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Summer Positions Available at OASIS

Summer 2012 program dates:

  • OASIS ATP/Summer Bridge program: August 4–31
  • OASIS TRiO SSSP Summer Experience: August 11–18

In addition, you'll need to attend at least one week of staff training before the programs actually begin.

Position descriptions:

Academic Transition Counselors

The residential life component of Summer Bridge is designed to facilitate the sociocultural adjustment of underrepresented students at UCSD. Academic Transition Counselors (ATCs) make up the foundation of the residential life component.

ATCs conduct one-to-one counseling conferences, facilitate group meetings and discussions, ensure the development of a strong network among students in their suite, and clarify the program structure and philosophy. Academic Transition Counselors reside in the residence halls with their students during Summer Bridge and work full-time for the 4 weeks of the program, plus 1 and 2 weeks of training prior to the beginning of the program.

ATCs are expected to live-in and will be compensated for 40 hours per week, which consists of evening and weekend hours.

During the academic year, Academic Transition Counselors are vital in providing their freshman students with one-to-one, individualized attention and support throughout their first year. ATCs meet 3–4 times a quarter with the students on their caseload working from 6–10 hours per week, continuing to play a critical role in the retention and development of Summer Bridge students at UCSD.

To become an ATC, you must complete EDS 116, a 4-unit course, including the Mentor Practicum, which is offered winter and spring quarters only:

  • The EDS 116 lecture meets once weekly on Tuesdays from 12:30–1:50 p.m.
  • The Practicum meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2–4 p.m.

You must fill out an application in order to participate in EDS 116. Spring quarter applications are currently available at the OASIS front desk. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, February 21, 2012, for the Spring Quarter session of EDS 116. NOTE: You must be a sophomore or above to take the mentor practicum.

ATCs begin training on July 25, 2012, and continue to train up until the start of Summer Bridge (which runs from Saturday, August 4 through Friday, August 31, 2012), including weekends; however, housing will not be provided during the first week of training.

ATCs will receive housing during the last week of training, room and board during the month of Summer Bridge, as well as $10.52/hour.

Applications for Academic Transition Counselors are available at the OASIS front desk.

For more information, contact:

  • Coordinator Antoinette Nagai, Summer Bridge Program Coordinator, (858) 534-4998, or
  • Assistant Coordinator Maya Bell, Summer Bridge Assistant Coordinator & Coordinator of the Residential Component, (858) 534-3762.

Peer Mentor for TRiO Student Support Services (SSSP)

TRiO SSSP Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) is designed to help first-year students (freshmen and transfers) to become more acquainted with UCSD to:

  • Succeed instead of just survive at UCSD!
  • Build a sense of confidence!
  • Gain a sense of knowledge and belonging that will help them at UCSD.
  • Meet staff, faculty, and other resources that will help them establish a long-lasting connection at UCSD.
  • Meet current SSSP students.
  • Build friendships with future peer mentors that will aid in their transition process.
  • Belong to a support program until they graduate.
  • Experience cultural events to help them meet other UCSD students

SSSP Peer Mentors help students with a variety of academic, social, and personal concerns during the Summer STEP program as well as during the academic year.

Every first-year student in the program is assigned to a mentor. Mentors will assist the transition of first-time UCSD students, serve as a resource for academic and campus information, and to be an overall advocate for students’ academic and social successes at UCSD.

To become a TRiO SSSP Mentor, you must complete EDS 116, a 4-unit course, including the Mentor Practicum, which is offered winter and spring quarters only:

  • The EDS 116 lecture meets once weekly on Tuesdays from 12:30–1:50 p.m.
  • The Practicum meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2–4 p.m.

You must fill out an application in order to participate in EDS 116. Spring quarter applications are currently available at the OASIS front desk. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, February 21, 2012, for the Spring Quarter session of EDS 116. NOTE: You must be a sophomore or above to take the mentor practicum.

TRiO SSSP Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) will be held August 11–18, 2012, and some training will be required beforehand.

Mentors are paid $9.50/hour during the summer and academic year.

For more information, contact:

  • Director Berenice Jau, Student Support Services/TRiO Programs Director, (858) 534-3761 or
  • Assistant Director Freddy Delgado-Wong, Student Support Services/TRiO Programs Assistant Director, (858) 534-6308

Resource Counselors

During the summer months, OASIS Resource Counselors (RCs) provide support to incoming freshman students by helping them navigate the transition from the typical routines of high school to the complex system of the university. RCs are actively involved in preparing students for informed decision-making and planning with regard to academics.

In addition, RCs speak to students on matters concerning scheduling and balancing various learning activities (academic, social, cultural, etc.). They also encourage students to be academically resourceful and assertive in seeking support.

Resource Counselors are key team players in placing freshman students into an OASIS Learning Community (OLC). An OASIS Learning Community is a cohort of students who are taking similar classes and OASIS tutorial workshops together.

OLCs provide students with a network of support during their first year as they transition from high school to the university. Each cohort meets one hour per week in a seminar during the academic year. In the seminars, students have the opportunity to address any transitional issues/ concerns, network and collaborate with peers for study groups, and also learn about helpful tips and the necessary tools to excel at UCSD.

RCs work 20 hours per week beginning mid-July through mid-September. Some RCs who work during the summer may continue to work through the academic year as OLC Seminar Mentors.

Hourly wage: $9.50/hour

Applications for Resource Counselors are available at the OASIS front desk.

