Toro Guardian Scholars Coordinator (Exempt)

Carson, California
Jun 19, 2017
Recruitment 3092
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information  

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.  

Salary Range and Max Salary  

The application deadline is: Monday, July 3, 2017.
The salary range for this classification is: $3,858 - $5,485 monthly.  

Conditions of Employment   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.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.  

Campus Marketing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system.  CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide.  The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.  

Department Marketing Statement  

Department: Toro Guardian Scholars

Toro Guardian Scholars aims to equip foster youth with essential resources, help them graduate high school and enroll in college and/or training programs, support them on their journey through high school and college to earning a college degree or certificate, and provide tools to successfully embark on a career path. Guardian Scholars provides current and former foster youth with a partial college scholarship, mentoring, and individual support with the goal to increase their chance of academic success, graduation, employment, and ability to become a contributing member of society.  

Major Duties  

Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President of Student Success, the Toro Guardian Scholars Coordinator will be responsible for a caseload of approximately (48) high need foster youth participating in the Guardian Scholars program, providing whole-person and comprehensive case management services including: monitoring program participation/requirements,providing referrals to community partners, creating budgets, educating on study habits,ensuring basic needs are met, and maintaining regular contact. Additionally, this position will oversee the program specific administrative tasks such as check requests, database maintenance, and event planning.  


Minimum Qualifications:
Required Education:  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 shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

Required Experience:  Possession  of  these  knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the 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 masters degree in a job¿related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Preferred Experience:  Two years experience in program management and experience working with at-risk populations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Proficient in public speaking and giving presentations
- Proficiency in computer skills, including entire MS Office Suite
- Demonstrate professional writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a variety of people and represent Guardian Scholars in a positive and professional manner to all staff, visitors, donors, and the community
- Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and to complete and report on assignments
- Ability to work handle sensitive information with confidentiality, diplomacy and tact
- Excellent organizational, management, and problem-solving skills
- Must be able to successfully pass the background screening process
- Must possess reliable personal transportation and meet insurance requirements  


50% - Coordinates a high case load of students needs in the Guardian Scholars Program.
- Oversee the day to day program administration needs.
- Provide guidance and training to volunteer mentors by establishing the programs procedures and guidelines.
- Monitoring program participations and make sure students make successful progress
- Counsel students on issues concerning study habits, educational plan, and identifying career goals. 
- Maintain monthly contact with students ensuring basic needs are met.  Discuss challenges, successes, and identify any support needed.
- Develop tools to maintain student information which include program selected, courses completed, units needed for graduation, graduation application date, notes, and other documentation.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with other faculty, program advisors, and various campus administrators.
- As the program coordinator, make decisions that may impact the success of the program.
- Plan and lead student trainings and workshops, as needed
- Represent students in a professional and friendly manner at all times and develop a full understanding of mission and role in the community
- Attend evening and weekend Guardian Scholars events/meetings

35% - Develop, track, and evaluate participation and success of the Guardian Scholars Program
- Create methods to evaluate and assess the Guardian Scholars Program
- Track program sustainability and provide reports to management. .  Gather data regarding enrollment, continuing participation, completion rates.
- Assist with developing plan for recruiting new students to ensure participation goals for the program are met
- Review program policies and guidelines and make recommendations to grow the program.
- Possess applicable knowledge of current laws and regulations pertaining to educating foster youth and make referrals
- Complete regular research and assessment to regularly improve the program
- Provide information to community partners to increase awareness about the program.
- Assist with interviewing perspective student participants.

10% - Review program funding sources and in conjunction with management, recommend a plan for additional grants and fundraising opportunities
- Research funding opportunities through grants or fundraising activities that will sustain the life cycle of the program. 
- Partner with student organizations and University Advancement to assist with developing additional funding opportunities and get assistance with grant writing.

5% - Additional duties as assigned  

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Closing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms please visit,

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

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Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.  

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