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Application Deadline First review of applications will be at 8 am on August 8, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Reporting to and under general direction of the Director of Transfer and Transition Programs (Director), the Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs (Coordinator) is responsible for supporting a wide range of activities to assist students in making successful progress toward their degree objectives and supplementing learning experiences within the classroom. Coordinating with the Director to support the development, design and implementation of all functions under Transfer and Transition Programs. Focused responsibility rests in supporting administrative planning including the recruitment, training, advising and supervision of student leaders, as well as developing and executing creative solutions for educational initiatives in Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer Transition Programs.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: Staff Supervision: The Coordinator supervises student assistants including Peer Mentors, Peer Facilitators, Staff Coordinators and Transfer Ambassadors in Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer Transition Programs utilizing student development/leadership approaches.
Apply student leadership development practices to promote a sense of belonging and to provide mentorship, guidance, and supervision for all student staff
Manage student staff both as individuals and as a team to develop and build skills necessary to accomplish the goals of the department
Establish department expectations and hold staff members accountable
Supervise student staff in managing conflicts they have with one another and other partners in a positive and productive manner
Provide ongoing feedback and administer formal evaluations of student staff
Maintain regular contact with faculty regarding student staff performance
Coordinate payroll process for student staff
Staff Training and Leadership Development: The Coordinator develops and implements fall, spring weekly and other trainings for student staff in Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer Transition Programs, collaborating with partners in Student Affairs and other divisions on campus to provide leadership development opportunities.
Assess training needs, develop/present training curriculum, and coordinate all aspects of fall, spring, and weekly student leadership training including logistics and coordination with campus partners such as Student Affairs, Residential Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, etc.
Coordinate with faculty and campus partners to provide bi-weekly staff meetings in the various Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer Transition Programs
Work with campus partners such as Student Affairs to train student staff on campus resources
Collaborate with Residential Life to devise and present training for student staff in living/learning programs
Coordinate with campus partners such as Student Affairs to offer leadership development speakers for student staff across departments
Maintain and update student staff manuals
Maintain email contact with faculty regarding Peer Mentor/Facilitator performance
Staff Recruitment: The Coordinator coordinates the recruitment process for student staff.
Chair the hiring committee comprised of student staff hiring managers across Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer Transition Programs, coordinating marketing, application, interview, and hiring process
Collaborate with Seawolf Leadership Committee and Student Affairs which oversees centralized campus student staff recruitment to establish recruiting and hiring processes
Create and distribute marketing materials for student staff positions
Coordinate faculty in Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer Transition Programs to determine student staff placement in respective transition courses
Departmental and Programmatic Duties: The Coordinator assesses student needs and develops/implements educational initiatives to promote Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer student retention and graduation.
Manage the implementation of assessment for Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer Transition Programs
Develop and execute Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer events and workshops, including: managing workshop content, coordinating logistics, advertising, and collaborating with campus partners such as Student Affairs
Coordinate the marketing, scheduling, and registration of Freshman, Sophomore, and Transfer transition courses
Manage and help maintain website content
Create and distribute newsletters to faculty/staff/students of Transfer and Transition Programs
Serve as a representative of Transfer and Transition Programs for campus events such Freshman and Transfer Orientations, Seawolf Decision Day, community college outreach, etc.
Serve on university and system-wide committees as appropriate
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place primarily in an office setting at Sonoma State University, however the incumbent must be able to work indoors and outdoors, as well as some evenings and weekends when necessary to support operational needs, including but not limited to emergencies. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available during the regular campus hours to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. This position may require occasional travel, by automobile or airplane, and overnight stay to travel to trainings and meetings off campus.
Qualifications Requires a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in a job-related field and three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree in higher education administration, student affairs, organizational development or other relevant interdisciplinary field of study is preferred and may be substituted for one year of experience. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior and the ability to articulate the purpose of Student Services/Affairs program. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of programming policies, procedures and practices in a university setting; working knowledge of student services programs outside of Transition Programs; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques, helping skills and discipline. The incumbent must also possess the ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; and carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions.
In addition, the incumbent should possess the following:
Ability to work effectively with students primarily in the age range of 17 to 22.
Ability to create an environment which accepts and encourages differences regardless of gender, race, religion, abilities, class, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
Knowledge of personal and social problems typically encountered by college students.
Knowledge and experience with leadership development programs in a college environment.
Ability to train and evaluate student leader staff.
Ability to plan and implement effective training programs for student staff and students.
Knowledge of how students develop and practical applications of this knowledge with a college-aged population.
Ability to plan and implement, or mentor staff who plan and implement successful social and educational programs which address the needs of all students including ethnic populations.
Ability and experience to effectively advising student organizations.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships in a wide variety of contexts.
Ability to advise and lead students both independently and in group setting.
Experiences working as either an academic advisor or teaching undergraduate students.
Ability to assess and evaluate students in their development.
Extensive experience and comfort level with student staff accountability.
Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written and electronic communication.
Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions and provide appropriate follow up.
Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
Must be able to effectively handle multiple tasks and competing demands, work cooperatively in group situations and work actively to resolve conflicts.
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
Cover Letter (attach as first page of resume) addressing why you are interested in this position and specifically relating your prior work experience to the duties listed in the job posting
Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University 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.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
Contact Information Sonoma State University Human Resources Main (707) 664-3100 Fax (707) 664-3196 1801 East Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928 firstname.lastname@example.org
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