For more information, contact:

Contact Assistants

Contact Assistants will be a part of the recruitment team for the OASIS Transition Programs:

  • Summer Bridge (SB) and Academic Transition Program (ATP)
  • TRiO Student Support Services Program (TRiO SSSP)
  • TRiO Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP)

You should have familiarity with OASIS services and personnel, and participation in an OASIS Transition Program (Summer Bridge, the Academic Transition Program, and/or the TRiO Student Support Services Program) is preferred.

Employment responsibilities include telephone and e-mail contact and follow-up of new UCSD admits. Such students are considered quintile 4 and 5 students (students from high schools in California that produce the least amount of UC eligible students). This also includes low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities.

Other duties include:

  • Maintain and organize information received from phone contacts.
  • Attend pre- and in-service training sessions.
  • Report up-to-date progress to supervisor.

You must be available to work 6–10 hours/week, beginning late winter quarter through early June.

There will be 6–8 positions available for the 2012–13 recruitment process.

Hourly wage: $8.50/hour

Interested candidates should visit OASIS Transition Programs to learn more.

For more information, contact:

OLC Mentors

OLC Mentors should have familiarity with OASIS services and personnel, and participation in an OASIS Transition Program (Summer Bridge, the Academic Transition Program, and/or the TRiO Student Support Services Program) is preferred.

Mentors will be working with students from the OASIS Transition Programs:

  • Summer Bridge (SB) and Academic Transition Program (ATP)
  • TRiO Student Support Services Program (TRiO SSSP)
  • TRiO Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP)
  • Sweetwater District Students

OLC Mentors will be expected to:

  • Co-facilitate OLC Seminars with an OASIS professional staff member
  • Facilitate a few of the seminars
  • Help to plan seminars in conjunction with OASIS professional staff
  • Maintain consistent communication with seminar students
  • E-mail/ call students to remind them about seminar related information
  • Communicate with students during and outside of seminars (answer questions etc.)
  • Keep attendance records for seminar
  • Mentor seminar students
  • Other duties as assigned

OLC Mentors will be supervised by Agustin Orozco. Aside from attendance sheets, mentors will also be responsible for timesheets and other paperwork.

Mentors will work 4–6 hours per week, which includes:

  • OLC time
  • Prep w/facilitator time
  • OLC weekly meetings: Thursdays 8:30–9:15 a.m.
  • Calling/ e-mailing/ Facebook time with students

There will be 8 to 10 positions available for the 2012–13 academic year.

Hourly wage: $9.50/hour

For more information, contact:

Contemporary Issues Discussion Facilitators

The CI Discussion Facilitators will be responsible for working with groups of approximately 12-15 students who are enrolled in Contemporary Issues: The University in Society. The course addresses issues related to the educational experiences of students of color, particularly in higher education.

Facilitators who can show awareness and sensitivity to such equity issues are important to the success of the program. You will facilitate discussion of the issues presented in lectures and readings.

Facilitators will participate in a one-week training session where you will be introduced to the strategies and Contemporary Issues material. You will work with other facilitators and professional staff in developing lesson plans and instructional activities.

Discussion Facilitators will work 15–20 hours per week, from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Facilitators will be paid at the hourly rate of $12.57 for individual tutoring and preparation. Facilitators will be paid $15.06 per hour for group activities.

Applications for Discussion Facilitators are available at the OASIS front desk.

For more information, contact:

Contemporary Issues Writing Facilitators

Writing facilitators are responsible for working with groups of 12–15 Summer Bridge students in a component designed to develop the students’ ability to perform college-level writing tasks.

Writing facilitators will be required to build a basic understanding of current composition theory during pre-Summer Bridge training, and must compile an appropriate repertoire of composing and instructional strategies.

Under direction of professional staff, facilitators prepare detailed lesson plans and implement various collaborative learning activities in their groups. Facilitators will assess and responses in accordance with the philosophical and theoretical premises discussed during Summer Bridge training sessions. Facilitators may be asked to conduct one-to-one writing conferences with students, and to perform other instructional and administrative tasks as required.

Writing Facilitators will work 15-20 hours per week, from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Facilitators will be paid at the hourly rate of $12.57 for individual tutoring and preparation. Facilitators will be paid $15.06 per hour for group activities.

Applications will be available early Spring Quarter 2012.

If you're interested, contact:

  • Cecilia Ubilla, Coordinator of the OASIS Language and Writing Program, (858) 534-1477, or
  • Rosalinda Tovar, Assistant Coordinator OASIS Language & Writing Program, (858) 822-3247

Math and Science Facilitators

The main objective of the math/science component of the Summer Bridge Program is to help students strengthen problem-solving skills necessary to succeed at UCSD.

Facilitators must have a strong background in one of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Economics

You must provide two letters of recommendation that attest to your subject matter knowledge.

Under the supervision of the OASIS Math/Science Tutorial Program Coordinator, the facilitators are responsible for conducting group sessions, tutoring students on a one-to-one basis or in groups, grading, and other instructional duties. You'll be responsible for a group of 12–15 students.

Math/ Science Facilitators will work morning hours (approximately 8:30–11:30 a.m.), as well as some evening hours for a total of 19 or 19.5 hours per week.

Facilitators and Assistants will be paid at the hourly rate of $12.57 for individual tutoring and preparation. Facilitators will be paid $15.06 per hour for group activities.

For more information, contact:

  • Jeremy Goodman, OASIS MSTP Coordinator, (858) 534-1469 or
  • Meena Naik, OASIS MSTP Assistant Coordinator, (858) 534-2281

Contact Us

OASIS: Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services
Center Hall, Third Floor (map)
Phone (858) 534-3760
Fax (858) 534-0679
oasis@ucsd.edu

Mailing address:
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0045
La Jolla, CA 92093-0045

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