The TRIO Scholars Program at UCR is a TRIO Student Support Services Project. It is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education for five years. TRIO Scholars staff work with approximately 140 UCR students to increase retention and graduation rates. The TRIO Scholars Retention Specialist will provide program support including coaching, advising, programming, outreach, and referrals. This is a grant funded position and has an expected end date of May 31, 2020 with the possibility of extension based on funding and program needs. Please note: The budgeted hiring range for this position is up to $45,500. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Experience Experience Requirement 0 - 1 years of related experience. Required Strong experience working directly with TRIO or similar outreach program. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Travel required for business related conferences, meetings, and/or events Required Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled Required Ability to work over night duty, as necessary, in conjunction with program travel or events. Required
Minimum Requirements Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to multi-task, verbal communication, and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Familiarity with challenges encountered by first-generation, low-income college students.
Familiarity with academic records to assist with advising
Basic knowledge of UC and the department/school/college.
Basic knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
Preferred Qualifications Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
- UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
- In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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