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The IRD for this job is: 09-04-2023
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.
The STEM Diversity Research Programs (STEM Div) housed in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at UC Santa Cruz have a rich history of providing crucial support to historically marginalized, underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation students who are interested in pursuing research opportunities and advancing in higher education within STEM fields through three dedicated undergraduate programs, namely the University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS-UCOP), California Alliance for Minority Programs (CAMP-NSF), and Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC-NIH). Additionally, we continue to extend our support to students even after their graduation. Our NIH-funded Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP) is one of three programs in California that provides exceptional biomedical research opportunities to underrepresented students, bolstering their candidacy for top graduate programs. Moreover, the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) biomedical research training grant (T-32), supported by the NIH, explicitly assists predoctoral students with potential and interest in biological, biomedical, and related research fields. Through the STEM Diversity Research Programs, we equip students from historically marginalized backgrounds with the necessary tools and experiences to pursue and obtain higher degrees in STEM disciplines. Our students gain valuable research exposure and professional development opportunities and receive comprehensive support and holistic mentoring to nurture their overall growth and success.
The role of the STEM Diversity Graduate Advisor is critical in enhancing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented, low-income, first-generation, and historically marginalized (HM) students pursuing STEM graduate programs within the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences. The primary objective is to provide comprehensive guidance and support that complements the services offered by graduate advisors, addressing the unique needs of our students. Collaborating closely with academic graduate advisors from various STEM departments and the Associate Dean of the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences, the STEM Diversity Graduate Advisor will undertake the following responsibilities:
* Program Design and Implementation: Design and implement intricate programs that offer holistic counseling and comprehensive assistance to HM graduate students. This involves establishing program objectives and goals and providing guidance and collaborative support to other Academic Achievement Counselors, especially in complex and sensitive counseling situations.
* Tailored Services: Offer personalized services to HM, underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation STEM graduate students. Assist in creating Individual Development Plans (IDPs) that identify and address academic and non-academic obstacles that may impede student success and progress in their programs.
* Counseling and Support: Provide guidance and counseling on various aspects influencing student retention and academic achievement. This includes expertise in specific HM groups, academic skill development (such as research skills and preparation for qualifying exams), organizing professional development workshops, identifying grant funding opportunities, and supporting the successful completion of specific milestones in STEM graduate studies.
* Leadership Development: program implementation of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Training grant, organizing leadership training through the Graduate Leadership Academy for Diversity in STEM (GLADS) program during the summer. Additionally, assume the role of executive staff lead for the Physical and Biological Sciences Peer Mentoring Coalition program, coordinating events for UCSC-UC LEADS alumni (graduate students enrolled at UC Santa Cruz).
* Ph.D. Completion Support: Support and guide graduate students within the PBSci division to ensure their successful completion of the Ph.D. degree. Provide resources, mentorship, and assistance throughout their academic journey to enhance their overall experience and maximize their potential.
Through these responsibilities, the STEM Diversity Graduate Advisor will play a pivotal role in fostering an inclusive and supportive environment within the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences. Their expertise, collaborative approach, and dedication will significantly contribute to the recruitment, retention, and successful progression of underrepresented, low-income, first-generation, and HM students pursuing STEM graduate programs.
Budgeted Salary: $69,000 - $78,000/year. 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, with an occasional evening or weekend
Provides multicultural academic counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to 'at risk' populations (e.g., low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented populations, etc.).
Assists students with the academic research process, including developing a question and hypothesis, selecting appropriate quantitative or qualitative research methods, evaluating evidence, and writing reports.
Advises and mentors students on research opportunities, summer programs, and the graduate school application process.
20% - Programing
Plans, implements, and coordinates academic and professional enrichment programs for targeted student populations, such as the GLADS summer leadership training, and facilitates seminars and group discussion sessions.
Administers specialized and complex programs and projects to enhance student success; manages program funds such as Peer Mentoring Coalition.
15% - Analysis
Conducts comprehensive analyses of students' issues and needs and provides solutions and alternatives to problem areas.
Helps students develop strategies to solve academic and personal problems.
15% - Curriculum Development
Develops a curriculum for innovative academic and personal development seminars/courses.
Helps design and implement activities supporting recruiting and retaining underrepresented and first-generation students in STEM graduate programs.
5% - Collaboration
Works with academic departments, faculty, and department management to help resolve specific student academic issues.
Refers students to appropriate specialized programs and resources.
Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly low-income and first-generation college populations.
5% - Recruitment
Coordinates developing, editing, and publishing academic journals, program websites, brochures, and marketing materials.
Conducts national and statewide recruitment of UCSC graduate programs.
Coordinates the annual application selection of the IMSD fellowship recipients and selection of lead peer mentors.
5% - Grant Writing and Fundraising
Provides grant writing and fundraising support.
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 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.
Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports.
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.
Bachelor's degree in STEM field.
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 research methodologies and research designs.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
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.
Ability to travel nationally.
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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