Coordinator, CIR (Student Services Professional II)

Job description

Coordinator, CIR (Student Services Professional II)

Job no: 498282
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Position Summary


This position, in collaboration with, and under the direction of, the Director of the Retention and Student Success in the Center for Intercultural Relations, provides support to minoritized students in making progress towards their degree. The Coordinator of the CIR leads innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and practices directed toward improving minoritized student outreach and yield, retention, academic success, leadership and professional development, inclusion, and enrichment of the overall student experience. The Coordinator of the CIR collaborates with staff in the Cultural Centers, the Division of Student Affairs, Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Diversity and Innovation, students, staff, and campus/community partners to implement training, programs, and services of the Center.

The Coordinator will/may be called upon as a resource in responding to sensitive equity, crisis, and individualized issues as they relate to multicultural students. This position will serve as a mentor and advisor to students, and a resource to other faculty/staff positions on campus. This position will work with interns and student assistants to design and deliver programs for graduate and/or undergraduate students, and university employees to promote leadership development, equity, social equality, and access to basic needs to address the intersectionality of identities such as gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, and ability. This position will promote the CIR and raise awareness of the excellence of minoritized students and student concerns through supporting events/programs, written materials, and through representation on campus-wide committees.

For more information regarding the Center for Intercultural Relations, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2021. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Possession of knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications and

  • A Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or a related field.
  • Bilingual or multilingual
  • Prior experience advising/counseling students in high school and/or higher education.
  • Experience with planning virtual events and/or workshops.
  • Experience working from anti-racist, queer, feminist, and strength-based frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create safe working environments for minoritized students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture.
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse populations of students.
  • Competency in cross-cultural communication and trauma-informed care.
  • Possession of leadership qualities such as: strong team player, proactiveness, taking the initiative, adaptability, being a self-starter, and creativity.
  • Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice
  • Specialized Skills

    • Ability to develop and deliver training and education workshops.
    • Documented experience developing and coordinating programs and events.
    • Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross-cultural needs of diverse students
    • Ability to collaborate and work with other units regarding issues of diversity and community.
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with key senior management, faculty, and administrators regarding issues that impact diverse students.
    • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to conversional, sensitive, and/or emotional issues and situations.
    • Ability to assess, design, implement, and evaluate effective programming and policies as related to this position.
    • Ability to work well independently and follow through on projects with minimal direction.
    • Ability to effectively administer and coordinate a variety of concurrent and ongoing activities.
    • Ability to interact professionally, effectively, and collaborate with diverse constituencies.
    • Ability to recruit, train, and support students for work in the Center and for advocacy work on campus.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,304 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

    San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

    Supplemental Information

    Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 24, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by November 23, 2020.

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

    SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

    Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at [email protected].

    Advertised: Nov 10, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
    Applications close: Nov 23, 2020 (11:55 PM) Pacific Standard Time




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    Posted: 11/11/2020
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