Project Rebound Director
Student Services Professional IV
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): October 13, 2021
The Project Rebound Director is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the day to day operations of the Project Rebound program, which includes, but is not limited to staff supervision, budget planning and approving of all expenditures. Director also serves as coordinator of all resources and programs under the auspices of Project Rebound. The Director must facilitate the enrollment of all formerly incarcerated students who qualify for the program based on university as well as program criteria. The Director assesses each student’s unique academic needs and familiarizes them with all necessary California State University, Sacramento services that will aid them in the matriculation process. The Director acts as a liaison between Project Rebound and campus departments (such as Admissions and Outreach Department, Academic Advising, Career Center, Departments of Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Ethnic Studies, College of Continuing Education/Open University, Bookstore, Services to Students with Disabilities, Guardian Scholars, University Enterprises, Inc. Associated Students, Inc., University Advancement, and Student Affairs) and many other departments that further promote the success of Project Rebound.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 5,351.00 - $ 7,633.00 per month
Recruitment Type: Regular
Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Hours may vary depending on operational need.
Project Rebound assists students to prepare, apply, enroll, and graduate with a degree from Sacramento State. Project Rebound provides educational resources and services for students looking to develop professional skills.
We work to transform those who were formerly incarcerated into scholars through counseling, mentoring, academic resources, and career development. We support students who are motivated to succeed by earning a high-quality degree from Sacramento State.
For more information, please visit: https://www.csus.edu/student-affairs/centers-programs/project-rebound/
Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment to this classification.
Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge. General knowledge of the policies, practices and activities of Student Services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned; general knowledge of the principles, problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel and fiscal management; general knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods.
Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions; advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters; determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature; reason logically and analyze and solve organizational and operating problems of one or several program areas; plan, coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations; analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; understand the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organization served; and establish and maintain effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships in circumstances which involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the Experience requirements below.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.
A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job‑related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job‑related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral or Social Science, Education, Social Work, Criminal Justice, or related field
Basic Knowledge of:
- The California State University, Sacramento campus and campus support programs.
- The criminal justice system (i.e. local, state, and federal prison system, parole and probation) and alternative strategies to incarceration.
- The California State University System and related issues that impact Project Rebound students’ access to education.
- Record maintenance.
- Have sensitivity, understanding, and concern for others without being judgmental.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to handle conflict resolution, problem solve, counsel, as well as facilitate conflict resolution.
- Excellent interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
- Solid oral and written communication skills.
- Personal computer and basic software applications.
Condition of Employment
- A background check must be completed satisfactorily post-conditional offer.
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Experience with incarcerated populations.
- Master’s degree in Behavioral or Social Science, Social Work, Education, Criminal Justice, or related field.
- Organization, policies and procedures of Project Rebound in particular.
- Basic CSU Admissions requirements and financial aid for undergraduate admissions effectiveness.
- Community resources such as Reentry Programs, EDD, Food and Housing.
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and Cover Letter.
About Sac State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Note to Applicants:
A background check must be completed satisfactorily after a conditional job offer is presented. Individuals with conviction histories are encouraged to apply.
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.