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COSMOS Community Assistant
Non Work-study

Hiring Information
Hiring Unit: EPC
Pay Rate: 13.00
Final Filing Date: 8/4/19 or
Until Filled
Employment Date: 2019-06-01 00:0 TO 2019-08-04 00:0
Hours: 40
Schedule: Variable inc. eve & wknds
Job Description
Skills Required: Applicants with undergraduate status are preferred.

-Proven communication and interpersonal skills with individuals and large groups; skill in listening and summarizing, addressing student concerns, and assessment/ mediation of individual and group conflicts.
-Knowledge of group living needs, ability to work with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds and to deal cooperatively and effectively with high school students, parents, the public, and other professionals.
-Demonstrated ability to be sensitive, respectful, and to understand the needs of economically and/or educationally disadvantaged, and ethnically diverse high school students.
-Demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations involving welfare and safety
-Demonstrated ability to support student academic achievement
-Ability to work independently and as a part of a team; the ability to organize, set priorities, and make decisions under pressure.

Skills Preferred: -Past live-in experience with K-12 residential programs.
-Knowledge and/or interest in Math and Science
Percentage of Time Duty
45% Community Building and Residential Programming:
-Plans, coordinates, and implements, activities for students when they are not in class
-Facilitates in the development of a sense of community and maintains a living environment conducive to the academic, intellectual, multicultural, and social development of all members of the residential community
-Assists student residents in developing skills in: problem solving, leadership development, interpersonal communication, time management, and study practices
-Sets a standard of communal and individual behavior within the residential community
-Establishes relationships of respect and trust with residents, program staff, and instructional staff
-Serves as a role model for residents and sets an example by abiding by and upholding all regulations and policies of COSMOS and UCSC
-Actively participates in a variety of program sponsored events and activities
-Serves as primary resource person for the student residents
-Attends daily meetings for Community Assistants, and works closely with the CRE and Residential Program Manager in the development of topics for the daily student resident meetings
25% Residential Counseling and Mediation:
-Meets regularly with Cluster partner CA, Floor CAs, CRE, and Residential Program Manager to collaborate and provide assistance in resolving a wide array of problems--(roommate conflicts, classroom concerns, lack of privacy, stress, loneliness, discrimination, intolerance, substance abuse, noise, etc.)
-Provides timely, detailed oral/written information to the CRE and Residential Program Manager regarding any issues that arise
-Resolves conflict among residential students, hears grievances and initiates mediation
-Serves as additional support for other Community Assistants and the CRE
10% Supports Goals and Objectives of Academic Programming:
-Meets regularly with instructors and/or Teacher Fellows
-Stays updated and informed on course objectives, content, and student projects
-Supports student work outside of classroom, provides assistance arranging study groups, etc
-Provides or arranges for tutoring when necessary
-Accommodates academic programming needs by adjusting schedules and residential activities when necessary
-Assists with student supervision and behavior on field trips
20% (15%) Safety and Security:
-May be responsible for determining on-site crisis, disaster, and the following emergency response in the residence halls
-Provides security for evening activities and events
-Assists the CRE and Program Manager with maintenance and room inspections
-Aids in the maintenance of safety and good order in the residence halls
-Provides confidential and sensitive information to the Program Manager and CRE regarding incidents involving substance abuse, harassment, assault, and other dangerous behaviors
-Assists with the monitoring of facilities, furnishings, and equipment to assure that high health and safety standards are maintained

(5%) Program Development and Improvement:
-Supports COSMOS staff by providing stories for newsletter
-Works with COSMOS staff by participating in media efforts
-Participates in program evaluation by serving on focus groups, attending debriefings, and completing exit surveys.
Courses Required:
Computer Keyboarding Filing Alpha
Macintosh Numerical
Windows Color
Unix Driving Car
Word Processing Truck
Spreadsheet Other Lifting
Databases Fingerprinting Required
Other Hazardous Substances
Special Comments: Community Assistants are compensated with Room and Board plus an hourly wage.
-Licensed drivers may be required to drive program vehicles
-RAs must be available to work evenings and weekends
-RAs must live in residence halls
-Scheduling conflicts as a result of participation in summer school, other jobs, or vacation may not be accommodated
-Work shifts will be approx. 40 hours per week, with possible overtime up to 10 additional hours.
-All selected candidates will be First Aid and CPR trained, TB tested, and fingerprinted.

Program Description:
California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science (COSMOS) - An academic 4-week program for talented and motivated students in grades 8 – 12. Each student will be placed in a topical "cluster" of math and/or science courses taught by UCSC faculty. Students come from throughout California.

Under the direction of the Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE), incumbent will provide services as Community Assistant (CA) in the residence halls during the summer program. The CA will perform duties that will include support and supervision of high school students; counseling; policy enforcement; conflict mediation; and on-site crisis and emergency response coordination.
CAs will interface with other summer programs and EPC staff on planning and implementation of residential programs. This is a live-in position.

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: 12000&file=11164-11174.3 More Information

Payroll Information
Service Team: SHR Operations
Hiring Supervisior: RICCA, KATRINA MARIE
Supervisor Phone: 831-247-7631
Supervisor Email:
Account Numbers: 7-620123-3105-66140-EPCSRL-2
Home Department: 000340
Classification: Assistant IV
Title Code: 4919
Date Approved: 2-7-2019


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