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Application Deadline First review of applications will be at 8 am on November 6, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Student Academic Services, the Seawolf Scholars Coordinator/Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Advisor is responsible for coordinating all functions of the Seawolf Scholars Foster Youth Program (SWS) and work as a team member with fellow EOP advisors to provide direct student services to SWS and EOP students. In addition, the incumbent will work with Seawolf Scholar and EOP alumni, applicants and prospective applicants as well as community members and organizations that support these students.
Under general supervision, major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Coordinate Seawolf Scholars Foster Youth Program Build community for and among SWS students through campus events, office hours, and individual advocacy. Oversee current SWS programming, while developing, implementing, and assessing new programs. Serve as contact for current Sonoma State students, current SWS students, and prospective SWS students. Coordinate all SWS processes including but not limited to verifying all incoming students, providing scholarship assistance, and connecting SWS to on-and-off campus support. Provide community outreach and partner with local community organizations. Serve as a liaison for SWS with various departments on campus including, but not limited to Financial Aid, Admissions, Housing, Orientation, Counseling. Ensure Sonoma State stays in compliance with federal and state laws regarding foster youth. Coordinate fundraising opportunities including but not limited to donor development and donor relations. Coordinate SWS media including maintenance of webpage and paper materials. Research, write, submit, and report on grants specific to foster youth programs.
Academic Advising Identify student issues, construct resolutions to support students, and implement solutions. Provide General Education (GE) advising for SWS/EOP students. Meet with assigned students regarding academic progress, academic probation, and disqualification with the intention of assisting students in developing realistic and attainable plans for succeeding in their educational programs. Facilitate petition process for students as appropriate. Initiate four-year graduation plans for all assigned students. Facilitate career development discussions of assigned students. Provide all other academic advising services, as needed, to assigned students. Facilitate the transition process for incoming SWS/EOP students from high school or community college to SSU with respect to Admissions and Records, academic support resources, academic and personal and advising, and any other relevant student needs. Serve as a referral agent to campus resources as appropriate. Assist SWS/EOP students with social/cultural adjustments to SSU.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place primarily in an office setting located in Salazar Hall at Sonoma State University, however may include working indoors and outdoors when necessary to support events and other campus activities. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday aligned with regular campus hours. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available during the regular campus hours Monday through Friday to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours with overnight stays.
Qualifications This position requires the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis. Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in admissions, one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master's degree in a job related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience. Intermediate proficiency with computers, including standard office technology and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of online applications preferred. Working knowledge of student services programs and policies, procedures, and practices in regards to working with low-income, first generation college students is required, along with general knowledge of the practices, procedures and trends in Student Affairs and Academic Advising. The incumbent should be innovative and open to researching and implementing current industry best practices.
This position also requires the following: Practical experience working with Foster Youth and experience working with community resources for Foster Youth. Strong oral and written communication skills, including excellent customer service skills. Demonstrate multicultural competence through knowledge, skills, and abilities. Initiate program growth through data analysis. Analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters. Determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature. Stay up to date on state and federal legislation related to Foster Youth. Interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action. Carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals. Coordinate and prioritize multiple, completing tasks to meet project deadlines. Work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Be flexible in handling change and challenges. Think critically and stay focused under pressure. Work in a stressful environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged. Develop positive interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Sonoma State University is committed to fostering and supporting multicultural competence for faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
In your cover letter, please include what you think are the three most important things to consider when providing support and workingss with foster youth, low-income and first generation students.
2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
Contact Information Sonoma State University Human Resources Main (707) 664-3100 Fax (707) 664-3196 1801 East Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928 firstname.lastname@example.org
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