Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications (Anticipated Annual Salary Range $70,000 - $75,000)
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; occasional evenings, weekends and early mornings
Job Summary: It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish. About CSUF: Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Peforming Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program. About the Position: The Veteran Resource Center provides comprehensive services to military-connected students that support personal, academic, and professional success. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Director of Veterans Resource Center. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) is pleased to invite applications for a creative, collaborative and strategic leader to serve as the Director of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC). The Director provides overall guidance and leadership in the development, planning, and implementation of comprehensive services and programs that support the success of the individual student veteran, the veteran campus community, and for veteran's dependents who are eligible for benefits from the federal or state governments. Provides leadership and management for the VRC, including veteran's certification. Ensures all efforts are aligned with the University's and Student Affairs' strategic plan and goals. Responsible for forging effective working relationships with staff, faculty and community service agencies to provide appropriate student support, referrals and access to resources. Explores current issues as they relate to military veterans returning to college and provide solution-oriented problem solving and program development that supports student veteran academic achievement, engagement in High Impact Practices, and student veteran retention and graduation. Interviews, hires, supervises and participates in the training of full-time staff, student assistants, VA work-study, and student interns. Provides student support counseling when necessary. Ensures the campus is in compliance with Veterans Administration and other required guidelines in the veterans certification process, especially as it pertains to the maintenance of student records, setting and maintaining the certification calendar, and in ensuring the campus meets or exceeds VA accountability/reporting requirements. Promotes an environment of inclusion and cultural sensitivity and serves as a first point of response to veterans and/or veterans dependents who raise issues or concerns about the services provided by the campus. Serves as a representative at local, state and federal meetings pertaining to veterans' matters. Responsible for the assessment of services and program goals and prepares ongoing and end-of-year reports, participates in grant writing and other fundraising efforts. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible student affairs experience in student retention and/or student success programs on a university campus. Experience working with a diverse student body is essential. Working knowledge of the practices, procedures, and activities of a college based veterans support program. Knowledge of the holistic advising process; working knowledge of veterans benefits and certification process; general knowledge of the methods and problems associated with program management; ability to interpret and apply program policies; ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and implementing program improvements; ability to advise students individually and in groups; ability to rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation. Knowledge of student veteran challenges, concerns, and opportunities within a university setting. Experience in progressively complex student services work. Demonstration of excellent written and oral communication skills to enable collaboration with faculty, staff, and university administrators. Proficiency with computers and common software.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and 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.
Special Working Conditions: The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.