STEM Counselor/Coach/A4US (UEC) California State University, San Bernardino
Job No: 520176 Work type: Auxiliary Categories: Excluded, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)
About University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB
(This is not a state position)
University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB ('UEC') supports the university's educational mission by providing quality services that complement the instructional program. The University depends upon UEC to provide services that cannot be supported with state funds. We're responsible for business enterprises on campus including, but not limited to, dining, bookstore, convenience store, and vending services. We also serve as the grantee for federal, state, and local funding for research and sponsored projects.
Temporary, full time 'non-exempt', benefited position through 9/30/2023 (Appointment may be renewed annually based upon availability of funds, availability of work and satisfactory job performance).
Location: San Bernardino, CA
The Advising 4 Undergraduate Success (A4US) program at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) directly addresses the goals of the Title V grant. Specifically, most students at CSUSB are Hispanic (66%), low-income (58%), and first-generation college attendees (81%). The A4US program was designed to: (a) improve undergraduate (first-time-freshman (FTF) and transfer) STEM student retention and graduation through comprehensive academic advising; and (b) improve access to academic data used for predictive analyses and developmental student advising through implementation of innovative technology. To meet its goals, the A4US program includes three key activities: (a) intrusive academic advising for students supported by the use of new technology; (b) Professional Learning Community (PLC) for STEM faculty members and STEM Counselors; and (c) participation in a systemwide evaluation of other California State Universities (CSU).
40 hours per week; hours will vary depending on need between 7:00 am & 7:00 pm, with typical hours being 8 am to 5 pm. Some Saturday may be required.
First Review Deadline
This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning 11/7/2022.
Under minimal supervision of the College of Natural Science Dean or their appointee, the STEM Counselor/Coach will work independently to:
As a STEM Counselor/Coach, work closely with STEM faculty/chairs, STEM Counselors, Learning Assistant Coordinator, and the Dean of CNS to secure appropriate data and strategize timely intervention with students to guide them toward various resources including supplemental instruction, tutoring, success skills workshops, advising on career options for various majors, health center, financial aid, among others.
Provide academic counseling and academic support to undergraduate STEM students using proactive, developmental counseling techniques in accordance with national best practices and the standards defined by the direct supervisor, with the goal of promoting student success. This may include: guiding students in the identification of academic and career goals and ways of pursuing them; assisting students with major and career choices and changes; assisting students with academic counseling; providing coaching regarding study techniques and time management; helping students construct, monitor and update individual development/degree plans (including curricular and co-curricular components) to promote timely graduation; making referrals as needed to campus and community resources; and related topics. Establish effective and meaningful relationships with students. Collaborate with faculty and staff from academic departments and other units to facilitate effective counseling and degree progress for students.
Attend meetings and trainings as directed (to include trainings on electronic counseling tools, meetings of the University Academic Advising Council and/or other committees related to counseling and student success, etc.). Communicate regularly with others across campus, and with off-campus professionals. This will include taking information from meetings and trainings back to the STEM Center and Science Success Center for dissemination.
Run weekly reports (using e-advising, early warning, or other tools as needed/assigned) to identify students who need help and use that information to deliver services as described under (1) above. Provide summary reports monthly and quarterly to the direct supervisor regarding the number and kind of student visits conducted, outcomes of those visits, and general student success data. Provide analysis and advice about program and policy revision, and work to constantly improve services to students.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of policies, procedures, best practices and research trends related to counseling for student success. Act as the resource person/knowledgeable expert for the unit on electronic counseling, academic coaching and related matters. Assist with the training of chairs of academic departments, faculty advisors and other staff members on the principles and practices of effective intrusive counseling to support student success, including the use of electronic counseling tools.
Perform related duties as assigned by the direct supervisor/Dean of the College of Natural Sciences.
Education: A Bachelor's degree required, and a Bachelor's degree in STEM major (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, computer engineering, geological sciences, mathematics, physics) or a Master's degree is desirable (particularly a Master's degree in STEM subject, Psychology, or Educational Counseling).
Experience: Experience in supplemental instruction or mentoring in STEM subjects is desirable.
Possess (preferred) or quickly acquire knowledge of university academic requirements, including general education, major requirements and other requirements.
Possess (preferred) or quickly acquire knowledge of university policies and procedures.
Be familiar-through education, training and/or experience-with advising and advising techniques to assist, motivate, retain and graduate current students, including transfer students from community colleges.
Have the ability to form strong connections with students and foster their personal and academic development.
Have the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment; have a cooperative 'team' approach and form strong working relationships with those in the office, around the campus and in the surrounding community.
Competence in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software and other computer-based tools is required; familiarity with a Peoplesoft/Oracle student records system and with electronic counseling software is desirable.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions, make group presentations, and perform other assigned tasks as directed by the immediate supervisor.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Cash option
CalPERS Retirement and CalPers 457
Group Term Life/ Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Holidays & Personal Holiday
Vacation and Sick pay accruals
Educational Assistance Benefit is based on availability of funding.
Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB is committed to a diverse workforce and affirmative action, and is an equal opportunity employer. UEC maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination and non-harassment on the basis of race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic characteristics, status as a disabled veteran, or disabled veteran of the Vietnam era.
To view the UEC Affirmative Action Program, please contact UEC Human Resources at (909) 537-7589 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.
As an equal opportunity employer, University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB (UEC) is committed to a diverse workforce. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access UEC's career website as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling UEC's Human Resources Manager at 909-537-7589.
UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans. This position will remain open until filled. This has been designated as a sensitive position. The selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment.
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.