Involves providing individualized services to students who are underrepresented, low income, first generation college students, and/or otherwise at a higher risk of experiencing academic difficulty, to help students succeed. Services may include academic needs assessment, developing individual study plans, recognizing and addressing academic and non-academic barriers to academic success, and counseling on other aspects that may affect student retention and academic success. Includes specializations in particular underrepresented groups, particular academic skills (e.g., research skills, preparation for graduate programs), or success in particular academic programs. Under the direction of the EOP (Educational Opportunity Programs) Lead STEM Counselor and STEM Community Manager, the EOP STEM Counselor provides direct services to low-income, first generation and underrepresented students (at-risk targeted and STEM/EOP students) and coordinates programs to support the academic success, retention and graduation of STEM/EOP students. 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 EOP STEM Counselor manages complex cases requiring action plans to address the underlying challenges and barriers to success. In addition, the EOP Academic Counselor collaborates with campus partners including faculty partners, the Colleges, Academic Departments, 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 EOP STEM Counselor will cultivate and sustain partnerships with staff and faculty across the campus and work collaboratively with STEM based initiatives. 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. Qualifications / Competencies Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience and training. Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development. Knowledge in how to enhance students' intellectual and personal growth and development, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership. Knowledge of 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. Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education. Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students. Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports. Knowledge of research methodologies and research designs. Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies. Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services. Demonstrated experience and achievement advising and/or counseling students who are first-generation to college, low-income, underrepresented, non-traditional and/or immigrant backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated experience in case management with students on a college campus. Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and coordinate services/programs for students. Outstanding written, digital and oral communication skills including the ability to make effective group presentations, and to describe programs and provide information with clarity. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively, productively and sensitively with students, faculty, staff and parents/family/guardians per the standards and practices of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and other relevant policies and best practices. Ability to be highly reliable, follow through on all assignments and prepare reports in a timely manner and be punctual for meetings and appointments. Experience and proficiency using computers and technology for word processing, internet research, maintaining an electronic calendar and effective and professional email communication. Preferred Qualifications / Competencies Master's degree in education, counseling, social work or related field. Special Conditions of Employment Selected candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check. Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Ability to 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. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRAPenal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3 Critical position requiring background check(s)? Yes Background check(s) required Criminal History Review If you selected "license, certificate or degree" above, specify the type here: Does this position require an E-Verify check? (Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the U.S.) No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check. Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice program? No
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