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Associated Students, Inc. CSUDH
  • Position Number: 2708684
  • Location: Carson, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Human Development & Family Studies

GPS Lead Coordinator

California State University, Dominguez Hills


About the CSUDH Foundation

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the University to provide services and develop and enhance programs that are an integral part of the University's educational mission. CSU Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.

About CISE

The mission of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) is to bring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to the forefront of K-16 education through leadership and service. CISE is a regional center focused on enabling transformative and inspiring STEM learning experiences. Our partnerships with schools, districts, community colleges, local and national organizations, philanthropic and industry leaders serve to broaden our impact across institutions and our local and global community.

About Guided Pathways for STEM (GPS)

GPS is a program that provides evidence-based academic support activities as well as non-academic support activities to meet the basic needs and improve the well-being of STEM majors. Its innovative approach makes nearly every service available to participating students at the partner colleges, as well as CSUDH. GPS' student-centered, holistic design aims to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students earning STEM undergraduate degrees. By meeting students' academic and nonacademic needs, GPS will improve graduation rates and develop students who are well informed, have strong self-determination, can advocate for themselves, have a strong sense of belonging, and are empowered to make choices for themselves.

About the GPS Lead Coordinator Position

The GPS Lead Coordinator will oversee the implementation of project activities, work closely with GPS academic coordinator, non-academic activities coordinator, career development and engagement specialist, and partner community college advisors. The Lead Coordinator will collaborate with STEM faculty, staff from other programs and departments on and off-campus to ensure proper implementation of all project activities. Important functions include assisting the project director with planning and facilitating the GPS Council of Advisors meetings, planning and facilitating the GPS operations team meetings, assisting the project director with the implementation of the project evaluation plan, maintaining communication with community college partners, and monitoring the progress of project activities. He or she will perform his or her duties in a fast-paced environment under limited supervision.

The Lead Coordinator reports to the GPS Project Director and will supervise the GPS coordinators and other GPS staff.

Position Information

This position is a full-time, salary-exempt, benefited position, plus employer-sponsored health, dental vision, life insurance, retirement program, and sick/vacation pay.

Annual Salary Range: $66,560.00 -$70,720.00 -Depending on Qualifications, plus benefits

Primary Position Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate GPS Operations Team meetings.

  • Lead recruitment efforts at CSUDH and at partner community colleges.

  • Lead the negotiation of articulation agreements with partner community colleges.

  • Lead the development of roadmaps for STEM majors.

  • Assist in planning and implementing the pre-semester Bridge to Knowledge program.

  • Organize and facilitate the development process of ADTs.

  • Assist with the implementation of the project's evaluation plan.

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of the project's annual performance reports.

  • Help with training proactive advisors and provide proactive advising and pre-enrollment advising.

  • Coordinate project activities in collaboration with staff from each of the partner community colleges.

  • Provide guidance and support to project coordinators.

  • Represent GPS in university meetings and serve on relevant committees and participate in regular departmental and partner meetings.

  • Initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including faculty, staff, student organizations, and off-campus community groups.

  • Participate in campus-wide events and programs, which seek to recruit, retain, or encourage the success of low-income and environmentally disadvantaged students.

  • Partake in appropriate professional development activities to remain current on relevant issues pertaining to higher education and the recruitment and retention of low-income and high-risk students.

  • Implement innovative ways of encouraging and supporting the personal developmental needs of a diverse student population.

  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the project director.

Successful candidates will have an experience that reflects the following:

  • Knowledge of GE, major, and graduation requirements.

  • Knowledge of university policy and procedures regarding all academic concerns.

  • Ability to interpret and use appropriate PeopleSoft admission, registration, advising, financial aid screens.

  • Knowledge of policies and procedures governing academic probation, disqualification, academic renewal, and reinstatement.

  • Knowledge of interviewing and counseling skills and the ability to apply these to the counseling session.

  • General knowledge of financial aid processes and policies.

  • Ability to interact and work cooperatively with a diverse student population and staff.

  • General knowledge of individual counseling techniques.

  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

  • Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions.

  • Proficient in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Zoom, and Teams.


  • A master's degree in Counseling or in a STEM field or a directly related field.

  • Experienced in coordinating grant-funded projects.

  • Experienced in academic and non-academic advising; possesses skills to provide academic, career and personal advising in a university setting; possesses listening skills and ability to respond effectively to concerns and problems, including difficult or unpleasant situations.

  • Experienced working with first-generation, low-income students at a university setting.

  • Possesses outstanding leadership, organizational, planning, time management and problem-solving skills; able to manage multiple tasks and priorities.

  • Possesses skill to use technology tools such as word-processing, databases, and web-based programs that typically underpin and support program efforts and improve the efficiency of systems and processes.

  • Has excellent writing skills to compose and edit correspondence, reports, and published materials.

  • Knowledgeable of best practices as they relate to transfer programs, services, and delivery systems.

  • Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, students, staff, and the public.

  • Is flexible and adaptable to quick turnaround deadlines with short notice.

  • Is self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.

  • Enjoys collaborating and working in a team environment.

Application Period

Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2021, and will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/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.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-1070.


This position requires new hire/re-hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

If hired, the successful candidate will be required to furnish proof that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Conditions of Employment

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 as a condition of employment.

Successful completion of a background check.

Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted.

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