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University of California Santa Barbara
  • Position Number: 2755501
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Mentoring Program Coordinator


Position title: Mentoring Program Coordinator
Percent time: 100
Position duration: One year with possibility of renewal, depending on performance and funding availability.


Open date: January 5th, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Apr 22, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 22, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Mentoring Program Coordinator is a full-time appointment that reports directly to the faculty director of the Center for Innovative, Teaching, Research, and Learning at the University of California Santa Barbara. The Mentoring Program Coordinator will serve as a liaison across the undergraduate learning mentorship programs on campus. The program coordinator can also provide research-based guidance to existing programs as well as provide consultation to faculty and staff who plan to develop new mentoring programs.

The primary Program Coordinator areas of responsibilities included, but are not limited to:

Serve as liaison to undergraduate learning mentorship programs across all colleges:
UCSB is home to multiple mentorship programs in STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanities. The program coordinator will work closely with these areas to provide necessary support with training, recruitment, and assessment of the programs.

Develop training materials for peer mentor programs:
The program coordinator will work to further develop training modules for undergraduate peer mentors that will focus on mentoring practices that are aligned with the diverse experiences of UCSB students.

Host training sessions for peer mentors:
The program coordinator will host multiple training sessions during the year, to accommodate the new peer mentor cohorts. The training will be a collaboration with each of the mentor programs with the goal to provide students with general mentoring skills prior to content specific training.

Provide guidance and consultation to mentoring program leaders:
The program coordinator will work with program leaders to help implement clear mentor/mentee protocols, to assure that the students have a clear understanding of what to expect from the program. In addition, the program coordinator will work with the program leaders to design and implement assessment protocols for each program. The protocol will include clear evidence gathering procedure, and evidence analysis.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Minimum Qualifications:

-2 years experience directing academic learning/mentorship programs
-Master's degree, does not need to be related to the position.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

-Familiarity with research literature on equitable and inclusive academic mentoring
-Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse audiences involved in mentorship programs
-Evidence of commitment to equitable and inclusive learning
-Experience in program development, project development, and employee supervision.
-Ability to facilitate collaborative work across departments
-Ability to interact effectively with diverse populations, including senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and the public.
-Strong written and oral communication skills, including excellent interpersonal communication, written reports and correspondence, and presentations for large and small audiences.
-Experience working with underrepresented minority and/or under-served populations.
-Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects at different levels.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

    Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)
  • 3 professional and/or academic references. Contact information only is acceptable. In the event that an applicant is selected as the finalist, the department will conduct a reference check before extending an offer.

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    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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