Resilient Scholars Program Coordinator

  • Cal State University (CSU) Maritime Academy
  • Vallejo, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Project Management

Job Description

Working Title: Program Coordinator, Resilient Scholars Program

Classification Title: Student Services Professional III

Department Name: Former Foster Youth

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12 month

Bargaining Unit: 4 (APC)

Employment Type: Probationary/Permanent

Salary Range:
  • Hiring salary is budgeted at $5,025 - $5,425 per month commensurate with education and experience
  • CSU Salary Range: $5,025 -$7,159 per month.

Benefits: Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental, and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for additional information.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. A review of applications will begin Thursday, January 4, 2024 and the review period may end at any time thereafter.

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator for the Resilient Scholars Program at Cal Maritime Academy will operate under the general direction of the Director of Inclusion Initiatives and EOP. The Resilient Scholars Program is designed to develop and coordinate support programs for current and former foster youth aspiring to earn a college education. The coordinator will be responsible for analyzing the needs of foster youth students, providing considerable advisement on policy and eligibility requirements, and employing planning, interviewing, and counseling techniques to ensure their successful integration and retention in the academic environment.

The Program Coordinator for the Resilient Scholars Program (RSP) plans, coordinates, and implements student programs, service delivery, activities and events related to Resilient Scholars Program (RSP) foster youth and homeless youth program. The coordinator will play a crucial role in providing academic and personal support to foster youth at Cal Maritime Academy, while actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within the program and the broader campus community.

The Program Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Inclusion Initiatives and EOP. Works closely with the Director of Basic Needs, the Division of Cadet Leadership and Development. Routinely works with Financial Aid & Scholarships office, Budget and Financial Services and University Advancement. Collaborates with members of the campus community as well as community members.

About the California State University Maritime Academy:

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on the scenic Vallejo waterfront, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 50 graduate students.

Cal Maritime offers seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation, and Oceanography. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard, and naval reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

Major Responsibilities:

1) Program Development and Coordination:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive support programs for current and former foster youth to facilitate their academic success and personal growth, with a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Ensure that the Resilient Scholars Program is designed to be accessible and inclusive for students from diverse backgrounds, including those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, differently abled , and from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Coordinate and administer program tutoring, college strategy courses, and events that celebrate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Determines program eligibility for new and continuing students according to CSUM and RSP program guidelines and monitors continuing students for adherence to program requirements.

2) Academic Advising

  • Provide general advising and personalized guidance to students in the Resilient Scholars Program, taking into consideration their unique experiences and challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment where students feel valued, seen, and empowered to overcome barriers to success.

3) Database Management

  • Monitors enrollment, student success markers, academic standing, and leverages campus-wide resources to encourage the development of support strategies as they pertain to RSP program students.

  • Use data from these tools to track student progress and identify disparities in academic outcomes, aiming to address and mitigate any inequities that may arise.

  • Celebrates the success of RSP program students by hosting a year-end graduation/reception.
    • Responsible for developing and presenting to the campus community on available resources and strategies for foster youth and homeless youth academic success and retention in collaboration with the Basic Needs Coordinator.

4) Community Outreach:

  • Conducts community outreach and education, data collection, assessment, and other relevant special projects. Represents Basic Needs, Inclusion Initiatives, and RSP on a variety of internal and external committees; develops partnerships with community agencies, business/industry, and local government; and liaisons with local high schools, other colleges, and academic institutions.
    • Campus Collaboration:
      • Encourage inter and intra-campus collaborations with relevant departments and organizations and share resources to better serve the needs of foster youth.
      • Collaborates with the Basic Needs Coordinator to establish events and activities that support the Basic Needs Program such as Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, CalFresh Outreach Days, Swipe Out Hunger, and more.

  • Assists with program marketing including preparation and production of promotional materials, invitations, and publications. Assists with maintaining the department or program website and social media accounts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possession of these knowledges and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience.
  • 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.

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned;
  • General knowledge of individual counseling techniques;
  • General knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned.
  • Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action;
  • Advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters;
  • Determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature;
  • Interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action;
  • Carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions;
  • And establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by a pronounced sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student body;
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse student, faculty, staff and community populations and proven ability to create an inclusive and welcoming environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate respect and integrate cultural sensitivity when providing Resilient Scholars program services.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Excellent organization abilities are necessary and critical thinking skills.
  • The proven ability to create strong interpersonal relationships, network, and forge community ties is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.
  • Experience working with foster youth and/ or homeless youth is preferred.
  • Knowledge of CalFresh and other social service benefits preferred.
  • Two years of experience in case management preferred.
  • Experience with Peoplesoft and/or Passport platforms.

Special Conditions:

Hours of Work/Travel:

Physical, Mental and Environmental Conditions: Up to 40% of the activities involve sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling or walking; involves lifting heavy weight objects limited to 50 pounds; may involve pushing and pulling objects within the weight limits.

Background Check: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, DMV records check, and fingerprinting) 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

Designated Position: 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.

Eligibility to Work: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

Title IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:

EEO Statement: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.

Application Procedure: Click "APPLY NOW" to complete the Cal Maritime Online Employment Application and attach the following documents: cover letter and resume.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained may be modified or changed.

Advertised: Dec 14 2023 Pacific Standard Time
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