantu Director, Trans Education Specialist and Grad Assistant.
Assist in selection, hiring, and training of student interns and volunteers.
Maintain commitment to recruitment and management efforts that will support the achievement of campus/departmental affirmative action goals and enhance staff diversity.
Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers for large-scale programs, including creating Google forms, communicating with students, support with publicity and assigning tasks.
Advise Student Program Coordinators and Lead Interns on program development, learning outcomes, and project management.
Under the guidance of the Cantu Director, RC Directors, or RC specialists, resolve non-complex individual cases regarding student affairs or student life.
Advise individual students and student staff/interns on academic, career, and personal issues; make needed referrals; develop and update referral listings.
Monitor student intern academic performance and maintain accurate grade reporting information.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience in creating, implementing, and publicizing diverse, successful, mostly low-budget large-and small-scale events.
Abilities in initiative, resourcefulness, attention to detail, and problem-solving.
Organization skills and abilities sufficient to independently establish priorities and complete concurrent assignments with frequent interruptions and noisy work environment.
Strong cultural competency skills to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly those with identities served by this Resource Center.
Experience working with diverse student populations, particularly with LGBTQIA2S+ students.
Knowledge/understanding of diversity issues in higher education, trauma-informed practices, and queer pedagogies, particularly related to LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Related administrative experience sufficient to provide support functions to the Resource Center Director and staff.
Interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to give, receive and record clear, concise information or directions (written and oral), facilitate discussions, and mediate conflict resolutions.
Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy, sensitivity and helpfulness when interacting with students, faculty and staff from diverse cultural or socio-economic backgrounds or handling sensitive issues.
Ability to produce detailed reports and documents; ability to analyze data, present findings, and suggest resolutions.
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.
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.
Experience with advising, especially to college-age students; experience working with student organizations and campus departments and committees. Experience in website creation or content management.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
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 overtime including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs, and work an alternate work schedule shift as required.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California COVID-19 vaccine program.
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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