REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Must come from or demonstrate a clear understanding of migrant background. Possess excellent advisory and leadership skills that demonstrate sensitivity towards students’ migrant backgrounds. Demonstrate working knowledge of the practices, procedures, and activities of programs serving migrant farmworker students, low-income populations.
Possess knowledge on all aspects of recruitment and admissions for post-secondary education. Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, University Corporation personnel and agency representatives. Working knowledge of the best practices and strategies currently used in improving access and retention support to low-income and educationally disadvantaged migrant students using an asset-based approach to building on the talents and strengths of each student; Working knowledge of college student developmental theories and practices; of the basic principles of individual and group behavior; of research and observation techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying, and interpreting factual information; of the techniques and methods of interviewing; of the basic principles, practices and major trends in academic advising.
Ability to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of the specific objectives of CAMP and its relationship to the total campus community; ability to interpret and apply program, campus, state, university rules and regulations. Ability to gather and analyze data; ability to reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; ability to participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences, and interviews; ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports. Ability to work effectively and interdependently in a diverse university environment. Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and university policies and regulations pertaining to academic achievement. Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning a student's academic pathway, work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements. Ability to collect, compile, and evaluate academic transcripts and make verbal and written recommendations accordingly. Knowledge and understanding of Title V, E.O. 595, 665, 405, and CSUMB Admissions and Financial Aid policies.
Education and Experience:
Equivalent to a BA degree from an accredited college or university AND one year experience in areas related to college, pre-collegiate, college advising and/or retention, post-secondary academic advising and/or student academic services. Special emphasis shall be placed on relevant experience in academic advising and working with migrant students both at the sixth through twelfth grade and at the post-secondary level.
SPECIALIZED SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bilingual (Spanish/English). Must have excellent writing and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish. Weekend and evening work required as needed to coordinate and implement program goals and objectives. Fluency in using standard office software packages.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance, and the ability to complete a web-based training in defensive driving. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment. This position handles sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgement and discretion are essential. Therefore, ensuring confidentiality of all program records and other sensitive information is required.
The person holding this position is 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.
NOTE: “A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.