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ONDAS Student Activities Coordinator

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The ONDAS Student Activities Coordinator (the Coordinator) is a full-time grant-funded administrative appointment that reports to the Director of Academic Success Initiatives. The Coordinator helps to develop and implement programs and activities aligned with the strategic vision outlined by the Coordinator and the Department of Education Title V HSI grant, “Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success (ONDAS)”, including assisting with student programs and services and ONDAS Student Center administration.

The primary Coordinator areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

Project coordination and management:
Under general supervision from the Director of Academic Success Initiatives, the Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the daily management of student programs and activities in the ONDAS Success Center. The Coordinator:

• Works closely with all Title V grant-funded staff to ensure that grant program objectives are met and U. S. Department of Education (Title V) and campus regulations are followed.
• Assists with scheduling and supervising graduate and undergraduate student mentors and tutors in the ONDAS Student Center.
• Assists with developing ONDAS assessments and evaluation.

Coordination of the ONDAS Success Center Programs:
The Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director in developing and implementing research-based tutoring and mentoring programs, workshops, and other learning support opportunities for students. The Coordinator assists in promoting participation in ONDAS Student Success Center through direct outreach to students. The Coordinator:

• Draws on research-based knowledge of learning strategies and best practices to help develop a program of activities appropriate to the needs, backgrounds, and interests of the ONDAS participants. Activities may include orientations, workshops, seminars, career development, and test preparation sessions.

• Contributes to the development of programs that provide assistance with academic preparation, undergraduate research, and other high impact practices for undergraduate student success. Assists in providing advising, mentorship, and organizational guidance to undergraduates.

• Assists in notifying the student body and university community about the goals, activities, and selection procedures and by encouraging potential students to participate in the program.

• Supervises ONDAS Undergraduate Peer Mentors, Graduate Student Mentors, and all staff associated with the center to assess program success and refine programs and activities as needed.

• Provides expert knowledge of current university and college degree requirements; policies, procedures, and precedents related to undergraduate matters; and information about a variety of student resources at UCSB, particularly for first year, first generation, low-income, and Underrepresented Minority (URM) undergraduate students.

Campus and public relations:
The Coordinator assists in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with various campus units, such as the office undergraduate education, departmental undergraduate advisors, honors programs, undergraduate research programs, student affairs, institutional research and planning, instructional development, as well as other academic preparation and outreach programs. In order to publicize the program and its outcomes, the Coordinator designs, edits, and produces print and web material for all ONDAS programs, and assists with maintaining the internal (campus) and external profile of the ONDAS project, including social media, website, and other potential media such as newsletters, press releases, blogs, and presentations.

Program evaluation and student assessment:
The Coordinator helps to collect information about students who use the ONDAS Student Center, and assists the Director in assessing and evaluating students programs and progress, and with maintaining program records, student tracking data, and financial records to meet U.S. Department of Education annual reporting guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or above in a discipline relevant to the ONDAS Student Center. Note that applicants should explain the relevance of their degree(s) to the position

Additional Qualifications:
• 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, including strong interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize and conduct multiple projects
• Experience working with Hispanic/underserved populations

Desirable Qualifications:
• Research-based knowledge of best practices related to undergraduate student success
• Experience working within a federal grant program

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

For primary consideration, submit completed application including cover letter, updated CV, and contact information for at least three references by October 16, 2017. Letters of recommendation are optional but highly encouraged.

We will begin reviewing applications October 17, 2017.

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)