Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.
Manages a discrete function and / or program addressing the needs and issues of "at risk" students at the campus. Formulates policies and procedures for the function. Develops the organizational goals of the unit. Represents the program internally and externally. Manages the operating budget and human resources of the program.
Responsible for the development, administration, and evaluation of holistic support services that facilitate the success of low income, first generation, underrepresented and other students who may be at higher risk of experiencing difficulty. This position provides oversight for individualized services, cohort based programs, learning communities, and enrichment opportunities that include developing study plans, recognizing and addressing academic and non-academic barriers to academic success, and counseling or coaching on other life issues that impact academic progress and/or student retention. Programs specialize in services that have particular relevance and impact for underrepresented groups including leadership development, cultural competence, community building, and raising awareness about resources and paths to graduate school.
OASIS offers the following service and transition programs: Summer Bridge, Student Support Services Program (SSSP), Guardian Scholars Foster Youth, Peer led academic support, counseling and motivational interviewing, learning communities, 2nd Year programming, and enrichment workshops on a range of topics relevant to student success and campus belonging. Additionally, the Director is responsible for developing and proposing course curriculum, readings and classroom activities for academic courses that may be offered to OASIS students during the academic year, partnering with the Education Studies department in support of these courses.
Promotes a climate of ethical leadership, respect, trust and fairness consistent with the UC San Diego Principles of Community and represents the interest of the department in the conduct of regular business. Serves as a role model for behavior that ensures principles of equity, diversity and inclusion are being upheld within the workplace. Builds capacity and facilitates shared responsibility for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive department in which each staff member can thrive. Seeks opportunities to collaborate with campus constituents to conceive and implement strategic initiatives that drive and develop diversity within the department.
Cover letter required for a complete application.
Advanced degree and at least five to seven (5 - 7) years of experience as a high level manager at a university or college or equivalent combination of education and experience. A terminal/doctoral degree is highly desirable.
Excellent management and leadership skills. Proven abilities in leading and directing a complex organization that must be well articulated with other efforts on and off campus. Strong leadership skills and program management experience especially in a college/university setting.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with college students from diverse populations, identities, and language backgrounds with special emphasis on the success of low income, first generation, and historically underrepresented and underserved students.
Advanced knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development. Advanced knowledge of higher education, student development and persistence, and diverse learning environments and how these theories inform practice of counseling, learning, and program development.
Knowledge of environmental processes that may influence students' well-being. Cognizant of diverse learning styles, social and cultural context, and linguistic frameworks undergraduates bring to the University.
Advanced knowledge of learning strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.
Skills in monitoring / assessing people, processes, and services, to make improvements. Ability to oversee formative and summative assessment and evaluation methodologies.
Knowledge of risk assessment principles, and the ability to evaluate risks and the likelihood of consequences.
Advanced experience in managing and analyzing complex organizations.
Strong skills in problem identification, sound judgment and decision making, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. Proven ability to identify, define, and evaluate problems; ability to plan and develop appropriate immediate and long-term strateg
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