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Seventh College is the newest of UC San Diego's undergraduate colleges. The College's theme, "A Changing Planet", encompasses a broad range of pressing global issues such as the climate crisis, mass migration, and rapid cultural and technological change. The goal of Seventh College is to help students acquire the skills needed to confront these challenges. Building upon their expertise in their major field of study, students are encouraged to approach large-scale, global problems from an interdisciplinary perspective and are given numerous opportunities to gain critical academic and real-world skills through project-based learning and research. The staff provide programs and services that support this academic mission by enhancing the educational, personal, cultural, and social development of students.
Under the supervision of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Senior New Student Programs Specialist is responsible for developing and coordinating Seventh College's social media division and our orientation enterprise; serves as the College's lead staff member for college recruitment, orientation, and transition programs; engages in programmatic efforts to support the unique needs of entering first-year and transfer students; advises Dean of Student Affairs on budget development and implementation; provides supervision to Orientation Leaders (OLs), digitial OLs, and student workers; and develops and manages Seventh College's social media presence.
Bachelor's Degree and five years or more of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience related support in program planning, implementation, program outreach, and/or assessment efforts.
Demonstrated experience interacting in sensitive situations with individuals from a wide range of academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience in program development/event planning, implementation, and assessment intended to meet the needs of target populations; with the additional ability to organize and conduct meetings, panel discussions, programs and workshops.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Strong knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. Demonstrated skill and abilities in conflict resolution with the ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, cultural sensitivity, and diplomacy.
Abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Demonstrated skills in identifying needs, concerns and problems of groups and individuals and take immediate and appropriate action to provide support and guidance.
Excellent personal and interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner, meaningfully and effectively, both in written and oral form, to students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Demonstrated skill in using standard office computer technology for word processing, email and student tracking and monitoring systems (including MS office applications, internet technology and web based systems); willingness and ability to update and maintain those skills as required.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective training and work direction to new staff members and student staff.
Knowledge of best practices and trends in Orientation, New Student Programs, and Transition Programming.
Demonstrated interpersonal, group, cross-cultural communication, and leadership skills. The ability to lead and to promote leadership among diverse student populations, and to facilitate effective group activities.
- Skill in using resources effectively. Knowledge and skill in the management and administration of budgets, personnel, and facilities.
- Background Check required.
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