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.
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.
- 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.