Cultivamos Excelencia Counselor University of California, Santa Cruz Retention Services/STARS
JOB #: 1706952
FULL TIME; CAREER Minimum Starting Salary: $50,000/annually
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 direction of the Lead Program Coordinator for STARS (Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students), the Counselor for the Cultivamos Excelencia HSI cooperative grant between San Jose City College (SJCC) and UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) provides direct services to SJCC and UCSC students to support their educational goals in preparing for transfer, transition to the university, academic success, retention and completion of a bachelors degree. This position is based at UCSC and will conduct regular visits to SJCC and serve as a bridge for transfer students and campus departments. The incumbent provides academic and personal counseling/guidance and manages student cases to propel their development and success. In addition, the incumbent coordinates programs for students and families designed to inform and overcome barriers along their academic journeys. The Cultivamos Excelencia Counselor collaborates with departments, colleges, faculty and student service units at both SJCC and UCSC and serves as an essential team member of the SJCC-UCSC Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grant Team. The incumbent collaborates on grant initiatives and conducts project management including data collection, evaluation and reporting. The primary goal of the "Cultivamos Excelencia Project" is to retain and support Latina/o and other high-need transfer students to complete a degree at a research university.
Demonstrated experience and achievement advising and/or counseling students who are first-generation to college, transfer students, low-income, underrepresented, non-traditional and/or immigrant backgrounds.
Bilingual/Bicultural skills to conduct advising sessions in Spanish when needed and give presentations and engage in family programming for monolingual Spanish speaking families.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills.
Masters degree in education, counseling, social work or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Multicultural competency and experience advising diverse and groups of students.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 02-05-2017
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. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information 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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