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Advocacy Advisor

Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Number

Number of Hires
Single Hire

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

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Additional Deadline Information

Title Code

Payroll Title Name
Student Life & Devt Specialist 3

Working Title Name
Advocacy Advisor

Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):
The Office of Black Student Development supports the Black experience at UCSB through a focus on four key areas: Recruitment and Retention, Academic Success, Holistic Support, and Advocacy.
Its student services, resources, and advocacy will create a positive learning environment, foster a sense of belonging and assist Black students in achieving academic excellence.

Department Code-Name
SASS-Student Academic Support Services

End Date/Contingencies for Grant Funding

FOC (Federal Occupation Code) Sub-Code
BA-Student Services

FOC (Federal Occupation Code)

Advertised Range Min (full time equivalent)

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$49,000 - $57,325/yr

Percentage of full-time

Monday - Friday


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Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) Works closely with division staff to advocate for sound practices, outreach, intervention and education and training to the broader campus community for the improvement of campus climate and inclusion across all marginalized identities within the Black community.

Develops innovative strategies that address issues such as racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia/heterosexism, and other forms of systematic exclusion and oppression in higher education.

Innovates new programs and initiatives to advance advocacy efforts for Black students and other underrepresented students. Develops programs to impact and improve campus climate.

Provides direction for campus in developing policies and procedures for implementation of student-related equity and inclusion initiatives.

Keep record of hate and bias related incidents related to the Black campus community and work closely with other entities maintaining reporting mechanisms and addressing reports.

Assess and advises high risk students. Advises of campus options. Helps mitigate negative impacts on their well-being, course of study and future career planning.

Embeds assessment into regular practice including integration in all program models.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Education, Black Studies, Sociology or related field or equivalent experience/training.
Demonstrated experience working with Black students in a university setting.
Experience in developing programming that responds to the needs and concerns of Black students.
Requires a high level of confidentiality, sensitivity
Ability to work on complex situations with a wide range of organizations and a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
Exercises a high degree of initiative, problem solving ability, diplomacy and professional judgment.
Ability to work independently, interpret and communicate policies, make sound decisions, anticipate job requirements, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, and political acumen skills.

Desirable Requirements
Experience working to improve campus climate issues for Black students and other students with marginalized identities.
Familiarity with UC policies and business processes.

Special Conditions of Employment

A little help* Go to Driver's License Requirements or Background Check Guidelines Satisfactory criminal history background check
Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse

Other Special Conditions of Employment
May be called upon to work occasional nights and weekends.

Other Recruitment Notes

Optional Applicant Documents
Other Document (1)
Other Document (2)
Other Document (3)

Required Applicant Documents
Cover Letter


FLSA Exemption Status

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CBU (Collective Bargaining Unit)
99 - Non-Represented (PPSM)

ERC (Employee Relations Code)

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Student Services

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Student Life and Development

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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