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The IRD for this job is: 11-27-2023
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.
SOMeCA (SOAR/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity) is a unit of Campus Life at UC Santa Cruz. SOMeCA is dedicated to the success of UCSC's campus-wide student organizations. SOMeCA supports the development of dynamic learning environments by offering mentorship, leadership training, organizational development advising, and event management services for student-initiated programs.
The Program Specialist oversees the development, implementation, and advising for student organizations' events and activities. The incumbent assists in the design and production of programs and events that promote the intellectual, cultural, and social development of students.
The incumbent will perform this role in a non-exempt capacity until sufficient training and experience allow for advancement to the P3 level.
Budgeted Salary: $28.02/Hourly. 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% - Student Organization Advising & Oversight
Provides ongoing transformational student organization advising and development to student leaders participating in co-curricular programs and student organizations on a wide range of issues.
Provides organizational advising with student leaders on complex and sensitive issues.
Consults and educates students in organizational development theories, problem-solving, program planning, and leadership skills.
Advises student organizations in developing goals and objectives, governing documents, and organizational structures; applies student development theory in designing orientation programs.
Identifies organizational potentials and problems; analyzes and recommends future directions or solutions; earns the cooperation and trust of students of diverse backgrounds; exercises good judgment and discretion, particularly in sensitive or confidential matters; facilitates dialogues and mediates conflicts.
Assesses and authorizes student organization events within established policies; consults with students regarding budget strategies and use of multiple fund sources; assists in negotiations with performers and authorizes contracts; when required, oversees the use of campus facilities.
Serves as a liaison between student organizations and campus units to problem-solve and facilitate major events.
Assimilates from oral and written sources a broad knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local statutes, campus policies, procedures, and resources; interprets and applies these with consistency to a wide variety of student-initiated programs; requests compliance and recommends sanctions when necessary.
15% - Student Development
Assists in the design and production of programs e.g. workshops & events that promote the intellectual, cultural, and social development of students.
Works in collaboration with student organization leaders to develop, produce, and evaluate SOAR programs.
15% - Financial Management
Oversees budgets for student organizations; authorizes all financial transactions and fundraising activities, according to University policies, fund source stipulations, insurance requirements, and federal, state, and local laws; provides advice to student organizations in the use of financial planning principles.
10% - Administration
Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external campus stakeholders critical to program success. Maintains ongoing cooperative and consultative relations with other units, including Resources Centers, Conduct & Community Standards, Academic Support Services, Colleges, Environmental Health and Safety, Police, Fire, and Risk Management. Serves as a campus resource in the planning and implementation of student development opportunities through committee participation.
10% - Student Organization Training
Models a participatory management style and involves students in establishing shared goals.
Provides oversight for student organization leaders in compliance with University policies and procedures; when required recommends disciplinary sanctions for student organizations in agreement with Conduct.
5% - Other Duties
Provides support to the SOMeCA office by completing special assignments as required.
Serves on campus committees and task forces, attends ad hoc meetings; prepares reports; assists in the overall success of the unit.
Leadership experience with college students sufficient to oversee all aspects of program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practice of student development, mentorship and organizational development.
Extensive experience planning and producing events and programs.
Experience designing, producing and presenting student development programs and trainings.
Demonstrated knowledge of the issues facing diverse students in a University setting and experience addressing these issues.
Proven effective conflict resolution and mediation skills.
Related experience mentoring student interns and supervising student employees.
Budgetary and financial experience sufficient to oversee and manage a $100,000 budget.
Demonstrated ability to assimilate a broad knowledge of complex laws, policies and procedures, and apply them with consistency to varied circumstances.
Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relations with students, faculty and staff.
Experience employing a participatory leadership and management style.
Proven ability to be flexible, cooperative, and collaborative within a complex and sensitive political and social environment.
Analytical skills to analyze and interpret reports and statistical data, conduct program assessments, and formulate recommendations.
Excellent oral presentation skills and written communication skills
Ability to independently set priorities and complete multiple and competing job responsibilities.
Experience designing academic coursework related to organizational leadership.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
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 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California 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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