STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND PROGRAMS ADVISOR
California State University, Stanislaus
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND PROGRAMS ADVISOR
(Classified as Student Services Professional II)
Full-time, temporary position available on or after May 1, 2017 and ending on or before May 1, 2018 for Student Leadership & Development. Possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Leadership & Development, this position will support the educational and experiential programs and functions of the Office of Student Leadership and Development. This position requires energy, strong organizational and leadership skills, experience in conceptualizing, implementing and assessing new student and family orientation and leadership development programming in a highly collaborative work style. Duties include but are not limited to:
• Evaluate existing and proposed policies and develop new policies for new student and family orientation programs, leadership development and student engagement programs, experiences, services, events and activities. Annually update policies and procedures.
• Conceptualize, develop, coordinate and assess student engagement programs, experiences, services, events and activities.
• Develop and collaborate to create training materials to advise student organizations and advisors during on issues such as but not limited to: Leadership development, finance,
event planning, and risk management.
• Conduct workshops or other educational experiences to promote leadership development and student engagement with the student body.
• Conceptualize, develop, plan, coordinate and assess co-curricular learning activities in collaboration with departmental staff and campus departments and programs.
• Develop, coordinate and analyze program evaluation and assessment; make recommendations and program improvement based upon program evaluation and assessment.
• Contributes and supports programs, services, and trans-formative educational programs and develops, implements, and sustains comprehensive student development, leadership
and related programs. Coordinates student development programs to enhance student engagement such as structured educational experiences
• Create programming for all incoming students during new student orientations, welcome week and other identified periods of time that focus on student experiences and the
community value of leadership development and student engagement experiences.
• Establish, interpret and evaluate program procedures to ensure uniformity.
• Manage records for integrity, accuracy, consistency and data driven decision making. Collect and maintain statistics and data for planning and reporting purposes.
• Gather and analyze student and departmental program data, write reports and make recommendations to the Director.
• Responsible for compilation of material and report writing for program accountability, Student Affairs, Chancellor Office and other reports.
• Responsible for developing and writing draft reports. Write reports on program and student success.
• Responsible for coordinating assessment and evaluation of the programs’ student learning outcomes.
• Identify, analyze and recommend student learning objectives/outcomes and innovative ideas for programs, events, activities based upon student needs and university, divisional and departmental goals and priorities.
NEW STUDENT and FAMILY ORIENTATION COORDINATOR
• Research, analyze, recommend and implement innovative and creative ideas and solutions to provide new students and family with an informative and engaging experience.
• Work collaboratively within the department and university community to plan and implement orientation programs.
• Conceptualizes, develops, and implements programs designed to support the efforts of the university with particular emphasis on the transition process of new students and
• Create a welcoming and engaging environment to integrate new students into camps student life; ensure clearly defined objectives for the program are formulated and met.
• Research, analyze, and recommend innovative and creative ideas and solutions to provide students with an educational experience.
• Develop solutions and make decisions regarding the programmatic and logistical arrangements needed.
• Independently problem-solve on the day of orientation and respond to issues quickly and effectively.
• Monitor and ensure all administrative functions of the orientation program are complete, including facilities, food/beverage, and equipment.
• Establish, implement and maintain program procedures to ensure uniformity. Managing records for integrity, accuracy, consistency and decision making.
• Collect and maintain statistics for planning and reporting purposes.
• Supervision of orientation leaders and co-coordinators including selection, training, and evaluation of continued employment.
• Submit request for Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) and other funding agencies and opportunities for the program.
• Implement program budget, coordinate all budgeting and monetary tracking and reconciliation, including program budget expenditures and receipts. Provide detailed reports and
• Work collaboratively with the Warrior Activities Center to ensure the developmental needs and learning objectives as defined by Student Affairs administration.
• Develop process improvements and procedures for program functions including the platforms and functions of StanSync, 25Live, PeopleSoft and CashNet.
• Assist in the day to day and general operations of the NSO area including but not limited to answering telephones, returning emails, reserving all spaces for each orientation, data
entry and reports in PeopleSoft, program logistics and editing the university website when needed.
• Responsible for fiscal management of program and area of responsibilities operating budget including forecasting expenditures and revenues, maintaining records, and linking program objectives and assessment to the annual budget process.
• Identify, analyze and recommend student learning objectives/outcomes for unit programs based upon student needs and university, divisional and departmental priorities; using Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and or other assessment methods and reporting.
• Assist with the implementation of the Student Leadership Program, Multicultural programs and other departmental educational and leadership development activities, programs and events. Participate in the Safe Campus Committee and any other requested related committees of the assigned duties.
• Under the direction of the Director, assist with the development and coordination of educational and experiential programs.
• Initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individual groups, including faculty, student service professionals, student organizations and academic or
student service departments. Review and analyze existing department policies/procedure and suggest appropriate modifications, as needed.
• Assist with coordination of departmental assessment and reporting.
• Serve as an OrgSync administrator and 25Live reviewer/approver; evaluate and respond to all student organization meeting, activity and event requests with comprehensive
evaluation and communication with appropriate and respective departments, students, parties. Other duties as assigned.
• 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 may be substituted for the required education on a year‐for‐year basis. Master’s degree preferred.
• Equivalent of two years of professional experience in 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.
• Knowledge of best practices to support new student and family orientation, leadership development and student engagement within institutions of higher education.
• Previous experience working with clubs/organizations on a four-year university/college campus.
• Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other multicultural identifies and backgrounds. Commitment to working with a diverse population; on-going
assessment of delivery of services and programs. Experience working with or mentoring foster college students and their communities.
• Ability to function within a team environment and be highly collaborative with others.
• Experience with developing and implementing educational and experiential experiences for student engagement and student leadership development competencies.
• Demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance new student orientation, transition, success, leadership development and multiculturalism.
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Public presentation skills and the ability to build collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
• Ability to develop and assess team and group development.
• Two years’ experience in student development, new student and family orientation, leadership development and/or student engagement. Additionally, two or more years of progressive
and large scale program(s) coordinating experience in a university.
• Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education, diversity education or related field preferred. Educational coursework in programs such as: psychology, sociology,
women’s or gender or ethnic studies with significant coursework in psychology, sociology, women’s/gender/ethnic studies, student affairs, higher education administration and/or educational leadership. Willingness to work flexible hours and evenings as needed. Bilingual/Spanish
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned.
• 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 interpretive information through interviews.
• Ability to reason logically; ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentation based on these data.
• Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required;
• Ability to recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi-aged 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 campus to which assigned.
• Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas Services Office.
SALARY RANGE: $3,858 - $5,485 per month plus excellent paid benefits. The California State University offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICATION SCREENING WILL BEGIN APRIL 21, 2017. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed CSUS employment application (download electronic application at http://www.csustan.edu/hr/Employment_Opportunities/Staff/index.html), cover letter, and resumé to:
California State University, Stanislaus ∙ Human Resources Department
Mary Stuart Rogers Educational Services Gateway Building, Suite 320 (3rd Floor)
One University Circle ∙ Turlock, CA 95382
For questions, please contact: Dr. Clarissa Lonn-Nichols (209) 667-3778
A background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) 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.
Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf.
THE INDIVIDUALS WHO APPEAR TO BE THE BEST QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE FOR AN INTERVIEW
THE ANNUAL CAMPUS SECURITY AND FIRE REPORT INCLUDES STATISTICS FOR THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS CONCERNING REPORTED CRIMES THAT OCCURRED ON CAMPUS; IN CERTAIN OFF- CAMPUS BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY STANISLAUS STATE; AND ON PUBLIC PROPERTY WITHIN, OR IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO AND ACCESSIBLE FROM THE CAMPUS. THE REPORT ALSO INCLUDES INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES CONCERNING CAMPUS SECURITY, SUCH AS ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE, CRIME PREVENTION, THE REPORTING OF CRIMES, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND, CAMPUS FIRE STATISTICS. YOU CAN OBTAIN A COPY OF THIS REPORT AT: HTTPS://WWW.CSUSTAN.EDU/UPD/CRIME-STATISTICS. TO REQUEST A PRINTED COPY CALL: (209) 667- 3572; FAX: (209) 667-3104; OR EMAIL: PUBLIC_SAFETY@CSUSTAN.EDU. INFORMATION REGARDING CAMPUS SECURITY REPORTS AT OTHER LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT: HTTP://OPE.ED.GOV/SECURITY/. CLERY ACT: IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CRIME STATISTICS ACT, CRIME REPORT STATISTICS ARE AVAILABLE AT: WWW.CSUSTAN.EDU/UPD/PAGES/CAMPUSCRIMESTATISTICS/INDEX.HTML.
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