Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit www.mills.edu.
Summary of Position: Under the supervision of Program Director and Associate Director, the Academic Advisor/Educational Technologist will provide advice and counsel to the program staff on the strategic, tactical and operational issues associated with the use of technology in the service of educational processes. Collaborate with associate director, academic coordinator and advisors to effectively integrate the use of technology, enhancing teaching and learning of academic workshops and curriculums outlined for Upward Bound students. The Academic Technologist will help to further inspire academic advisor to leverage the power of technology in delivery of their advisory classes. Collaborate with campus IT department in monitoring and maintaining program electronics equipment. The Academic Advisor/Educational Technologist is responsible for recruiting a small amount of Upward Bound participants; providing academic and personal counseling; planning, implementing, and chaperoning students at workshops and trips; advising on college admission and financial aid; completing written student evaluations.
Essential Job Functions:
Recruitment efforts: conducting regular oral presentations at target schools, community events and other relevant outreach programs.
Assist with interviewing potential participants and insure all participants met the necessary eligibility requirements as established by the U.S. Department of Education.
Provide academic, career, and college admission advising and workshops to Upward Bound participants. This includes the development of an Individual Academic Plan (IAP) for participants in a designated grade level including transcript evaluation, academic and extracurricular activity advising, and social/personal/academic intervention.
Act as the liaison between the program and parents, target school personnel, community representatives, and post-secondary institutions.
Develop, plan and chaperone activities, events, field trips and college tours. Academic Advisor/Educational Technologist August - 2019
Collaborate with campus IT in updating computer software, Upward Bound website and recommend upgrade of computer equipment to director.
Collaborate with Academic Coordinator, Advisor and Associate Director to design technology based and deliverable module of curriculum, for Academic Advisors and teacher.
In collaboration with director, assume responsibility for the management of program database system and reporting system.
Respond to staff data questions and advocate through the database to resolve technical problems.
Collaborate with Office Manager in providing on-going data entry on student contacts and new application into database.
Train/assist program staff to address planned as well as ad hoc technology needs. Results to include relevant, quality training materials that can be reused in the future.
Assist teachers with the functionality of interactive projectors and with developing the skills to leverage interactivity in the classroom.
Develop tutorials and other training materials and help support program staff with technological needs.
Assist with aspects of the planning of the Summer Residential Enrichment Program; this includes setting up classrooms for electronic needs and other instructional needs.
Maintain ongoing equipment inventory for all program grants and report such to the director as scheduled.
Provide formative and summative analysis and report of program as needed and make sure all necessary information are inputted into the system for Annual Program Report (APR).
Perform other related duties as needed.
Experience and ability to effectively work with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Mission-driven and passionate about programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Knowledge of student services database software such as Students Access or related database and other office database such as Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Must have a valid California driver's license, safe driving record, current automobile insurance, and use of personal car.
Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed, including onsite residence with students in dorms while on college tours and field trips.
Creative, innovative, and passionate about education and technology
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to interact positively with all levels of technical aptitude
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with others
Ability and desire to quickly learn about modern technology
Familiarity with graphic design principles.
Understanding of various operating systems, file structures, file formats and protocols.
Strong work ethic
Classroom teaching experience preferred
Requires passing fingerprinting and a background check.
Ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision and independent judgment.
Flexibility and initiative. Ability to take direction, prioritize, and work independently.
Demonstrated experience-solving problems including conflict resolution. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure or on deadline, maintaining a professional composure when dealing with common problems that occur in events and classroom setting.
Education and Training:
Minimum education is Bachelor's degree is required. Advanced degree work in a relevant field is preferred.
Minimum of one year of experience working for a U.S. Department of Education TRiO Program or similar program.
Preferred experience in the design and development of technology-based instructional materials is required.
Project management experience highly preferred.
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands:
Work involves sitting for hours on the computer which requires attention to detail and high levels of accuracy. Long hours during overnight travel and on call chaperoning during trips. Work includes multiple activities and services with varying deadlines and priorities. Some light lifting up to 20lbs. Driving is required.
This is a full-time, exempt position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is $54, 080.00 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.
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Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.