Open Until Filled. Priority Screening Date: April 14, 2023
Location: Seaside Middle School/Seaside High School
The GEAR-UP programs are an essential component of the Early Outreach and Support Programs (EOSP) Department. This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR-UP provides seven-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR-UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. Services provided by the program include: academic and study skill development; academic, financial, or personal counseling; assistance in securing financial aid; information about career options; an individualized success plan; participation in cultural and social activities; mentoring; and collaborative partnerships with the community.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director of GEAR-UP programs and the general oversight by the Director of Early Outreach and Support programs, the Site Supervisor is the lead in the day-to-day operations of the cohort of students at the high school.
California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay (the “Corporation”) exists to enhance the educational program of the campus; directly serve students, faculty, and staff; and provide services to the public. Although the Corporation is a legally separate 501©(3) nonprofit corporation, it is a fully integrated part of the California State University, Monterey Bay campus. The Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working with the College and Career Advisor, the Academic Advisor, the Pathways Specialist and Family/Parent Engagement Specialist, the Site Supervisor will develop, plan and implement various before/during/after school/evening and weekend GEAR-UP activities, programs, events and services that are designed to increase high school graduation with the completion of college preparatory coursework, college admission requirements, financial literacy awareness, including in-class and after-school tutoring programs, PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation programs, academic workshops, summer scholar academies, and other interventions
Provide support for academic enrichment, informational, and motivational opportunities and interventions for targeted high school and 1st year college students, including mentoring activities, individual/group advising, student assemblies and other student support activities.
Work within budgetary limitations provided for each site to provide the services and activities necessary to reach CSUMB’s GEAR UP objectives.
Assess academic and personal needs of GEAR-UP students through transcript evaluations, student interviews, and high school counselor recommendations. Collaborate with the school site team to develop and implement a service plan to meet students’ specific needs and monitor progress of high school graduation and college readiness, including review of completion of college preparatory coursework.
Collaborate with and provide support to GEAR-UP teachers, administrators, counselors, and staff at school sites in accordance with federal regulations to fulfill the GEAR-UP grant objectives, including meetings, presentations, surveys, trainings, information sessions, and other support activities. Recommend and implement modification to systems, policies, and procedures regarding GEAR-UP activities and services at the school site.
Maintain student information, including files on academic and advisement progress and student participation in the program. Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the GEAR-UP grant including maintaining documentation files of all services, correspondence, reports, procedures, and presentations related to the GEAR-UP program; and developing outreach materials, including newsletters and social media sites.
Serve as liaison between middle/high school faculty, staff, administrators, and CSUMB; attend GEAR-UP school, college, community and partner meetings to promote the GEAR-UP program.
Work collaboratively with other CSUMB EOSP Outreach programs to streamline/promote activities and workshops. Communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and groups of varying ages and cultural background to disseminate information, resolve problems, and clarify solutions. Develop and implement a plan with the other staff and school site administrators to collect both in-kind and real funding match to ensure the grant is following through on grant regulations.
Represent the GEAR-UP programs at university functions and at statewide and national meetings, as necessary. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the department and the campus community. Attends relevant national, regional, and local professional development conferences, workshops and seminars
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.
WORK LOCATION On-site position
Work location: Seaside Middle School and Seaside High School
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the principles, practices and strategies currently used in improving access and retention support to low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. Ability to gather and analyze data; ability to reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; ability to participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences, and interviews; ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports.
Ability to develop student support programs and activities related to assigned areas of responsibility
Ability to determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged in sensitive situations. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, student organizations, and other private and public agencies. Ability to work effectively and interdependently in a diverse school environment. Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and school policies and regulations pertaining to academic achievement.
Ability to coordinate and oversee large groups of students especially on a field trip, excursion, or after-school program. Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning academic pathway, work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements for program participants. Demonstrated information and technical literacy. The ability to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines. The ability to work both independently and within a team and collaborate on projects. Providing lead oversight and training to assigned staff
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in education, counseling or related field or university AND three years of professional experience in a student support program at a secondary and/or post-secondary level. At least one year in personnel management. Strong communication and organizational skills. Understanding of partner schools and target populations. Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituencies including middle/high school and college personnel and partnership members.
A master’s degree in Education, counseling or related field. A working knowledge of best practices in K-12 and higher education and academic counseling theories. An understanding and analysis of various challenges that impact first-generation college students and low-income students and how to assist these students to college graduation. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Strong leadership, teambuilding, and group facilitation skills• Any amount of professional work experience in a GEAR-UP/TRIO Outreach Program. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish
Special Conditions of Employment
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
The campus leadership has committed the resources needed to achieve an engaged, safe, and in-person experience. The health and safety of our community remain our highest priority, and we are confident that existing public health measures provide for a safe environment capable of delivering a complete college experience on the CSUMB campus. Being an Otter means caring for each other and doing your part to protect your community.
All CSUMB/University Corporation employees must be fully vaccinated, including booster (when eligible), against COVID-19, unless they are exempt from this requirement because an exemption has been granted based on a medical contraindication or sincerely held religious beliefs. Fully vaccinated means that an individual has received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received Emergency Use Authorization or full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that it has been at least two weeks since the final recommended dose. All students, faculty, and staff who have not been vaccinated and received a booster must test weekly beginning February 4, 2022.
See: The California State University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at https://csumb.edu/clery.
Sensitive Positions – This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property
This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
CSAs are employees whose job duties fall into one of the following categories:Work in a campus police or security department. Are responsible for campus security. Are designated as the contact for reporting criminal offenses. Have significant responsibility for student and campus activities
Special License or Certifications and Conditions:
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.
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Compensation and Benefits:
SALARY AND BENEFITS The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Our salary schedule is available here (Download PDF reader). The annual salary for this position is $64,480. Classification: Grade 4, Staff. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Corporation offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), and other benefits. Please review our benefits guide (Download PDF reader) for details about sick time, vacation, and holidays.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing: https://csumb.edu/corporation/employee-housingAlthough CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle. https://www.schoonoverparkapartments.com
How to Apply:
All prospective applicants must apply online. You must complete the entire application for submission. We only accept applications for the open positions listed. Please do not fax or mail in a printed version of the electronic applications or a resume in lieu of an application. If you are having difficulty applying or need assistance, please call (831) 582-3389. All positions are open until filled. The completed online application and resume must be submitted by 5:00 pm PST on the priority screening date. Applications received after this date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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