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K - 14 Academic Preparation Specialist (2 positions)

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

K - 14 Academic Preparation Specialist (2 positions)

Job Category:

Student Services

Unit:

Center for Educational Partnerships - Fresno, CA

Position Code:

SCEP8867A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

Until position is filled

Salary:

$20.12 - $21.55

Location:

Orosi, Tranquility, Fresno and Merced



Background check:

Background check is required



Description:


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

Under direction of a K-14 Academic Preparation Specialist IV, works with assigned institutions and organizations to implement academic preparation programming of moderate scope. Incumbent maintains program visibility in schools, collaborative relationships with K-14 institutions and/or community entities, and relationships with higher education institutions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Under direction of a K-14 Academic Preparation Specialist IV develops and maintains program services to a group of K-12 students by delivering individual and group advising services.

2) Recruits and enrolls K-12 students for program participation and services.

3) Develops student academic plans to ensure postsecondary admission eligibility.

4) Implements grade-appropriate college-going workshops, curricula, materials, and activities.

5) Serves as advocate for students and parents in the college-going process. Serves as liaison between students, parents, and program.

6) Develops and maintains program services to parents/families to support student academic success and access to higher education; Works with UC/CSU/CCC Admissions and Financial Aid staff to ensure program participation and a smooth transition from application to enrollment at an institution of higher education.

7) Delivers college-going workshops to parents and families at community and school sponsored events.

8) Prepares summaries of each month s activities detailing results and an assessment of monthly efforts; Ensures that daily, workshop, and campus visit logs, surveys, evaluations, grades and other data instruments are entered on time; Prepares specific reports and updates at the immediate supervisor s request.

9) Assists with development and implementation of college-going services and activities; Organize campus visits for students, parents and educators; Organize workshops for students, parents and educators; Assist in the planning and implementation of academic preparation and parent activities and conferences; Deliver admissions, personal statement, financial aid, test taking and other workshops as assigned; Assist in the organization and implementation of personal and academic enrichment programs for students and parents; Assist in the development and production of program publications.

10) Maintains relationships with higher education institutions and community entities. Develop and maintain professional relations with educators to identify educationally disadvantaged students to receive academic preparation and parent services; Principle liaison to partner schools, including principals, head counselors, parents, and other key school personnel and/or assigned contacts regarding student and parent CEP programs; Develop and maintain relationships with other UC/CSU/CCC programs including MESA, EAOP, AVID, Talent Search, CTFMS, Upward Bound, etc. as well as community based organizations, civic groups and private industry; Act as a resource for elementary, middle school and high school personnel and the general public for inquiries regarding admissions, financial aid, housing, campus tours, and other related areas.

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Qualifications:

- Bachelor s degree in related area AND one year of progressively responsible related experience and/or equivalent combination of experience and training (Required).

- A master s degree in related area may be substituted for 2 years of required experience (Preferred).



To Apply:

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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/

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