The Native American Initiative has been established to increase the number of Native American students enrolling and graduating at CSUSB. The incumbent will perform professional Student Services work and tasks in accordance with established work procedures to contribute to the collaboration and coordination with the Office of Outreach and Special Programs as it relates to enrollment for special populations.
Major duties and responsibilities
Outreach and Recruitment & Programming
- Outreach and recruitment with the primary objective to increase the enrollment based on university initiatives for special programs/populations.
- Represent the university in various educational and community programs.
- Meet with tribal leaders, visit reservation communities, and engage with students in schools on and off reservations.
- Assist in planning and coordinating experiences at CSUSB’s San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses that prepare Native students to plan for postsecondary education. With a specific emphasis on enrollment in programs at CSUSB.
- Maintain accurate information on CSUSB websites as it relates to special programs/populations.
- Maintain current knowledge of resources, majors, prerequisites, general education and graduation requirements, University procedures, rules and regulation along with other student services.
- Review and analyze K-12 regional/statewide and school/district-based enrollment data to help identify target schools and assist with the implementation of innovative outreach and recruitment strategies and visitations.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work student advising and community contacts.
- Proactively identify and create outreach opportunities (e.g. research events and register, request meetings/workshops for company/industry employees, internships, etc.).
- Serve as the point of contact between CSUSB and assigned student population through the enrollment process.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Ability to have access to a vehicle and travel as needed.
- Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations, ability to gather and analyze data and draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
- Review and analyze transcripts, test scores, GPA calculations, and unit counts to determine eligibility for admission to the University for transfer.
- Review first time freshman applications for all programs including impacted majors.
- Maintain records related to admissions, academic programs, general education, and related university information.
- Meet with students to discuss admissions eligibility issues, provide pre-admission counseling to prospective students.
- Prepares quarterly enrollment reports detailing application, admit and enrollment trends and prospective student inquiry analysis.
Other duties and/or special projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience
- Experience: 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.
- Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or 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.
- Knowledge and understanding of Native American student academic needs and challenges to access higher education.
- Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; 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 program 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 these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; recognize multicultural, multisexed and multi‑aged value systems and work accordingly; 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 of the campus to which assigned.
- Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas Services Office.
- Two years of student personal development and/or combined professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field (preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in cultural competency training and demonstrated ability to work with the American Indian community).
- Experience in the practices, procedures and administration of American Indian tribal groups, student development and student activities programs or closely related programs and services.
- Experience working with outreach or recruiting programs.
- Experience in event planning.
Compensation and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Rate: $4,610 per month
Classification Salary Range: $4,610 - $6,556 per month
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.
Work status: Full-time/Exempt/Probationary
Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.
Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.
The application deadline is May 29, 2023
As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
Conditions of Employment
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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.
CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.
California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/diversity-inclusion
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at Nora.Fernandez@csusb.edu
CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/.
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.csusb.edu/clery-act