|RECRUITMENT, ADVISING, RETENTION 1. Identifies recruits and selects student participants through school staff referrals, class presentations, school media, individual interviews, and correspondence. 2. Introduces the concept of higher education to high school students and their parents. 3. Interprets and demystifies complex and ever-evolving college admission requirements, financial aid application for students and their families. 4. Provides students with current and concise information on colleges that include community colleges, vocational/technical schools, private colleges, California universities, and out-of-state universities. 5. Delivers individual and group advising services and maintains relationships with a cohort of students. 6. Develops comprehensive education plan for each participant to project their academic path from high school to subsequent enrollment in post-secondary education. 7. Reviews and analyzes student participant transcripts to ensure student progress and success. 8. Provides career exploration advisement and personal self-improvement activities to help participants establish attainable academic and career life goals. 9. Facilitates the educational advancement of students enrolled in the program from high school to college. 10. Performs follow-up with students once they are in college |
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT, IMPLEMENTATION 1. Conducts all aspects of UB/UBMS program activities and objectives in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education regulations pertaining to federally funded TRIO programs specifically Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science. 2. Designs, implements, and delivers appropriate 9th-12th grade level workshops, curricula materials, and activities to enhance the college-going rates at each assigned school site. 3. In collaboration with school site personnel, other student service programs, and parents, works to establish and foster a college going culture among the staff and students at each assigned school site. 4. Delivers college-going workshops to parents and families at community and school sponsored events. 5. Establishes positive working relationships with assigned school site personnel; designs and implements a strategic plan of operation detailed to meet the needs of each assigned school site. 6. Develops and maintains relationships with parents/families to support student academic success and access to higher education. Acts as advocate for students and parents/families. 7. Develops collaborative relationships with other college-going programs and K-12 and higher education personnel. 8. Establishes and maintains comprehensive collaborative partnerships with other school site or community-based programs to maximize referral and services to enrolled participants. 9. Participates in strategic and program planning to meet the diverse socio-economic and educational needs of the student populations as assigned school or community sites. 10. Plans and implements program sponsored college-going field trips and cultural enrichment activities appropriate for middle school participants. 11. Organizes and/or participates in meetings with school site personnel and/or service providers as appropriate. 12. Serves as a presenter at K-14 and community events. Coordinates participant attendance of other university-sponsored programs.
DOCUMENTATION, OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION, REPORTING 1. Collects, analyzes, evaluates student data; documents participant contacts and progress; and tracks academic progress of program participants. 3. Obtains and maintains confidential school site records of student program eligibility, academic promise, and progress throughout the studentsÃ enrollment in the program. 4. Participates in strategic and program planning. 5. Produces program reports, proposals, budgets, and evaluations that include: - School site reports (monthly, quarterly, annual) detailing activities, services provided, number students served, college admissions and financial aid awarded to program students - Activity proposals and budgets for program-sponsored activities that include student field trips, cultural activities, college visitations, academic and test preparation classes, parent/student orientations, and career awareness exploration activities - Post-activity evaluations and reports for program-sponsored activities detailing the activity, expenses, and outcomes of the activity - Ad hoc reports as requested 6. Assists with the research, development and submissions of project reports and proposals required by the U.S. Department of Education. 7. Establishes and maintains accurate and complete student files and database. Produces written documentations regarding all contacts with students and detailing services provided.
WEEKEND, SUMMER, OVERNIGHT PROGRAMMING 1. Assists with planning and support of 10-15 Saturday Academies during the school year. 2. Acts as head residential counselor and must live on campus during 7-week summer residential program at UC Berkeley 3. Plans, supports, and attends 3-4 multiday educational/college tours (in-state and out-of-state)
OTHER 1. Serves and represents UB/UBMS on department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies to help maintain positive relations and effectively communicate UB/UBMS goals. 2. Attends staff meetings (Pre-College TRIO, UB/UBMS, school site collaborative) 3. Other duties as assignedÃ¯ Minimum of two (2) years experience in advising, teaching, or supporting educationally disadvantaged high school students to prepare for college or careers. Ã¯ Knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population. Ã¯ Knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies. Ã¯ Knowledge of US Dept. of Education regulations pertaining to federally funded TRIO programs, especially to Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science. Ã¯ 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. Ã¯ 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. Ã¯ Ability to establish and maintains cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. Ã¯ Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. Ã¯ Significant experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers. Ã¯ Ability to work under pressure in a variety of settings and to maintain a professional demeanor at all times. Ã¯ Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member. Ã¯ Strong organizational and project management skills with ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ã¯ Demonstrated computer literacy with competency in word processing, database management, and other information technologies. Ã¯ Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills. Ã¯ Demonstrated commitment to being inclusive of the many identities of co-workers and potential constituents such as ethnicity, socio-economic status, class, ability, sexual orientation, and gender.
Education/Training: Ã¯ Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Licenses or certifications, if any: Ã¯ Possess a valid California driver's license Ã¯ CPR or other life-saving skills
Other Requirements Ã¯ Ability to use personal car or public transportation for work and work related events. Ã¯ Ability to make it to assigned school sites (WCCUSD/OUSD) on time. Ã¯ Ability to work evenings and weekends (sometimes on short notice) and travel overnight. Ã¯ This position has been designated as sensitive and requires a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. Ã¯ Advisors are required to supervise students during the summer program and on over-night trips according to gender-specific sleeping areas. Ã¯ Given the unique nature and demands of this position, the advisor will be expected to adhere to the following work plan: Ã¯ End of May to end of July: Advisor will be required to live in the residence hall for the duration of the staff training and summer residential program. Ã¯ End of July to beginning of September: Conducts most student contact and services remotely for a designated time period but may be required to work in the office.