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Site Supervisor, GEAR UP

Employer
California State University, Monterey Bay
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Site Supervisor, GEAR UP

Classification: Supervisor I
Department Name: Early Outreach & Support Pgms
Job Number: FP2021-763
Status: Open Until FilledOpen Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: 01/11/2022
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled

Position Description:
GEAR-UP Site Supervisor
(Supervisor)

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
(GEAR UP)

Full-time (40 hrs/week) benefited-position. Renewed annually depending upon continued grant funding.

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.

PROGRAM SUMMARY:
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 the first year of college. 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.

POSITION SUMMARY: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.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The Site Supervisor will work collaboratively with the GEAR UP staff and school site staff to develop, plan and implement various GEAR-UP activities/services, including before/during/after school/evening and weekend as needed.
  • Coordinate service delivery with target school administration to serve entire grade level of students to ensure equity
  • Design interventions to increase high school graduation, completion of college preparatory coursework, college admission requirements, financial literacy awareness, including in-class and after-school tutoring programs, test preparation programs, academic workshops, summer scholar academies, and other interventions for students and their families.
  • Provide support for academic enrichment, informational, and motivational opportunities and interventions for targeted cohort students and their families, including mentoring activities, individual/group advising, student assemblies and other student support activities.
  • Allocate and track each school site budget to provide the services and activities necessary to reach CSUMB's GEAR UP objectives.
  • Supervise, hire, evaluate and direct the work of professional and student staff
  • Assess academic and personal needs of GEAR-UP students and their families 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' and their families 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, training, 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain accurate participant data, records, and files to document all activities conducted and services provided in the GEAR UP database.
  • 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 school/college faculty, staff, administrators, and CSUMB
  • Attend GEAR-UP school, college, community and partner meetings to promote the GEAR-UP program.
  • Contribute and assist with the preparation and submission of Annual Performance Reports to the U.S. Department of Education and other reports required by the Corporation and/or CSUMB.
  • 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 backgrounds to disseminate information, resolve problems, and clarify solutions.
  • Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgment and discretion are essential.




OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • 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


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.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE 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 multitask, 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


Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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






Specialized Skills:


Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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.

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. The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.

University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.

This position requires flexibility in hours that may include working evenings and weekends.

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

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. 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. The annual salary for this position is $62,400. 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), 13 paid holidays per year, and other benefits.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing: https://csumb.edu/corporation/employee-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 https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6698

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 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 CSUMB.edu. For information regarding the University Corporation visit https://csumb.edu/corporation/.
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 https://csumb.edu/clery.
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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