Salary and Benefits The salary range for this position is $4,892 to $6,978 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $5,088 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 link 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 and under general supervision of the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Affairs, the Career Services Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for utilizing a combination of high-level analytical and high-level interpersonal skills in coordinating all functions of the SSU Career Services Center. The Coordinator works as a team member in an integrated student services model that advises students career issues; supports and coordinates the work of the other Career Center staff; oversees, databases, and social media activity; coordinates direct services provided to students; and analyzes, develops, coordinates, and implements specific programs, events, and workshops to address student career development and employment needs.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Carries out mission/vision and strategic plan for Career Services;
Oversees full range of Career Center events and special programming to provide students with direct access to career development, employers, panels, and community members;
Builds strategic partnerships within campus community and external community;
Implements policy, initiatives, innovation, with best practice;
Provides work lead directions to staff and student workers at the Career Center;
Mentors, trains, and supports all Career Center employees;
Oversees the job database (Seawolf Jobs) and the Symplicity contract;
Works to ensure best practice; analyzes, researches, and resolves issues surrounding policies and procedures;
Maintains Career Center calendars, public relations, communications, and all outreach for Career Services, internally and externally;
Works with multiple constituents including staff, faculty and community members to provide resources and applicable career related information to the entire SSU community/Alumni;
Oversees the recruitment, training and work direction of all student employees for the Job Location Development Team and provides management with input and feedback on the hiring and managing of staff on the team;
Overall coordination of annual Sonoma State Career Fair and responsibility for the Career Fair Budget;
Responsible for establishing and maintaining employer relations, including recruitment for Career Fair and all resources available to accommodate and enhance employers online and physical presence at SSU;
Responsible for the selection of online resources, subscriptions, and tools to deliver the latest and most effective and comprehensive tools for students to utilize;
Works with Marketing and Communications to produce content and graphics for the Career Center & Career Services website;
Maintains, with the support and guidance of the Budget Director, all Career Services budgets;
Provides stewardship for the Career Services social network platforms;
Provides in-depth career counseling to individual students or small groups;
Interprets, refers, and assesses students' career assessment results for Strong Interest Inventory and MBTI;
Works with students individually and in groups to provide relevant job search strategies including resume assistance, mock interviews, graduate school planning, and internships;
Plans and conducts workshops and classroom presentations related to above areas; assists with all career-related events that take place in the Career Center and the classroom;
Introduces students to experiential education opportunities such as Community Involvement Program and Internship opportunities;
Provides appropriate career training for the Advising Peers;
Recruits all on-campus employers and coordinates the Summer Bridge Job Fair; and any other requested presentations.
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 and programmatic 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 related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related and the equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems. A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling. Must demonstrate experience in providing individual and group career and transitional advising, as well as providing services to a diverse student population including underrepresented, low income, first generation, and adult students. Must demonstrate knowledge and experience with electronic career management systems and knowledge of the career filed and the employment market.
Must be able to manage multiple tasks and assignments independently, work collaboratively, exercise professional judgment, utilize and develop electronic tools to enhance program functions, create an environment which accepts and encourages diversity, and initiate and implement ideas to better address student's career and major needs.
Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of Career Services, along with general knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field and the principles, problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel and fiscal management; general knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods. Thorough knowledge of current trends and the latest technology in the field of career advising and job development, the principles of individual and group behavior and individual counseling techniques. The incumbent must also possess the ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative and inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. The incumbent 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:
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 additional to sharing your general experience, please focus your cover letter on your philosophy regarding supporting students during their career exploration in a higher education 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.