117784 – College Advisor

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Department: VC-UG AF EARLY OUTR Hiring Salary Range
Worksite: Appointment Type: Limited
Appointment Percent: 40% Union:
Total Openings: 6 Work Schedule: Days, 4 hrs/day,

This is a 40% Limited position that begins on September 12, 2022, and ends on September 1,


UC San Diego’s Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is responsible for
increasing the post-secondary eligibility of educationally/socio-economically disadvantaged students in San Diego and Imperial Counties,
including increasing levels of eligibility and competitive eligibility of program participants. Historically, EAOP has been primarily tasked
with disseminating information concerning college entrance requirements, providing motivational activities, as well as with identifying and
tracking middle school/high school students demonstrating potential for college admittance. More recently, the mission of EAOP was altered
to include a provision of in-depth academic enrichment or developmental education activities across a broad spectrum of

Under close supervision of higher-level K-14 Academic Preparation Specialists, uses K-14 academic preparation
professional concepts and practices by working with assigned sites to implement academic preparation programs.
College Advisors play a
key role in helping our programs meet the target number of students served per year. College Advisors will work with low-income, ethnically
diverse students in a group setting. College Advisors work at an assigned school site and call students out of class to meet with them at
the school site or work with students in a remote environment. The goal of college advising is to ensure students are informed of and
complete the college entrance requirements.

College Advisors meet with 9th – 12th grade students to monitor coursework for A-G
requirements, discuss college application process, review personal statement and engage in goal setting and planning for college admissions.
Other topics discussed include: college entrance exams, financial aid, financial literacy, leadership, community service, internships and
careers. College Advisors help remind students of upcoming community events and EAOP-related program activities. College Advisors may be
asked to work collaboratively with other outreach programs, counselors at the school sites and other local area service providers. College
Advisors will be asked to serve as role models and therefore will be expected to act with the utmost respect, diplomacy and tact when
working in the community. College Advisors are responsible for frequent communication with their supervisors, especially as it pertains to
their role in monitoring their student caseload.

College Advisors may be asked to chaperone Saturday activities, which included
riding the bus with students to an EAOP event location, engaging students in the activity and ensuring students are respectful on the trip.
All candidates may also be asked to complete clerical and administrative duties, each quarter. Monthly submission of data is required and
will be strictly enforced.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.


  • Must
    be bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race,
    ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. Experience working with 9th – 12th grade students from diverse,
    low income backgrounds. Understanding of educational barriers facing low income, first generation high school students.
  • Knowledge
    and understanding of K-14 education.
  • Knowledge of higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), and the ability to explain
    procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives. Knowledge of college entrance requirements, especially as it relates to UC, CSU,
    community college and private universities. Must be able to accurately and clearly provide students information about college entrance
  • Ability to read student transcripts and provide accurate feedback on course requirements. Skill in advising high
    school students to set goals and prioritize.
  • Knowledge of academic programs, including curricula and admissions requirements at
    higher education institutions.
  • Knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
  • Knowledge with
    completion of financial aid applications.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school
    counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts.
  • Proven skill in public speaking and making presentations to diverse
  • Proven ability to work with off-campus agencies and entities to meet programming goals when appropriate.
  • Proven
    ability to develop, implement and evaluate social, cultural, educational and community service programs that reflect the needs of a diverse
    student population.
  • Skill in coordinating all aspects of large-scale programs for high school students and knowledge of program
    evaluation techniques.
  • Skill in utilizing computer technology (i.e. internet, and electronic mail.) Ability to utilize basic sound
    equipment (microphones and CD players).


  • Background Check required.
  • Incumbent
    will be a California Mandated Reporter and must sign CANRA documents.

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