Reporting to the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program and in collaboration with departments within the University, the Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall planning and coordination of the Guardian Scholars Program in the department of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). This includes: targeted outreach to foster youth and oversight of the program’s application process, providing intricate student support services to former foster and homeless youth, tracking student progress through intensive coaching/counseling, advising, and referrals to external and campus support services as needed. The position will develop, implement and assess programming to assist former foster youth and homeless students in their transition from high school and community college to San Jose State University and focus on student retention and persistence to graduation.
The incumbent serves as the EOP and Guardian Scholars representative at appropriate meetings, relevant committees on campus, and serves as a liaison with other CSU and community programs serving former foster youth and homeless students. The Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator will work closely with community college foster youth programs, foster youth consortiums, the Chancellor's Office, local school districts and community agencies. The incumbent promotes and represents the Guardian Scholars Program and the Educational Opportunity Program within the SJSU community by advocating for former foster youth, wards of the court, unaccompanied homeless youth, and youth under legal guardianship.
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It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
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