Under the direction of the SEMILLA (Science Education & Mentorship In Latino Lives in Academia) Project Director, the Lead Academic Counselor provides direct services to at-risk targeted and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) EOP (The Educational Opportunity Programs) students and coordinates programs to support the academic success, retention and graduation of STEM EOP students and supervises three EOP STEM Counselors. The incumbent provides the full range of assessment, academic and personal counseling / guidance and manages student cases to propel their development and success as university students. The Lead Academic Counselor manages complex cases requiring action plans to address the underlying challenges and barriers to success. In addition, the Lead Academic Counselor collaborates with campus partners including the Colleges, Academic Departments, faculty, student service units and student organizations on retention / student success initiatives. In addition, the incumbent is an essential team member of the UCSC Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grant Team and will collaborate on grant initiatives and interventions.
The Educational Opportunity Programs (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 educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and 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. In addition to the EOP team, this position is embedded within the UCSC HSI (Hispanic Serving Institutions) Initiatives focused on improving educational equity through academic and advising interventions to at-risk and historically disadvantaged student populations. The EOP and HSI teams reside within the Division of Student Success at UC Santa Cruz.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional environment.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter.
Bachelor's degree in related area.
Demonstrated competencies and advanced knowledge in theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, human and career development.
Advanced knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, first generation college students.
Knowledge in the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching / learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring and advocacy.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09/20/2017
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 (IRD). 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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