Native Success Program Coordinator/Student Academic Success Counselor
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 11:59pm
Under general supervision of the Senior Lead for Native Student Success, the Student Services Professional II performs moderately complex professional student service work. Assignments typically require the application of both knowledge and judgment in using the principles, techniques, standards, guides and professional skills characteristic of a particular student service program or activity. This generally requires: planning; both interviewing and counseling techniques; judgment to recommend solutions to problems and changes in program procedures; and/or acting as spokesperson within the area of expertise.
This role requires use of sound independent judgment while dealing with moderately complex student service problems. It demands the utilization of effective interpersonal skills with both individuals and groups, to be flexible and versatile, to use tact and sensitivity and to apply effective analytical skills in assisting with the preparation of documentation, mandatory reporting and program assessment.
The purpose of this work is to assist students in making successful progress toward their degree objectives; to provide learning experiences which supplement those in the classroom; and to assist and encourage students to utilize effectively the knowledge, skills and abilities learned during their university careers.
The Unit of Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs works diligently to foster a climate of success that promotes the retention and graduation of students from college. To achieve these aims among the underrepresented demographic at Sacramento State, the Native Scholars Transition Program was created to meet the needs of students for the Native American student population. The Native Scholars program provides cultural programming, assistance to incoming students, summer programming, peer advising and support to create a pathway of success for students.
The Native Success Program Coordinator/Student Academic Success Counselor will work to build increased programming to amplify efforts geared toward Native American student success under the supervision of the Senior Lead of Native Student Success. The Coordinator will assist in the development of a fully functioning Native Center, coordinate the provision of advising and counseling services to the Native student population and will work with other areas of the campus to deploy and collaborate on initiatives with the local tribes, larger CSU initiatives, the ENIT Club, the department of Ethnic Studies, and associated counterparts to meet the student success needs of program scholars in alignment with the Graduation Initiative and the University’s goals to advance graduation excellence.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4304 - $6120 per month
Recruitment Type: Regular
Work Hours: M-F, 8 am-5 pm, occasional nights and weekends
This position is in Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs (SASEEP). SASEEP is a multi-faceted and dynamic Unit working to ensure the success of all students on campus while closing the achievement gap.
SASEEP is vibrant and anchored by many innovative programs. Our foremost goals are rooted in the provision of access to a higher education, success in the collegiate setting, and equipping our scholars with tools for life.
For more information, visit: https://www.csus.edu/student-affairs/retention-academic-success/
Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; general knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management. General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.
Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi‑aged value systems and work accordingly; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities typically is demonstrated through the Experience requirements below.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the 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 the professional 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. Additional 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.
- Higher education student services experience related to the assigned program area (e.g., advising, admissions, residential life, student programming or development)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Ability to independently prioritize, plan and organize work in a fast-paced environment
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide direct programs and/or services to a diverse student population
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment
- Ability to compile, prepare, write and review reports
- Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
- Familiarity working with school-based record/data systems/software (example: PeopleSoft)
- Ability to understand, interpret and apply moderately complex rules, regulations and procedures
- Proven skills and specialization in working with California Native people, communities, and nations
Condition of Employment
Ability to pass a background check
- Experience working with students from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, including underserved students
- Knowledge and skills to work effectively with the Native American student population, especially California Native people and communities being reached through retention, graduation, and student support services, along with knowledge of the communities touched by the Native Center
- Ability to work with students in advising situations and within the context of co-curricular and cultural activities
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume, cover letter, application
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.
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