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Student Affairs Representative II (SAR-II)

40 hours per week

Alliant

Sacramento
2030 West El Camino Ave, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA, 95833

Student Services

12-6-2013

Penny Schafer

Please see Position Scope.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1)Accessibility Services: In collaboration with the University Accessibility Services Coordinator, responsible for superior implementation of Accessibility Services policies and procedures at the campus (e.g, Americans with Disabilities Act, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).  Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures consonant with legal mandates, best practices and case law to ensure compliance with Federal and State accessibility laws and regulations.  
2)Academic Support Center: Coordinate student success programs and tutoring including professional writing and statistics support with respect for learning and information processing style differences and physical ability differences among students.
3)Military/Veterans Affairs:  In collaboration with the University Director of Veterans and Military Affairs, responsible for advising veteran/military students, ensuring the delivery of effective communications to the military/veterans students, and supports the campus Veteran/Military population by planning events to promote unity, education and appreciation of service.
4)Student Wellness:  Coordinates and ensures optimal delivery of University sponsored student health and wellness programs in a culturally responsive manner.
5)Problem Solving/Campus Ombudsperson for student issues. May serve as the student services liaison to SERC (Student Evaluation and Review Committee).
6)Serves on campus and departmental committees as needed.
7)Regularly assesses efficacy of student development center services.
8)Perform other duties as assigned.

May supervise Student Affairs Representative I and student work study employees.

The Student Affairs Representative II (SAR-II) works in the campus Student Affairs Service Center, reports to the Director of Campus Services (DCS), and supervises the SAR-I incumbent. The SAR-II is an advanced level student development specialist position that requires a high level of interface with all campus constituencies including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, prospective students and campus visitors.  In the event the size of a campus does not warrant the staffing of both SAR-I and SAR-II positions, then the SAR-II position will assume and perform the duties of the SAR-I position as directed by the Director of Campus Services.
The SAR-II position requires exceptional multi-tasking abilities, interpersonal/cross cultural communication skills, a high degree of multicultural and international competency, and the ability to complete tasks with accuracy and meet deadlines. The SAR-II is accountable for the leadership and delivery of specified student affairs functions (Accessibility Services, Academic Support Center, Military/Veterans Affairs, community development) within the campus student development center. The incumbent works closely with the Director of Campus Services to regularly assess and modify the student development program impact at the campus level. The SAR-II position requires flexibility, strong problem solving abilities and superior communication skills.
Alliant International University’s mission is to provide students with the highest quality of education through innovation in scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations.  The University’s goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to improve the quality of human life by addressing major contemporary social issues.  Core competencies of the University’s training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students and faculty.

Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a four-year accredited college or university required; Master’s degree (MA/MS) in Education, Public Health, Counseling or Management strongly preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Familiarity with assistive technologies; knowledge of ADA Laws and Section 504 in Higher Education; SEVIS.
 
Intermediate to advanced computer skills and experience with management information systems.  Experience in CARS integrated database a plus.  Microsoft Office Suite experience.

Over five years of progressively responsible higher education or closely related professional experience, preferably in graduate or professional education (supervision experience required).  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally) with a diverse student, faculty and community is essential;  demonstrated success in leading teams of diverse employees as well as experience with enlivening and fostering a climate that values and embraces all forms of human diversity. 

Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to, regular sitting and being mobile; continual communicating both in person and on the telephone; regular keyboarding; regular reading of both print and digital material; and all other activities required to perform essential functions.
 
Individual must possess superior interpersonal oral and written communication skills. Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background; Proven ability to work effectively as a team player; highly motivated, focused and results oriented. Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times. Ability to maintain composure under high stress conditions.  Must possess the skills to prioritize a wide variety of assignments and perform numerous tasks in a fast-paced service oriented campus environment. Demonstrated experience working independently, exercising professional judgment, and taking initiative is critical.
Bi-lingual language skills preferred but not required. Interest in multicultural and international competency growth and learning. 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Commensurate with experience

1/2/2014