Outreach Coordinator
  • University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • May 18, 2020
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Outreach Coordinator

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

SAN BERNARDINO, PROJECT REBOUND

University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB

(This is not a state position)

Temporary, “non-exempt” benefited position through June 30, 2021. Please be aware that funding for this position is awarded through a Grant/Contract over a specified period. Employment for this position beyond current Grant/Contract funding is contingent upon continued funding.

Salary: $3,119.94 - $3,813.26 per month.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. Schedule typically Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., occasional work on weekends and evenings.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Project Rebound is a special admissions and student support program that supports the higher education and successful reintegration of the formerly incarcerated. By making higher education more accessible and supporting formerly incarcerated students to excel in a course of study, Project Rebound constructs an alternative to the revolving door policy of mass incarceration in order to empower formerly incarcerated students and their communities and increase community strength and safety. Project Rebound strives to provide each student with the individualized support that they need to succeed. In addition to providing direct wraparound services, Project Rebound acts as a liaison with services and programs on and off-campus and an advocate for people on campus and in the community.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Project Rebound Outreach Coordinator will work with the Program Director in maintaining the community partnerships that Project Rebound has established with community-based organizations and public agencies that service and support formerly incarcerated individuals, this includes, building strong Community College partnerships with students, advisors, and faculty. The position requires strong communication skills and experience in student advisement, college admissions applications, education/career planning, and academic support services. Criminal justice background is an asset.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • In collaboration with the Program Director work to create a comprehensive list of local community college who support formerly incarcerated student clubs, establish relationships with academic advisors, career center staff, and admission staff.
  • Maintain consistent bi-weekly meetings with formerly incarcerated student groups, academic advisors, and/or supportive staff at local community colleges to build enrollment pipelines.
  • Attend monthly community meetings with re-entry organizations and orientate, recruit, and advise prospective students who are recently released from custody.
  • Maintain familiarity with current and new state policies that address educational practices, funding and resources for formerly incarcerated and incarcerated students.
  • Correspond with incarcerated students as needed to establish education planning, review transcripts and work closely with the CSUSB admission office to determine prospective student enrollment eligibility.
  • Ensure students are in compliance with program and enrollment agreements/guidelines
  • Provide education, support and referrals to students about available support if determined to be beyond the scope of the Project Rebound program.
  • Supervise student outreach team members.
  • Coordinate “Bridge to Success” bi-annual new student orientation program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) years experience in one or more of the following fields: academic counseling, college admission and enrollment process, career planning, reentry services.
  • Knowledge/experience in trauma-informed programming, restorative justice, and/or conflict resolution.
  • Success in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the program’s target population (i.e., a formerly incarcerated person) viewed as an asset.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and ability to multi-task.
  • Strong ability to establish, articulate, and maintain life-affirming interpersonal boundaries.
  • Strong ability to problem solve and foster accountability within an empowerment/restorative justice framework.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal corrections systems, parole, probation, housing.
  • Ability to clearly, accurately, and effectively relay information to students, university faculty, staff, and administrators, and community members.
  • Proficiency working with computers, digital communications, and popular software packages.
  • Strong ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse partners in professional academic settings, community-based organizations, and corrections.
  • Experience working with currently and/or formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • Must be available to travel and work some evenings and weekends.
  • Must have reliable transportation and current California Driver’s License with valid registration and insurance.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Cash option
  • CalPERS Retirement
  • CalPers 457
  • Group Term Life/ Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Holidays
  • Personal Holiday, Vacation accruals, Sick pay accruals
  • Educational Assistance Benefit is based on availability of funding.
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • State Disability Insurance

UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. This position will remain open until filled. This is a sensitive position and selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment. UEC may deem certain criminal offenses to be disqualifying, such as certain violent crimes and certain sex offenses.


University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.