Associate Director, Toro Guardian Scholars (Administrator I) (525992)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, California
  • Mar 25, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description


Associate Director, Toro Guardian Scholars - Student Affairs

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

Classification Title: Administrator I

Position Salary Range: $5,482 - $8,223 per month

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $5,482 - $6,900 per month.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin Monday, April 10, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled.

About the Department/Position:

Under the direction of the Director of Toro Guardian Scholars, the Associate Director provides supervision to social work staff members and manages student outreach, recruitment, admission, transition, and enrollment of Guardian Scholars (GS) students. The Associate Director informs students of program eligibility criteria, policy changes, grants, and scholarships. The position is responsible for internal procedures to ensure the timely and consistent delivery of services and resources to program participants. In addition, the Associate Director provides services that are equitable, inclusive and provide culturally sensitive services that enhance the quality of campus life. The Associate Director uses a student centered and equity minded approach in all communication and service efforts.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director in conducting TGS outreach, recruitment, and admissions meetings with faculty and campus administrators in various academic departments.
  • Develop strong collaborations with community college and high school counselors to support local student access to the university and TGS, including the development of workshops, and recruitment events.
  • Develop reports related to outreach, recruitment, or admissions efforts as needed.
  • Train and supervise on-staff social workers in the TGS model of student care and support; serve as a support person on complex case matters.
  • Conduct assessments, crisis management, goal setting, and transition plan meetings for assigned students and support them in identifying individualized goals

  • Identify and provide student with referrals to campus and external community resources based on student needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Required Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Required Experience: Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years professionally related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze and implement university/program policy, manage personnel.
  • Ability to engage students in programs and services that support retention.

  • Able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including prospective students and their caregivers; school counselors, social workers, teachers and administrators; faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, including all aspects of administrative writing techniques integral to carrying out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Experience planning, developing, and implementing university recruitment events specifically geared towards foster youth.
  • Ability to communicate on behalf of the TGS department with senior management and other campus and community constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's in Social Work from a regionally accredited university.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working with students from low income, traditionally underrepresented, and/or traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Extensive experience in working current and former foster youth/systems involved youth, minimum 3 years
  • Experience in managing undergraduate and graduate level interns and staff.
  • Experience in organizing outreach and recruitment events for an education related setting.

  • Understands the general working of Guardian Scholars and CSU admission processes.

  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population, strong understanding of intersectionality and Critical Race Theory.
  • Proactive, creative, and a team player-- able to execute tasks in collaboration with a team.
  • Eligible to start in the position as soon as possible.
  • Ability to evaluate, make recommendations, and develop objectives.

  • Ability to represent the Director at meetings as needed or assigned.
  • General knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of student programs.

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:

  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the 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.

  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California
  • The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here .

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills 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.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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