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Outreach Specialist

University of California, Santa Cruz
Silicon Valley

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Job Title: Outreach Specialist
Location: Silicon Valley
Job ID: 31787

This position works remotely requiring a telecommuting agreement and adherence to the UCSC Telecommuting/Remote Work Guidelines. The employee shall be available in a full-time capacity during assigned telecommuting work hours (specific hours to be discussed with supervisor). While telecommuting/remote working, the employee is responsible for ensuring a worksite environment suitable for accomplishing their regular job duties during scheduled hours of work and, if applicable, arranging for dependent care just as they would if they were working at the regular UCSC worksite.


UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.

Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.


UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The IRD for this job is: 03-17-2022


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


Scout, from University of California, is an online education program that is available for middle and high school students, teachers, schools, and school districts. UC Scout offers “A-G” approved college preparatory and College Board-approved Advanced Placement courses online.

UC Scout’s mission is to support educationally disadvantaged students across California, raise student achievement levels, and close achievement gaps.

The incumbent reports to the Communications Program Manager. UC Scout consists of roughly two dozen full-time employees and another two-dozen part-time employees. UC Scout is a branch of UC Santa Cruz and the University of California. The UC Scout team is a remote team that holds occasional meetings on location from its home location in Santa Clara, CA.

More information can be found here: https://


Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced recruitment and / or admissions professional, to identify potential students, provide information, and ensure good relationships with the public and institutions and organizations involved in outreach / recruitment and / or independently reviews applications for admission, using professional judgment in determining whether applicant meets the requirements for admission, making exceptions to admissions requirements, and taking into account a variety of requirements. Recommends improvements / modifications to the program.


Salary Information: Salary Range: $65,450 - $75,800 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: 06-30-2024, with possibility of extension

Work Location: Remote

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: 004509 (ADMISSIONS RECRMT SPEC 3)

Travel: Up to 25% of the time


60% - Direct Outreach

Identifies potential teachers, schools, and students. Provides in-depth information on UC Scout program to prospective—primarily California--schools, teachers, and students. Information provided in person, via phone or video call, or written communications.

10% - Planning

Works with management and clients to create, develop, and implement long and short-term strategic outreach plans.

10% - In-Person Outreach and Events

Visits schools and travels to strategic conferences for outreach. Plans, manages and implements events to enhance recruitment and yield teachers and students aligned with UC Scout’s mission.

5% - Assess

Assesses schools A-G and AP course needs to determine student challenges that UC Scout can resolve. Assesses students for motivation, initiative, and alignment with UC Scout’s mission to support California’s educuationally disadvantaged students.

5% - Liason

Serves as liaison between schools, teachers, students, parents and UC Scout.

5% - Reporting

Produces special and annual reports, and program evaluations.

5% - Tracking

Tracks outreach efforts in an easily accessible format for future reference.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate University policies and procedures to prospective schools, teachers, students, and the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
  • Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings/workshops and do presentations over video or in person.
  • Excellent verbal communicator.
  • Excellent written communicator.


  • Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of California A-G and AP courses in addition to UC admissions requirements.


  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Must be able to work remotely from a home office and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
  • Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to occasionally work nights, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Ability to travel when required.
  • The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to 'My Activities'. Visit our How to Apply tutorial for detailed instructions on our applicant process.


The University of California is an Equal Employment 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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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