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Advisor, GEAR UP

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Advisor, GEAR UP

Classification: Student Services Professional II
Department Name: Early Outreach & Support Pgms
Job Number: FP2021-739
Status: Open Until FilledOpen Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: 08/31/2021
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled

Position Description:
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a nonprofit 501©(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay 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. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.
Under the direct supervision of the School Site Supervisor of GEAR UP programs with general oversight by the Associate Director of GEAR UP and the Director of Pre-College and Early Outreach and Support programs, the Academic Advisor will work with high school students to make meaningful connections between career and college options and their school work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Advise students in various academic areas such as subject study, standardized tests and extracurricular activities.
  • Help students develop and follow a meaningful educational action plan.
  • Develop appropriate academic workshops with the College and Career Advisor (s) and implement the workshops during the day or evening.
  • Assist parents with their understanding of academic rigor and grades.
  • Assess and evaluate student progress and produce regular academic reports by working closely with the teachers and counselors at the school.
  • Provide appropriate academic counseling (group and individual) to ensure students transition to the next grade level.
  • Meet with school personnel to recommend appropriate interventions for students who are not doing well academically at school
  • Provide training to academic and summer tutors
  • Deliver college and career cun-iculum to students.
  • Collaborate with the GEAR UP school site team to plan and coordinate activities with college and university partners, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the college and career program
  • Develop, plan, and implement college awareness curriculum partnering with postsecondary visits, networking with partner universities and colleges, summer experiences, and other innovative strategies designed to reach all students
  • Coordinate and present workshops for parents and students on financial aid and scholarships, college survival skills, college search, college applications, transitioning to college
  • Responsible for the tutors at the school site including scheduling. Collaborate with the GEAR UP school site team to plan and coordinate activities with college and university partners, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the college and career program
  • Work with other GEAR UP school staff to develop summer programming for remediation or acceleration of classes.
  • Develop, Plan and Evaluate workshop and program activities and provide analysis
  • Collaborate with the Career Pathways Specialist to ensure students are knowledgeable in the different pathways offered at the schools
  • Collaborate with organizations, school counselors and other entities to expose participants to STEM activities and careers.
  • Collaborate with teachers and school leaders to integrate practices and strategies, which align with program goals.
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the GEAR UP grant including maintaining documentation files of all services, con-espondence, reports, procedures, and presentations related to the GEAR-UP program; and developing outreach materials, including newsletters and social media sites.
  • Serve as liaison between high school faculty, staff, administrators, and CSUMB; attend GEAR UP school, college, community and partner meetings to promote the GEAR UP program
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and groups of varying ages and cultural
  • background to disseminate information, resolve problems, and clarify solutions.
  • Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgement and discretion are essential.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all program records and other sensitive information.

  • Represent the GEAR UP programs at university functions and at statewide and national meetings, as necessary
  • Attends relevant national, regional , and local professional development conferences, workshops, and seminars
  • Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the department and the campus community
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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.
This position requires working on campus with students, staff and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.Corporation employees will be required to provide their vaccination status through an on-line portal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of statewide efforts to promote sustainable college-going culture in schools
  • 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 school administration, parents, students, and community leaders
  • 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 college and career readiness
  • Ability to coordinate and oversee large groups of students especially on a field trip, excursion, or after-school program
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in education, counseling or related field AND 2 years of professional experience in a student support program at a secondary and/or post-secondary level.
  • A Master’s degree or advanced coursework in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or directly related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Understanding of patiner schools and target populations
  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituencies including middle/high school and college pers01mel and partnership members

Specialized Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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, team building, and group facilitation skills
  • Any amount of proven work experience

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 continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
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. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. 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.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.
The CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have a qualified exemption. This requirement will be effective at the beginning of the Fall 2021 term. The systemwide policy is currently under development. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions can be sent to:

Compensation 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. The hourly hiring range for this position is $24.00 - 26.00. This is a non-exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing:
Although 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.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit

A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center - first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit For information regarding the University Corporation visit
The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.
The Corporation hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. 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
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
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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