Job Requisition Number: 24144. 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.
As one of CEP’s programs, Destination College Advising Corps is a University of California-sponsored program that prepares students from under-resourced communities for admission to the University of California and other colleges and universities. The Solano County Educational Consortium supports students attending partner middle schools in Solano county. Both programs accomplish this mission by offering intensive academic enrichment opportunities, providing timely college preparation information and advising, and supporting our students, families, schools and communities. Services offered include academic advising, career and CTE exploration activities, academic enrichment summer and Saturday academies, test preparation workshops, and information dissemination to students, schools, and families on the educational and social benefits of post-secondary education throughout California.
Program Development and Management: •Provides leadership for the implementation of college preparation services and college-going culture to the Solano county region. •Provides recommendations to activity budgets. •Establishes and develops collaborative relationships with partner high schools including school staff, counselors and faculty. •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. •Assists in the coordination of district-wide or regional college-going events and activities such as coordinating district-wide college fairs, developing college-going curriculum, etc. •Provides leadership in strategic and program planning efforts to the DCAC Deputy Director and SCEC Assistant Director. •Provides and supports fund development and program marketing efforts including proposal writing, program sponsorships, donor development, and media outreach. •Provides support and assistance with planning and implementation of Cash for College events, college fairs and other regional activities.
Regional Coordinator, Team Leader and Training: •Serves as Regional Coordinator for College Adviser Fellows and college student staff. •Provides training, professional development and guidance for College Adviser Fellows and college student staff. •Assists in recruitment and selection of College Adviser Fellows and college student staff. •Makes recommendations and provides feedback on Adviser Fellow and college student staff performance. •Evaluates and makes recommendations for training program. •Supports the designs and implementation of the Solano region specific training.
Communication and Reporting: •Attends meetings with school site personnel and/or service providers regarding major whole school/district/regional efforts. •Attends SCEC staff meetings, DCAC Regional Manager meetings, and regional College Adviser Fellows meetings. •Produces program reports and evaluations as assigned by CEP Executive Director of College Preparation Programs, SCEC Assistant Director and DCAC Deputy Director. •Collects, analyzes, and evaluates student enrollment, service, and outcomes data. •Maintains constant communication with Adviser Fellows (via email, phone or in-person visits).
Advising: •Provides complex academic advising as needed. Develops customized student academic plans to ensure post-secondary admission eligibility. •Advocates for students and parents. •Provides information, resources and opportunities to College Adviser Fellows on graduate school, career exploration and other professional development topics. •Provides support, feedback and service with SCEC College and Career Clubs.
CEP Strategic Initiatives: •Participates in at least one team associated with CEP’s Strategic Initiatives. •Provides insight and ideas to further CEP’s cross program priorities.
Other: •Serves on department, campus and external committees, workgroups and coordinating bodies as appropriate. •Other duties as assigned.•Knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population. •Knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies. •Knowledge of K-12 and higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid requirements, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives. •Knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first generation urban youth. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. •Ability to establish and maintains cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. •Strong communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. •Significant experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers. •Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with 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. •Prior project management skills. Ability to prioritize work assignments and manage multiple critical projects with deadlines. •Leadership and team leading 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.
Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training •Ability to work evenings and weekends during special events •Must be willing to use his/her personal car for business. •The Regional Coordinator works in the Solano County region, and the home office located in Vallejo •Travel between school sites, meeting locations, trainings/workshops and departmental office at UC Berkeley, as necessary, is required 3-5/days per week
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