Salary and Benefits The salary range for this position is $3,935 to $5,595 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $4,093 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Application Deadline To be considered for an initial screening at The Placement Exchange (TPE) in Philadelphia please submit your application by February 27, 2018.
If you are not attending TPE and would like to be considered for a phone screening, please submit your application no later than March 23, 2018.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
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 the Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, the Career Services Specialist (Specialist) is responsible for providing direct student services to Sonoma State University students. Under general supervision, the Specialist will work as a team member in an integrated student services model that advises students on career & transitional issues and develops coordinates and implements specific programs, events and workshops to address student career development and employments needs. The incumbent coordinates and maintains job search technology, including employer databases, support job fairs, informs students of experiential education opportunities and facilitates students in the transition out of the University through services that provide resume assistance, interviewing techniques/feedback and job search strategies. The incumbent plans and delivers appropriate career events during the academic year and summer, including Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation and Transfer Orientation and participates in other division-wide activities.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Career Center Coordination:
Manage Symplicity/Seawolf Jobs to enhance the electronic career management system for our students; attend webinars with Symplicity and manage backend of software to ensure best practice and functionality of subscription; work with JLD on Seawolf Job management, job postings, and use of Seawolf Jobs as recruitment for Career Fair
Manage employer issues and support employer relations with outreach, workshops, tabling and other recruitment events
Assist in the implementation of the annual Career Fair
Provide oversight for the Career Services social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter)
Provide Career advising to individuals or small groups. Provide drop-in advising for Career Advising
Advise undeclared students through the utilization of career assessments, and other appropriate methods to guide them to major selection
Create and deliver presentations specifically designed to help students in their exploration of their major
Facilitate students' transition out of the university through job search strategies including resume assistance, interviewing techniques, etc.
Assist in conducting workshops and presentations related to above areas and all career-related events
Participate during the Summer Orientation, Transfer Orientation, and Summer Bridge programs
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place mostly in an office setting located at Sonoma State University. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday aligned with regular campus hours. 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 This position requires the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in 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. 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 the professional experience. Demonstrated experience and intermediate proficiency with computers, including standard office technology and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel), databases and the internet as a research tool required.
Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities within Career Services and in regards to working with diverse college students; general knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management. General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior. Ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs within Career Services. The incumbent must also have the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple, competing tasks to meet project deadlines, possess strong oral and written communication skills, including excellent customer service skills, be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, be innovative and open to novel ideas and approaches and be flexible in handling changes and challenges and ability to think clearly and stay focused under pressure; ability to work in a stressful environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged. 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.
Sonoma State University is committed to fostering and supporting multicultural competence for faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
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:
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)
In addition to sharing your general experience, please focus your cover letter on your experience planning and presenting in a student affairs environment.
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.
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 apartment 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.