Director, SEMILLA Project
University of California, Santa Cruz
JOB #: 1707058
FULL TIME; CAREER
Starting Salary Range: $70,000 - $85,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Using specialized knowledge of learning theory, counsels students and develops and implements programs to students to enhance their academic success.
The Director of the SEMILLA Project provides leadership and oversight of a federally-funded equity initiative to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degree outcomes for Latina/o, low-income students. The SEMILLA project is integrated to the Hispanic-Serving Insitution (HSI) Initiatives at UCSC and works collaboratively across the campus. This position will oversee a federally-funded grant program, including the project budget and staff. The Director will have primary responsibility for leadership and oversight of a grant program that will have institution-wide impact. The successful candidate will ensure adherence to grant regulations (both federal and institutional), be responsible for grant activities and provide stewardship for the SEMILLA logic model. Responsibilities will include convening STEM campus support programs for coordination; overseeing STEM career workshops and course development; and coordinating teaching assistant certificate training and faculty professional development. In addition, the director will align the various grant components with existing services to maximize the impact and service to students. This includes strategically blending advising and instruction to establish early-alert/support services to increase achievement in foundational STEM courses.
The SEMILLA project is a partnership model bringing together STEM based programs across the campus to implement the project components. The director serves as the convener and manages the stewardship of a campus wide partnership. Specific components include: a STEM Learning Center that will supplement academic support interventions for STEM foundation courses; faculty professional development; holistic counseling and early alert systems; and assisting students with a sense of belonging through a Math/Science Academy, expanding the Engineering Summer Bridge Academy, STEM career development seminars, STEM alumni mentoring, scientific journal club and undergraduate research opportunities.
The successful candidate will (1) comply with institutional, state, and federal requirements; (2) use Title III Part F funds in compliance with EDGAR regulations; (3) track timely progress toward objectives and overall project goals; (4) measure impact; and (5) disseminate information regarding project progress and evaluation to all campus constituents.
The Office of Retention Services including all of the units and fund sources has an annual operating budget of over $6 million dollars, $2.5 million in gifts, endowments and revenue, $3 million in contracts and grants, and $3.3 million in one-time funding allocations. Student Success has over 90 career staff employees and about 900 student staff employees operating in 9 locations. Expenditures include permanent salaries, temporary salaries, equipment, supplies, special events, and travel. Included within this responsibility is providing leadership to the divisional financial staff, authorizing all personnel actions with fiscal implications, monitoring the expenditures of funds, assuring that all funds are administered for their intended purposes, managing accounting functions, and providing innovative solutions to diverse types of problems and situations by applying University policies, procedures, and compliance with fund restrictions to reach goals of the division.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Thorough knowledge in learning theories and experience working with faculty in higher education settings.
- Thorough knowledge of specific learning styles, linguistic issues.
- Thorough knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models.
- Interpersonal skills.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 04-18-2017
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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. 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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