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Job ID: 498433
Job Title:
498433, Project Rebound Coordinator
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
November 30, 2020
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Academic Support (Unit 4)
Link to Apply Online:
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Position Summary
Project Rebound is a special admissions and support program for students transitioning out of prison. It has helped hundreds of individuals earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees since 1967. Project Rebound has a proven model to promote restorative justice, reduce recidivism, and empower individuals through higher education.

The Coordinator of Project Rebound reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program which includes, but is not limited to, on- and off-campus program planning, budget planning, and program expenditures. The Coordinator also supervises program resources and support activities, under the direction of the Executive Director.

The Coordinator must facilitate the enrollment of all formerly incarcerated students who qualify for the program based on university as well as program criteria. The Coordinator assesses each student’s unique academic and personal needs and familiarizes them with all necessary SDSU and community services that will aid them in reentry and matriculation processes. The Coordinator acts as a liaison between Project Rebound and campus departments (such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Counseling, academic departments, and Open University) and any other departments that promote the success of Project Rebound students.

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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 9/1/2021. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience
Possession of needed knowledges and abilities is typically demonstrated through a rich understanding of best practices of both prison reentry and higher education student services, exhibited by the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional work experience serving justice-involved people/students. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience or two years internship experience in a similar program. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper-division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Preferred Qualifications
B.A. in Behavioral and Social Science related field
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working with incarcerated and/or formerly incarcerated people; personal lived experience notably recognized
Demonstrated understanding of the local, state, and federal prison systems, including parole, probation, EDD, and transitional/supportive housing
Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create safe working environments for minoritized students, faculty, and staff
Experience participating in and leading movement(s) to create meaningful systemic change
Track record operating with an anti-oppression framework and an anti-deficit lens
Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture
Knowledge and experience working with varied and diverse populations of students
Competency in cross-cultural communication and dialogue practices
Experience in student advising
Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice
Possesses leadership qualities such as: being proactive, vision, being a self-starter, positivity, and creativity
Ability to facilitate difficult dialogues, effectively listen to all points of view and build consensus
Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives

Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,691 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

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Supplemental Information
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on December 14, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by December 13, 2020. This position will remain open until filled.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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