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Job ID: 5190

Job Title:
Academic Coordinator for Commuter Student Success Initiatives (S

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Date Posted:
August 9, 2013

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Position Information
Full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on or before one year from the initial date of appointment, with possibility for reappointment and/or permanency.

The Academic Coordinator for Commuter Student Success Initiatives works under the general supervision of the Director of The Compact Scholars and Thomas B. Day Student Success Programs. This is a new unit within Undergraduate Studies. The incumbent performs moderately complex professional student service work in that assignments typically require the application of both knowledge and judgment in using the principles, techniques, standards, guides and professional skills characteristic of a student service program in support of University student success goals to improve retention and graduation rates of target populations of diverse students including but not limited to local, commuter students. The primary purpose of this position is to provide students programs, services, and advising to meet their graduation goals.

Salary Range
Salary Range: $3,519 - $5,002 per month (Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,519 - $3,900 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

Develops, coordinates, and implements student retention efforts designed to improve undergraduate retention and graduation rates of commuter students.
As part of a team, provides individual and group information and advising for a student population of approximately 2000 undergraduates in the Compact Scholars Program in the development of Compact Program policies and procedures.
Leads presentations and workshops especially for freshmen in commuter learning communities and conducts student programs engaging students in high-impact practices.
Coordinates the Compact Advising Program in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.
Establishes academic plans to meet the needs of various student populations including but not limited to students on academic probation, students on scholarships, and high achievers; documents individual counseling sessions and keeps confidential records of students' progress and determines appropriate referrals to campus offices when necessary.
Creates, develops, and maintains data bases of student contacts and tracks student progress via assessment of data; compiles regular reports and data summaries to be distributed to program constituents in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.
Assists the Director in planning, marketing, and implementing annual events and programs such as Orientation and Graduation, as well as workshops, banquets, lecture series, conferences, and inaugural events.
Monitors daily activities in the Division of Undergraduate Studies learning lounge and other designated areas specified for commuter student activities and provides assistance to students who frequent these areas; recruits, hires, and trains student staff; coordinating student schedules so that the space is monitored at all times during hours of operation and coordinates student use of Division equipment, resources, and meeting space for students and student groups.
Develops and updates printed program materials in English. Assists in the development of materials in other languages.
Responds to all constituents (potential students, current students, campus offices and personnel, university or district partners, and parents) through in-person meetings, telephone, email, Skype, or other electronic means. Oversees Webpage and other media, including social media.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The ideal candidate must possess:

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.
General knowledge 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 interpretative information through interviews.
Ability to reason logically.
Ability to collect, compile, analyze, evaluate data, and make verbal or written presentations 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.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is demonstrated through the experience requirements.

Experience and 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 below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Possession of the required 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 Master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Specialized Requirements
Knowledge of and experience working in K-12 and higher educational systems.
Knowledge of and experience working with diverse student populations including underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students.
Experience leading presentations and/or workshops for students.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in Student Affairs, or Education.
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish.
Experience in data management.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin on Friday, August 23, 2013; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.

To apply for this position, please click on the link above on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Employment Opportunities Website.

Applicants with disabilities requiring special attention and/or interview arrangements may call (619) 594-7099.

SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.

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.

This position may be funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.

This position may require a background check, including, but not limited to employment verification and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s). The selected candidate will be required to submit fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services. If required for the position, a background check must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU.