SOAR Program Specialist

UCI Health
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$23.23 - $40.95
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Updated: Feb 13, 2023 Location: Irvine-Campus Job Type: Department: Student Outreach & Retention

Job Opening ID: 48251

Reports To: Director, Student Outreach & Retention Center

Working Title: SOAR Program Specialist

Department: Student Outreach & Retention Center

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 004563

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

Under the Student Affairs Division, the Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) Center at UCI cultivates a community of authentic student leaders that aspire to develop innovative, student-initiated outreach and retention programs that foster critical dialogue, mentorship and shift the educational paradigm to improve college access, readiness, and retention rates for historically marginalized communities in higher education. SOAR is a dynamic space that empowers student scholars through praxis to advocate and develop a transformative and equitable educational environment where students can use their education as a vehicle for social impact. Currently SOAR has various initiatives that support academic achievement, retention, and recruitment efforts for historically underrepresented, low-income, first-generation students.

Plans and implements program activities and events to engage students in campus life and help them integrate socially and academically to UCI. Program management of resource activities, community-building events, student panels, external request for college visits/tours and presentations of year-long SOAR programs. Coordinates academic and enrichment workshops and plans program events to support the academic achievement of UCI students with a focus on first-generation, low-income students. Provides mentorship and oversees student staff, interns, and volunteers. Responsible for the development, of center alumni engagement strategy development and execution.

Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

$23.23 - $40.95 (hourly)

Department Website:

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2-5 years' experience in higher education or relevant • Event planning or program planning.

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Must have a driver's license.

Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking. Knowledge of college student development and the ability to effectively conceptualize, coordinate, and assess meaningful learning opportunities for students. Interpersonal skills. Ability to work in team setting and communicate across team differences. Ability to multi-task, verbal communication, written communication and organization skills. Knowledge and experience leading and implementing events and/or programs. Abilities in problem identification, reasoning.


Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs. Knowledge of University processes and procedures. Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Understanding of University rules and regulations.

Special Conditions Required:

Other tasks as assigned. May work occasional nights and weekends.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan

  • Legal Right to work in the United States

  • Vaccination Policies

  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy

  • Drug Free Environment

  • The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

  • E-Verify

  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

  • Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https: //

    Closing Statement:

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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