Project Rebound Coordinator

California State University, Stanislaus,

Student Affairs
Last Posted:

Mon, Oct 19th, '20

Deadline:

NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Start Date:

Position available on or after December 1, 2020

Last Updated:

Mon, Oct 19th, '20

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION



Project Rebound Coordinator

Job no: 497580
Department: Student Affairs
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Stockton
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time

Position Summary
~REVISED END DATE~
(Classified as: Student Services Professional IV)
Full time temporary, position available on or after December 1, 2020 and ending on or before November 30, 2021 Student Affairs. Possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

Under general supervision, the incumbent will coordinate and promote the CSU Stanislaus Project Rebound Program. Project Rebound is a support program designed to help those students who have spent time in jail or prison to earn college degrees, drastically reducing the likelihood they will recidivate. While not new to the California State University system, Project Rebound is a new initiative at Stanislaus State, and is modeled after other successful Project Rebound programs. The CSU Stanislaus Project Rebound Program is part of the statewide Project Rebound Consortium Located at the Stockton Campus, this position will work collaboratively with the Turlock-based Project Rebound Coordinator.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct outreach and implement informational workshops for prospective Project Rebound students in local correctional facilities as well as in community-based settings that serve the reentering population. Must travel to off-campus sites on a regular basis.
  • Provide individualized pre-enrollment services to prospective Project Rebound students at Stan State and/or community college (e.g., academic assessment, financial aid advising) to help them prepare for admission to either university/college.
  • Connect enrolled Project Rebound students to financial aid services to help them obtain funding.
  • Maintain regular contact with enrolled and prospective Project Rebound students (including currently incarcerated individuals) in order to provide counsel, experience-based advice, and additional individualized support as needed to help students apply, matriculate, and graduate from either a community college, Stan State, or both.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, and administrators in various departments on both campuses, other local community colleges, and key stakeholders and partners in the community that promote the success of Project Rebound.
  • Liaise as needed with counterparts at other CSU Project Rebound programs as well as the leadership of the CSU Project Rebound consortium.
  • Coordinate orientations and workshops for current and prospective Project Rebound students at the Stockton campus and/or community college as appropriate.
  • Seek to foster collegiality and mentorship amongst Project Rebound students and between Project Rebound students and the broader student population at Stan State. Work intentionally to help integrate formerly incarcerated students into the broader student body.
  • Produce promotional and informational literature for the program.
  • Manage students assisting with Project Rebound.
  • Oversee purchases for the program, preparing and submitting requisitions.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports as required by the Project Rebound Consortium and Stan State Project Rebound advisory board.
  • Update referral lists and extend network of support for continuing students and students recently released from custody.
  • Communicate with parole and probation on behalf of current, graduated, and prospective students when necessary (both adults and juveniles). Coordinator will selectively produce letters of support to the Board of Parole Terms, potential employers, and academic programs.
  • Develop and maintain strong records and statistical data regarding outreach, applications, admissions, retention, nature of program participation, and graduation rates, as a means of evaluating the program and articulating the expansion of services available to clients. Liaise with Stan State's Offices of Strategic Planning, Enrollment Management and Innovation (SPEMI) and Institutional Research Board (IRB) in regards to data collection and analysis.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, and administrators in various departments on both campuses (such as Admissions, Evaluations, Financial Aid, Student Success Services), other local community colleges, and key stakeholders as well as partners in the external community (e.g., probation, parole, corrections, reentry services, and the Central California Educational Opportunity Center) that promote the success of Project Rebound.
  • Stay knowledgeable in regards to new laws and policies pertaining to incarceration, reentry, and financial aid that may impact Project Rebound students.
  • Attend training and conferences as needed.
  • Maintain and oversee the day-to-day operations of the program at the Stockton Campus, which includes, but is not limited to the following: facilitating the enrollment of all formerly incarcerated students who qualify for the program based on university as well as program criterion.
  • Assess each student's unique academic needs and familiarizes them with Stanislaus State or transfer pathways and community services that will aid them in applying, matriculating, and ultimately graduating from a community college and/or Stan State.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education: 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 job related conflict resolutions.
    Experience: 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 or counseling.)

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of experience (personal experience preferred) related to duties and responsibilities specified.

    Required Qualifications

  • Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
  • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing longrange program improvements.
  • Ability to obtain factual and interpretive information through interviews.
  • Ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentation based on these data.
  • Ability to recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field.
  • General knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the overall operation, functions, and organizational procedures of the campus.
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, activities, 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 interview techniques and advanced statistical and research methods.
  • Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions.
  • Ability to advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters.
  • Ability to determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature.
  • Ability to reason logically and analyze and solve the organizational and operating problems of one or several program areas.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations and ability to evaluate programs, services, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems or situations accurately, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships with a variety of individuals in circumstances which involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view.

    Salary Range
    $5,351- $7,633 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Anticipated salary will be $5,351 - $5,886 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)

    Compensation & Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Benefits Summary: Academic Support (Unit 4)

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

    Application Deadline
    NOVEMBER 15, 2020

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU 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 CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. 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 Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons 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 veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Self_ID_Forms/VoluntarySelf-ID_CC-305_ENG_JRF_QA_508c.pdf.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

    INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE



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