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A completed application is required in order to be considered for this position.
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San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, SDSU has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including in terms of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
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Full-time, permanent (probationary) position.
Under the general direction of the Director of Educational Opportunity Program / Ethnic Affairs, the Dream Resource Area Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of programs and services offered by the Dream Resource Area to engage and support undocumented students at SDSU, as well as students from mixed-status families. The Coordinator is responsible for assisting the director in identifying, collaborating and maintaining relationships and partnerships within SDSU and the community to create, develop and implement programs and services that support the retention and academic success of undocumented students.
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Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,858 - $5,485 per month (CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,858 - $5,485 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
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Programs and Services Development
Assists the Director to develop programs and services to support the retention and academic success of undocumented students.
- Assists the Director in designing and developing programs and services to provide support, advice, and referrals related to various sensitive issues and challenges unique to undocumented students.
- Serve as a campus resource for undocumented students, and have working knowledge of federal, state, local legislation, rules, policies, and procedures pertaining to AB 130/131/540, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and federal immigration law and policy and provide appropriate trainings and resources for administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
- Develop and conduct specialized orientation sessions for students and parents, on- going programs, and outreach events to forge bonds among undocumented students, to facilitate their integration into a welcoming and safe campus community, and to promote academic and personal success.
- Provide individual support to students with a wide variety of personal/psycho- social wellbeing and wellness issues, working collaboratively with various departments such as Counseling & Psychological Services and Student Health Services.
- Work collaboratively with on-campus offices and programs to serve as a resource for overcoming challenges faced by undocumented students.
- Assist the Director in identifying, developing, and/or maintaining existing relationships with local, regional, and national resources and organizations to establish a network of programs and services in support of undocumented students.
- Work with campus and off-campus colleagues to develop and provide ally trainings to administrators, staff and faculty to increase the understanding of the needs of undocumented students.
- Assist in the development and implementation of a communication plan to provide potential, incoming, and enrolled undocumented students with timely information on programs, resources, opportunities, events, activities, important deadlines, and academic and co-curricular enrichment opportunities.
- Serves as a resource to Education Without Borders (EWB).
On Campus Outreach and Support
- Analyze data and produce reports regarding diversity issues that impact undocumented students to inform program recommendations for improvement of campus climate.
- Keep abreast of research and literature on student trends and emerging populations in higher education specifically in relation to undocumented students.
- Advises the Director on issues and concerns impacting the undocumented student population.
Assists in the management of daily operations of the Dream Resource Area, and the daily flow of direct services to undocumented students.
- Develops and maintains website and other Dream Resource Area materials to provide current information to undocumented students and their families and allies.
- Prepare newsletters, electronic and print communications, and announcements for programs and events related to the Dream Resource Area.
- Assist the Director in seeking and composing grants for external funding and support other fundraising efforts.
- Represent the Dream Resource Area and SDSU at community and other off- campus events.
- Provide programs and workshops that require some evening and weekend work
Other duties as assigned