Coordinator, New Student and Family Programs (Student Services Professional II)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 4110817
Coordinator, New Student and Family Programs (Student Services Professional II)
Job No: 526321 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
The Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs, under the general direction and supervision of the Director for Parent and Family Programs or Director of New Student Orientation, is responsible for planning and coordinating programs for new students and parents/families that create a welcoming and engaging environment to integrate new students into the life of San Diego State University and to embrace parents and families as members of the SDSU community. The Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs has overall responsibility for the planning, organizing, and executing of new student and parent programs, including orientations, Welcome Week(s), Aztec Nights, Family Weekend, parent and family meetings and other programs as assigned.
The Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs should be organized, innovative, enthusiastic, collaborative, student-oriented, parent/family-oriented, motivated, creative, and able to communicate well with the students, parents/family members, faculty, staff, potential donors, and other members of the community. The incumbent will also provide assistance with other areas, including coordinating the development of new programs and initiatives and coordinating a variety of campus-wide programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, proficiency in desktop publishing, and word processing are required of the incumbent. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs. Ability to work late hours, evenings, and weekends.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity is responsible for the coordination and development of student services and building the inclusive excellence of SDSU's staff and faculty at San Diego State University. Departments include, but not limited to, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs; Career Services; Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach and Success; Communications Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs; Financial Aid and Scholarships; Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center; New Student and Parent Programs; Office of the Student Ombudsman; Residential Education; Resource Management; Student Ability Success Center; Student Health Services; Student Life and Leadership; Student Rights and Responsibilities; Testing Services Office; Well-being & Health Promotion; Cultural Centers; and programming related to Inclusive Excellence.
Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all backgrounds;
Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty, and staff; and
Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.
Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:
'The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic, and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.'
The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students is responsible for supervising, monitoring, and implementing programs and services that have a direct impact on orientation, transition, and student retention. These programs and services are designed to ease the transition to the University, enhance student involvement/participation in university organizations, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students promotes student rights and encourages citizenship responsibility among students. They also facilitate the development of orientation, transition, and retention initiatives.
The Office of New Students Orientation and Family Programs (NSO&FP), under the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, provides students, parents and families with the preparation, information, and support necessary for student success as they enter the university community and enhance the academic and personal growth of SDSU students through a partnership between parents/families and the university.
The Office of New Students Orientation and Family Programs (NSO&FP) accomplishes this through collaborative partnerships with the campus and external communities, while respecting student access and diversity and engaging in assessment and continuous improvement of programs. NSO&FP believes that SDSU parents and families are valuable partners in the transition and retention of their students.
The Office of Students Orientation and Family Programs, supports, and enhances student success through Orientation, Transition and Retention initiatives.
Supports new SDSU students in their transition and retention to University life through quality orientation programs and student development to set a strong foundation for all students to achieve their academic and personal goals.
Fosters a sense of community and belonging for SDSU students through their college transition by hiring one hundred student leaders, the SDSU Ambassadors, to serve as the official student representatives, tour guides, and orientation leaders of San Diego State University.
Cultivates a philosophy of partnership with families of SDSU students through transition programs, such as Parent Orientation, New Student and Family Convocation and Family Weekend.
Fosters a sense of philanthropy and connection for SDSU parents and families through the Aztec Parents Association, the Aztec Parents Fund, and the Aztec Parents Advisory Board.
Responds to changing student needs and expectations through the evaluation and assessment of new student programs, parent and family programs, resources and services, communications including orientation, transition, and retention initiatives.
For more information regarding the New Student and Parent Programs Department, click here.
Education and Experience
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Thorough knowledge of the theories, practices, and trends of Student Affairs and Student Development models.
Knowledge of how new student and parent programming relates to the educational mission of the University.
Thorough knowledge of campus services and the concerns of incoming and continuing students as well as parents.
Working knowledge of other student and academic affairs departments including Associated Students, Residential Education, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success, Counseling and Psychological Services, Career Services, Student Disability Services, International Student Center, Enrollment Services, and Office of the Registrar.
Ability to identify problems or potential problems and to formulate and implement procedures to effect problem resolution and program revisions as needed.
Ability to work under tight time frames and be flexible.
Ability to maintain confidential material with utmost sensitivity.
Experience in event planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation.
Strong attention to details and organizational skills.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals with diverse priorities and motivations.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Proven commitment to ethical and appropriate use of resources.
A high degree of initiative, judgment, and resourcefulness in carrying out assigned areas of responsibilities.
Strong commitment to working as part of a team.
Ability to work late hours, evenings, and weekends.
Experience advising/planning events and programs on a collegiate level, and contemporary use of technology in a university setting.
Experience planning, organizing, and executing large scale events to welcome new students and parents in a university setting.
Informed and up-to-date knowledge of academic policies and student services offerings which will impact new students.
Bilingual - Ability to speak Spanish fluently is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,610 per month.
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,610 - $6,556 per month.
Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on May 2, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by May 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.
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 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU 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 SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate 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 military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Pang Thao at email@example.com.
Advertised: Apr 18, 2023 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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