University Enterprises, Inc. at Sacramento State is seeking an UPLIFT CA Project Coordinator for the College of Education. Through a grant from the Early Educator Investment Collaborative (EEIC), the College of Education at Sacramento State, in conjunction with two campus partnerships (CSU Pomona, CSU Bakersfield), the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the Educator Quality Center (CSU Chancellor’s Office), has created the Universities & Partners, Learning, Innovating, Fostering Equity, Transforming California ECE Degrees (UPLIFT CA) program. The overall goal of UPLIFT CA is to bring early childhood educator preparation into alignment with the professional performance standards in operation for pre-service and in-service TK-12 educator preparation. The project focuses on the integrating teaching performance expectations for early childhood educators into the BA and community college curricula, the creation of specific activities and experiences in clinical sites, training for mentors at early childhood clinical sites and calibration across all partners on an observation tool to be used in the clinical experience.
UEI offers an excellent benefits package which includes:
- UEI contribution to a TIAA retirement plan after one year of service
- Paid Vacation Time
- Paid Sick Time
- Paid Holidays – 13 paid holidays per year including paid time off the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as the CSUS campus is closed
- Excellent medical benefits – 100% employer paid medical & dental for employee-only coverage and low cost for family coverage
Apply by Friday, April 23, 2021.
Pay Rate: $16.04 - $22.45 per hour
This position will provide general administrative support for the UPLIFT CA project. The position will facilitate the daily operations of the administrative side of the project, assisting in the project’s activities, and assisting the Project Leadership in ensuring that goals of the project are being met. The Project Coordinator will also help facilitate communications across partners in the project, some elements of data collection, and organizing network meetings. The position reports directly to the Statewide Director of the UPLIFT CA project and works closely with the Sacramento State Campus Coordinator and the Principal Investigator in the College of Education.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Performs clerical functions including typing, word processing, taking and transcribing minutes, data entry, copying, collating, filing, and related tasks to facilitate the operation of the project.
- Works collaboratively with Statewide Director, Campus Director, and Principal Investigator to develop procedures and timelines for the activities and events administered by the UPLIFT CA project.
- Schedules meetings with multiple on-campus, off-campus, community partners, and agencies.
- Arranges logistics for in-person and virtual events including room reservations, purchasing supplies, catering, vendors, creating a virtual event invitation, assisting with presentations, and reserving interpreters (as needed).
- Assists in ensuring timely submission of budget-related items including preparing check requests, verifying receipts, and assisting with travel related paperwork. May assist with monitoring and maintaining the program budget and related records.
- Works with UEI Account Analyst to maintain and update the project’s budget and related records.
- Prepares materials for meetings and events, creates agendas for project meetings, attends meetings, takes notes, and distributes the notes following the meetings. Uses virtual meeting technology (e.g., Zoom) to assist and/or facilitate meetings.
- Assists with creating and maintaining multiple databases, including a database to track multiple components of the grant along with the partners involved in each.
- Establishes and maintains office files and record keeping systems including confidential information and data.
- Works with program leadership to prepare quarterly and annual reports on project activities.
- Works closely with community partners in early childhood and elementary (TK-6th) education. Assists with updating the program’s social media and sharing content on websites.
- Occasional travel to community and school sites to help facilitate events; could include state-wide travel.
- Serves as an initial point of contact for questions regarding the project. Directs questions to appropriate program leaders (Sacramento State and program partners) as needed.
- Performs other job-related duties, as determined by project leadership, which will help facilitate the project.
- Demonstrated experience performing clerical functions such as maintaining calendars, word processing, filing, copying, answering phones, and typing.
- Demonstrated experience working in programs with culturally and linguistically diverse students, teachers, faculty, or community members.
- Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood education settings, community organizations, or agencies.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in a diverse environment and with multiple groups (e.g., faculty, staff, and students from early childhood settings and TK-6 schools, the university, and community groups and agencies).
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with little direction and coordinate many different tasks, determining the importance of each, re-prioritizing if necessary, setting deadlines, and completing projects accordingly.
- Demonstrated experience using computer applications including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases, such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite as well as with virtual meeting platforms (e.g., Zoom, etc.)
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with the ability to clearly express ideas and recommendations orally and in writing.
- Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Must continue to meet the established standards.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, an Education-related program, Social Sciences program, or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
- Experience organizing meetings and events including but not limited to travel arrangements and venue logistics.
- Experience preparing budget-related paperwork such as faculty agreements and check requests.
- Experience preparing reports and summaries of activities.
- Demonstrated experience conducting presentations and speaking in front of groups.
- Demonstrated communication skills in Spanish. Experience updating and uploading images, text, and video on a variety of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.