Chicana/o Studies Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position TitleChicana/o Studies CoordinatorPosting Number2019032EP Position Information

Classification TitleCoord-Ethnic ProgramsWorking TitleChicana/o Studies CoordinatorClassification Code1546RCW Exemption Criteria13 - Counseling of StudentsEWU Position NumberE99972CUPA CodeNo MatchFLSANon-ExemptBargaining Unit PSE% Full Time100%Salary / Wage RangePS - 107Salary Information

Minimum salary is $46,375; hiring salary will be dependent on available budget, experience and qualifications (no range defined).

Anticipated Start DateMid-OctoberTerm of Appointment100%LocationCheney, WACountySpokaneProject Description


Project DurationN/ABackground CheckYes - BothResponsible HR UserLori LivingstoneResponsible HR User Email [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

Eastern Washington University’s Chicana/o Studies Program (CHST), within the College of Social Sciences invites applications for a 100% Chicana/o Studies Coordinator for its Chicano Education Program.

While this position focuses on recruiting and retention of Chicano/a – Latino/a students, it also focuses on recruiting and retaining diverse students to the University overall, as well as within the College and its specific programs. Three primary areas of responsibility for this position include: recruiting new students, providing counseling and advising services which promote retention, and assisting with the variety of operational, administrative and outreach responsibilities of the program.

This position is also expected to support the university’s overall recruitment and retention efforts and assist in advising and support of Chicana/o Studies. In the course of performing the position’s duties, this position will have extensive involvement with students, staff and the public in carrying out program activities, and will coordinate, schedule and monitor program activities to determine consistency with program goals. The position reports to the Director of the Chicana/o Studies Program.

Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2019; screening of applications will begin the next day. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

See Job Duties section for detailed description of the position’s responsibilities.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Position will be required to work occasional nights/weekends to fulfill position responsibilities related to recruiting and outreach. Position will travel for recruiting purposes, with the travel being concentrated during the fall and again in spring of each year.

Required Condition of Employment: Must have transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record, including no DUI citations.

Physical Demands

None anticipated.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:

EFA for Chicana/o Studies Coordinator Position

Pre-Placement Physical NoHearing Test NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire NoProtective Equipment

None Anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chicana/o Studies, Counseling, Student Affairs, or other related fields.
  • Three years full-time relevant experience, such as working in higher education with disadvantaged or underrepresented college and/or high school students; work experience in minority affairs, minority achievement, retention, college preparatory programs, recruitment, and student advising; or other relevant experience;
  • Must be bilingual/bicultural in English/Spanish (CHST students are mainly Spanish speaking)
  • Be student-centered and have a strong sense of responsibility for student success;
  • Be detail-orientated and organized;
  • Have strong prioritization, time management, and follow-through skills;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, pay attention to detail and produce desired results;
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to take direction and possess the ability to work independently under general supervision to meet the needs of program;
  • Ability to collect data and produce reports based on data;
  • Knowledge of high school to college transition;
  • Ability to generate ideas for new and modified first-year transition and retention programs for upperclassmen;
  • Advanced computer skills to include Microsoft Office, Apple and other applications and technologies necessary for data access/retrieval and communications; specific experience with Excel spreadsheets and developing databases;
  • Work with campus service units to disseminate information and encourage dialogue to improve cultural awareness;
  • Ability to work with and engage a wide range of understanding and skill level of campus faculty, staff, and administrators in working with Chicana/o students and their families;
  • Understanding of Chicana/o culture, and the ability to work with culturally and economically diverse populations, including first-generation students.
  • Must have transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters in Chicana/o Studies, Counseling, Student Affairs, or other related fields specific to working with students of Chicana/o descent and first-generation populations;
  • Teaching experience and/or experience planning, designing, developing and implementing presentations/workshops;
  • Work experience with students of Chicana/o descent, individuals of all ages and their families;
  • Direct experience working with, developing, or coordinating retention initiative or related work;
  • Direct experience or familiarity with grant writing.
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
Work Schedule TypeRegularWork Schedule

Typically 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and/or weekend hours should be expected in order to fulfill position duties, especially to participate in recruitment events. Position may be required to travel locally, regionally, and occasionally across the state for recruitment; travel may involve overnight/multi-day trips.

Posting Date08/21/2019Open Until Further NoticeNoClosing Date09/30/2019Screening to Begin09/16/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online applications portal located here: If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

Position is open through September 30, 2019; screening will begin on September 16, 2019; all applications received by September 30th will be reviewed. All materials will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.

  • Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications
  • Resume to include work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position
  • List of at least 3 professional references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Application Types AcceptedApplication Job Duties

% of Time40Responsibility / Duty


  • Develop relationships with student affairs staff, faculty and administrators from the Colleges and become familiar with student policies and academic standards;
  • Develop procedures and approach for providing individualized culturally specific counseling services.
  • Be familiar with College resources such as tutorial programs and writing centers that support students.
  • Coordinate mentoring and retention efforts; provide academic, and career, counseling to students; advise on academics, policies, degree, major, grants, scholarships, and internships.
  • Attend evening and weekend events, and programs as needed
  • Analyze reasons and contributing factors for why ethnic students are not retained; develop reports and proposals on retention.
  • Develop and provide workshops on issues that contribute to retention.
  • Maintain information on careers, professional occupations, internships and community social service agencies for use by students
  • Develop and administer program scholarships in collaboration with the office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and the University Foundations Office.
Essential Function IndicatorYes Job Duties

% of Time40Responsibility / Duty


  • Plan methods and strategies for recruiting ethnic students to EWU, and coordinate recruitment activities.
  • Conduct recruitment visits to high schools, community colleges and other resources and maintain cooperative relationships with high school counselors and community-based organizations and agencies.
  • Maintain contact with prospective students, parents, guardians, school personnel, etc.; refer prospective students to student services (advising, admissions, etc.) as appropriate.
  • Provide information and advise prospective students on processes and policies relating to application, admissions, financial aid, and academic policies; monitor admissions and financial aid process for ethnic students, identify issues; take steps or make referrals to resolve.
  • Collect and analyze data related to prospective students; prepare and disseminate reports.
  • Create and disseminate marketing materials-brochures, advertisements, and recruitment literature.
Essential Function IndicatorYes Job Duties

% of Time20Responsibility / Duty


  • Represent EWU and participate in networks, conference tours, and community activities focusing on recruitment of ethnic students.
  • Plan strategies and approach for accomplishing departmental goals and objectives; assist program Director with program activities, services, events, research, fund raising, alumni activities, and administrative activities.
  • Advise and assist Director and others as appropriate on matters relating to issues and concerns of students or pertaining to department; advise student organizations.
  • Contribute to or assist with newsletter, correspondence, website, articles, news releases, public service announcements, brochures, fliers.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with local and regional constituents; inform about program activities.
  • Conduct outreach activities; participate in events; serve as program liaison, disseminate program information; represent program and EWU at local, regional, national conferences and other types of events.
Essential Function IndicatorYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    3. List of Professional References
    4. Diversity Response
    Optional Documents
    1. DD214 Form




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    Posted: 9/19/2019
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