Job Requisition Number: 27222. 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. Working in partnership with local schools and communities, CEP improves academic achievement and expands post-secondary educational opportunities for students who face significant barriers to college.
CEP’s programs help young people overcome educational and financial barriers to prepare for and be accepted at two- or four-year colleges. Eleven programs provide services free-of-charge to well over 60,000 students annually including summer programs that give hundreds of students academic enrichment while they experience campus life at Cal. Almost 24,500 6-12 grade and community college students benefit from intensive cohort programs and academic classes; about 90% of these high school seniors immediately attend higher education and over 80% of these community college students who apply to UCB successfully transfer to Cal – and they are often the first in their family to do so.
In addition, over 36,500 students are served through CEP’s school-wide/ systemic change programs, which build college-going cultures in schools and districts by serving teachers, counselors, administrators and families. CEP, within UCB’s Division of Equity & Inclusion, provides services at more than 125 schools and 68 California community colleges each year.
As one of CEP’s programs, Destination College Advising Corps is a University of California-sponsored program that prepares high school students from under-resourced communities for admission to the University of California and other colleges and universities. We accomplish this mission by offering intensive college access services, providing timely college preparation information and advising, and supporting our students, families, schools and communities. Services offered include academic advising, whole school events and activities, and information dissemination to students, schools, and families on the educational and social benefits of post-secondary education throughout California.
The West Contra Costa Charter Regional Manager oversees programs and services to students and high schools; coordinates outreach efforts in the region; provides coaching, professional development and guidance to the DCAC College Adviser Fellows; establishes, develops, and maintains networks and partnerships with schools, school districts, colleges and universities, and local youth service organizations; and assists with potential DCAC expansion efforts and contracts in the region. The Regional Manager will also utilize and analyze data to inform DCAC best practices and share relevant data and best practices with the Director and other Regional Managers.
Written and verbal assignments are given by the DCAC/EAOP Director. The incumbent is expected to perform assignments with a high degree of autonomy relying on his/her expertise to ensure the best results. Regular communication and consultation with school administrators is required. It is also expected that the Regional Manager will maintain close communication and work in collaboration with colleagues in DCAC, EAOP and the Center for Educational Partnerships, especially with the DCAC/EAOP Director, DCAC Deputy Director, EAOP & DCAC Regional Managers and administrative team.
Program Development and Management: •Provides leadership for the design and implementation of college preparation services and college-going culture to their region. •Manages program component and activity budgets. •Establishes and develops collaborative relationships with partner districts and high schools including school/district administrators/staff and school site counselors, faculty and staff. •Develops partnerships/networks with local higher education institutions, college access programs and community-based organizations by establishing collaborative activities targeting region, increasing collaborative efforts between partners, etc. •Plans and organizes a set of district-wide or regional college-going events and activities such as coordinating district-wide college fairs, developing college-going curriculum, etc. •Provides professional development in district and/or region to enhance college prep advising and develop schools’ college-going culture, etc. •Provides leadership in strategic and program planning efforts to DCAC. •Provides and supports fund development and program marketing efforts including proposal writing, program sponsorships, donor development, and media outreach.
Regional Manager, Team Leader and Training •Assists in recruitment and selection of College Adviser Fellows. •Assists in recruitment and hiring of temporary and/or professional staff. •Trains and serves as team lead of adviser fellows, temporary, and/or professional staff. •Serves as Regional Manager for College Adviser Fellows. Provides training, professional development and guidance for College Adviser Fellows. •Makes recommendations and provides feedback on Adviser Fellow and Program Coordinator performance. •Evaluates and makes recommendations for training program. •Designs and implements region specific training and team meetings.
Communication and Reporting •Organizes meetings with school site personnel and/or service providers regarding major whole school/district/regional efforts. •Produces program reports and evaluations as assigned by the Director. •Collects, analyzes, and evaluates student enrollment, service, and outcomes data. •Maintains constant communication with Adviser Fellows (via email, phone or physically).
Data •Analyzes data repots and provides data updates to all Regional Managers. •Provides necessary data for proposal, grants and reports. •Provides information, resources and training on GRACE and TES to DCAC and EAOP staff.
Other •Serves on department, campus and external committees, workgroups and coordinating bodies as appropriate. •Other duties as assigned.•Comprehensive experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers. •Knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues and ability to assess their impact on program strategies. •Advanced knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. •Advanced knowledge of K-12 and higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid requirements, and matriculation processes. Ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives. •Knowledge of state and national education policies and current education theories. •Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. •Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with community-based organizations, college access programs and higher education institutions. •Ability to develop outreach programs and design effective materials. •Advanced knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first generation and urban youth. •Knowledge and experience with fund development including grant writing, donor development and program sponsorship. •Strong project management skills. Ability to prioritize work assignments and manage multiple critical projects with deadlines. •Highly skilled in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. •Demonstrated experience producing complex reports. •Leadership and supervisory skills. •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. •Demonstrated computer literacy with competency in word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation and other information technologies. •Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Adobe Suites. •Demonstrate familiarity with data management systems.
Other Requirements •Ability to work evenings and weekends. •Must be willing to use his/her personal car for business.
Education and Training •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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