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Southern CA Region Admissions Counselor

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, Remote in-state eligible (long distance work arrangement outside business location)

Working Title: Southern CA Region Admissions Counselor

Classification Title: Student Services Professional III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 11:55pm PDT

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Recruitment, Outreach and Orientation (Director), the Southern CA Region Admission Counselor (Counselor) recruits students for University enrollment and represents Sacramento State (the University) at various educational and community programs, events, and activities. The Counselor will travel within the Los Angeles and San Diego area, with the flexibility to work remotely. They will act as the University liaison by providing resources to high school and community college counselors to update them about changes in admission policies, academic programs, and general education. The Admission Counselor is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing University enrollment management and outreach programs to high school, middle schools, and community colleges.

The Counselor also reviews a variety of official and unofficial transcripts and procedural and policy documents to determine transfer credit eligibility. They are also responsible for completion of the unofficial and official transfer evaluation at the time of admission for select colleges and makes some admissions decisions. The position requires extensive knowledge of Title 5 of California Administrative Code, Chancellor’s Office Policies and Regulations, National Accreditation Policies, and Campus Requirements relative to Admission, Advanced Standing Credit Award and Academic Credit Policies.

Work Location:

Please Note: This is a fully remote position, with the incumbent working out of their own home. The incumbent must reside in the Los Angeles or San Diego area before the time of hire and while employed with the university. This position will require regular travel to provide outreach to the assigned area, within appropriate boundaries and city limits, as well as occasional travel to the Sacramento State campus.

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $ 5,276 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 5,276 per month - $7,517 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

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

Department Information 

Admission and Outreach sponsors and coordinates numerous recruitment activities and offers prospective and current students individual and group admission counseling and accurate, efficient document processing. For more information visit: https://www.csus.edu/apply/admissions/index.html

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.

Experience:

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.

Education:

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. Knowledge of student recruiting and marketing strategies.
  2. Ability to prepare reports, presentations, and assist with preparing publications.
  3. Ability to independently prioritize, plan, and organize work in a fast-paced environment.
  4. 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 organization.
  5. Ability to understand, interpret, and apply moderately complex rules, regulations, and procedures.
  6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of staff, students, and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
  7. Skills and ability to use standard office equipment and standard software programs (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams), internet browsers and various online academic resources (i.e., CalStateApply, CollegeSource, Assist, etc.).
  8. Flexible schedule and ability to travel with occasional overnight stays.
  9. Ability to attend training programs on and off campus for occasional professional development
  10. Ability to work extended hours, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs.
  11. Ability to work remotely.
  12. Ability to be called back periodically to perform work as needed.
  13. Knowledge of Title 5 of California Administrative Code, Chancellor’s Office Policies and Regulations, National Accreditation Policies, and Campus Requirements relative to Admission, Advanced Standing Credit Award and Academic Credit Policies.
  14. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Conditions of Employment:

- Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Student recruiting experience.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively with Spanish speaking families.
  3. Knowledge of Freshman and Transfer Admission Requirements in the California State University System.
  4. Experience Using CMS (Common Management System) OnBase (document image management system) and TES (Transfer Evaluation System).
  5. Experience working with first generation and low-income student populations.
Documents Needed to Apply
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Failure to upload required documentation may lead to disqualification.

About Sacramento 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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and 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.

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 https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html.

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 https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/learning-development/csu-learn.html.

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 https://www.csus.edu/clery.
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.

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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. 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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