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#121060 K to 14 Academic Prep Specialist 2

Extended Deadline: Fri 2/10/2023

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.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/23/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/1/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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 disciplines.

EAOP's mission is to assist first-generation, socio-economically disadvantaged, and English-language learners by helping them prepare for postsecondary education, pursue graduate and professional school opportunities, and achieve success in the workplace.

To achieve this goal EAOP works with K-12 students, their parents, school representatives and community members to design, implement and evaluate programs and services that foster students’ academic development to make them admissible to the post-secondary institution of their choice (UC, CSU, CCC, Private, and Out of State). EAOP works across San Diego and Imperial Valley with over 4,000 middle school and high school students and parents.

Under direction of higher-level K-14 Academic Preparation Specialist, works with assigned institutions and organizations to implement academic preparation programming of moderate scope. Maintains program visibility in four San Diego Central region schools including Crawford, Madison, Morse, and San Diego High. Play a lead role within collaborative outreach coalition at select school sites. Maintains collaborative relationships with K-14 institutions and community entities. Collaborate with systemwide UC initiatives. Maintains relationships with higher education institutions. Responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating ongoing and new informational, motivational academic preparation programs, with a focus on UC college application support and assistance with financial aid. Provide information to diverse students and parents in a large scale setting. Provide individual support and mentorship to 12th grade students applying to college. Serves 800 - 1,000 high school students annually at the school sites and over 1,000 community members served via large scale partnership events. Supports ongoing training and supervision of college advising team.

  • Occasional overtime may be required including evenings and/or weekends, as workload demands.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation. Vacations must be scheduled during off-peak periods.


  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

  • Thorough knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.

  • Experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged and academically at-risk students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers. Experience implementing academic preparation programs.

  • 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. Knowledge of UC A-G requirements, admissions eligibility criteria, and competitive eligibility.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. Skills to identify existing and potential programmatic partnerships and cultivate/establish collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies, particularly through community service and service-learning programs.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated individual/group counseling/advising, leadership and supervisory skills.

  • Proven skills to prioritize workload, plan, organize, track, and follow-up on projects and tasks delegating as appropriate -- with the ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks accurately.

  • Demonstrated organization and problem-solving skills to plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive projects and programs. Ability to delegate and coordinate complex tasks with attention to both overall goals and specific details. Skill in applying organizational development, team building, problem-solving, and conflict resolution techniques in group situations

  • Demonstrated experience and ability in developing and implementing student leadership and engagement activities in a university setting, and in developing and implementing campus-based networks that include students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels

  • Demonstrated knowledge of organizational development, group dynamics, strategies for change and Principles of Community.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of diverse issues related to leadership. Skill in leading, and promoting leadership within, diverse populations, particularly students.

  • Demonstrated skill in budget preparation, reporting and management.

  • Ability to develop collaborative working relationships with student organizations, college staffs, academic departments, and other campus entities to ensure effective services for students.

  • Ability to interpret and apply University of California and UC San Diego policies and procedures.

  • Ability to author clear and concise reports and memos.

  • Knowledge and understanding of K-14 education.

  • Demonstrated expertise with computer software applications including, but not limited to, MS Office Suite and MS Outlook, and internet web applications. Willingness and commitment to regularly maintain and update technology skills as required. Skill in development of website content.


  • Must pass school district Background Check.

  • Must sign CANRA form as a CA Mandated Reporter.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $37,900 - $85,300 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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