Articulation Officer

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Articulation Officer
Classification Title Student Services Professional IV
Job Summary

The Articulation Officer initiates, develops, and manages the lower division major Preparation Course Articulation Agreements for all majors and represents the University statewide in matters of articulation. In addition, the incumbent develops and implements an effective system for communicating vital information to students, faculty, and counselors. The incumbent works closely with faculty and academic units to promote participation in cooperative intersegmental programs, develops major-to-major templates, and assists in developing SB 1440/Star Act Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) agreements. The incumbent is designated by the Chancellor’s office to serve as the point of contact for Associate Degrees for Transfer and administrator for Transferology, and responsible for responding to and communicating other system wide initiatives. The incumbent acts as the liaison with home campus programs and other institutions and communicate changes and concerns regarding general education policy, curriculum, catalog/bulletin, and other academic policy formulation.

FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

$4,892.00 – $6,978.00 monthly

Hiring Range $4,892.00 - $5,137.00 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Hours may vary depending on department need
Department Information

The Office of Admissions & Outreach facilitates access to higher education for potential students through outreach education, individual admission advising, and accurate, efficient document processing. These activities support the University in achieving optimal enrollment representation including ethnicity, gender, age and regional diversity.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment to this classification.
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.
Ability to 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.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the Experience requirements below.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience 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.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.

Required Qualifications

1. Three years of student services work experience in postsecondary education setting.
2. Experience researching and interpreting policies, procedures and practices of curriculum development and transfer requirements and communicating them to various constituents; experience analyzing complex situations accurately and finding effective solutions.
3. Experience advising faculty and administrators on complex articulation-related matters as well as advising students individually and in group on complex student-related matters; experience using sound judgment and discretion with sensitive matters.
4. Experience analyzing and defining complex policy or procedural problems; ability to interpret and draw valid conclusions and projecting consequences of various alternative courses of action.
5. Experience working with general education and major requirements and articulation agreements.
6. Experience establishing and maintain effective working relationships with various departments and constituents within a diverse, multicultural environment.
7. Experience collaborating and advocating with external and internal entities on curricular issues surrounding requirements and policies.
8. Experience working independently with accuracy and attention to detail to carry out complex assignments without explicit instructions.
9. Experience using electronic data management for all articulation requests, tracking, and maintenance and back-up; experience using software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, database management).
10. Experience handling multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
11. Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills as well as excellent customer service and public relations skills.
12. Experience composing and formatting correspondence and reports.

Conditions of Employment
-Ability to pass background check
- Valid California Driver’s License, clean driving record, and ability to travel.

Preferred Qualifications

13. Master’s Degree
14. Five years of student services work experience in a postsecondary education setting.
15. Expertise skills and knowledge with database management (i.e. ASSIST), student information systems (i.e. PeopleSoft). Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint), and Common Management System (CMS).
16. Experience researching and interpreting policies and procedures from the intuition and system (e.g, Title 5, CSU Executive Orders, CSU Coded memos, Sac State Academic Senate Policies)
17. Experience working with state, federal, CSU, and Sac State policies and procedures.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0238P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 03/15/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-7251
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * How many years of student services related experience do you have in a postsecondary education setting?
    • 5 years or more
    • 4 to 4.99 years
    • 3 to 3.99
    • 2 to 2.99
    • 1 to 1.99
    • Less than 1 year
    • No experience
  3. * Please describe your experience collaborating and advocating with external and internal entities on curricular issues surrounding requirements and policies.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation