AA Initiatives Coordinator (Student Services Professional III) REPOSTED WITH NEW FILING DEADLINE
Note: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), probationary, exemptposition
Outreach and Special Programs intends to collaborate with school districts and local community organizations to enhance the academic preparation and increase college awareness for our youth, grades K-8. We look for opportunities to visit schools and programs to provide information about Fresno State and the majors and careers it offers. Our office intentionally offers programs that reach out to underrepresented minorities andhost students and their families at Fresno State. Early education and parent involvement can make a difference in a child's life. We want to motivate children to be bold and plan for a college education.
Reporting to the Director of Outreach and Special Programs, the incumbent has primary responsibility for providing leadership, in collaboration and coordination with the Office of Outreach and Special Programs, for the day-to-day implementation of the African American Initiative with the primary objective to increase the enrollment of African-American students. The incumbent is responsible for implementing the goals of the Office of Outreach and Special Programs and the African American Initiative, including providing student advising and guidance, researching, developing, and implementing college preparation, access and enrollment programs and activities.
- Assist in the development and implementation of a holistic outreach plan to increase the enrollment of first generation, low income, and underrepresented students
- Implement and coordinate the day-to-day African American Initiatives, with focus on the outreach and recruitment of African American students
- Collaborate with campus programs to help African American students take part in critical support services
- Review and analyze K-12 regional and school/district based enrollment data to identify target schools and implement innovative outreach and recruitment strategies and visitations
- Plan, coordinate, lead, and effectively execute outreach and recruitment conferences and receptions
- Assist with the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing and communication plan to outreach and attract African American students to Fresno State. In addition, assist in the development of publications, brochures, and websites/webpages
- Help develop and increase strategic partnerships and relationships in Fresno State service area with schools and community agencies
- Communicate, advise and present information to parents and students regarding university admissions, enrollment, student support services, and academic program information
- Collaborate with school districts, community colleges, and university personnel to develop a seamless transition plan for incoming students
- Use technology for outreach and recruitment and maintain relevant student data such as webinars, online chat, Facebook, PowerPoint, and others
- Keep abreast of innovative outreach and recruitment strategies to implement best practices
- Represent the university at college nights and transfer days, career days, and special community events such Super Sundays
- Schedule and coordinate visits to campus
- Recruit, train, and supervise student workers and volunteers
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with relevant faculty, staff, and students and organizations on campus
- Work with Office of Undergraduate Student Recruitment, Admissions, University Advising, Educational Opportunity Program, Dog Days, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and other relevant campus departments to support the outreach and recruitment of low income, first generation and underrepresented students
- Develop and submit comprehensive reports periodically, or as deemed necessary, to the Director of Outreach and Special Programs
- Adhere to all University policies and office policies and procedures
Secondary Duties of the job include:
- Keep up-to-date regarding policies and procedures related to admissions, academic programs, general education and related university information
- Maintain accurate information on the Outreach and Special Programs website as it relates to African American students
- Work with Student Affairs Development Officer and IRAP to pursue grants and development opportunities to support African American students
- Plan and execute events, such as conferences and receptions
- Work evenings and weekends as needed to meet programs objectives
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills &amp; Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior
- General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field
- General knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of a University Outreach Center
- General knowledge of individual counseling techniques
- Strong communication, presentation, interpersonal and networking skills
- Have a history of punctuality and positive performance evaluations
- Analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters
- 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
- Interface and work cooperatively with officials from school districts, the academic and administrative parts of the university, and local community colleges
- Work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds
- Be detail oriented and organized to effectively plan events
- Work flexible hours including evening and weekends, and travel on a regular and frequent basis
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in a related field
- Possession of a valid, current Class "C" California driver's license and a good driving record
- Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience
- A master's degree in a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience
- Experience working with outreach or recruiting programs
- Diversity competency training
- Supervisory experience
- Knowledge and understanding of African American student academic needs and challenges to access higher education
- Skilled in computer software, word-processing, PowerPoint, excel, databases, PeopleSoft, and social media
Applications received by May 1, 2017 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.
Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.
Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.
How To Apply:
To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/
Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed (as determined by the CSU) before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may be the basis for rescinding an offer of employment and/or affect the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.
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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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html
This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Other Applicant Information:
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.
It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.
Further, the California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 23,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.