Full time; Career  Starting Salary Range: $50,000 - $58,000 / Annually.Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial Review Date: 01-19-2020
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Involves providing individualized services to students who are underrepresented, low income, first generation college students, and / or otherwise at a higher risk of experiencing academic difficulty, to help students succeed. Services may include academic needs assessment, developing individual study plans, recognizing and addressing academic and non-academic barriers to academic success, and counseling on other aspects that may affect student retention and academic success. Includes specializations in particular underrepresented groups, particular academic skills (e.g., research skills, preparation for graduate programs), or success in particular academic programs.
Provides the full range of assessment, counseling, and advice to targeted students, and makes referrals to organization and community resources. Works independently, receiving guidance on complicated problems / situations.
Under the direction of the EOP Assistant Director & Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Achievement and Equity Innovation (SAEI), the Undocumented Student Services Academic Counselor (USSAC) provides direct services to support the academic success, retention and graduation of undocumented students. The incumbent provides academic and personal counseling / guidance and manages student cases to propel their development and success as university students. In addition, this position provides oversight and guidance, co-plans, and works alongside the program coordinator and student intern team.This position is based out of the Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) office and works with the undocumented student community across the campus. In addition, the USSAC collaborates with campus partners including the Colleges, Academic Departments, faculty, student service units and student organizations on retention / student success initiatives. The incumbent is readily accessible to faculty, staff, students and parents / family members and coordinates communication and student case management. The USSAC conducts project management including data collection, evaluation and reporting. The incumbent will supervise and train student staff and engage in professional development to implement best practices and research based methodologies. This position serves as the coordinator and resident expert on supporting retention/graduation/student initiatives for the undocumented student community at UCSC.
The Undocumented Student Services (USS) Team is comprised of the Academic Counselor who leads a team of student interns and a program coordinator. USS is housed within the Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) and works collaboratively within a broader team focused on removing barriers and increasing educational equity at UCSC with a foundation in social justice. EOP provides a variety of academic and personal support programs designed to improve the retention and academic success of first-generation college students from low-income and historically underserved backgrounds to ensure they successfully complete their undergraduate education and acquire the skills to prepare for graduate and professional school, as well as future leadership roles. EOP resides within the Division of Student Success at UC Santa Cruz. This position serves as a resident expert on effectively serving undocumented students.
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.
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