College Link Program Coordinator - AA/S Exempt I (Temporary) (5411)

California State University - East Bay, CA4.4


The starting salary will be between $3,897.00/month to $5,372.00/month.

CSUEB offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

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Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, California State University, East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.


The College Link Program provides specialized support services, not covered by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program helps students who have been diagnosed with ASD transition and succeed in the higher education environment by leveraging their individual strengths to facilitate academic and social success. The CLP staff fosters student educational, career, social and independent living skills through creative and flexible approaches to individual needs.

The College Link Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program including: scheduling support services, administrative duties, analyzing program data, educational presentations, and developing reports on the program's progress. This position also entails collaborating with multiple campus departments, facilitating the program's integration with various activities on campus and in the community, and facilitating communication between the programs and its stakeholders.

This is a temporary, full-time position through June 28, 2019, with the possibility of reappointment.


Program Coordination:

Program Administration
* Independently coordinate the College Link Program and collaborate with Accessibility Services' Director as needed.
* Initiate processes and coordinate day-to-day operational needs of the programs, coordinating and following up with other campus departments as needed. Problem solve complex situations affecting the day-to-day operation of the program.
* Analyze the programs' progress towards the objectives including students' progress towards academic objectives and University Educational Plan (UEP) goals.
* Lead other program staff in the development and implementation of adjustments to service delivery as needed to improve the programs' performance on its objectives.
* Responsible for quarterly and annual reports, and other ad hoc reports as required or requested by qualified Federal, State or University authorities.
* Oversee and update the programs' computer labs to ensure compliance with all mandates and laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
* Create content for the College Link Program website, and ensure that all information contained is current, accurate and completed on a quarterly basis.
* Ensure all aspects of program are accessible.
* In collaboration with the Director and other staff, schedule CLP coaches to work individually with students.
* Develop and oversee the CLP Work Program which enables CLP students to volunteer at a job site in order to gain experience while working with CLP Coaches.
* Coordinate the student intake process.
* Plan and implement a new student orientation annually.

Lead Team
* Provide lead work direction, recruit, hire and train College Link Program Academic Coaches and other staff in collaboration with Director.
* Lead weekly staff meetings.
* Lead the work of other staff in meeting all programmatic objectives.

Collaborate with other departments and stakeholders
* Serve as the liaison with the Accessibility Services office, Housing, AACE, Financial Aid, General Education, Faculty, the academic colleges, and other student support services.
* Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with the Financial Aid Office personnel, and be pro-active in problem solving.
* Represent the College Link Program independently when appropriate at campus events and outreach.
* Serve as the CLP representative with Accessibility Services' counselors and Workability IV Coordinator. Provide updates on individual student progress to coordinate student support.
* Act as liaison between CLP participants and the Department of Rehabilitation (i.e. ensure students' are meeting DOR requirements, submit all required documents to DOR counselors before start of each quarter, ensure DOR sends authorizations to the university before end of quarter, etc.). Maintain communication with CLP students' families and provide them with updates on their student's progress as needed, or requested.
* Inform Accessibility Services Director immediately of participants at risk to harm self or others.
* Attend all Accessibility Services' staff meetings as the CLP representative as needed or requested to communicate the current status of the program in meeting its goals and objectives.
* Coordinate with all campus departments such as Facilities Management, Accessibility Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Information and Technology Center, Assistive Technology Services Office, University Police Department and other areas on campus mandated with safety and operational management of Project IMPACT and College Link Program offices.

Specialized Administrative Functions
* In collaboration with the Accessibility Services Director, develop an annual budget.
* Analyze the budget on an ongoing basis and make suggestions of revisions to the budget to the Director of Accessibility Services.
* Maintain all confidential participant and program records.

Plan Individual Services to Students:
* Lead the University Educational Plan (UEP) process. Develop educational, career, social, and independent living goals for students and create plans which support students in making progress towards these goals.
* Meet with participants individually to address goals as stated above, coaching students through academic skill development.
* Reevaluate and adjust supports for individual students at risk of not meeting persistence, graduation, or other UEP goals.
* Create, organize and deliver skill-development workshops to program participants as needed.
* Ensure student completion of all necessary applications for Financial Aid, including the FAFSA, on an annual basis if a student uses financial aid.

Other Duties as Assigned
* Complete tasks or duties not specified in the grant program plan, but for which are necessary in order to meet overall program goals and objectives on a broader spectrum.
* Since the College Link Program are full-service programs, the Program Coordinator may be called upon to provide unique or one-time services for students in order to promote the safety, academic performance, or personal progress of a student.


* Training and/or administrative work experience involving program analysis and evaluation leading to the development of program policies, procedures
* Experience collaborating with community-based agencies and establishing partnerships
* Experience with managing program budgets and related quarterly reporting
* Experience coordinating program budgets


Requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.


* Master's degree in Counseling, Educational Psychology, Psychology or related field.
* Three years of progressive experience providing services to students with disabilities in a higher education environment, including case management.
* Professional experience working in the CSU system.
* Experience with assistive technologies (Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS, ZoomText, mind mapping software, smart pen, etc.).
* Ability to collect, analyze and organize data for reporting statistical information.
* Knowledge of the financial aid process, student requirements for meeting academic progress standards, and FAFSA application completion.
* Three or more years experience with program budgeting and accounting practices.
* Experience supporting students with the development of academic skills or experience with strategy instruction, such as effective reading strategies, note taking strategies, and study skills.
* Knowledge of legally mandated services to students with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


In addition to the standard CSUEB application, please submit a:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. List of three (3) or more professional references

Resumes alone will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.

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