California State University San Bernardino Coordinator, First and Sophomore Year Experience (SSP III) / Housing and Residential Education in San Bernardino, California


Employment Status: Probationary, Full-time, Exempt appointment

*Work Schedule: *Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; Some evenings and weekends may be required. The work schedule for this position during the summer months is Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (30 minute unpaid meal period).

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 20, 2016.

*About the University: *

California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. Cal State San Bernardino is listed among the best colleges and universities in the western United States, according to The Princeton Review, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report, in their respective annual rankings. It also is part of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, With Distinction – the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. In addition, it is a "Military Friendly School" according to G.I. Jobs. CSUSB's College of Business and Public Administration was named by European CEO Magazine as one of the four most innovative business schools in the U.S. and among the top 18 in the world. The Sierra Club named CSUSB one of "America's Coolest Schools

About the Department of Housing and Residential Education:

The Department of Housing and Residential Education (DHRE) works to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes student success though personal development, citizenship, involvement, and leadership. DHRE consists of educators, full-time professional staff, and para-professional student staff who, through student-centered learning, organizational effectiveness, facilities management, staff engagement and assessment initiatives, strive for student success, self-awareness, and satisfaction.

Typical Activities

Reporting to the Associate Director of Residential Education, the Coordinator for the First-Year Experience (FYE) & Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) will provide leadership for and have administrative oversight for the Department's efforts designed to facilitate optimum learning experiences for first-year and second year students as well as other initiatives and activities. This position will foster increased collaborations within, and work closely with, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs and among the university's administrative units. Working with the Academic Initiatives and Student Success Specialist, the Coordinator will play a crucial role in developing efforts to improve the Department's and University's retention and graduation rates and student success.

The Coordinator for the First Year Experience & Sophomore Year Experience is part of the DHRE's leadership team comprised of the Executive Director, Senior Associate Director, Business Manager, Associate Director for Facilities, Associate Director for Residential Education, and Coordinator for Research and Assessment. This position assists in the development and implementation of a first year experience and sophomore year experience residential program, providing leadership and direction for the development, implementation and sustaining of a First Year Experience and Sophomore Year Experience within campus residential communities. In conjunction with the Academic Initiatives and Student Success Specialist and Associate Director for Residential Education, the Coordinator will articulate the vision and goals for student learning and development for the FYE and SYE programs. Principle functions and duties of the position include:

Campus Collaboration

  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and other administrative units in the planning and development and success of the FYE and SYE programs.
  • Coordinate department efforts and planning with Coyote First Step (CFS).
  • Identify and establish collaborative relationships with offices that support the development and retention of first year and second-year students. Strategic Planning

  • Empower first-year students and sophomores to excel through providing opportunities to enhance academic and professional success, sense of belonging, engagement with faculty, overall wellness, and community citizenship and leadership.

  • Identify residential space to house the FYE and SYE Experiences.
  • Develop, coordinate, implement, manage, and promote the Department's First-Year Experience and Sophomore Year Experience program, including the articulation of a vision and goals for student learning and development in the first and second year, the creation of academic and co-curricular programs in support of FYE and SYE.
  • Develop and implement High Impact Practices (HIPs) for working with first-year and second-year students.
  • Develop a cohesive and integrated academic and co-curricular program that supports first year students.
  • Chair the DHRE FYE and SYE Task Forces, partnering with other offices, including Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to develop programs and initiatives, as well as provide ongoing training for staff in working with First-Year and Second-Year students.
  • Set direction for future phases of the First-Year and Sophomore Year Experience.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Associate Director of OHRL to create and develop communication and marketing resources specific to FYE and SYE goals. Administrative

  • Provide general supervision of student staff of Coyote First Step (CFS).

  • Maintain office hours.
  • Maintain and oversee a budget.
  • Serve in the on-call rotation for Residential Education. Training

  • Work with Department committees to assist with recruitment and training of student and professional staff assigned to first year and sophomore year communities.

  • Assist with student and professional staff hiring and training. Other

  • Act as a member, chair or co-chair of one Residential Education committee.

  • Directly supervise, mentor, and evaluate 1 Graduate Assistant.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Residential Education.

Minimum Qualifications

*Education and Experience: *

Applicants must have the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, College Student Development or related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related. 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.

The successful candidate has a passion for working with a diverse student population, committed to student learning and development, and posseses strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. The successful staff member demonstrates initiative, possesses the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, and maintains a positive attitude. A thorough understanding of principles and practices involved in FYE and SYE program development, theoretical models, best practices and current issues supporting first-year and second-year student transition, development, and retention; significant and increasingly responsible experience in FYE and SYE programs; excellent interpersonal, collaborative, with the ability to engage, challenge, and lead a wide diversity of faculty and staff; strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility; strong teamwork skills, high level of energy, and ability to work independently; demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, and assess data related to student success, student learning outcomes, and program effectiveness; demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity among students and staff required. Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs preferred. Successful candidate must be willing to work some nights and weekend hours.

*Preferred Education and Experience: *

A Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, College Student Development, or related degree is preferred. Live-on residence life experience and residence hall management is preferred. Experience in advising is highly recommended.

*Other: *

For best consideration, interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Position is open until filled.

Supplemental Information

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino 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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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)

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2016-00680

Department: Student Affairs

Closing: Continuous

Agency: California State University, San Bernardino

Address: 5500 University Parkway San Bernardino, California, 92407.

Phone: (909) 537-5138


Salary: $48,984.00 - $69,780.00 Annually

Location: San Bernardino, CA