Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Undocumented Resource Area Coordinator
Department: Student Academic Services (140400)
College/Division: Student Affairs
Salary Range: $3,858 - $5,485 per month.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Learn by Doing is the core philosophy of Cal Poly, built on more than 100 years of hands-on learning and experiences that prepare students for meaningful careers and life-long aspirations. Cal Poly is home to more than 21,000 students, 42,000 parents and supporters, and 185,000 alumni. Student Affairs delivers innovative co-curricular learning experiences that directly impact student recruitment, retention, and graduation from Cal Poly. As one of the largest divisions on campus, it is committed to the active engagement, wellbeing, inclusion, and success of all students.
Student Academic Services (SAS) provides comprehensive programs that offer transition and retention services to students. These programs include the Academic Skills Center, Connections for Academic Success, Cal Poly Scholars Program, Educational Opportunity Program, Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, Summer Institute and Upward Bound. Participation in these programs allow students access to counselors so students can utilize a wide array of enhanced support that promotes student success, self-advocacy, multi-cultural awareness, co-curricular involvement, timely progress toward their degree, career/graduate school planning and university graduation.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Student Academic Services, the Undocumented Resource Area Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of programs and services offered by Student Academic Services to engage and support undocumented students, as well as students from mixed-status families, at Cal Poly. The Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director in identifying opportunities, collaborating and maintaining relationships and partnerships within Cal Poly and the community to create, develop, and implement programs and services that support the retention and academic success of undocumented students.
Incumbents in the Student Services Professional II classification perform moderately complex professional student service work in that assignments typically require the application of both knowledge and judgment in using the principles, techniques, standards, guides and professional skills characteristic of a particular student service program or activity. This is the first level to require planning; both interviewing and counseling techniques; judgment to recommend solutions to problems and changes in program procedures; and acting as spokesperson within the area of expertise.
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Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; OR a Master's degree and one year of experience.
Working knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of providing student services support to underrepresented, first generation, and/or low income students.
General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management.
General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.
Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements.
Ability to obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews.
Ability to reason logically.
Ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data.
Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required.
Ability to recognize multicultural, multi-sex and multiage value systems and work accordingly.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts.
Ability to rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the Student Affairs division at Cal Poly.
Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
General knowledge of individual counseling techniques.
Ability to obtain information through various tools and collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data.
Ability to speak publicly to large groups.
Ability to maintain and update electronic and print media, including publications and other marketing and communications materials for program outreach and enhancement.
Ability to provide lead work direction.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication, teamwork as well as maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population who come from a various cultural backgrounds.
Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Excellent organizational, delegation and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
Working knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Master's degree in Counseling, College Student Development, Higher Education, or a directly related field.
Bilingual in Spanish/English.
General knowledge of AB540/DACA laws and the effect on students.
Experience working with AB540/DACA/undocumented students.
Experience working with students from low income, traditionally underserved, and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. former foster youth, undocumented students, etc.).
Experience developing, planning, and implementing workshops or other programming aimed at supporting students, including undocumented students.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be willing and able to work occasional extended work weekdays and weekends.
Must be willing to accept reassignment of duties if needed and to participate in cross training.
Must be willing to travel and attend training sessions related to policies, procedures and technological advancement as it pertains to position requirements.
This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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.
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
Review Begin Date: 04-03-2017
Requisition Number: 104412
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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