Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of
California, Probationary, Part Time, Education Support
Student Services Professional
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Low-$3,000's
CSU Salary Schedule
Hours: 20 hours per week
Priority Screening Date:
June 26, 2022
Open Until Filled
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, California State University, Monterey
(CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and
masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform
student lives through a focus on student success and engagement
through project-based learning, service learning in its regional
community, and the promotion of multicultural and global
perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving
Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has
a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. The
university's Strategic Plan
prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing
in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and
administrators. CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon
neutral by 2030. The university's faculty and staff, many of whom
live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and
working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As
one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU)
system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to
below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for
faculty and staff.
Under the general supervision of the Director, Center for Reading
Diagnosis and Instruction; the Reading Specialist is responsible
for independently performing the full range of varied and complex
assignments in support of the day-to-day operations of the Center
for Reading Diagnosis and Instruction which include the following:
assess and provide instruction for a caseload of K-12 students
which includes K-12 English language learners to assist in teaching
reading skills, train and supervise CSUMB Undergraduate students
who will in turn tutor K-12 which may include K-12 English language
learners, assist the Director with in-service training for
educators in the Tri-county region, interface with parents who
bring children for assessment and instruction at the center,
coordinate day-to-day activities of the center, and report to the
Director as directed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not
limited to, the following:
- Provides training for CSUMB student tutors in the
implementation of best practice strategies and evidence-based
reading programs for use with K-12 students at the Reading Center.
Monitors CSUMB student tutors and provides on-going training and
assistance, as needed.
- Manages a caseload of students and provides direct one-to-one
or small group instruction. Documents all caseload activities and
maintains thorough records on individual students, groups, etc., as
prescribed by the Director.
- Provides content knowledge and resources about learning and
teaching literacy-including: teaching strategies; assessment
techniques; assessment of reading and writing skills;
interpretation of assessment results; classroom routines; and
practices that promote literacy, etc.
- Provides information and guidance regarding a range of
effective and innovative literacy practices through various
activities such as: individual discussions (informal and formal);
coaching sessions; demonstration lessons with pre- and
post-discussion/analysis; study groups.
- Acts as link between K-12 school personnel and other literacy
professionals and resources.
- Administers reading and language assessments and develops
individualized learning plans for K-12 students who struggle with
reading and literacy.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the
program area to which assigned or the ability to quickly acquire
such knowledge. General knowledge of the policies, practices and
activities of Student Services programs outside the program to
which immediately assigned; general knowledge of the principles,
problems and methods of public administration, including
organizational, personnel and fiscal management; general knowledge
of advanced statistical and research methods.
carry out very complex assignments
without detailed instructions; advise students individually or in
groups on varied and complex matters; determine the appropriate
course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged
with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive
nature; reason logically and analyze and solve organizational and
operating problems of one or several program areas; plan,
coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement
administrative or group decisions or recommendations; analyze and
define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems,
collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project
consequences of various alternative courses of action; understand
the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships
accordingly by taking into account the variety of the
interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the
organization served; and establish and maintain effective,
cooperative and harmonious working relationships in circumstances
which involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade
others to accept a different point of view.
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.
Possession of these knowledge and
abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent to four
years of progressively responsible professional student services
work experience which includes experience in advising students
individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of
complex student services problems.
A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work
or a job‑related field may be substituted for one year of
professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate
internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a
job‑related field may be substituted for two years of the required
professional experience for positions with a major responsibility
for professional, personal or career counseling.
A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in
Reading, Education, Special Education, or related field, plus three
(3) years of successful classroom experience with a focus on
reading, diagnosis and assessment of reading and literacy
three-years of progressively
responsible work in a reading center, clinic or program.
Bilingual—preferably in Spanish. Knowledge in informal and formal
literacy assessment for K-12 learners. Previous experience in a
Ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of
language, literacy, and reading challenges brought forward by
individuals, parents, guardians or agencies. Excellent
organizational and communication skills, with attention to detail.
Ability to organize, assess capabilities, and present instructional
materials to students of various educational levels. Understanding
of the linguistic, sociological, cultural, cognitive, and
psychological basis of the reading process; and experience teaching
reading, writing, spelling and syntax. Ability to maintain strict
confidentiality regarding students and families enrolled with the
Center for Reading Diagnosis and Instruction; and to work
cooperatively with other staff/team members, accept supervision,
and help to promote a positive atmosphere in the classroom and in
Working knowledge of evidence-based programs; e.g., Read Naturally,
Rewards, Reading Mastery, Superkids, Phonics for Reading,
Language!, AIMSweb, and be well-versed in diagnostic techniques
related to those programs. Working knowledge of current teaching
techniques, preferably in the areas of reading, language
proficiency/comprehension, and word recognition. Technical fluency
in the use of Microsoft Office Professional; Google Workspace
(Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar, Forms, etc.); 25Live;
intranet drives; and internet browsers.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & POSITION
- All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful
completion of a background check (including a criminal records
- 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.
- This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority,
will be required to participate in annual training, and to
immediately forward to the Clery Compliance Officer all reports of
Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
- 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.
- Any employee with direct contact with minor children must
undergo a background check; CSU policy requires fingerprinting for
- Occasional evenings and/or weekend work is required.
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
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain
our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff,
and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety
Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and
employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the
Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be
CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding
vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and
14-paid holidays a year. For more information, visit
CSU System Benefits
. Additionally, as a perk,
the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to
affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover
for more information.
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
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University
Personnel at (831) 582-3389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including
the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and
access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and
fire safety reports at https://csumb.edu/clery/asr-and-fsr-notices-availability/
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive
to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms
inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified
applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and
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.
To apply, visit https://careers.csumb.edu/en-us/job/515527/reading-specialist