Job Requisition Number: 26103. The Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) is the primary unit on campus charged with developing and implementing programs and strategies to improve academic preparation, expand educational opportunities, and ensure access to higher education and to the University of California for low-income and educationally-disadvantaged students.
The Pre-College TRIO Talent Search (TS) program is a federally-funded grant that serves low-income, first-generation-to-college youth in grades 6-12 located in the greater East Bay communities. TS provides college advising and retention services to over 1,507 middle school and high school students annually.
The primary duty of the TS Middle School Advisor is to serve as a catalyst in the design and implementation of an individualized academic plan that will maximize a student’s’ academic success and advancement from middle school to high school.
RECRUITMENT, ADVISING, RETENTION •Identifies, recruits and selects student participants through school staff referrals, class presentations, school media, individual interviews, and correspondence. •Introduces the concept of higher education to middle school students and their parents. •Interprets and demystifies complex and ever-evolving college admission requirements, financial aid application for middle school students and their families. •Provides students with current and concise information on colleges that include community colleges, vocational/technical schools, private colleges, California universities, and out-of-state universities. •Delivers individual and group advising services and maintains relationships with a cohort of middle school students. •Develops comprehensive education plan for each participant to project their academic path from middle school to high school and subsequent enrollment in post-secondary education. •Reviews and analyzes student participant transcripts to ensure student progress and success. •Provides career exploration advisement and personal self-improvement activities to help participants establish attainable academic and career life goals. •Facilitates the educational advancement of students enrolled in the program from middle school to high school. •Performs follow-up counseling advisement with matriculating 8th and 9th grade students.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT, IMPLEMENTATION •Conducts all aspects of TS program activities and objectives in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education regulations pertaining to federally funded TRIO programs specifically TS. •Designs, implements, and delivers appropriate 6-8th grade level workshops, curricula materials, and activities to enhance the college-going rates at each assigned school site. •In collaboration with school site personnel, other student service programs, and parent’s works to establish and foster a college going culture among the staff and students at each assigned school site. •Delivers college-going workshops to parents and families at community and school sponsored events. •Establishes positive working relationships with assigned school site personnel; designs and implements a strategic plan of operation detailed to meet the needs of each assigned school site. •Develops and maintains relationships with parents/families to support student academic success and access to higher education. Acts as advocate for students and parents/families. •Develops collaborative relationships with other college-going programs and K-12 and higher education personnel. •Establishes and maintains comprehensive collaborative partnerships with other school site or community-based programs to maximize referral and services to enrolled participants. •Participates in strategic and program planning to meet the diverse socio-economic and educational needs of the student populations as assigned school or community sites. •Plans and implements program sponsored college-going field trips and cultural enrichment activities appropriate for middle school participants. •Organizes and/or participates in meetings with school site personnel and/or service providers as appropriate. •Serves as a presenter at K-14 and community events. Coordinates participant attendance of other university-sponsored programs. •Recruits, plans, organizes and leads two week summer (LEEP) program targeting one of our middle school sites.
DOCUMENTATION, OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION, REPORTING •Collects, analyzes, evaluates student data; documents participant contacts and progress; and tracks academic progress of program participants. •Secures appropriate student/parent documentation to verify participant’s income eligibility, parental educational attainment, and need to program services. •Obtains and maintains confidential school site records of student program eligibility, academic promise, and progress throughout the students’ enrollment in the program. •Participates in strategic and program planning. •Produces program reports, proposals, budgets, and evaluations that include: •School site reports (monthly, quarterly, annual) detailing activities, services provided, number students served, college admissions and financial aid awarded to program students •Activity proposals and budgets for program-sponsored activities that include student field trips, cultural activities, college visitations, academic and test preparation classes, parent/student orientations, and career awareness exploration activities •Post-activity evaluations and reports for program-sponsored activities detailing the activity, expenses, and outcomes of the activity •Ad hoc reports as requested •Assists with the research, development and submissions of project reports and proposals required by the U.S. Department of Education. •Establishes and maintains accurate and complete student files and database. Produces written documentations regarding all contacts with students and detailing services provided. OTHER •Serves and represents TS on department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies to help maintain positive relations and effectively communicate TS goals. •Attends bi-monthly staff meetings •Other duties as assigned•Minimum of two (2) years experience in advising, teaching, or supporting educationally disadvantaged high school students to prepare for college or careers. •Knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population. •Knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies. •Knowledge of K-12 and higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid requirements, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives. •Knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first generation urban youth. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. •Ability to establish and maintains cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. •Strong communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. •Significant experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers. •Ability to work under pressure in a variety of settings and to maintain a professional demeanor at all times. •Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member. •Strong organizational and project management skills with ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. •Demonstrated computer literacy with competency in word processing, database management, and other information technologies. •Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training •Bi-lingual in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese a plus
Licenses or certifications : •Possess a valid California driver's license •CPR or other life-saving skills a plus
Other Requirements: •Ability to use personal car for business use and make it to assigned school sites (WCCUSD/OUSD) on time •Ability to work evenings and weekends (sometimes on short notice) and travel overnight/s
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