Toro Dreamers Success Advisor - Part Time/Temporary (Student Services Profession

Posted on11/8/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toToro Dreamers Success Center Coordinator
Reports in officeToro Dreamers Success Center
Application due date11/14/2017
Job start date10/31/2017
InstitutionCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
Institution descriptionToro Dreamers Success Advisor – Part Time/Temporary (Student Services Professional II – Exempt), Toro Dreamers Success Center
Recruitment# 3177

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:
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.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.

Position Information:
This is a part-time, temporary position.

** Successful candidates in these temporary appointments may be appointed from a few days up to one year depending on the assignment.  Temporary appointments must end on or before the end of the fiscal year (June 30th of the following year), with the possibility of renewal.

Department: Toro Dreamers Success Center

The Toro Dreamers Success Center (TDSC) program is an innovative resource center at CSUDH. Its mission is to empower students in attaining their educational goals, overcome their legal and financial obstacles and achieve their long-term dreams. The center offers personalized support to undocumented students and the local community by engaging in educational outreach providing ally training to educators and students in addition to a broad range of workshops, programs and support services. The center fosters a sense of belonging and community amongst undocumented students on campus.
Job dutiesMajor Job Duties:
Under general supervision of the Toro Dreamers Success Center Coordinator, the Advisor will support programs and services offered as part of the TDSC¿s success initiatives. Individual will assist undocumented students with academic, personal and financial advising in addition to serving as support to the Coordinator of Toro Dreamers Success Center. Responsible for leading and overseeing special projects and outreach to participants for all programs. Provide customer service and analysis while interacting with students, program staff, campus constituencies and department Directors. Provide comprehensive, in-depth program information through individual meetings, group information sessions, admissions workshops, advise and assist with Ally Trainings and panel discussions to a diverse population.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to advise students in individual and group settings.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the areas of academic advising, educational equity programs, assessment and related student support services and programs.
- Knowledge of higher education policies related to undocumented students in California higher education.
- Knowledge and sensitivity of the experiences and challenges undocumented students face.
- Able to identify the impact of new policy implementation and develop guidelines with emphasis on equity and inclusion.
- Familiarity with immigration laws directly impacting students at CSUDH.
- Knowledge and experience working and advocating with immigrant communities in an educational context.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally.
- Training or experience that would indicate an ability to successfully facilitate large group discussion/presentations.
- Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of computer applications and technology related to advising functions.
- Ability to assist in the development and implementation of student success and related projects.
- Knowledge of or ability to learn and apply the laws, regulations, rules and/or guidelines that govern institutions of higher learning.
- Experience working collaboratively with a team.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of college/university students.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Work collaboratively as well as independently.
-Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
-Effective organizational and planning sills with attention to detail and follow through.
-Establish and maintain effective working relationships with student staff and faculty.
-Maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials.

Experience and Education:

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education:  Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the social or behavioral sciences, education, 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.

Preferred Education: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Student Affairs/Development, Counseling, Higher Education or a related field

Required Experience:  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 substitute for one year of professional experience.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsThe salary range for this classification is: $3,935 - $5,595 monthly.
Application procedureHow to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job website. Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

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