Admissions and Extended Education Coordinator - Social Work
California State University Dominguez Hills
October 4, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Full-time Lecturer-12 month- Social Work (Admissions and Extended Education Coordinator)
College of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing
The Department of Social Work at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Full-time position at the rank of 12-month Lecturer and Admissions and Extended Education Coordinator with the appointment starting in Spring 2019.
At CSUDH we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that includes every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values. https://www.csudh.edu/president/strategic-planning/mission-vision-and-core-values/
The Department of Social Work Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills is strategically located to focus on the diverse social service needs and problems particular to the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, a large metropolitan area, populated by a wide range of socially and culturally diverse people. Because of the diversity of the various ethnic groups and cultures, the program will prepare social work students for contextually competent social work practice, inclusive of issues of culture, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, class and gender differences, religion and the effects of bias, prejudice and institutionalized racism. These issues and concerns often obscure helping efforts if they are not appropriately recognized and dealt with in practice and in social policy development and implementation. Thus, the program aims at increasing students¿ understanding of the underlying causes resulting from intersecting effects of prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping and teaches ways of identifying strategies and interventions for addressing these concerns and problems in social work practice.
The University's College of Extended and International Education (CEIE) manages the three-year, part-time Master of Social Work Program. The program is 60-credit hours in length with classes scheduled during fall, spring, and summer terms. Classes take place during week night evenings and on Saturdays. The Admissions and Extended Education Coordinator will lead the collaboration between the MSW Department and CEIE, thus managing all aspects of the part-time MSW program. This position is responsible for 6 units of teaching in each term in the MSW program.
Admissions: The Coordinator will lead all aspects of the part-time application process, which includes but is not limited to: conducting information sessions for prospective part-time applicants, participation in the graduate school recruitment fair, maintaining communication with potential and current applicants (fielding questions, following up on missing information, notification of acceptance or denial to the program), creating and maintaining a database of all applicants, overseeing the creation of individuals- application packets, and coordinating the application review process amongst faculty and staff.
Extended Education Coordination: This position requires ongoing communication and close collaboration with instructors and CEIE to ensure seamless student participation and navigation within the part-time program. This includes leading all aspects of scheduling, which includes overseeing students enrollment process. The Coordinator will create and conduct a CEIE MSW orientation for new students and create a part-time student manual. In the summer semester, Additional duties and responsibilities: assists in the operations of Department and carries out assignments or other responsibilities assigned by the Department Chair/Director.
A Master of Social Work Degree from an accredited program and a minimum of two years of professional experience.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice-based practice in an urban diverse environment.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate, interact and lead various levels of staff, sound professional judgment, and excellent problem solving and mediation skills.
Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
Strong leadership and administrative experience.
Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
Preferred /Desired Qualifications
Displays ability to create and maintain professional relationships with constituencies (individuals, groups, communities and agencies)
Have a record of practice serving urban diverse communities
Working knowledge of creating and maintaining databases, including budget spreadsheets
Employment Requirement – Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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.
How to Apply
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in October 2018 For full consideration please submit your completed application no later than October 30, 2018.
Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)
A Statement on Teaching
Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
Teaching Evaluations (if available)
For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.
Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their one letter of recommendation directly to the email address of Dr. Nyora Higgs at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail directly to:
Dr. Nyora Higgs, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Social Work
California State University, Dominguez Hills
College of Health, Human Services & Nursing
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
CSU Dominguez Hills
On April 29, 1960, Gov. Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Sr. signed a bill into law authorizing the formation of a state college to serve the growing southwestern region of Los Angeles County. From its humble beginnings in a bank building in Rolling Hills Estates, CSU Dominguez Hills has evolved into a thriving and nationally recognized comprehensive university, providing an innovative liberal arts education to a diverse student body.
CSU Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.
A vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSU Dominguez Hills will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America. We will be known as a campus community and gathering place where:
Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world.
Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally.
Sustainable environmental, social and economic practices are a way of life.
Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed.
Faculty and staff across the University are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities.
Student life is meaningful and vibrant.
Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally.
Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility.
About the University
CSU Dominguez Hills holds the Carnegie classification of Master’s L and is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution. Class sizes are small as compared with large research universities and classes are taught by the faculty, not by teaching assistants. Many of the university’s students are the first in their families to earn a university degree. While the university enrolls traditional full-time students, many students enroll part-time and attend late afternoon, evening and weekend classes because of work and family responsibilities.
CSU Dominguez Hills offers 44 undergraduate majors, 22 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. Enrollment exceeds 14,600 students, and the student population is among the most ethnically and culturally rich in the nation: 64.3% Hispanic/Latino, 13.4% Black/African-American, 8.5% White, 10.2% Asian or Pacific Islander, 0.1% American Indian, and 3.1% two or more races.
The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. In the 2018 WASC Educational Effectiveness Review, CSUDH was reaffirmed for a full 10 years. Twelve programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, theatre arts, and social work.
The academic programs of the university are organized under the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Public Policy, Extended and International Education, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Education, and Health, Human Services, and Nursing. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, professional programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, developed to serve the region’s workforce needs, are of great interest to students and prepare them for professions in a variety of industries.
A tradition of teaching excellence lies at the heart of the university experience for Dominguez Hills’ students. Most of the faculty have earned doctoral degrees from prestigious universities across the nation. The faculty strives to sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment in a multicultural setting. The Academic Senate provides a forum for faculty, administration, students and others to be represented and consulted regarding such vital issues as budget priorities, academic standards, curriculum and instruction, and student affairs.
At CSU Dominguez Hills, there’s more to student life than the classroom. The university offers a dynamic, interactive and enriching community of learners, teachers and peers sharing diverse points of view. There are multitudes of ways for students to pursue interests, get involved, and get the most from their academic experience.
An office of student life enhances student development by coordinating a variety of co-curricular activities, including 60 student organizations. Students are encouraged to perform community service and participate in leadership development. The Multicultural Center on campus promotes the exploration of diverse heritages, values and cultural experiences by offering a wide range of activities and programs throughout the academic year.
CSU Dominguez Hills is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most athletically competitive and honored schools in the CCAA, with 23 conference titles and four national championships to date, including the 2008 NCAA D-II Men’s Soccer National Championship. CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors 11 intercollegiate athletic teams.
The university is located in Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The site remained in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family for seven generations - from its inception in 1794 to its acquisition by the state of California.
The South Bay is one of the most culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse areas in the United States, with a largely even distribution of the population with African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, and Latino ancestry. The university is located in the city of Carson, a city of 93,000 residents and one of the many municipalities that border the city of Los Angeles. Cultural, performance and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about 15 minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer and Los Angeles Chargers, is located on the CSUDH campus.
The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex in Southern California. This area includes the massive Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles – Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. The South Bay region is also home to aerospace, oil refinery, healthcare and automotive industries.
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.
Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3693.
Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9
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About California State University Dominguez Hills
Mission The CSUDH MSW Program is dedicated to the pursuit of a more just, global society through education, scholarship, research, and community practice addressing societal dynamics stemming from the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, gender, immigration and socio-economic status, and membership in other categories historically subjected to oppression, discrimination, and indifference. Located in a diverse, complex urban setting, the program prepares Master level social workers to professionally deliver social work practice grounded in critical theoretical approaches that address oppression and structural inequality to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. For more information see: http://www4.csudh.edu/social-work/
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