SOAR/ Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity Program Manager
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 10419
Initial Review Date (IRD) IRD: The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 09-21-2020
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Dept Marketing Statement SOMeCA (SOAR/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity) is a unit of Campus Life at UC Santa Cruz. SOMeCA is dedicated to the success of UCSC's campus-wide student organizations. SOMeCA supports the development of dynamic learning environments by offering mentorship, leadership training, organizational development advising, and event management services for student-initiated programs.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the incumbent will develop, implement, and supervise programs and activities with registered campus-wide student organizations. Specific responsibilities include: Advising & Oversight for Student Organizations, Student Development, Administration, Financial Management, Supervision & Training.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $37,700/Annually
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus, Student Union
Union Representation: None
Job Duties 10% Administration: Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external organization stakeholders critical to program success. Maintains ongoing cooperative and consultative relations with other units, including Resource Centers, Judicial Affairs, Academic Support Services, Colleges, Environmental Health and Safety, Police, Fire, Risk Management. Serves as a campus resource in the planning and implementation of student development opportunities through committee participation. Assists the Director in the formulation of annual and long-range goals for the office, including the evaluation of programs, budgets, resources, and staffing needs and the analysis of trends in student affairs. Monitors, analyzes, and reports on the impact of changing legal precedents, campus budgets, and campus climate on student life and organizations.
45% Advising & Oversight for Student Organizations: Provides ongoing transformational advising and development to student leaders participating in co-curricular programs and / or organizations on a wide range of issues. Advises student leaders on complex and sensitive issues. Advises and educates students in organizational development theories, problem solving, program planning, and leadership skills. Advises organizations in developing goals and objectives, governing documents, and organizational structures; applies student development theory in designingorientation programs. Identifies organizational potentials and problems, analyzes and recommends future directions or solutions; earns the cooperation and trust of students of diverse backgrounds; exercises good judgment and discretion, particularly in sensitive or confidential matters; facilitates dialogues and mediate conflicts. Independently assess and authorize student organization events within established policies; advises students in budget strategies and use of multiple fund sources; assists in negotiationswith performers and authorize contracts; when required, oversees the use of campus facilities.Serves as a liaison between student groups and campus units to problem solve and facilitatemajor events. Assimilates from oral and written sources a broad knowledge of relevant federal, state, and localstatutes, campus policies, procedures, and resources; independently interprets and appliesthese with consistency to a wide variety of student-initiated programs; requests compliance andrecommends sanctions when necessary.Attends demonstrations sponsored by registered student organizations and serves as aliaison between students and affected administrative units. Facilitates negotiations and makes recommendations for possible exceptions to campus policy; advises studentsregarding free speech rights of all parties and UCSC Principles of Community.
15% Student Development: Designs and produces co-curricular programs that promote the intellectual, cultural, social development of students. Works in collaboration with student organization leaders to develop, produce, and evaluate SOAR programs. Researches and maintains current knowledge of student development and leadership development theories. Participates in regional and national student affairs organizations, when possible. Identifies and creates student opportunities for academic, professional, and leadership development; enhances students' sense of belonging to the campus-wide community; encourages student participation in University dialogue and decision-making. Administers a limited public service program, providing such services as working with outside agencies to refer students and develop programs to work in public service roles; identifying resources for student volunteer opportunities; matching student volunteers with outside public service agencies. Provides education, training and reflection opportunities to students engaged in public service.
15% Financial Management: Manages a large student services business. Manages budgets for student organizations and fund sources (e.g. Core Council and Committee on Ethnic Programming). Analyzes funding trends and spending patterns and provides analysis andrecommendations. Manages fund source allocations; authorizes all financial transactions and fundraising activities, according to University policies, fund source stipulations, insurance requirements, federal, state, and local laws; advises student organizations in the use of financial planning principles.
10% Supervision and Training: Models a participatory management style and involve students in establishing shared goals. Supervises student interns and volunteer staff; manages hiring, supervision, evaluation and termination processes in conformance with University policies and procedures. Provides oversight for student organization leaders; when required, conductsinvestigations and recommend disciplinary sanctions for student organizations.
5% Other Duties as Assigned: Provides support to the SOAR office by completing special assignments as required. Serves on campus committees and task forces, attends ad hoc meetings; prepares reports; assists in the overall success of the unit.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience advising college students to oversee all aspects of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of student development, mentorship, and organizational development.
Extensive experience planning and producing large and complex events and activities.
Experience designing, producing, and presenting student development programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of the issues facing diverse students in a University setting and experience addressing these issues.
Proven effective conflict resolution and mediation skills.
Related experience mentoring student interns and supervising student employees.
Budgetary and financial experience sufficient to oversee and manage a $100,000.00 budget.
Demonstrated ability to assimilate a broad knowledge of complex laws, policies, and procedures and apply them with consistency to varied circumstances.
Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relations with students, faculty, and staff.
Experience employing a participatory leadership and management style.
Proven ability to be flexible, cooperative, and collaborative within a complex and sensitive political and social environment.
Demonstrated skills to analyze and interpret reports and statistical data, conduct program assessments, and formulate
Excellent oral presentation skills and written communication skills.
Ability to independently set priorities and complete multiple and competing job responsibilities.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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