Full Circle Project Programming Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Full Circle Project Programming Coordinator

Classification Title: Student Services Professional III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, April 2nd @ 11:55pm PST

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Educational Equity Access & Equity Strategist, the Full Circle Project Programming Coordinator is responsible for organizing programming, career readiness, student leadership development, and scholarship opportunities in collaboration with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs colleges/departments throughout the university to promote student engagement and retention.

This work includes analysis of needs, considerable advisement of policy and eligibility requirements and the use of planning, interviewing and counseling techniques.  Assignments require the application of a high degree of judgment, persuasiveness, imagination and professional skills and knowledge in the specified program or service area as well as a general understanding of the interrelationships and need for coordinated action to develop integrated solutions crossing organizational lines. When appropriate, the incumbent develops approaches for possible implementation that meet specific program needs.

This position with the Full Circle Project serves as a focal point for other staff and faculty involved in this type of work across the campus including organizing professional development workshops, leading advising initiatives, providing regular updates and offering spaces for cross-department collaboration on student support services, etc.

The Full Circle Project Programming Coordinator shares responsibility for providing lead work direction for an ASC I and up to 10 student assistants and helps manages the day-to-day operations of the Full Circle Project.

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime)

Anticipated Hiring Range: Anticipated hiring range is near or at the minimum of the classification ($5,025 per month - $5,276 per month), commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 5,025 per month - $ 7,159 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeRegular/Probationary

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: Monday through Friday; 8am - 5pm. Hours may vary depending on department need.

Department Information 

Full Circle Project (FCP) supports incoming, first-year, Asian-Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) students transition from high school and community college with the intention of fostering a transformational university experience as prospective graduates of Sacramento State. FCP is nationally recognized as the premier student success program, primarily addressing the diverse needs, and interests of Sacramento State’s APIDA and other high-need students. For more information, visit

The APIDA Center is committed to educational equity. The Center promotes and affirms the experiences of students who identify as part of the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi diaspora. The Center educates and engages with students to foster holistic, academic, and personal development to raise cultural awareness and advocacy needs. Across Sacramento State and in the community, the Center is committed to holding space to cultivate collaboration to address the unique and diverse needs of APIDA students and issues impacting these communities. For more information, visit

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities:

The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification. Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student‑related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.


Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Required Qualifications 


  1. Higher education student services experience (e.g., advising, admissions, student programming or development)
  2. Experience working with students from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  3. Experience and proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
  4. Experience with student information systems such as PeopleSoft/CMS, EAB, etc.
  5. Experience supervising student assistants and providing lead work direction for professional staff

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  1. Ability to work independently and possess self-direction skills to be able to initiate plans, organize, prioritize, multi-task, and coordinate work in a fast-paced environment
  2. Ability to work efficiently and effectively, and to adapt to change in a dynamic work environment
  3. Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  4. Ability to work with a diverse student population and diverse work environment
  5. Ability to compile, prepare, write and review reports
  6. Ability to understand, interpret, analyze and apply complex rules, regulations and procedures
  7. Ability to understand and analyze the nature of problems presented by constituents, present solutions, and project the consequences of alternative courses of action
  8. Ability to carry out complex assignments without detailed instructions
  9. Ability to occasionally travel.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field or equivalent experience
  2. Experience working with students considered to be “at promise”
  3. Experience with or a general understanding of program coordination
  4. Advanced understanding of administrative data systems associated with enrollment services (admissions, advising, registration, records, etc.)
  5. Knowledge of General Education and academic policies in the California State University system.
  6. Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that may include occasional evening or weekend work hours
  7. Ability to prepare reports and analyze advising and student data, create presentations, assist in grant writing and proposal writing for system, state, and national organizations

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation may lead to disqualification.

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 successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, 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.

Background Check Disclaimer  

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. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

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 and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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