Classification: Student Services Professional II Department Name: Early Outreach & Support Pgms Job Number: FP2019-658 Status: Open until filled. Priority screening deadline is Thursday, August 29, 2019. Priority Screening Date: 08/29/2019 Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled
California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay (the 'Corporation') exists to enhance the educational program of the campus; directly serve students, faculty, and staff; and provide services to the public. Although the Corporation is a legally separate 501(3) nonprofit corporation, it is a fully integrated part of the California State University, Monterey Bay campus. The Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population. PROGRAMSUMMARY: The GEAR UP programs are an essential component of the Early Outreach and Support Programs (EOSP) Department. This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides seven-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. Services provided by the program include: academic and study skill development; academic, financial, or personal counseling; assistance in securing financial aid; information about career options; an individualized success plan; participation in cultural and social activities; mentoring; and collaborative partnerships with the community.
POSITIONSUMMARY: Under the direction of the Associate Director of GEAR UP programs with general oversight by the Director of Early Outreach and Support programs, the Pathways Specialist is responsible for the development and enhancement of clear and viable pathways to post-graduation success for all students.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop partnerships within the communities we serve for potential internship or shadowing opportunities.
Work with partner institutions to develop a transition plan to ensure seamless student transitions into postsecondary education
Work collaboratively with site teams operating off site to support the daily functions.
Develop summer melt and summer bridge services in coordination with postsecondary institutions in order to deliver services through the first year of college
Evaluate and coordinate parent communications regarding navigating the high school system, College and Career Pathways for their students.
Collaborate with the school site team to develop and implement a service plan to meet students' specific needs and monitor progress of high school graduation and college readiness, including review of completion of college preparatory coursework, develop trainings and workshops.
Collaborate with and provide support to GEAR UP teachers, administrators, counselors, and staff at school sites in accordance with federal regulations to fulfill the GEAR UP grant objectives, including meetings, presentations, surveys, trainings, information sessions, and other support activities.
Develop sustainable relationships with local postsecondary campuses and GEAR UP partner schools
Recommend and implement modification to systems, policies, and procedures regarding GEAR UP activities and services in the grant and at the school site.
Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the GEAR UP grant including maintaining documentation files of all services, correspondence, reports, procedures, and presentations related to the GEAR UP program; and developing outreach materials, including newsletters and social media sites.
Communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and groups of varying ages and cultural background to disseminate information, resolve problems, and clarify solutions.
Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgement and discretion are essential.
Ensure confidentiality of all program records and other sensitive information.
Help with the development and onboarding procedures of new grant team members.
Represent the GEAR UP programs at university functions and at statewide and national meetings, as necessary
Attends relevant national, regional, and local professional development conferences, workshops and seminars
Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the department and the campus community
Performs other duties as assigned
PHYSICALWORKENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of the principles, practices and strategies currently used in improving access and retention support to low-income and educationally disadvantaged students
General knowledge of A-G articulation and college entrance requirements
Knowledge of all three California systems of Higher Education
Ability to gather and analyze data; ability to reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; ability to participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences, and interviews; ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports
Ability to develop student support programs and activities related to assigned areas of responsibility
Ability to determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged in sensitive situations
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, student organizations, and other private and public agencies
Ability to work effectively and interdependently in a diverse school environment
Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and school policies and regulations pertaining to academic achievement
Ability to coordinate and oversee large groups of students; especially on a field trip, excursion, or after-school program
Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning academic pathway, work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements for program participants
Demonstrated information and technical literacy
The ability to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines
The ability to work both independently and within a team and collaborate on projects
Knowledge of federal grant proposal writing process
Providing lead oversight and training to assigned lower staff
A bachelors degree from an accredited college with major coursework in education, counseling or related field AND three (3) years of professional experience in a student support program at a secondary and/or post-secondary level.
A Masters degree or advanced coursework is preferred, but not required in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or directly related field is preferred, but not required and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
Experience providing student services in postsecondary setting preferred
Strong communication and organizational skills
Understanding of partner schools and target populations
Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituencies including middle/high school and college personnel and partnership members.
Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends and to travel in and out-of-state as deemed necessary to provide services to participants and attend professional development opportunities. Position will require travel between campus offices and off-campus location. Experience with personal computers including word-processing, spreadsheet, databases, querying software, and email applications. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Must have own transportation, valid drivers license, and insurance, and the ability to complete a web-based training in defensive driving. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish. A working knowledge of best practices in K-12 and higher education and academic counseling theories. An understanding and analysis of various challenges that impact first-generation college students and low-income students and how to assist these students to college graduation Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Strong leadership, teambuilding, and group facilitation skills. Any amount of proven work experience in a GEAR UP/TRIO Outreach Program.
A Masters degree or advanced coursework is preferred, but not required in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or directly related field is preferred
Special 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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay 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.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.
Compensation and Benefits: The salary for this position is $4,506.67-$4,666.67 per month dependent on education and experience. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation. Materials submitted become the property of University Corporation at Monterey Bay and will not be returned. University Corporation at Monterey Bay will not fax application materials. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit CSUMB.edu. For information regarding the University Corporation visit CSUMB.org.
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California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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