Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.
Faculty-mentored research is an integral component of undergraduate education at CSU Monterey Bay. It has been shown that engaging students, particularly first-generation and underrepresented groups, in undergraduate research increases degree completion rates, and participants are more likely to see faculty as positive influences who are invested in their academic success. Undergraduate research experiences provide numerous benefits to students, regardless of their future career choices. Students who have the opportunity to engage in research or creative projects develop skills in critical analysis, problem-solving, and communication in addition to skills in understanding and applying research methods. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) at CSU Monterey Bay was established in 2009, with a mission to encourage and facilitate faculty-mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities across all schools and academic disciplines.
Under the general direction of Associate Director, the Outreach Specialist is responsible for coordinating: 1) UROC student placements in undergraduate research in conjunction with the UROC Research Coordinator; 2) UROC Recruiting, Marketing and Events; 3) outreach efforts to current CSUMB students; 4) outreach efforts with current and future community college partners and consolidation and dissemination of information about resources for transfer students; and 5) a UROC peer mentor program.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Recruitment, Marketing and Events
Lead recruitment efforts for all UROC program, including in-class presentations; creation and distribution of UROC and transfer services marketing materials across campus and social media, and presentations at on-campus events such as Admitted Students Day, Orientation, Otter Days, etc.
Offer UROC professional development workshops, including but not limited to: UROC Scholar Information Session; Coffee with a Researcher; Demystifying Research; Graduate School 101; Finding Summer Research Opportunities; Professional CV and Resume writing and others.
Coordinate campus events highlighting student and faculty research on campus (Fall and Spring Research Showcase; Undergraduate Research Week; Summer Research Symposium; UROC Year-End Celebration and others)
Collaborate with other campus programs and to introduce students to undergraduate research opportunities through research-based field trips, and other cohort building activities
Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of UROC website and other social media accounts.
Coordinate UROC outreach efforts by managing online news content on the website, in the UROC newsletter, and via UROC’s social media outlets
Provide daily oversight to the UROC marketing and media intern.
Liaise with representatives from CSUMB’s News and Public Information and Development offices to promote UROC news highlights.
Participate in coordination of UROC ambassador program, sending students to speak with community clubs, organizations, and current and future supporters of UROC.
Student Research Placement
Serve as primary point of contact for all students interested in UROC programs; serve as lead for UROC consultation program.
Organize UROC’s student tracking system for student appointments and workshops.
Prepare and analyze student tracking information for reports and internal review.
Train UROC staff on protocols and procedures as necessary.
Review applications and aid the Research Associate with placement of students in undergraduate research positions for the UROC Scholar and UROC Researcher programs.
In conjunction with the UROC Research Associate, identifies and solicits new research placement opportunities for students and provides guidance to agency mentors and organizations interested in developing new research opportunities for students.
Reviews site applications and descriptions of research objectives and skills required of students to ensure their experience will be at an appropriate level of professional experience.
Administer UROC Certificate Program, including promotion, application review, and student/mentor consultations.
Administer UROC Research Rookies program, including promotion, student contact and tracking.
Produces reports on special projects related to professional development and research placements.
First and Second Year Outreach
Lead outreach and recruitment efforts targeting first and second year CSUMB students.
Liaise with student clubs and campus programs, such as Living Learning Communities, which serve first and second year students.
Lead UROC peer-to-peer student mentoring program (UROC ambassadors) in 1st and 2nd year outreach activities.
Facilitate on-campus collaboration amongst campus student services offices to coordinate workshop offerings, attendance, and tracking (SOAR Collaborative).
Collaborate with other campus programs and to introduce students to undergraduate research opportunities through research-based field trips, and other cohort building activities.
Community College Outreach
Work closely with CSUMB and Community College transfer services staff to provide information to potential transfer students about undergraduate research opportunities at CSUMB.
Work closely with staff from the offices of Student Success, Admissions, the Cooperative Learning Center (CLC), and First Year Experience to provide information and services for transfer students.
Organize CSUMB staff and faculty presentations at local Community Colleges.
Develop undergraduate research materials targeted at community college students.
Conduct on-site workshops, seminars and informational sessions regarding professional development skills, undergraduate research, and UROC’s mission.
Organize campus tours of CSUMB and field trips for community college and CSUMB students.
Maintain oversight of UROC’s peer to peer mentoring program and ensure connection with transfer office peer-to-peer programs designed to connect transfer students with opportunities for inclusion prior to- and following transfer to CSUMB.
In collaboration with UROC and College of Science faculty and staff, organize community college student summer research opportunities on the CSUMB campus (CCARE program).
Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director.
Collect data and perform assessment of STEM transfer services.
Assist with UROC Scholars courses as necessary.
Promote scholarly activity by attending and presenting at professional development and subject specific conferences and workshops.
Promote and maintain an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.
Develop and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork.
Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
Special Conditions of Employment:
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Occasional evenings and/or weekend work may be required.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.
Compensation and Benefits:
Anticipated hiring salary in the high $4,000’s – low $5,000s per month. For salary range info see: CSU Salary Schedule. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R04. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
Interviews first week of April
How to Apply:
For full consideration, submit the required documents by the priority screen date listed above. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map).
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
Quick Link for Job Posting: 4820
Internal Number: 4820
About California State University, Monterey Bay
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.
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