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#117559 K to 14 Academic Prep Specialist 3

Extended Deadline: Thu 8/11/2022

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 07/28/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/11/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


TRIO Outreach Programs operate five federal grant programs and serve over 800 youth in San Diego. Our mission is to increase the post secondary matriculation of low income, first generation college students.

As a seasoned, experienced professional in K-14 academic preparation, independently works with assigned institutions and organizations to plan and implement a wide range of academic preparation programming. Develops and maintains program visibility in schools, specifically Monte Vista and Mount Miguel. Develops and implements college going curriculum with 9th - 12th grade students on college-going, career planning and financial aid, including extensive 1-1 support to 12th grade students during the college application season.

Makes presentations to diverse students from East County. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with K-14 and higher education institutions and / or community entities. Develops collaborative relationships with other college-going programs. Required to work in the summer residential program for June and July, including living overnight with students in the dorms, therefore residential experience is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. This is not a remote position; the candidate must travel to the assigned school sites daily and commute to UCSD one day per week.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Must reside in campus residential halls during the summer residential program.


  • Significant experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.

  • Experience interacting with and monitoring 9th-12th grade students in a residential setting. Strong ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures in conjunction University and federal guidelines to ensure participant safety in summer residential setting.

  • At least two (2) years of progressive experience working with 9th - 12th grade youth.

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

  • Experience in analyzing academic records and ability to counsel students about college preparatory classes.

  • Strong knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies.

  • Knowledge of K-12 and 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 youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first generation urban youth.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts.

  • Strong communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan, and coordinate comprehensive educational programs and activities with attention to interpreting and applying university and federal grant guidelines. Ability to evaluate student learning outcomes per federal grant objectives.

  • Knowledge of local trends in the community and the ability to design programs that met the specific needs of local area youth from diverse, low income families who are the first in their families to attend college. Demonstrated sensitivity and experience working with low income and/or educationally disadvantaged students.

  • Competency in use of personal computers which includes knowledge of software, database and word processing systems.

  • Ability to travel to various school sites assigned as work location and commute to UCSD one day per week.

  • Master's degree in counseling, education, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (preferred).


  • Must pass school district background check

  • Must sign CANRA form as California Mandated Reporter

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

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