Guardian Scholars Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 3889880
Guardian Scholars Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)
Job No: 523623 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity is responsible for the coordination and development of student services and building the inclusive excellence of SDSU's staff and faculty at San Diego State University. Departments include, but not limited to, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs; Career Services; Communications Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success; Financial Aid and Scholarships; Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center; New Student and Parent Programs; Office of the Student Ombudsman; Residential Education; Resource Management; Student Ability Success Center; Student Health Services; Student Life and Leadership; Student Rights and Responsibilities; Testing Services Office; Well-being & Health Promotion; Cultural Centers; and programming related to Inclusive Excellence.
Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds;
Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff; and
Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.
Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:
'The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.'
A primary goal of the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success (EOPOS) is to improve access to higher education for students from underrepresented backgrounds by implementing and administering early outreach programs and recruitment processes which develop an understanding of, and support, the pathway to higher education for students and their parents, guardians and loved ones. EOPOS builds collaborative relationships with schools, school districts, community colleges and other organizations to support this goal. EOPOS assists students in overcoming historical, traditional, social, economic, psychological, and educational barriers throughout their collegiate experience and in achieving academic success by providing a comprehensive program of support services. Typical services provided include, but are not limited to: outreach and recruitment, pre-admission counseling, screening-and-selection, professional development in teaching/learning methodologies, program orientation, summer bridge programs, financial aid advising and follow-up, special/regular admission, academic advising, tutoring, learning skills, peer mentoring, and academic/personal support services.
The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success (EOPOS) oversees the program and serves as the main resource for Guardian Scholars. SDSU Guardian Scholars (GS) Program is a holistic support program committed to serving students who identify as current or former foster youth, wards of the court, under legal guardianship of unaccompanied youth by supporting their transition to, through and beyond SDSU.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of EOP, Outreach and Success, the Guardian Scholar Coordinator is responsible for the planning, preparation, and coordination of the SDSU Guardian Scholars Program in alignment with the 8 Pillars of Service: persistence to graduation, housing stability, identity development, financial competence, healthy relationships, physical/emotional wellness, life skills development, and employment readiness (https://sacd.sdsu.edu/eop/programs/guardian-scholars). The GS Coordinator will assist with leading retention efforts for the GS Program inclusive of the following: GS application and selection process, review and interpret documentation that establishes students' foster youth, legal guardianship or unaccompanied homeless youth status, plan and organize signature and retention events throughout the academic year, function as a liaison to various departments on campus to ensure the needs of Guardian Scholars are being met, establish a calendar and create activities for Guardian Scholars and EOP outreach and trauma-informed programming efforts, assist with guiding the members of the Guardian Scholar Student Advisory Board, and providing a safe and welcoming environment for Guardian Scholars in the EOPOS office and GS Resource Area.
The Guardian Scholar Coordinator will also address educational issues with Guardian Scholar students such as financial aid follow-up, academic probation and residential living on and off campus as needed, and in collaboration with the EOPOS Counselor working with GS.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
Possession of this knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.
A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Specialized Skills Required
Demonstrated experience working with transition age youth who were foster youth, under legal guardianship, ward of the court, and/or unaccompanied homeless youth;
Minimum of one year experience working with students from low income, traditionally underserved/disadvantaged backgrounds and culturally diverse populations;
Demonstrated ability in conflict resolution and crisis intervention as it pertains to students with a history of complex trauma and/or abuse;
Minimum of one year experience developing, organizing, planning, and implementing programs utilizing a trauma-informed care approach;
Minimum of one year experience utilizing individual counseling techniques;
Minimum of two years of experience analyzing complex situations accurately and adopting effective courses of action;
Minimum of one year experience advising students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters;
Demonstrated experience working in high pace environment, and can multitask, meet deadlines, work with a team, and adapt to new directives;
Demonstrated experience in coordinating programs, presentations, and activities for transition age youth with strategic outcomes of community building, life skills development, academic persistence, financial competence, housing stability, healthy relationships, identity development, wellness, and/or employment readiness.
Licenses and/or Certifications Required:
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Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,025 per month.
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159 per month.
SDSU Vaccine Policy
The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on March 7, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by March 6, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
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.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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Advertised: Feb 07, 2023 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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