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Application Deadline First review of applications will be at 8 am on November 27, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, temporary, exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under general direction of the Director of Academic Support Programs, the College Support Coach is responsible for providing a variety of social, emotional and educational advising and counseling support services to SSU students participating in United for Success, a federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services program annually serving 350 first generation, low-income students and/or students with disabilities. Working independently and as a member of the United for Success academic support team, the College Support Coach provides individual and group coaching and mentoring activities that address non-cognitive barriers to student success. This includes planning and facilitation of a college transition series for incoming freshmen and transfer students; individual assessment of skills and needs; and mentoring activities that contribute to the academic success, persistence and social belonging of nontraditional students who are more at risk of not graduating with a bachelor's degree. The College Support Coach will work in collaboration with the other United for Success academic support specialists and director as well as other Student Services staff in Academic Services area to ensure an integrated network of support for participants.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide individual and small group coaching to assist students in setting long term goals, choosing a major and career path, and solving personal problems, including identifying and addressing personal barriers to a successful transition to college. Be knowledgeable and able to conduct individualized assessments that promote student's self-knowledge and awareness of personality styles, strengths, skills, goals, careers, and learning capacities to assist in development of self-efficacy and long-term planning. Offer educational counseling and support to assist students in managing stress, test anxiety, time management and emotional components that break learning and efficacy. Be knowledgeable of SSU Advising policies and procedures, GE patterns, and how to refer to school based or undeclared advisors. Develop and deliver workshops on topics that promote skills development, self-awareness, and self-management that support better planning, time management and emotional well-being and belonging. Coordinate and facilitate the college transition workshop series and activities designed to address non-cognitive factors that affect student experiences of belonging, inclusion, efficacy and feeling different. Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources including Counseling and Psychological Services, the Health Center, Career Center, Advising Center, Disability Services for Students, the HUB and Campus Life, and others as appropriate. Collaborate with fellow United for Success professional staff of academic specialists and student leadership team members to provide a cohesive and coordinated web of support services. Develop and modify materials to support coaching activities and workshop presentations. Have current knowledge and demonstrated application of recent research in the fields of post-secondary counseling, coaching and support pedagogy that offer effective interventions related to supporting first-generation, low-income or nontraditional students as well as students with disabilities. Maintain accurate student records and document individual support activities using the Student Access database; monitor student outcomes and need for ongoing support. Know and follow confidentiality and FERPA regulations. Be knowledgeable of and comply with federal TRiO Student Support Services program regulations. Participate in weekly United for Success staff meetings and other appropriate professional development activities. Occasional travel as assigned (both local and/or out of state) for the purpose of professional development.
May assist in presentations to classes and other university departments to promote the TRiO SSS program or share expertise with other university organizations and programs. Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place primarily in an office setting located at Sonoma State University. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available during the regular campus hours Monday through Friday to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours with overnight stays.
Qualifications Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university a related field including psychology, education or social sciences, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in student affairs, counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where job-related. A master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Counseling Psychology, Social Work or a directly related field is preferred. Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work is required. At least one year of experience of working with first generation, nontraditional college students and/or students with disabilities is preferred. A master's degree in Student Affairs and Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Social Work or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree with appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for three years of experience.
General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of providing coaching and counseling practices in higher education in the field of Student Services as well as knowledge of the federal regulations, policies, procedures and practices of TRiO-funded student support services programs. General knowledge of current trends and the latest technology used in personal and career decision making assessments. Ability to analyze group behavior and complex student-related matters; ability to assist students individually and know techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature. Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including people belonging to ethnic minority groups, those possessing various religious beliefs and differently-abled individuals. General knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of Sonoma State University.
Must be able to manage multiple complex tasks and assignments independently; exercise a high degree of judgment, or persuasiveness, and imagination; have professional skills and knowledge in counseling approaches and principles; be aware of the most recent research and interventions to assist nontraditional, first generation students; be able to identify problems and alternative solutions available without assistance; quickly adjust approaches and techniques in the face of unpredictable responses; analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward and draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; initiate and implement ideas to better address student learning needs; utilize and develop electronic tools to enhance program functions; create an environment which accepts and encourages diversity; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals. Have experience working with a variety of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point.
Must have the ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative research reports describing academic performance of postsecondary students. Must possess good oral and written communication skills, and write professional reports as needed. Must have the ability to perform skill based and career related assessments, monitor student progress and understand assessments of language processing or other learning difficulties of postsecondary students. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters) 2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University 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.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
Contact Information Sonoma State University Human Resources Main (707) 664-3100 Fax (707) 664-3196 1801 East Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928 email@example.com
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Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apa...rtment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.