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Non-Academic Coordinator

Company: CSUDH Foundation
Location: Carson
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Guided Pathways to STEM ( GPS) - Non- Academic Coordinator Position

California State University, Dominguez Hills


About CSUDH Foundation

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the University to provide services and develop and enhance programs that are an integral part of the University's educational mission. CSU Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.

About CISE

The mission of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) is to bring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to the forefront of K-16 education through leadership and service. CISE is a regional center focused on enabling transformative and inspiring STEM learning experiences. Our partnerships with schools, districts, community colleges, local and national organizations, philanthropic and industry leaders serve to broaden our impact across institutions and our local and global community.

About Guided Pathways for STEM (GPS)

GPS is a program that provides evidence-based academic support activities as well as non-academic support activities to meet the basic needs and improve the well-being of STEM majors. Its innovative approach makes nearly every service available to participating students at the partner colleges, as well as CSUDH. GPS' student-centered, holistic design aims to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students earning STEM undergraduate degrees. By meeting students' academic and nonacademic needs, GPS will improve graduation rates and develop students who are well informed, have strong self-determination, can advocate for themselves, have a strong sense of belonging, and are empowered to make choices for themselves.

About the GPS Non-Academic Coordinator Position

The GPS Non-Academic Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all GPS non-academic support services for GPS scholars at CSUDH and at four partner community colleges. The Non-Academic Coordinator will work closely with the GPS lead coordinator, academic activities coordinator, career development and engagement specialist, and community college advisors, and will collaborate with staff from basic needs programs on and off-campus to provide on-going non-academic support to GPS scholars. Important functions include assessing the needs of each GPS scholar and developing a non-academic plan to meet identified needs, continuously searching for and Identifying resources on and off-campus and connecting GPS scholars to such resources, and continuously monitoring the wellbeing of each scholar and offering support when needed. The Non-Academic Coordinator will perform his or her duties in a fast-paced environment under limited supervision.

This position is a full-time, salary-exempt, benefited position, plus employer-sponsored health, dental vision, life insurance, retirement program, and sick/vacation pay.

Hourly Rate: $26.00 - $28.00

The Non-Academic Coordinator reports to the GPS Lead Coordinator and the GPS Project Director.

Primary Position Responsibilities

Student Non-Academic Counseling/Advising

Provide comprehensive non-academic advisement, individually and in groups, to GPS scholars at CSUDH or at partner community colleges. Responsible for entering advising notes after each advising session into the Toro Student Collaborative (TSC).

Perform in-depth analysis of student basic needs and develop a non-academic support plans. Complete individualized advising worksheets and maintain detailed and current records on each assigned scholar.

Use professional judgment to develop solutions to individual student problems, of considerable difficulty, which represent integrative approaches comprising appropriate referrals to campus services and other resources. Adjust approaches and techniques in the face of unpredictable responses and rapidly changing circumstances.

Implement innovative ways of encouraging and supporting the personal developmental needs and the basic needs of a diverse student population.

Maintain regular contact with scholars to ensure their basic needs and non-academic needs are met.

Lead program activities, such as:

Plan wellness workshops and self-care sessions, facilitate monthly wellness support groups, collaborate with Student Health, Psychological Services, Women's Resource Center, and Student dis-Ability Resource Center staff to support GPS scholars.

Establish the textbook library and oversee the Textbook Purchase Assistance Program.

Organize transportation assistance for GPS scholar.

Oversee implementation of childcare.

Establish the Launchpad.

Facilitate technology equipment support.

Participate in regular departmental and partner meetings.

Liaison and Campus Involvement

Represent the GPS project in university meetings and serve on relevant committees.

Initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including faculty, staff, student organizations, and off-campus community groups.

Partake in appropriate professional development activities to remain current on relevant issues pertaining to higher education and the recruitment and retention of low-income and high-risk students.

Participate in campus-wide events and programs, which seek to recruit, retain, or encourage the success of low-income and environmentally disadvantaged students.

Coordinate non-academic GPS activities with GPS Community College Advisors at the partner community colleges.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Successful candidates will have an experience that reflects the following:

Knowledge of on and off-campus basic needs services and resources.

Knowledge of interviewing and counseling skills and the ability to apply these to counseling sessions.

General knowledge of financial aid processes and policies.

Ability to interact and work cooperatively with a diverse student population and staff.

General knowledge of individual counseling techniques.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions.

Proficient in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Zoom, and Teams


A bachelor's degree in human services or related field.

Possess outstanding leadership, organizational, planning, time management, and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.

Skill to use technology tools such as word-processing, databases, and web-based programs that typically underpin and support program efforts and improve the efficiency of systems and processes.

Experience with advising and counseling skills. Skills to provide advising in a university setting. Listening skills and ability to respond effectively to concerns and problems, including difficult or unpleasant situations.

Excellent writing skills to compose and edit correspondence and prepare reports.

Knowledge of best practices as they relate to addressing basic needs and support services.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, students, staff, and the public.

Flexible and adaptable to quick turnaround deadlines with short notice.

Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.

Enjoys collaborating and working in a team environment.

Application Period

The review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021, and the position will remain open.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-1070.


This position requires new hire/re-hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

If hired, the successful candidate will be required to furnish proof that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted.

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 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for any position that the CSUDH Foundation deems sensitive to. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSUDH Foundation or individuals in the university community. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current employees.


Keywords: CSUDH Foundation, Carson , Non-Academic Coordinator, Other , Carson, California

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