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Coordinator, Special Programs/201510219941

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Undergraduate Education


University of California, Riverside  

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Position Description
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (UE), the coordinator leads Special Programs, which include high-impact programs for UC Riverside and visiting students during the summer and academic year. The incumbent is a highly effective program coordinator, with proven skills in conceptualizing, launching, marketing, and scaling new programs. The incumbent must have outstanding organizational, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills; be able to manage multiple priorities; and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. The incumbent will collaborate with UE personnel, colleges, associate deans, academic senate committees, faculty members, student affairs managers, academic advisors, and other campus colleagues to implement high-impact educational programs that promote student success and academic excellence; these include, but are not limited to the Summer Academy for high school students, learning communities for community college students, and summer internship and undergraduate research programs for UCR undergraduate students. 

Applies and implements innovative academic support service models to support and enhance student learning, academic success, and intellectual development. 35
Collaborates with faculty, advising units, academic departments, and other student service units to assess students' needs. 25
Marketing and outreach of programs to prospective students, campus colleagues, and external audiences. 25
Conducts program evaluation to analyze program effectiveness, determines areas for improvement, and implements identified program imporvements. 10
Other job duties as assigned 5 

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Institution Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel. At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life. UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview 

Contact Information
Christine Victorino, Ph.D.Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate EducationUniversity of California, Riverside321 Surge Building, Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 951.827.2617



Required Qualifications 
Bachelor's Degree, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience. Required
May require knowledge of NCAA policies, rules, and regulations. Required
Knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models. Required
Knowledge of academic curricula. Required
Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting. Required
Problem solving and organizational skills. Required
Experienced knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural / linguistic issues in applying academic support to students. Required
Multicultural competencies, knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations. Required
Interpersonal skills. Required Skills in judgment and decision-making. Required
Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution. Required
Knowledge of current research and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific, student-population specific). Required
Five (5) years of closely related experience Required 

Preferred Qualifications
Master's Degree, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience. Preferred
Knowledge of program development, data gathering, assessment, and evaluation skills. Preferred