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#115174 Undergraduate Research Transfer Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Thu 6/2/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/21/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/31/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


Reporting to the Dean of Undergraduate Research Advancement, with work direction from the Program Manager of Triton Transfer Success, the UR Transfer Coordinator serves as a member of a team that uses proactive and appreciative approaches to provide personalized individual and group support to help transfer students succeed at UC San Diego.

Regular duties will include directing students to academic and professional resources on campus, especially those with a focus on transfer student success. The UR Transfer Coordinator will also tie to URH programs to introduce new transfer students to URH program coordinators and faculty mentors to help students prepare applications for competitive programs such as the McNair Scholars Program, the Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) Programs, and others, including summer research programs. The UR Transfer Coordinator will be tasked to develop relationships with undergraduate research programs outside of URH as well to facilitate transfer student participation in these programs as well.

For many of these students, their first research program at UC San Diego will also be their first faculty-mentored structured research experience. The UR Transfer Coordinator therefore will also monitor students’ progress, meeting with students individually and collectively to offer undergraduate research and professional support and direction to campus resources. The UR Transfer Coordinator will develop a relationship with the students that enables them to prepare students for participation in subsequent research or professional development activities. The UR Transfer Coordinator, therefore, is an essential member of the Undergraduate Research Hub staff and serves UC San Diego faculty members, administrators, and researchers at other institutions of higher learning by helping to refine students' research skills and enhance their abilities to pursue further research assistantships and/or graduate/professional school admission.

The UR Transfer Coordinator will work individually with a designated cohort of incoming and continuing students to facilitate student success, retention, and campus integration through targeted outreach, coaching, mentoring, and monitoring of study management plans while connecting students to high impact practices that exist across the campus.

Additionally, the UR Transfer Coordinator will support the training, work direction and professional development of TSS student employees.

Cover letter required along with a complete online application and resume.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and relevant experience in a college-level student support services program/department, preferably a learning skills service, or an equivalent combination of education/experience/training providing knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties of this position.

  • Knowledge of learning theories and training models. Knowledge of college student development and pedagogical theories related to transfer students, first-generation and students from under-served backgrounds.

  • Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution. Working knowledge of community college and four-year research university student experience. Working knowledge of the importance of academic and community services to a student body with large numbers of first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented students.

  • Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting. Strong organizational skills with ability to set priorities, multi-task, and meet deadlines and goals while experiencing regular interruptions.

  • Strong problem solving skills. Ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, recommend solutions, and determine/implement procedures to accomplish effective resolution.

  • Develops knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural issues in applying academic support for students. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of college students.

  • Develops knowledge of current and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific; student-population specific). Knowledge of college student development theories and best practices; Ability to identify and validate the needs, experiences, and concerns of transfer students.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills. Proven presentation skills and experience conducting workshops, group facilitation, and seminars. Ability to network and build relationships with campus and community college partners, academic and student affairs departments, and faculty to assist in developing programs and opportunities; Ability to advise and provide guidance to students regarding their learning needs.

  • Ability to communicate information in small and large group settings. Ability to provide presentations, including planning and implementing synchronous and asynchronous activities to include, but not limited to, outreach functions, workshops, and events.

  • Proficient computer skills including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and web-based systems.

  • Ability to work with undergraduate and graduate student staff to develop, assess, and implement programs that serve the needs of current and prospective UC San Diego transfer students.


  • Job offer is contingent on satisfactory completion of a background check.

  • Occasional work travel, evenings and weekends may be required to support professional development, programs, and events.

  • This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).

  • This is considered a hybrid position with both on-campus and off-campus worksite expectations.

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

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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