Outreach Counselor Native American Initiative Recruiter (Student Services Professional II)

Job description

Job Title: Outreach Counselor Native American Initiative Recruiter (Student Services Professional II)
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 13686
Job Code: 3082 Student Services Professional II
Job Grade: Range A
Department: Outreach & Special Programs  
Salary

Salary Range: $4,179 - $5,942 per month (anticipated hiring salary: $4,179 per month)

Note: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), probationary, exempt appointment

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Organizational DescriptionThe Native American Initiative has been established to increase the number of Native American students enrolling and graduating at Fresno State. The following are essential components of the initiative:

    Reach out to Native American students through partnerships and collaborations with Rancherias, school districts, and tribal agencies serving Native American students.Develop and maintain support networks within the university and the Native American community.Create a place that fosters a welcoming and supportive environment where students feel they have a home away from home. It is a place for studying, programming, faculty, staff, student meetings, social engagement, and student community building.Promote and support events that bring Native American students and community to the campus.Provide student academic monitoring and advisement that includes an “early warning” system.Connect students with mentors (faculty, staff, and alumni)
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Overview

Reporting to the Director of Outreach and Special Programs, the incumbent’s primary responsibility is to assist in executing programs and events that prepare and recruit Native American students for university enrollment. The incumbent will perform professional Student Services work and tasks in accordance with established work procedures to contribute to the collaboration and coordination with the Office of Outreach and Special Programs, for the day-to-day implementation of the Native American Initiative with the primary objective to increase the enrollment of Native-American students. The incumbent is responsible for implementing the goals of the Office of Outreach and Special Programs and the Native American Initiative, including providing student advisement and guidance, assistance with the development and implementation of college preparation, access and enrollment programs and activities, and represent the university in various educational and community programs; plan and apply basic interviewing and advising techniques, exercise sound judgement, and develop and maintain positive relationships with educational personnel and school districts.

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Position Summary
    Assist with the implementation and coordination of the day-to-day Native American Initiative, with focus on the outreach and recruitment of Native American studentsAssist in the development, planning and implementation of a holistic outreach plan to increase the enrollment of first generation, low income, and underrepresented studentsCollaborate with campus programs to help Native American students take part in critical support servicesProvide support in the planning, coordination, and successful execution of outreach and recruitment conferences, workshops, tours, receptions and other community eventsAssist with the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing and communication plan to outreach and attract Native American and Alaska Native students to Fresno StateAssist in the development of publications, brochures, and websites/webpagesHelp develop and increase strategic partnerships and relationships in Fresno State service area with schools and community agenciesCommunicate, advise and present information to parents and students regarding university admissions, enrollment, student support services, and academic program informationCollaborate with school districts, community colleges, and university personnel to develop a seamless transition plan for incoming studentsKeep abreast of innovative outreach and recruitment strategies to implement best practicesRepresent the university at college nights and transfer days, career days, and special community events such as powwowsAssist with the planning, scheduling and coordination of student/group visits to campusHelp establish relationships with relevant student organizationsHelp establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with relevant faculty, staff, students and organizations on campusReview and analyze K-12 regional and school/district based enrollment data to help identify target schools and assist with the implementation of innovative outreach and recruitment strategies and visitationsWork 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 studentsIn collaboration with the Director of Outreach and Special Programs develop and submit comprehensive reports periodically, or as deemed necessary, to the Director of Outreach and Special Programs.
Secondary Duties of the job include:

    Keep up-to-date regarding policies and procedures related to admissions, academic programs, general education and related university informationHelp maintain accurate information on the Outreach and Special Programs website as it relates to Native American studentsMay collaborate with the Cross Cultural and Gender Center as deemed necessary and directed by OSP DirectorOther duties as assigned
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Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of a university outreach, college, advising center, or similar department
  • General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management
  • General knowledge of research and interview techniques
  • General knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior
Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply program rules and regulations
  • Use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements
  • Obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews
  • Reason logically
  • Collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data
  • Advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required
  • Recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi¿aged value systems and work accordingly
  • 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
  • Rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned
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Education and Experience
    Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related fieldAdditional 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
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Specialized Skills
    Possession of a valid, current Class “C” California driver’s license and a good driving recordAbility and willingness to work flexible hours including evening and weekends, and travel on a regular and frequent basis as needed to meet programs objectives
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Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of Native American student academic needs and challenges to access higher education
  • Two years of student personal development and/or combined professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field (preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in cultural competency training and demonstrated ability to work with the American Indian community)
  • Experience in the practices, procedures and administration of American Indian tribal groups, student development and student activities programs or closely related programs and services
  • Experience working with outreach or recruiting programsExperience in event planning
  • Good communication, presentation, inter-personal and networking skills
  • Skilled in computer software, word-processing, power-point, excel, PeopleSoft, and social media

Ability to:

  • Carry out a variety of assignments without detailed instructions
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals
  • Serve as a resource to high school and community college guidance counselors to keep them abreast of pre-admission information
  • Submit periodic reports and prospect information
  • Interface and work cooperatively with officials from school districts, the academic and administrative parts of the university, and local community colleges
  • Be detail oriented and organized to effectively plan events and workshops
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Filing Deadline

Applications received by April 9, 2019 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.

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Application Procedures

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.

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How To Apply

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

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Other Requirements

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.

California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security 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 Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/clery/index.html

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: https://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083-rev-7-21-17.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.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

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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.

Temporary positions filled through recruitment may be extended or converted to permanent status without a second recruitment depending on the availability of funding and the circumstances that created the vacancy. A permanent or probationary on-campus applicant selected to fill a temporary vacancy at a higher classification or skill level that expires within the stated timeframe may return to his or her previous classification, not necessarily in the same position, subject to the conditions of the appropriate bargaining agreement.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

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General Information

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 24,000, 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 driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, 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.

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