Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs (Student Services Professional IA)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 4081826
Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs (Student Services Professional IA)
Job No: 526252 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Center for Commuter Life
Under the direct supervision of the Center for Commuter Life Assistant Director, and in coordination with the Assistant Dean of Students for Co-curricular Programs and Student Support, the Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs, will be trained to develop and implement advising and programs that facilitate growth in the areas of scholarship, personal and leadership development, citizenship, mentorship, and campus engagement. Using well established guidelines, the Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs provides guidance and mentoring, through programming and advising efforts, to commuter students at SDSU.
The Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs is responsible for completion of program-related tasks or projects assigned by the appropriate administrator. The Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs in this position provides back-up generalist support to other program coordinators within the department, including Student Organizations and Activities, Leadership and Community Service Programs, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and ODOS programs that support retention, academic excellence and enhance graduation rates. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.
New Student and Parent Programs
The Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs, under the direct supervision of the Director and Associate Director for New Student and Parent Programs will be trained to assist in the consultation, guidance, mentorship, leadership, support, and coordination through program and advising efforts to New Student and Parent Programs, and help develop and support orientation, transition and retention initiatives that enhance student's sense of belonging and overall student success. These initiatives include, the SDSU Ambassadors, Welcome Week(s), Aztec Nights, Family Weekend, parent and family meetings and other programs as assigned. The Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs is responsible for the completion of program-related tasks or projects assigned by the appropriate administrator. The Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs in this position also provides back-up generalist support to the staff in New Student and Parent Programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, proficiency in desktop publishing, and word processing are required of the incumbent. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.
This position does require the person to be enrolled in a full-time graduate program as a condition of employment. Preference is given to students in the PELSA graduate program, as a training role to students who are in the PELSA.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position ending on June 30, 2024, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as non-exempt under FLSA and is 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. Ability to work evenings and weekends.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity is responsible for the coordination and development of student services and building the inclusive excellence of SDSU's staff and faculty at San Diego State University. Departments include, but not limited to, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs; Career Services; Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach and Success; Communications Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs; Financial Aid and Scholarships; Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center; New Student and Parent Programs; Office of the Student Ombudsman; Residential Education; Resource Management; Student Ability Success Center; Student Health Services; Student Life and Leadership; Student Rights and Responsibilities; Testing Services Office; Well-being & Health Promotion; Cultural Centers; and programming related to Inclusive Excellence.
Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all backgrounds;
Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty, and staff; and
Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.
Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:
'The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic, and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.'
The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students is responsible for supervising, monitoring, and implementing programs and services that have a direct impact on orientation, transition, and student retention. These programs and services are designed to ease the transition to the University, enhance student involvement/participation in university organizations, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students promotes student rights and encourages citizenship responsibility among students. They also facilitate the development of orientation, transition, and retention initiatives.
The Office of New Student and Parent Programs (NSPP), under the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, provides students, parents and families with the preparation, information, and support necessary for student success as they enter the university community and enhance the academic and personal growth of SDSU students through a partnership between parents/families and the university.
The Office of New Student and Parent Programs accomplishes this through collaborative partnerships with the campus and external communities, while respecting student access and diversity and engaging in assessment and continuous improvement of programs. NSPP believes that SDSU parents and families are valuable partners in the transition and retention of their students.
The Office of New Student and Parent Programs, supports and enhances student success through Orientation, Transition and Retention initiatives.
Supports new SDSU students in their transition and retention to University life through quality orientation programs and student development to set a strong foundation for all students to achieve their academic and personal goals.
Fosters a sense of community and belonging for SDSU students through their college transition by hiring one hundred student leaders, the SDSU Ambassadors, to serve as the official student representatives, tour guides, and orientation leaders of San Diego State University.
Cultivates a philosophy of partnership with families of SDSU students through transition programs, such as Parent Orientation, New Student and Family Convocation and Family Weekend.
Fosters a sense of philanthropy and connection for SDSU parents and families through the Aztec Parents Association, the Aztec Parents Fund, and the Aztec Parents Advisory Board.
Responds to changing student needs and expectations through the evaluation and assessment of new student programs, parent and family programs, resources and services, communications including orientation, transition, and retention initiatives.
The Office of the Dean of Students is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity and promotes student growth and leadership development through teaching, advising and intentional personal interactions. The Office of the Dean of Students staff encourages and facilitates opportunities for students to connect and engage in the campus community while striving to provide a safe and inclusive campus environment.
Through participation in the activities within the Office of the Dean of Students, students are connected to the University through an array of structured and informal learning opportunities. Students are encouraged, supported, and empowered to pursue academic success, personal growth, an understanding of diverse human experiences, and compassionate activism on and off campus. The Center for Commuter Life within the Office of the Dean of Students aims to support and engage students living at home and commuting to campus through workshops, peer mentoring programs, and other support services to foster student success and a positive connection to the San Diego State University community.
For more information regarding the Student Life & Leadership Department, click here.
Education and Experience
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.
Specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Ability to multitask with day-to-day changes in priorities.
Ability to effectively handle and complete several ongoing projects and activities in a work environment characterized by frequent interruptions.
Ability to effectively use Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint to create and analyze reports, manage data, resource materials and presentations.
Ability to learn and use the Presence platform.
Ability to conduct presentations on programmatic co-curricular activities.
Working knowledge of or the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of university policies, procedures, rules and regulations and their application to student organizations, student activities and expression, and student governance structures preferred.
Enrollment in the Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs graduate program during the Fall and Spring terms while serving in the role.
Experience working with a large diverse student population.
Basic knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
Ability to collect, compile, analyze and 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 establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work and student advising and community contacts.
Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas Services Office.
Effective interpersonal skills required to build and maintain cooperative working relationships among diverse individuals and groups.
Basic experience in program development of student organizations and activities, fraternity and sorority life, leadership programs, cross-cultural center, residential life, and student academic success centers preferred.
Basic knowledge with event planning, coordination and implementing program activities.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,764 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.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,764 - $4,604 per month.
Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on April 21, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by April 20, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.
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 and is required for employment. SDSU 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 SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Pang Thao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertised: Apr 07, 2023 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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