Under the supervision of the GEAR UP Associate Director, with overall direction provided by the Director of EOSP, the Community Engagement Specialist performs a variety of moderate to complex assignments in support of the day-to-day operations of three GEAR UP grants serving a total of ten schools with a $4.5 million dollar budget. Incumbent supports, one Associate Director, one Program Coordinator, five Site Supervisors, and thirteen professional staff.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated with the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a nonprofit 501(c)(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 is 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.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include. but are not limited to. the following:
Develop and manage all aspects of the program's communications, marketing and media campaigns. Such as:
Coordinate external communications for schools, community stakeholders, and families
Coordinate multi-site initiatives and events; Provide recording and photography support necessary at GEAR UP events
Publish newsletters for stakeholder audiences.
Outreach to local business and organizations
Create content regularly to grow the program's footprint (website, social media, press releases, corporate announcements, design needs, marketing, signage, and creative content).
Develop community presence and identify community organizations to develop partnerships in order to sustain grant services such as:
Attend county office of education meetings
Identify appropriate educational, social, and other support services in the community for parents and families
Work and collaborate effectively with the school sites family engagement personnel and other school-based staff to identify and meet the needs of parents of GEAR UP students related to improved school involvement
Inform the development of GEAR UP and school based programs and strategies that help to ensure that parents encourage student participation in GEAR UP and other academic remediation/enrichment programs
Coordinate GEAR UP's effort to support school-based personnel and site staff in delivery of parent and family services.
Coordinate with Support Coordinator regarding match contributions and donations from outside organizations
Maintain accurate data, records, and files to document all activities conducted and services provided
Submit accurate, complete, and timely data and performance reports on a weekly, quarterly, semester, and/or annual basis as required
Perform other duties related to GEAR UP Program Targets/Benchmarks and Strategies as assigned
Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgment and discretion are essential
Ensure confidentiality of all program records and other sensitive information
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.
60% minimum in-office/on-site following the initial training period.
Work Location: Ryan Ranch, Various School Sites
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills and listening skills. Working knowledge of the principles, practices and strategies currently used in improving access to low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. Cultural competency, Working knowledge of research and observation techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying, and interpreting factual information. Ability to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of the specific objectives of GEAR UP, Early Outreach and Support Programs Office and their relationship to the total campus; ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. 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 establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, student organizations, and other private and public agencies. Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and university policies and regulations pertaining to academic achievement. Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning academic pathways, work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements for program participants. Knowledge and understanding of Title V, E.O. 595, 665, 405, and CSUMB Admissions and Financial Aid policies. Working knowledge of and ability to use a broad range of technology, systems and packages.
Education and Experience:
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.
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.
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish.
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 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 proven work experience in a GEAR UP/TRIO Outreach Program.
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.
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
authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000 access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; access to controlled or hazardous substances
access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards
control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access
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.
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. Classification: Grade 4, Staff. The hourly hiring range for this position is $22-$26. Our salary schedule is available here(Download PDF reader). This is a non-exempt position and as such is 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-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. 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 application 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.
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. 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 campus is located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.