Advisor/Counselor (SSP II) / Undocumented Student Success Center
California State University, San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino, California
Internal Number: 2734949
Advisor/Counselor (SSP II) / Undocumented Student Success Center California State University, San Bernardino
Job No: 504207 Work type: Staff Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
Build your future
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Be your authentic self
Focus on you
Make a lasting impact
Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
Bring everything you are, become everything you want
CSUSB's Undocumented Student Success Center (USSC) strives to create a welcoming, dynamic resource environment for our undocumented student population and to provide a safe place where AB540 allies and other persons with a common interest for underserved populations can congregate, exchange ideas and provide support to one another and their students.
California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of Student Services Profession II - Advisor of the Undocumented Student Success Center (USSC). Under the Division of Student Affairs, the USSC creates a welcoming, dynamic resource environment for our undocumented student population and provides a safe place where AB540 allies and other persons with a common interest for underserved populations can congregate, exchange ideas and provide support to one another and their students.
With general supervision from the Director of the Undocumented Student Success Center (USSC), the SSP II - Advisor is responsible for supporting the Director in carrying the mission of the USSC across the office, department, division, institution, a system of higher education, state, and nation. The SSP II - Advisor supports the Director in the administration, implementation, coordination, and delivery of all USSC programming, activities and services including but not limited to direct student advising/counseling, financial aid assistance, and support, CADAA support and assistance, financial literacy and education, outreach and education and partner management. The SSP II - Advisor is responsible for direct student services and programming, including the Dream.US scholars advising, students course review and recommendations, degree audits (PAWS), workshop planning, coordination and facilitation, and other services, resources, and support for student success.
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt, Probationary with the possibility of converting to permanent.
Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2022.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
Ability to understand current trends in Academic Advising and higher education.
Ability to provide clear communications both orally and in writing.
Ability to demonstrate public speaking skills which effectively communicate to large groups.
Thorough mastery of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Anility to understand and communicate policies and information related to the population being served (i.e., CADAA, Dream ACT, AB 540, DACA, etc.).
Must possess the ability to understand, prepare and present reports.
Comprehensive knowledge of applicable university infrastructure and policies and procedures is required.
The ability to independently handle multiple projects and priorities.
The ability to learn, interpret independently, and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures is required along with the ability to identify deviations from applicable policies.
The ability to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough, and, at times, creative solutions are required.
The ability to work professionally, collaboratively, and collegially with a diverse group of people, clients, and co-workers, is required.
The ability to maintain confidentiality and safeguard sensitive information.
Active problem-solving skills are required along with effective and sensitive interpersonal skills.
The ability to recognize and advocate for solutions that yield programmatic progress and improvement is required.
Ability to work independently or in a team. Interact effectively and work collaboratively with other departments.
Ability to listen and positively respond to student requests.
Ability to exercise considerable judgment in the application of college policies and procedures.
Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.
Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.
Ability to be creative and innovative.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
Education and Experience
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 may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Experience: 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 professional experience.)
Valid California driver's license and insurance required.
Master's degree, preferred.
An additional year of student services experience is preferred
Knowledge of PeopleSoft preferred.
Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of the CAS Standards for Academic Advising.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge working with the target population; undocumented, DACAmented, and multi-status students, families, and communities.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of working in higher education, with the ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,304 per month
Classification Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120 per month
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
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 the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino 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.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.