University of California Santa Cruz — Assistant Director of Student Achievement

Assistant Director of Student Achievement

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 46142

JOB POSTING

NOTIFICATIONS

UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required 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)

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The IRD for this job is: 01-03-2023

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.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

UC Santa Cruz has an extraordinary history of excellence in the humanities and a promising future. In the Humanities Division, we are dedicated to producing interdisciplinary research, student learning, and public programming in ways that break new ground, address urgent questions, and speak to a diverse array of communities and concerns. Our division’s nine departments and programs, with outstanding scholars and teachers who care deeply about our students, foster courses of study dedicated to global cultures, histories, languages, and literatures. Our goals include:

  • Fostering research excellence 
  • Creating career-ready humanities majors and providing meaningful humanities training for all UCSC students
  • Bringing the humanities to a broad range of public audiences

More information can be found here: https://humanities.ucsc.edu/

JOB SUMMARY

Using skills as a seasoned, experienced student services professional, the Assistant Director of Student Achievement is responsible for collaborating with the Director to achieve divisional and campus-wide student success goals, such as recruitment, outreach, and retention of students in accordance with divisional and campus-wide student success goals. https://success.ucsc.edu/ The incumbent is responsible for the delivery of programming in support of freshman and transfer students, student outreach, divisional undergraduate advising, and the assessment of programs and initiatives designed to support the diverse undergraduate student community. The incumbent will also develop and implement programs to facilitate outreach to students about the Humanities and its various undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates. Programming will be grounded in student development theory, informed by emerging research and best practices; informed by student retention and graduation rates, and designed to meet the changing needs of diverse student populations. The incumbent must collaborate and maintain effective working relationships across a broad spectrum of faculty and staff, interacting regularly with the Dean, Assistant Dean, Director of Student Achievement, Director of Academic Programs and Planning, Department Chairs and Managers, as well as with core campus units including but not limited to the Division of Student Success and Undergraduate Education, including the Colleges.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Salary Information: Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: STDT ACAD SPEC 3 (004550)

Travel:  Never or Rarely

 

JOB DUTIES

25% – Student Achievement

  • In consultation with divisional undergraduate advisors and College advising offices, delivers division-specific programming connected to university, division, and campus advising goals, objectives and learning outcomes for undergraduate students relative to academic advising and student success, including student development and academic enrichment.
  • Collaborate with and incorporate campus student support services into programming and initiatives, goals, objectives and outcomes assessment to ensure student retention and success.
  • Develop relationships with faculty from across the division to provide all students with a realistic connection between academic curriculum, research, graduate study, and career options.
  • Work collaboratively with individual department advisors / advising offices in the division to ensure ease of transition from first year residential to program-specific academic advising.
  • Collaborate with the divisional student success team and communications officer to plan and execute communication strategy for programming.

45% – Humanities Outreach

  • Facilitate programs and services in student outreach and recruitment specific to UCSC Humanities.
  • With the Director, marketing coordinator and Admissions, assist in the development of promotional and informational literature. Review and evaluate reports, proposals, publications, and directives that deal with student issues.
  • Perform outreach of transfer students and first year students. Create relationships with local community colleges.
  • Work with advisors to support enhanced transfer articulation and bridge programming, support for courses and community colleges and assists in planning their schedules to complete lower division major requirements.
  • Assist the Director or Assistant Dean with special projects, i.e. workshops, presentations and off campus visits.
  • Assist in collecting research, attend professional conferences and provide campus relations support.
  • Collaborate with the divisional student success team and communications officer to plan and execute communication strategy for outreach.
  • Communicates and exchanges information with other units of the organization regarding Humanities outreach.

15% – Humanities Divisional Advising

  • Working with the Director, determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student’s academic success.
  • In collaboration with the Director, ensures effective training and onboarding of advisers in the division. Coordinates and ensures effective cross-training and outreach / recruitment efforts.
  • Advise interdisciplinary minors housed in the Division as needed.
  • Assist with providing backup advising support when there are temporary vacancies.
  • Collaborate with divisional academic advisors on advising communications for division and departments.

5% – Undergraduate DEI and Special Projects

  • Represents the Division on campus-wide committees related to climate issues and other DEI initiatives.

5% – Assessment of Divisional Advising and Programming

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of student success programming, and makes recommendations to changes to the program to provide better services to students and other stakeholders. (i.e. community college transfer advisors, STARS)

5% – Supervision

  • Manage divisional peer advisors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Advanced knowledge in theoretical concepts of adult learning. Knowledge on methodologies to enhance student success.
  • Knowledge of a broad academic discipline or learning needs of a broad student category.
  • Ability to implement best practices in academic development and support, as well as cultivation and maintenance of faculty partnerships.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply policies and regulations in specific situations to analyze and solve organizational and operating problems related to student success.
  • Knowledge of various software applications to include advising and student information systems, word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets and databases.
  • Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
  • Ability to function effectively in a student-centered environment.
  • Solid interpersonal skills for effective collaboration and problem solving with all levels of academia and staff.
  • Problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Multicultural competencies, knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
  • Ability to perform moderately complex tasks involving independent judgment, and ability to plan, coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience coordinating and facilitating student success programming.
  • Knowledge of research and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of advising and academic services (e.g., discipline specific, student-population specific).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications for students, staff, and external agencies.

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.

SAFETY STATEMENT

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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EEO/AA

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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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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