Computer Science Education Coordinator

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Computer Science Education Coordinator

Classification: Student Services Professional III
Department Name: School of Computing & Design
Job Number: MB2020-PA2635
Status: This is a temporary, full-time position through January 31, 2022 position. This position may become regular in the future depending on operational needs and continued funding. Open Until Filled. Apply today!
Priority Screening Date: 09/01/2020
Recruitment Status: Apply today!

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay ( is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7,000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay.

As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.


Under the general supervision of the Dean in the College of Science and the Chair of the School of Computing and Design, the Computer Science (CS) Education Coordinator will work directly with of the director of CS Cohort Programs to guide, monitor, and support students' academic progress as they move through the cohort programs. This person's primary focus will be ensuring all cohort members are on track to maintain good standing in the program, to graduate, and to compete for opportunities in the industry or in academia.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Coordinate, design, and deliver workshops small and large-group tutoring sessions and other learning activities to supplement and enhance students' classroom learning. Provide regular oral and written progress and summary reports as needed. Attend regular committee and planning meetings.
  • Develop, refine existing materials, and implement activities to tutor key computer science concepts and skills related to CS0, CS1, CS2 courses. Identify and define instruments for measuring student academic progress internally and against national standards for computer science, general education, and 21st century skills learning outcomes.
  • Oversee peer tutors and student leadership teams. Develop, refine existing materials, and deliver training for peer tutors. Manage the process for identifying, interviewing, recruiting, selecting, and supporting peer tutors to provide high quality academic support to students in the CS programs at both institutions.
  • Work with the director, program coordinator, and course instructors as appropriate to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for monitoring and supporting student academic progress throughout the cohort programs. Work with faculty to coordinate and implement integrated project experiences that tie together learning in multiple courses. Monitor, support, and collaborate with staff and faculty to capture and disseminate program results via talks, conference presentations and publications. Assist with the research, development, and submission of funding proposals that advance the vision and mission of the department and CSUMB. Support the director with grant documentation, tracking, and reporting as needed.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty and staff at Hartnell College programs, Cal State Monterey Bay programs, and external partners (e.g. agencies, universities, and community colleges) that will provide academic support and resources for students. Carry out responsibilities in accordance with Cal State Monterey Bay policies and procedures and applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

Other Functions:
  • Attends workshops and conferences as needed.
  • Travels between Hartnell College main and Alisal campuses, California State University Monterey Bay campus, and other partner sites as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the disability services in higher education; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of CSUMB. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to: analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Specialized Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in CS preferred. Ability to tutor students individually and in groups, classroom management skills, and knowledge of common challenges faced by college students. At least two (2) years of work experience in a student support related role. Working knowledge of computer science concepts covered in introduction to programming in multiple languages (Python, C++, JavaScript). Progressively responsible work experience in planning, implementing, and coordinating innovative programs; or 5+ years of software engineering experience in the tech industry.

Advanced computer literacy and fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle-PeopleSoft/CMS baseline system; G Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar); intranet drives; and internet browsers. Experience working with diverse populations in an academic environment.Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Founding Vision Statement.

Special Conditions of Employment:
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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 as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
  • Requires occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Type of Appointment: Temporary, Full-Time
  • Collective Bargaining Unit: R04 - Academic Support Unit
  • Anticipated Hiring Salary: Mid-to-high $5,000s mo.
  • CSU Salary Range
  • FLSA Status: Exempt

CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental & vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year (pro-rated). For more information, visit CSU Employee Benefits Summary. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Employee Housing for more information.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit

For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.