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Student Program Coordinator, Asian Pacific Islander Resource Center

Student Program Coordinator, Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center 

Academic Year (Mid August- mid June)
Hourly Rate:  $16.25 per hour; non-exempt classification       
Work Schedule:     12-15 hours per week, to be arranged
July Work Schedule: 8-10 hours per week, hours to be arranged.                                 
Training Period:       Two months, with the possibility of extension.

General Statement:

The Student Program Coordinators (SPC's) are responsible for developing a comprehensive schedule of programs and events which enable and facilitate cross cultural awareness and interactions. As part-time student employees of the Cross Cultural Centers office, the Cross Cultural SPC's work as a team in developing students’ cross cultural perspectives by addressing issues of oppression, marginalization, and differences in programs, services and events. The Student Program Coordinator of the Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center coordinates the services of the center, develops long and short term programs and events focusing on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific community in the U.S., the Pacific, Asia, and worldwide.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with team of Program Coordinators to plan a comprehensive schedule of culturally focused and cross cultural programs and events.
  • Ensure that program topics link the needs and issues of the four Student Resource Centers.
  • Coordinate with Center Specialists to develop publicity and marketing strategies for programs, events, and the Student Resource Center space.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled weekly staff meetings; schedule and attend one-on-one meetings with Director and/or Assistant Director of CCC office.
  • Attend all scheduled U-SU and CCC training sessions and meetings.
  • Schedule regular meetings with Resource Center volunteers; schedule regular program planning meetings with volunteers and interested members of the Cal State LA community, including students, staff, and faculty.
  • Serve as liaison with CCC-affiliated clubs and organizations.
  • Community building within Student Resource Centers.
  • Work with team of Center Specialists and Volunteers to ensure a safe and friendly environment for all students within the Student Resource Centers.
  • Maintain and monitor Resource Center services and policies; make recommendations for improvements.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the Resource Center’s event budget.
  • Co-lead the committee for the annual Cultural Grad Celebration.
  • Provide basic listening services for students, and referrals to campus and community resources.
  • Evaluate programs and events on a timely basis.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Assist with special projects and duties as requested.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Willingness to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student body and staff.
  • Willingness to work in an environment emphasizing knowledge and values related to cross cultural communication and interactions.
  • Working knowledge and interest in APIDA community issues in the U.S., the Pacific, Asia, and worldwide.
  • Ability to work with individuals for both personal and collective good.
  • Basic listening, para-professional counseling and referral knowledge and skills
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Awareness of the concerns, pressures, and inequities of women, people of color, and people with diverse sexual orientations.
  • Ability to advocate and serve as an ally for the above mentioned groups; willingness to create alliances among students from different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with the public, in both written and spoken venues.
  • Understanding CCC hours and their schedule will depend on those hours; the schedule will adjust depending on events and department need.