Retention Specialist

University Enterprises, Inc.   Sacramento, CA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on August 23, 2021
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University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) at Sac State is seeking a Retention Specialist for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). CAMP is a federally funded program designed to help students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds succeed at Sac State. CAMP facilitates transition from high school to college and offers first-year support services to develop the skills necessary to persist and graduate from college. CAMP strives to be "a home away from home" for its students.

UEI offers an excellent benefits package which includes:
• Paid Vacation Time & Paid Sick Time
• Paid Holidays – 13 paid holidays per year including paid time off the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as the CSUS campus is closed and one personal day.
• Excellent medical benefits – 100% employer paid medical & dental for employee-only coverage and low cost for family coverage

Apply online by 9/3/2021.
Pay Rate: $19.39 - $29.09 per hour

Position Overview:
This position advises first and second year migrant students regarding university procedures, career development, job opportunities, internships, scholarships, and many other personal and academic issues related to university life. Due to the nature of the job responsibilities, the person in this position will have a legal duty to report child abuse and neglect and is considered by law to be a “mandated reporter.” This position reports directly to and receives general supervision from the Program Coordinator and Principal Investigator. The position oversees and monitors the work of part-time student assistants.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides individual advising to students regarding university policies, registration, withdrawal, graduation, financial aid, general education, advising and other issues typical of university life. Provides new students with orientation to campus services. Explains polices regarding financial aid, health services and tutorial services. Helps to assess career development, career advancement, and ideas on techniques related to job search opportunities. In conjunction with the Outreach Specialist, co-coordinates and implements special activities for students and their families. This includes, but not limited to: CAMP Orientation, the CAMP Student/Parent Program, career exploration and field trips, career exploration workshops, the annual student/staff retreat and other activities in alignment with CAMP goals and objectives. Collects and compiles information and maintains database regarding job opportunities, internships programs, scholarships, fellowships, and other employment opportunities. Collects and compiles information and statistics on numbers of students advised, participation in retention activities, and prepares monthly and year-end reports on CAMP retention efforts. Closes out student files and develops student referral lists for other campus offices. Coordinates and implements special educational, cultural and enrichment activities for the students and their parents. Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with campus supportive services offices, academic departments, community agencies, secondary school personnel, and migrant education personnel. In collaboration with the Outreach Specialist, performs presentations to students, school personnel, community organizations, parent advisory committees, and community agencies regarding CAMP, higher education opportunities and financial aid. Some travel and evening/weekend presentations may be required. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director to ensure the success of the program and its participants.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in one of the Behavioral or Social Sciences, Education or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience. Demonstrated experience in advising, education, or a related student services field and working with underrepresented students in academic and/or career advisement. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Demonstrated knowledge of the unique cultural traits found in migrant families. Demonstrated skill in advising and guiding students individually and in-groups. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with coworkers, students, parents, faculty, and staff. Demonstrated skill to work independently. Demonstrated familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet computer applications, such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite. Must be legally eligible to drive in California, complete and pass an online training course, maintain a good driving record, and be acceptable for vehicle insurance coverage under the University Enterprises insurance plan. Must continue to meet the established driving standards, driving record will be monitored with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure compliance. Must have reliable transportation. Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Must continue to meet the established standards.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated communication skills in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Punjabi.