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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Job Number

Recruitment Type

Job Title
Transfer Preparation Program Outreach Representative

Undergraduate Education [304]

Transfer Preparation Program

Hiring Unit
Admissions Office

Job Open Date

Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on:

Appointment Type
Career [2]

Start Date
Immediate Opening

End Date

Shift Differential


Furlough time period

Full time

Days per week

Average hours per day

Percent of Time

Fixed or Variable*

Average hours per week

Days of the week


Additional Comments

Salary Information
Minimum Starting Salary: $21.60/hourly.

Benefits Eligibility
This position is eligible for Full benefits.


Personnel Program
Professional Support Staff (PSS)

Salary Grade

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
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.

Summary Statement
The Transfer Preparation Program Outreach Representative conducts outreach and advising with targeted California community college students wishing to transfer to the UC Santa Cruz, UC campuses, or other four-year institutions. Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Admissions - Transfer Preparation Program, the incumbent provides services to students, counselors, and administrators at assigned colleges within the region, as well as occasional general service to those outside the region. This individual helps to develop strategies and interventions to increase the number of students, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, successfully transfer. The Transfer Preparation Program Outreach Representative implements efforts to meet goals of the statewide Student Academic Preparation and Educational Partnership (SAPEP) framework, as well as program, campus, and relevant grant goals.

Qualifications / Competencies
Professional experience working cooperatively and sensitively with individuals from diverse cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and backgrounds.

Outreach or advising experience, especially working with underrepresented and non-traditional students.

Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with prospective students, their families, school and community officials, campus colleagues, and the general public.

Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide and receive clear, concise information, and to communicate effectively on an individual and group basis, including making engaging group presentations.

Demonstrated ability to research and analyze information and come to appropriate conclusions, employing complex policies and procedures.

Demonstrated ability to make accurate and consistent interpretations of a broad variety of academic and/or administrative policies and procedures.

Strong organizational skills with strict attention to detail to establish priorities, handle workloads, evaluate outcomes, and manage multiple activities to meet unit, campus, and systemwide goals and deadlines.

Familiarity with working with California community college transfer students, and a general understanding and appreciation of the needs of this population.

Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records, analyze and interpret reports, and formulate and present recommendations.

General knowledge of computerized data management systems and microcomputing systems.

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies
Knowledge of and experience with UC admissions policies and practices, including ASSIST, transcript evaluation, and student support services.

General understanding of California secondary and post-secondary institutions, as well as the California Master Plan for Higher Education.

Computer skills, including experience utilizing standard applications and working with databases, web-based applications, and social networks.

Bachelor degree from an accredited academic institution.

Bilingual/bicultural skills in Spanish.

Special Conditions of Employment
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

Ability to work occasional variable hours including evenings and weekends.

Flexibility to travel up to four days a week to different off-campus venues.

Must have valid license to drive in California and the ability to provide own transportation.

Must be able to move materials up to 25 pounds with or without accommodation.

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:*section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3

Critical position requiring background check(s)*

Background check(s) required
Criminal History Review

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Does this position require an E-Verify check*

(Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the U.S.) No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.

Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice program*

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Supplemental documents (in addition to application) applicants will be allowed to attach
Cover Letter
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Identify, engage, and recruit California community college students into the Transfer Preparation Program who are interested in transferring to UC Santa Cruz, UC campuses, or other four-year institutions.

Recruit, motivate, and advise community college-bound high school students from high school student preparation programs who are interested in joining the Transfer Preparation Program and prepare for transfer to a four-year institution.

Counsel and advise prospective students, parents, community college personnel, and other academic counselors/advisers regarding UC admission qualifications, and students seeking a second undergraduate degree, as well as UCSC admissions selection criteria/process for transfer students in undergraduate admissions.

Represent the campus and/or the UC system providing outreach services to community colleges, and other outreach and yield events including counselor conferences, college fairs, campus orientation programs, Spring Spotlight, Preview Day, and campus