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Student Program Coordinator, Chicana/o, Latina/o Student Resource Center

Student Program Coordinator, Chicana/o,Latina/o 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 Chicana/o, Latina/o Student Resource Center coordinates the services of the center, develops long and short term programs and events focusing on issues of importance to the community.

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 issues relating to Chicana/o, Latina/o population 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.