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Basic Needs Coordinator

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Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Education Support Professionals, Temporary

    • Position Summary
    • (Classified as: Student Services Professional IA)

      Under the leadership of the Care Manager, the incumbent will support Stanislaus State’s Basic Needs programming aimed at addressing student food and housing insecurity: the Warrior Food Pantry, Food Distribution, CalFresh, Campus Cares and the Basic Needs Alerts. The incumbent will support individual students and communicate and solve problems with all members of the campus community concerning the basic needs of students.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Provide CalFresh resource information to new and continuing students on an individual or group basis. 
      • Maintain strong working knowledge of the CalFresh program and operations to inform the campus and respond to student needs.
      • Assist students with CalFresh pre-screenings, applications and renewals utilizing established guidelines, regulations and precedents.
      • Assist Care Manager with the CalFresh Master Log and grant-required reporting. 
      • Assist Care Manager to develop a relationship with the County to provide optimal assistance to students enrolling in the CalFresh program. 
      • Utilize established guidelines, regulations and precedents to participate in and/or develop CalFresh presentations, trainings and workshops for student organizations/groups, classes, departments, colleges, faculty and staff. 
      • Participate in trainings, workshops, and committees to better serve CalFresh applicants. 
      • Utilize established guidelines, regulations and precedents to conduct regular outreach and awareness programs on CalFresh for the campus. 
      • Assist with developing a food security transition for students transferring to Stanislaus State by providing CalFresh outreach and application assistance to potential students. 
      • Assist with CalFresh program development, assessment, marketing and outreach and engagement on the Turlock and Stockton Campuses. 
      • Assist with coordination of large-scale events, activities, and campaigns for students in alignment with nationally recognized awareness days. 
      • Assist the Care Manager with the MSW internship program. 
      • Assist with researching and preparing the Center for Healthy Communities CalFresh grant proposal and activities. 
      • Assist the Care Manager in providing procedural and budgetary analysis for the Center for Healthy Communities CalFresh grant and maintain records documenting number of CalFresh pre-screenings, applications and outreach activities per grant guidelines. 
      • Maintain current knowledge of Basic Needs resources for both on and off campus, university procedures, rules and regulations along with other student services. 
      • Ensure the up-to-date maintenance of required documentation, web-based resources, reports and student records in accordance with university policies, government regulations and accreditation standards. 
      • Assist and participate in the formulation and implementation of Basic Needs program goals, objectives and marketing for: the Warrior Food Pantry, Food Distribution, CalFresh, Campus Cares and the Basic Needs Alerts.
      • Maintain detailed and current records on Basic Needs programs (including statistics, reporting and research). 
      • Ensure compliance with grant funding activities and assist with implementing new and existing Basic Needs programming. 
      • Assist with developing and launching the Basic Needs ambassador program. 
      • Assist with researching and preparing grant proposals. 
      • Assist with the organization and operation of bi-weekly food distributions, including recruiting volunteers and maintaining records. 
      • Assist with triaging students who are experiencing a Basic Needs or economic crisis. 
      • Incorporate health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and diversity concepts and principles into all work. 
      • Represent the university and Basic Needs at conferences, professional development workshops, trainings and meetings. 
      • Serve on Department, Division and campus-wide committees as a Basic Needs representative as needed. 

      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. (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: None 

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Equivalent of one year of experience in professional Student Services work (Student Assistant, Peer Mentor, On-Campus employment) at the entry trainee level, preferably at a CSU.
      • Knowledge and experience with federal nutrition programs, including the CalFresh/SNAP program. 
      • Knowledge and experience with grant implementation and reporting for federal nutrition programs, or basic needs initiatives. 
      • Knowledge and experience working with basic needs organizations in Stanislaus County. 
      • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and/or competencies in the areas of basic needs or responding to students in distress.
      • Experience advising college students about basic needs individually and in group settings.
      • Experience working with community based/nonprofit organizations. 
      • Experience planning and implementing co-curricular programs, events and training.
      • Possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
      • Experience marketing programs (web, social media, flyers, email campaigns). 
      • Post-baccalaureate units or earned Master’s degree in Social Work preferred.
      • Experience in establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with colleagues and community partners. 
      • Strong verbal, writing, proof reading, editing and communications skills. 
      • Ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and meet deadlines. 
      • Ability to work at night and on weekends, with notice.
      • Ability to understand confidentiality and demonstrate compassion and empathy toward each client. 
    • Required Qualifications

      • Working knowledge of the basic principles of individual and group behavior.
      • Working knowledge of research and observation techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying, and interpreting factual information. 
      • Working knowledge of the techniques and methods of interviewing.
      • Ability to gather and analyze data, ability to reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
      • Ability to participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences and interviews. 
      • Ability to clearly express ideas and recommendations orally.
      • Ability to write clear and concise reports. 
      • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and faculty.
    • Salary Range
    • $3,513 - $4,298 per month plus excellent paid benefits.  (Anticipated salary will be $3,513 – $3,864 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 Benefits Summary: Academic Support (Unit 4) 
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. 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

    • JULY 3, 2020
    • 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:

      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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