UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Success Initiatives in the Division of Undergraduate Education and the Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, the Student Activities Coordinator helps to develop and implement programs aligned with the strategic vision outlined by the Director of Academic Success Initiatives. The Coordinator conveys information to faculty, staff, and students about availability of and policies associated with activities intended for transfer students. Generally, the Coordinator cultivates relationships with students, staff, and campus personnel and helps to coordinate activities with other campus units.
The Student Activities Coordinator also organizes workshops, coordinates tutoring activities for students, and helps to coordinate both the Transfer Student Research Award (TSRA) and the Transfer Summer Start Program in conjunction with TSSP partners (Summer Sessions and academic departments). The Coordinator supervises Center staff (Undergraduate Programs Assistant, Graduate Student Mentors, and Peer Educators) and communicates regularly with academic advisors and other campus staff working in the Transfer Student Center. The Student Activities Coordinator helps to oversee assessment of all activities at the Transfer Student Center.
The Student Activities Coordinator maintains a broad range of working relationships with students, staff, and academic personnel on campus, as well as relationships with relevant offices and organizations at feeder institutions (select high schools, community colleges and CSU campuses). Works closely with counterparts in the Admissions Office while undertaking and supporting outreach efforts. Serves as staff advisor to the Transfer Center Advisory Committee. The Coordinator also oversees designs, editing, production, and circulation of print and web material for all programs.
Job Functions and Duties
Workshops Organizes and coordinates all activities related to workshops offered through the Center by academic departments, UCSB Library staff, Student Affairs offices and student organizations, including the Transfer Student Alliance. Audiences for the workshops will include UCSB students, staff and faculty. Workshops will fulfill a variety of goals that will include: facilitating transfer student transition to UCSB; acquainting transfer students with the range of available campus support services; providing assistance with academic skills; assisting students in gaining research experience; preparing students for internships and related opportunities; introducing post-degree opportunities and preparation pathways (including graduate and professional school participation). Staff and faculty workshops will address professional development opportunities related to working with transfer students. Assesses the effectiveness of workshop programming and related activities.
Transfer Student Research Award Coordinates the Transfer Student Research Award and oversees grant administration process. Works with Undergraduate Programs Assistant to process applications, review budgets, correspond with students, faculty and department administrators regarding TSRA awards throughout application process and following up throughout year. Develops strategies for marketing and promotion of the TSRA. Assists in the evaluation of TSRA program.
Transfer Summer Start Program Assists the Director of Academic Success Initiatives and Summer Sessions with the execution of the Transfer Summer Start Program, including contributions to advertising, marketing, student selection, and program administration. Helps coordinate efforts with the Office of Admissions, academic advising offices, and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Close collaborations with lead faculty and advising staff in participating departments. Assists in regular program data collection, review and reporting. Assists in program evaluation.
Mentoring Supervises a staff of Undergraduate Programs Assistant and undergraduate and graduate peer mentors. Responsible for on-going hiring and training of the peer mentors. Coordinates mentor activities with transfer students. Works closely with the Director of Academic Success Initiatives on related peer mentoring programs in order to continuously incorporate appropriate best practices. Close collaboration with the Undergraduate Mentorship Program staff. Coordinates regular program data collection, review and reporting. Assists in program evaluation.
Coordinating Services Works closely with relevant campus offices in order to arrange part-time drop-in services in the Center. Partnerships might include CLAS, Financial Aid, EOP, CAPS, etc. The UCSB Library serves as a primary partner. Management of these services also includes effective advertising to students. Manages regular data collection and reporting regarding the effectiveness of the drop-in services.
Marketing Undertakes a variety of efforts to raise the visibility of the Center and increase student participation in Center activities. Marketing includes print and online formats, but also outreach workshops and presentations in a wide variety of venues. Coordinates regular data collection and reporting regarding the effectiveness of marketing efforts.
Outreach Supports outreach efforts aimed at preparing and recruiting prospective transfer students, including presentations, workshops, and other activities for prospective students. The activities will require intensive collaboration with student organizations (e.g., the Transfer Alliance, Associated Students), the Office of Admissions, and the Office of Educational Partnerships. Coordinates regular program data collection, review and reporting. Assists in program evaluation.
· Master’s degree or above
· Research-based knowledge of transfer student experience · Experience with managing projects and employee supervision · Ability to implement programs with supervision · Ability to interact effectively with diverse populations · Strong written and oral communication skills · Strong interpersonal communication skills · Ability to prioritize and conduct multiple projects
For primary consideration, submit completed application including cover letter, updated CV, and three letters of recommendation by May 26, 2017
Position will be open until filled.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.