Coordinator of African American Programs and Leadership Development

Job description

Job Title: Coordinator of African American Programs and Leadership Development (Student Services Professional III)
Job ID:13761
Full/ Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code: 3084
Department: Cross Cultural and Gender Center

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Salary Range: $4,691- $6,683 per month

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $4,691 per month

Note: This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.

Organizational Description:
The Fresno State Cross Cultural and Gender Center is a great place to meet new people and find a sense of belonging on the campus. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center exists to contribute significantly to the continued development of a safe and welcoming environment for the Fresno State community. We foster meaningful dialogue and activism that works to eliminate racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. Our values are based on the feminist principles of equality, intersectionality, and human rights. The center is a community that works toward creating an atmosphere where students, faculty, staff and administrators are empowered and supported in their efforts to lead successful lives--academically, professionally, and personally. The Center is home to a broad variety of programs and services including but not limited to:

  • Cross Cultural Programs and Services
    o African American
    o American Indian
    o Asian Pacific Islander
    o Latino/a
  • Gender Programs and Services
  • LGBTQ+ Programs and Services
  • Leadership Development Programs and Services

    Under the general direction of the Director of the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, the incumbent plans, coordinates, and provides direct supervision of educational, social and co-curricular programs and events such as lectures, discussion groups, workshops, concerts, films, conferences and other special events. The Coordinator will maintain programs and resources focusing on allAfrican American and Cross Cultural programs, social justice, and student leadership opportunities while providing support to other affinity groups.

    Position Summary:
  • Develop, organize, and implement diverse campus-wide programming and services with a focus on African American and Cross Cultural related issues.
  • Design and execute programs related to African American and cross cultural student development and leadership.
  • Develop curriculum and events to address disparities and cultural and social justice issues from an African American perspective.
  • Provide education and outreach programming that address disparities, cultural and social justice issues from an African American perspective.
  • Provide services, support, and advisement for a diverse group of individual students as well as student clubs and organizations.
  • Share in the leadership of several events sponsored or co-sponsored by the unit.
  • Work with student groups, particularly cultural clubs and organizations, to ensure successful programs and service delivery.
  • Plan, implement and assess a broad array of leadership development programs, services and resources for students, and student organization leaders and members.
  • Establish effective relationships to collaborate, partner and coordinate services with campus stakeholders and staff to develop effective leaders.
  • Create opportunities for students to interact with community leaders and other stakeholders.
  • All members of the Cross Cultural and Gender Center staff take leadership roles in events such as Diversity Awareness Week and other cultural celebrations and commemorations.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices, and trends of the Student Services field
  • Knowledge of diversity issues in higher education administration
  • Demonstrated understanding of interpersonal relationships within an academic setting
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and conflict management skills
  • Ability to:
    o Advise students, individually and/or in groups
    o Provide counseling and support to students in distress
    o Determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal and sensitive situations
    o Work with university and community constituents to support successful programming
    o Recruit, train and maintain a core group of volunteers
    o Identify and develop opportunities for student empowerment
    o Carry out a variety of complex assignments in a fast-paced environment
    o Understand and interpret policies, rules and regulations
    o Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, administrators, staff and community constituents
    o Work irregular and flexible hours
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy
  • A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations

    Education and Experience:
  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience.
    o A Master's Degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Scoail Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

    Specialized Skills:
  • Well-versed and experienced in the issues facing African Americans in Higher Education and in the broader community.

    Preferred Skills:
  • A Master's degree in Student Personnel Administration, Psychology or Counseling or a closely related field.
  • Experience in the practices, procedures and administration of African American and Cross Cultural programs and services, student development and student activities programs or closely related programs and services.
  • Background in cultural competency training, and demonstrated ability to work with the African American community.
  • Experience in event planning.
  • Experience in budgeting and supervision in a professional setting.
  • Support/Discussion group facilitation skills and experience.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/31/2019
    Application Due: 9/2/2019
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