Guardian Scholars Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)
San Diego State University

San Diego, California

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Guardian Scholars Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)

Job No: 507115
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of EOP/Ethnic Affairs, the Guardian Scholar Program Coordinator (GS Program Coordinator) is responsible for the planning, preparation, and coordination of the SDSU Guardian Scholars Program. Oversee and coordinate the Guardian Scholar application and selection process for incoming cohorts. Review and interpret documentation that establishes students' foster youth, legal guardianship or homeless status, Plan and organize scheduled events throughout the academic year. Functions as a liaison to various departments on campus to ensure needs of Guardian Scholars are met. Establish a calendar and create activities related to Guardian Scholars and EOP outreach and trauma informed programming efforts. Facilitate and guide the members of the Guardian Scholar Student Advisory Board. Provide a safe and welcoming environment for Guardian Scholars.

The Guardian Scholar Program Coordinator will also address educational issues with Guardian Scholar students such as financial aid follow-up, academic probation and residential living on and off campus as needed.

For more information regarding the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs, click here.

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.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Possession of this knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Counseling, College Student Development, Higher Education, or a directly related field
  • The equivalent of five years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience or professional experience in higher education academic support services or equivalent
  • Experience developing, planning, and implementing workshops or other programming aimed at supporting students, including current or former foster youth, wards of the court, under legal guardianship or unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which assigned

Specialized Skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with foster youth and former foster youth
  • Minimum of one year experience working with students from low income, traditionally underserved/disadvantaged backgrounds and culturally diverse populations of college students
  • Demonstrated ability in conflict resolution and crisis intervention as it pertains to students with a history of complex trauma and/or abuse
  • Minimum of one year experience developing, organizing, planning, and implementing university transitional programs with particular focus on trauma-informed programming
  • Minimum of one year experience utilizing individual counseling techniques
  • Minimum of two years of experience analyzing complex situations accurately and adopting effective courses of action
  • Minimum of one year experience advising students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters

Compensation and Benefits

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. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,691 per month.

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: $4,691- $6,683 per month.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on January 3, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by January 2, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Jasleen Aguilar at or 619-594-9392.

Advertised: Dec 02, 2021 (9:00 AM)
Applications Close: Open until filled

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