California State University, Stanislaus — Project Rebound Professional

Project Rebound Professional

Job no: 498996
Department: Student Affairs
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus – Turlock, Stanislaus – Stockton
Categories: Unit 4 – APC – Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Position Summary
(Classified as: Student Services Professional I, Range B)

Full-time temporary position available on or after March 1, 2021 and ending on or before February 28, 2022 in Student Affairs. Appointment will be made for one year from date of hire with the possibility of reappointment and/or becoming permanent based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

Project Rebound is a support program designed to help those students who have spent time in jail or prison to earn college degrees, drastically reducing the likelihood they will recidivate. While not new to the California State University system, Project Rebound is a new initiative at Stanislaus State, and is modeled after other successful Project Rebound programs. The CSU Stanislaus Project Rebound Program is part of the statewide Project Rebound Consortium This position will work collaboratively with the Project Rebound Coordinator.

Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President for Student Success, the Project Rebound Specialist is responsible for supporting the operations of the program which includes, but is not limited to, ensuring communication with program participants; maintaining records and statistical data; supporting students to navigate university processes, and maintaining the program's social media presence. The incumbent must also support the enrollment of formerly incarcerated students who qualify for the program based on university as well as program criterion. The incumbent also refers project rebound participants to campus and community services that will aid them in the matriculation process.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supports coordinator in developing orientations and workshops for current and prospective Project Rebound students. Prepares outreach materials for review / organization.
  • Provide individualized pre-enrollment services to prospective Project Rebound students at Stan State to help them prepare for admission.
  • Seeks to foster collegiality and mentorship amongst Project Rebound students and between Project Rebound students and the broader student population at Stan State.
  • Work intentionally to help integrate formerly incarcerated students into the broader student body. Promotes student participation in student organizations, campus activities, campus services, workshops and trainings, etc.
  • Support students to navigate a variety of forms and processes. (exp. completing the college application; financial aid referrals; completing petitions; guidance and advising related to admissions requirements; enrollment support; assistance with transcript requests).
  • Prepare and submit requisitions related to Project Rebound expenditures.
  • Update referral lists and extend network of support for continuing students and students recently released from custody.
  • Maintain records and statistical data regarding outreach, applications, admissions, retention, nature of program participation, and graduation rates.
  • Maintain communication with program participants.
  • Maintain the program's social media presence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. (Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.)

    Experience: Equivalent of one year of experience in professional Student Services work at the entry trainee level. (Equivalent amounts of graduate level job related education may be substituted for the required experience.)

    Preferred Qualifications

  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience (personal experience preferred) related to duties and responsibilities specified.

    Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the methods and problems of organization and program management.
  • Working knowledge of research and interviewing techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
  • Ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge of the organization, procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned.
  • Working knowledge of the basic principles, practices and major trends in the Student Services field to which assigned.
  • Ability to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of the specific objectives of the campus Student Services program and its relationship to the total campus operation.
  • Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations and other private and public agencies.

    Salary Range
    $3,796 – $5,369 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Anticipated salary will be $3,796 – $4,176 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)

    Compensation & Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 4) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

    Application Deadline
    OPEN UNTIL FILLED; Application screening began February 24, 2021. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) 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.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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