Job Summary: Under general supervision, assist undocumented students with academic, personal and financial advising in addition to serving as adviser to the Director of the Undocumented Student Center. Responsible for leading and managing special projects and outreach to participants for all programs. Provide customer service and analysis while interacting with students, program staff, campus constituencies and department Director. Provide comprehensive, in-depth program information through individual meetings, group information sessions, admissions workshops and panel discussions to a diverse population. Develop and deliver information and seminar for undergraduate mentorship program for undocumented students; advise and assist with Ally Training and Speakers Bureau program.
Physical Demands: Use computer for extended periods of time.
Work Environment: Work an occasional flexible schedule.
Work occasional overtime including evenings, nights and weekends.
May be required to work in an open and/or shared office environment with multiple interruptions.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Experience in building capacity and leading undergraduate or high school students in student-centered peer education programs.
Knowledge and experience working and advocating with immigrant communities in an educational context.
Knowledge of higher education policies related to undocumented students in California higher education.
Knowledge and sensitivity of the experiences and challenges undocumented students face.
Analytical skills to evaluate policies and procedures, interpret terms and conditions of financial aid award documents, identify the impact of new policy implementation and develop guidelines with emphasis on equity and inclusion.
Skills to develop new operational procedures to facilitate effective use of time, resources and information.
Skills that demonstrate initiative, priority setting, independent judgment.
Skills to work independently and as a team member, manage multiple assignments, meet deadlines and maintain a high level of productivity.
Skills to gather and analyze information, present data, analysis and results to facilitate decision-making and recommend/implement alternate solutions.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with immigration laws directly impacting students at UC Davis.
Oral presentation skills to serve as speaker at workshops, in addition to providing small group and one-on-one advising.
Writing, editing and proofreading skills to quickly and accurately produce effective recruiting emails, letters, email correspondence, web content, etc.
Skills and experience in interpreting and applying complex University rules, regulations and policies.
Analytical skills to prepare statistical reports and analyze a variety of data.
Skills to analyze procedures and make improvements for continuous operational performance improvements.
Interpersonal skills, cultural competency and political acumen to interact with individuals of varying ages, immigration statuses, cultural backgrounds, sexualities, abilities, genders, religions, spiritualties, class and perspectives, as well as to interact with campus administration officials, faculty and staff.
Problem solving skills to develop solutions to challenges that present themselves.
Organizational skills to achieve timely progress on multiple and simultaneous projects.
Experience working for, interacting with, or learning from the undocumented immigrant community.
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