525703 - Assistant Director, Veterans Resource Center (Student Services Professional IV)
California State University, Fullerton
Location: Fullerton, California
Internal Number: 4011596
525703 - Assistant Director, Veterans Resource Center (Student Services Professional IV)
Classificaiton: Student Services Professional IV Department: Veterans Resource Center Sub-Division: Student Retention Salary Range: Classification Range $5,732 - $8,176 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $5,732 - $6,037 per month) Appointment Type: Ongoing Time Base: Full Time Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About CSUF: Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
Job Summary: It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About the Position:
The Veterans Resource Center at California State University, Fullerton provides comprehensive services to military-connected students that support personal, academic, and professional success. We strive to empower military-connected students to reach their fullest potential and shape the future. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Assistant Director, Veterans Resource Center (Student Services Professional IV). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
The Assistant Director (Student Services Professional IV) of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) works in collaboration with the VRC Director to deliver and integrate student support services specifically tailored to students who are active duty, national guard, reservist, prior service members (veterans), and military-family members. Serves as an integral part of the center by leading and implementing campus-wide and student affairs initiatives and success efforts. Works collaboratively to design and coordinate programs that academically support veteran and military- connected students, promote access and retention, enrich the college experience, and enhance student development.
Responsibilities include leading, designing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating student support services, high-impact practices, and co-curricular learning and assessment efforts. Recommends courses of action regarding sensitive and complex student issues and concerns and serves as a liaison for student-related issues. Reports to the Director for the daily responsibilities of the role. Works hand in hand with the Director to recommend university-wide policies that pertain to veteran and military-connected students to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs of Identity and Belonging. Contributes to and/or designs VRC publications, retention management initiatives, and college climate assessment efforts. Contributes to a wide variety of initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs.
The Assistant Director will also provide support for community outreach and engagement to community colleges, local non-profit organizations, and regional military installations. Serves as a point of contact for veteran, military, and higher education organizations, associations, and committees at the local, regional, and national levels. Assists in pursuing the departmental goals of 1) growth of the veteran/military-connected student community at CSUF 2) obtaining recognition for the CSUF VRC at the local, state, and/or national level, and 3) increase in external funding including, but not limited two corporate sponsorships, government grants, private donations, and community foundations/endowments. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelors degree or the equivalent from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution. Four years of professional student services work experience including experience advising students individually and in groups, as well as the analysis and resolution of complex student services problems. A masters degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, clinical psychology, social work or a job related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctoral degree from an accredited college or university and the appropriate internship or clinical training in a relevant field may be substituted for two years of professional experience.
General knowledge of the problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel, and fiscal management. Knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods. Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, supervise, and organize programs and activities. Ability to interact with a diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the public. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters. Ability to complete assignments without detailed instructions. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to acquire knowledge of campus procedures, activities and of the overall organization.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Preferred Qualifications: Basic understanding of veteran and military-connected education benefits including, but not limited to, those from the United States Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DoD), and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet). In-depth knowledge of and experience with military culture and the veteran experience. Strong awareness of higher education structures, policies, programs, and services, especially those related to veteran and military-connected students. Preexisting professional relationships with local, regional, state, and national points of contact in higher education, military, and veteran organizations.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in student development, higher education administration, counseling, or one of the behavioral sciences, or four or more years of related experience in mental health, higher education, and/or veteran services fields. Familiarity with student development and interpersonal communication theory, as well as group dynamic concepts. Experience advising student organizations, program/leadership development, and personal academic or career counseling. Skilled in individual counseling and advising, as well as group process facilitation.
Ability to design and implement leadership training experiences for college-based student organizations. Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, and practices of the assigned program, as well as a general knowledge of the policies, practices, and activities of Student Services programs outside of the assigned program. Knowledge, experience, and or leadership as a Veteran Peer Support Specialist or a similar helping role/profession (paid and/or volunteer).
Additional Information: California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial 'Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests' within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.