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$52,100 - $61,050 / Year
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8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#128208 Imperial Valley Assistant Coordinator

Extended Review Date: Thu 4/18/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/19/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/28/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


The San Diego and Imperial Counties California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) unit provides services and programming intended to increase the number of students who prepare for and enter post-secondary institutions. The grant is administered by a Consortium of local colleges and universities, school districts, and other educational entities who cooperate to combine resources and provide matching funds for this state-funded project. UC San Diego serves as the fiscal agent for the project, administering state funds, allocated to the project through the California Student Aid Commissions (CSAC), and serves as the employer of 8 project staff members and ~50 College Readiness Coaches.


Under the direction of the Cal-SOAP Director, and in consultation with the Imperial Valley Assistant Director, the Imperial Valley Assistant Coordinator plans and implements recruitment of program participants at Imperial Valley schools to motivate students towards college.

This position is responsible for maintaining relationships with higher education institutions and/or community entities to implement informational, motivational, and academic preparation activities for socio-economically disadvantaged students in grades K-12. Develops and maintains program visibility in schools by conducting academic enrichment workshops; providing one-on-one advising, motivational activities, information about college preparation. Will recruit, train and supervise student college peer advisors and tutors.

~Cover Letter are Required for a Complete Application.


  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Demonstrated skill in working independently and exercising sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy when working with students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Knowledge and understanding of K-14 education. Knowledge of state and national trends as they relate to Cal-SOAP Programs and understanding of related issues in higher education with ability to evaluate academic data and records and make analytical decisions as well as provide direct support to students and their families in FAFSA/CADA completion, postsecondary applications (UC, CSU, CC and private institutions) and motivation.

  • Knowledge of higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid requirements, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives. Ability to analyze, apply and explain defined academic policies.

  • Experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged and academically at-risk students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers. Ability to interpret academic records of students to make appropriate recommendations regarding students' curriculum.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. Ability to prioritize, organize, and coordinate programs and activities with other staff, departments and school administrators to meet program needs.

  • Thorough knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements. Knowledge in college entrance testing (ACT/SAT) a-g completion, and AP/ IB credit .

  • Ability to conduct independent and unsupervised individual and group counseling sessions with participating students/parents.

  • Knowledge of admissions and financial aid policies and procedures for various public and private colleges and universities.

  • Competency in the use of personal computers which includes knowledge of software, data-base and word processing systems

  • Demonstrated highly effective interpersonal, group, and cross-cultural communication skills. Skill in public speaking and presentations. Ability to lead and facilitate effective group and team-building activities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Occasional overtime and weekends may be required

  • Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18). Completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form is required.

  • Cover Letter are Required for a Complete Application.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $52,100 - $87,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $24.95 - $42.10

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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