Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm or 9am-6pm. Occasional nights and weekends. Some travel will be required to attend professional development events and conferences.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 01-03-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
About the Division
The UC Santa Cruz Division of Student Affairs and Success (DSAS), led by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success, consists of nearly 250 team members spanning 3 major units and 21 departments. Our division provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs, activities, and initiatives. We also do our work through a range of resource centers dedicated to providing direct student support. Our work is grounded in educational equity, institutional responsibility, and an unfettered commitment to supporting the whole student. We aspire to ensure every student feels welcome, supported, and a sense of belonging during their time on campus. Our efforts are informed by robust and dynamic relationships with campus leadership, faculty, students, and staff from across the campus, reflecting the broad campus commitment to ensuring student success. Beyond UC Santa Cruz, our team is involved in numerous professional organizations and highly engaged in the local community.
About Student Success and Equity (SSE)
The Student Success and Equity (SSE) portfolio of departments is a branch of DSAS focused on academic support services, advising/counseling, student life/co-curricular programming, student identity development and retention/student success initiatives.
Student Success and Equity provides services to the campus community with over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has over 64 career employees and 475 student staff employees operating in 8 facilities/locations. The Student Success and Equity area includes a wide array of multi-disciplinary academic and non-academic units including: Disability Resource Center (DRC), Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP), Learning Support Services, Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students (STARS), Renaissance Scholars Program (including Foster Youth), Veteran Resource Center, African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC), American Indian Resource Center (AIRC), Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC), Chicano/Latino Resource Center (El Centro), Women's Center (WC), the Lionel Cantu Queer Center (LGBTQ+), Undocumented Student Services (USS), the UCSC Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives (HSI), African Black and Caribbean Student Success and campus committees/programs, and the Administrative and Business team for the unit.
The Student Success and Equity area includes all of the units and over 125 state, federal, student service fees and gift fund sources and an annual operating budget of nearly $14 million dollars.
About Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)
The mission of Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) is to provide various academic and personal support programs to first-generation to college, low-income students with diverse social and personal identities and from historically marginalized backgrounds, so that they may achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals and become active leaders in their communities. As a member of SSE, EOP works collaboratively with other units in academic and student affairs to create increased student success and student centered decision making with an equity lens.
Building on the legacy of the Civil Rights movement, EOP's equity-minded staff team of students and professionals that advocate for and partner with EOP identified students and the larger campus community, from the first year and beyond graduation, to dismantle systemic barriers to their success, uncover the hidden curriculum, and cultivate a space where they can learn and belong at UC Santa Cruz. Manages a discrete cross-cultural holistic advising and enrichment program for students that come from historically marginalized and low-income communities including first-generation, low-income and undocumented students. Establish overall programmatic direction for EOP which includes the development of program goals and objectives, data gathering, assessment of services, and the development of special programs that address the needs of the target populations served by EOP.
Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Equity, the Executive Director of Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) is responsible for overseeing the University EOP program which advises and supports undergraduate students, serves as the University's representative to EOP, provides leadership in all aspects of the program to support student success and graduation, supervises a team of 12 staff members and works collaboratively with units that are within Student Success and Equity and across the Division of Student Affairs and Success.
The Director leads and innovates in best practices to enhance student success for historically marginalized, low income, first generation and undocumented undergraduate and graduate students.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $102,500 - $117,500 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Provide strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, assessment, coordination, and continuous improvement of EOP programs and services, including but not limited to: undergraduate and graduate student guidance, retention services, Summer Bridge Programs, First Year Experience Programs, First-Gen Student Initiatives, Undocumented Student Services.
Setting strategic direction and priority to align with SSE, DSAS and campus goals leveraging a team of professionals to support the goals of Educational Opportunity Programs.
Provide leadership, assessment, and develop/sustain student case management systems for the counseling team and support staff.
Ensure campus partners and leadership are aware of caseload trends from the EOP office.
Share expert level knowledge to support resolution on crisis case management for EOP identified students. Evaluate counselor caseloads, student case consultation process and timely intervention process to support degree completion of EOP and historically underrepresented students.
Establish and implement long and short-term program goals and objectives.
Direct the EOP enrollment management process including recruitment, selection, analyzing yield, and admission of first-year, transfer and graduate students to the EOP program.
Serve as a member of the SSE Leadership team, sharing best practice, providing perspective and participating in collective professional development.
25% - Supervision
Manage and supervise the EOP staff, exercising effective authority and recommending personnel decisions regarding hiring, promotions, salary adjustments, performance management, professional development and terminations.
Execute professional development plans for all staff members utilizing internal and external resources and best practices based on job descriptions and areas of responsibility.
Lead meetings and committees to ensure shared understanding and practice of the team and foster a collaborative work environment.
15% - Administration
Establish and evaluate policies and procedures for the unit and all connected activities/programs.
Provide leadership and collaborate with campus academic and program managers on the impact of their programs, policies, procedures, and practices on various historically marginalized student groups.
Develop, propose, and manage the EOP budget, to include forecasting.
Research, propose, and participate in the creation of additional funding support for EOP work, i.e. grants, donors, endowment, etc.
10% - Other Duties
Participate in unit, departmental, divisional, and campus committees as needed.
Represent EOP, SSE, and/or DSAS on campus, regional and national platforms.
Master's degree in education or related area.
Experience working directly with a culturally and ethnically diverse student population, with a special emphasis in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and services which successfully address academic success, retention, matriculation, and student leadership.
Advanced knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development. Advanced knowledge of issues affecting the retention and academic success of first generation college, low income, educationally disadvantaged, racially and ethnically diverse, and LGBT student populations and of developing and implementing programs designed to address such issues.
Experience in planning, developing and facilitating collaborative partnerships to implement and evaluate new educational initiatives.
Advanced experience in managing and analyzing complex organizations.
Skills in monitoring / assessing people, processes, and services, to make improvements.
Skills in project management, social perceptiveness, to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Demonstrated skills in problem identification, sound judgment and decision making, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.
Excellent management and leadership skills.
Advanced experience in multicultural competencies.
Knowledge of risk assessment principles, and the ability to evaluate risks and the likelihood of consequences.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels.
Excellent organizational skills.
Knowledge of environmental processes that may influence students' well-being.
Demonstrated skills in using common desktop / web applications.
Knowledge of grant writing and the development of proposals for extramural funds.
Demonstrated knowledge and deep understanding of equity in higher education.
Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.
Strong time management skills.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Doctoral degree in education or related area.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
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. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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