Academic Excellence (ACE) Program Learning Skills Advisor http://ace.ucsc.edu)
JOB #: 1707269
Full Time; Partial Career Minimum Starting Salary: $21.00/hourly
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Under the general supervision of the ACE Program Director, the ACE Learning Skills Advisor (ALSA) works to improve learning outcomes for first generation and non-traditional STEM students who are enrolled in selected UCSC mathematics and science courses requisite for their STEM bachelors' degrees. The ALSA leads and facilitates intensive, collaborative problem solving sessions for these courses, holds weekly office hours for individual or small group support or advising, and conducts problem solving exam review sessions. In addition, the ALSA writes letters of recommendations supporting students' applications to extracurricular STEM opportunities as well as graduate and professional schools and contributes to the professional development of ACE student co-leader/peer mentors. In order to verify the success of the ACE Program, the ALSA monitors individual program participants' attendance in ACE Program Sessions as well as their overall university experience and progress. This is a non-academic position.
Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) related field.
Ability to work in a multicultural setting and to be sensitive to the unique needs of underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged students who are pursuing STEM bachelors' degrees.
Ability to prepare for and lead intensive, active learning problem solving sessions for students enrolled in selected UCSC biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics courses.
Ability to assist students in the development and maintenance of a variety of learning skills, which will contribute to their learning and subsequent performance in the biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics coursework.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 07/10/2017
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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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