Job Details

California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Position Number: 2129789
  • Location: Seaside, CA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services


College Readiness Advisor


Classification: Student Services II
Department Name: Early Outreach & Support Pgms
Job Number: FP2021-702
Status: Priority Screening Deadline is Friday, February 12, 2021. This position is open until filled.
Priority Screening Date: 02/12/2021
Recruitment Status:

Position Description:
This is a full-time (40hrs/week) benefited position dependent upon continued grant funding.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non profit 501(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State Population. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This is a collaborative agreement with Community Foundation of Monterey County (CFMC). The goal is to work collaboratively with Early Outreach Support Programs to support students preparing for college, increasing uptake of financial aid, and awarding scholarship to qualified students.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The College Readiness Advisor, under the direction of the Director of Early Outreach and Support Programs, works collaboratively with Upward Bound (UB) and Educational Talent Search (ETS) Personnel in the overall implementation of the project, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the project, including developing and implementing academic year program services and activities, administering, and maintaining scholarship records. The College Readiness Advisor also serves as the project's chief liaison to the target schools, and the target area's communities. The College Readiness Advisor develops relationships between UB and ETS Advisors and their students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Use independent judgment and discretion in developing and implementing an Outreach Plan that encompasses making presentations to include class presentations, parent meetings to reach target population,
2. The College Readiness Advisor is expected to continuously assess, revise and/or modify plan and provide solutions in order to achieve program goal.
3. Provide leadership to program participants.
4. Provide and oversee program services to program participants to include academic counseling; college advising; enrichment workshops; motivate students to apply to college.
5. Supervise the documentation of student eligibility for scholarships. Maintain accurate and up-to-date files on each student and on program activities.
6. Must remain current with College and University admission requirements.
7. Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgement and discretion are essential.
8. Ensure confidentiality of all program records and other sensitive information.
OTHER FUNCTIONS
1. Performs other duties as assigned.
2. Attend workshops, conference as deemed necessary.
3. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and handle potentially sensitive situations. Demonstrated ability and skill in speaking to large groups. Ability and skill to work in a support role with migrant and seasonal agricultural communities, minority, low-income candidates using tact, diplomacy and sensitivity. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals, community agencies, universities and parents. Ability to communicate and work intimately within a culturally diverse setting. Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements. Ability to work independently and to take direction effectively. Ability to prepare oral and written reports and comments that are clear, comprehensive, and concise. Proficiency in the use of basic computer systems, software, and Internet skills.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Position will be remote through June, 2021. After that time, the position will be assessed for continuing remotely or working on site at our Ryan Ranch location.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and handle potentially sensitive situations. Demonstrated ability and skill in speaking to large groups. Ability and skill to work in a support role with migrant and seasonal agricultural communities, minority, low-income candidates using tact, diplomacy and sensitivity. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals, community agencies, universities and parents. Ability to communicate and work intimately within a culturally diverse setting. Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements. Ability to work independently and to take direction effectively. Ability to prepare oral and written reports and comments that are clear, comprehensive, and concise. Proficiency in the use of basic computer systems, software, and Internet skills.


Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in counseling, psychology, education, guidance, student support services, Adult Education or related fields AND Experience working with migrant, and Spanish-speaking communities. Fluent in Spanish.


Specialized Skills:
Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends and to travel as deemed necessary to provide services to participants and attend professional development opportunities. Position will require travel between campus offices and off-campus location. Must have own transportation, valid drivers license, and auto insurance.
Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Ability to complete web-based training in Defensive Driving and continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.


Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services; demonstrated technical literacy.


Special 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay 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.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

Clery Act
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate
in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 16, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380. CSAs are employees whose job duties fall into one of the following categories: Work in a campus police or security department Are responsible for campus security Are designated as the contact for reporting criminal offenses Have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.



Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.

University Corporation positions are at will employment.



Compensation and Benefits:
The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. The monthly hiring salary/range is $4,854. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits.

University Corporation positions are at-will employment.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


How to Apply:
To apply, visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6066

A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.

Materials submitted become the property of University Corporation at Monterey Bay and will not be returned. University Corporation at Monterey Bay will not fax application materials. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit CSUMB.edu. For information regarding the University Corporation visit CSUMB.org.






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