First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 9, 2018.
The First Year Experience Coordinator is responsible for the overall implementation and coordination of first year experience programming. Directly reporting to the Director, Orientation and First Year Experience, this position will coordinate, manage, and implement programs, initiatives, and experiences that facilitate successful student transitions and integration into the college campus environment. The First Year Experience Coordinator will utilize student development theory and program evaluations to facilitate efforts across the university to increase retention and student success rates of first-time freshman and first-year transfer students. The incumbent will assist with the coordination and implementation of programs and activities offered through Orientation and First Year Experience; assist with the coordination of all first year experience, orientation, transition, and retention programs; create and present developmental programs for students; assist in the development of other office initiatives; and collaborate with a variety of faculty and staff across the university to ensure a seamless transition for new students. The incumbent will be a contributing member of the Orientation and First Year Experience team and will serve as a valuable team member and resource within the Division of Student Affairs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
A bachelor's required (master's degree highly preferred) from an accredited university, in Higher Education, Academic Advising, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a job related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
Two year of relevant student service experience as a graduate assistant or post-bachelors, experience with first-year student transition issues, college student development, transition, and/or retention program development required. A masters degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
Understanding of student development theory and national best practices in first year experience design and implementation.
Experience with outcomes assessment and analysis is preferred.
Experience with event program planning and design in a higher education setting, including designing, marketing, implementing, and assessing impact.
Demonstrated multicultural/cross-cultural competency and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designed as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successful complete a criminal history check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES.
Thorough knowledge and strong experience in transition, first-year experience, new student orientation, academic advising, and/or retention models, policies, procedures and practices of programming.
Knowledge of the principles of working with college students and attributing to their successful transitions.
Knowledge of working at a public institution.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective cooperative working relationships with diverse staff, students, faculty, parents, and guests.
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
Ability to translate student development, leadership theory, and research into practice.
Ability to advise student groups and facilitate group development.
Ability to plan and implement programs linked to student learning outcomes.
Adaptability and aptitude for solution-oriented problem solving that promotes student success and reduces time-to-degree.
Experience maintaining and tracking administrative paperwork.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to demonstrate public speaking skills which effectively communicate to large groups
Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions.
Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions.
Ability to design and present student staff training and development.
Experience working efficiently and effectively with students and their guests in a fast-paced environment.
Ability and willingness to work flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the program including, evenings and weekends.
Knowledge of FERPA, HIPPA, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Work is performed in an office environment. During peak periods, incumbent may need to work extended hours, possibly including nights and weekends. Occasional lifting of large quantities of First year experience materials that could weigh up to 30 pounds may be required. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `general 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 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.