Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Under general direction of Director, Campus Life Programs, it is the responsibility of the Sports Clubs Campus Life Advisor (CLA) to serve as the primary advisor providing comprehensive advising and leadership to 120+ student clubs/organizations and advisors; create, initiate and implement educational programming and activities for student organizations; provide oversight in the planning and implementation of leadership development programs, awards and activities for student organizations; provide training and oversight to on- campus special events and activities pertaining to student organizations; assist in the assessment efforts of the center and the greater student life offerings; interpret University Policy applicable to student organizations; act as a liaison between the University and student organizations; participate in programming sponsored by SSU's Campus Life areas; and serve as a port of the comprehensive campus life team. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for providing comprehensive advising and leadership to 20+ sports clubs with duties including, but not limited to, coordinating fields, coach contracts, and trainers for high risk games/tournaments.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: - Work with other Campus Life Advisors on the annual chartering and oversight of 120+ student clubs/organizations including academic, social, religious, multicultural, honor societies and sport organizations. - Serve in an advisory capacity to SSU's student organizations providing direction and advising in organizational, leadership, program development, risk management, membership recruitment, fundraising, and other club related issues as they arise. - Provide leadership and advising to sports club officers, advisors, and coaches to ensure sport clubs stay student-directed and student-run. - Develop and present resources and educational programs for student organization advisors, national officials and campus administrators. - Create and maintain campus life published material relevant to student organizations, their advisors and the campus community (including print and web-based). - Maintain ongoing communication with student organizations through newsletters, electronic communication and social media. - Oversee data collection and database management for oil student organizations and campus life programs. - Assist in the development and implementation of assessment activities relevant to student organization programs/activities as well as various student life offerings. - Mentor and support student employees in their various roles within campus life. - Interpret and implement University policies and procedures as they relate to student organizations and campus life. - Evaluates and recommends policies and procedures for student clubs and organizations. - Participate in all relevant campus life programs; champion, implement, and present educational materials at Campus Life initiated programs. - Provide support to the campus elections process any special University election referendum. - Provide support to Greek Life and General Clubs, as need. - Work with sports clubs to hire coaches, schedule games and coordinate trainers. - Collaborate with Associated Students, the Student Health Center, the Sports Management department and trainers to develop and implement a concussion baseline and protocol for all sports teams. - Research and initiate assessment activities that will enhance student organizations, leadership and campus life. - Serve on campus-wide committees and advisory boards. - Serve as campus liaison for student organizations and the campus community. - Respond to general campus life inquiries. - Track relevant accounts, purchasing, and administrative requirements. - Actively engage and collaborate with other campus life program areas to encourage and develop coalition-building opportunities. Additionally, the Campus Life advisor will provide general support to University wide collaborative programs for freshman, residence halls, and admissions as needed.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place primarily in an office setting located at Sonoma State University, however may include working indoors and outdoors when necessary to support the department. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday aligned with regular campus hours. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule, however, you must be available during the regular campus hours Monday through Friday to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance, as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours with overnight stays.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. At least one year experience with club sports, or other related field highly preferred. Demonstrated high level of interest for club sports, fitness and recreation highly preferred. This position requires the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including upper division or graduate coursework 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 work experience.
Thorough knowledge of the principles or individual and group behavior, and the ability to articulate the purpose of Student Affairs, student success, and academic advising programs. General knowledge of the practices, procedures, and trends in Student Affairs, student success, and academic advising programs, with demonstrated experience and knowledge of programs and resources that support the persistence and academic success of college students, particularly at risk student populations. General knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities which the position is assigned. Intermediate proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and Google Suite required. Knowledge of databases and student information systems. PeopleSoft preferred. EAB-SSC Navigate preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish highly preferred.
This position also requires the following abilities: - Interpret and apply program rules and regulations. - Use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments. - Advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters. - Demonstrate multicultural competence through knowledge, skills, and abilities. - Ability to be innovative and open to researching and implementing current academic advising best practices. - Strong oral and written communication skills, including excellent customer service skills. - Adhere to strict confidentiality requirements and ethical standards. - Carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions. - Coordinate and prioritize multiple, completing tasks to meet project deadlines. - Work effectively both independently and as part of a team. - Be flexible in handling change and challenges. - Think critically and stay focused under pressure. - Work in a fast-paced environment. - Develop positive interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members. - Learn and effectively apply a variety of state, federal, CSU, and SSU policies and procedures. - Independently plan work, solve problems, and use sound judgment to take action. - Make decisions within established parameters, regulations, and guidelines; and recommend changes in procedures to address student support needs.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
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Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
In your cover letter, please describe what you think are the top two challenges in working with Sports Clubs.
2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
The ADA Coordinator is available at 707.664.2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University 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.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
Additional Salary Information: This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Internal Number: 104908
About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
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