LatinX Center Coordinator (SMSU)

California State University-San Bernardino
San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 511279
Work type: Auxiliary
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Excluded, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

Santos Manuel Student Union

California State University, San Bernardino

LatinX Center Coordinator

Rate of Pay: Based on Qualifications

Target Start Date: May 1, 2022

Employment Status: At Will Employee, Benefits Eligible, Santos Manuel Student Union

Location: California State University, San Bernardino

Hours per week: 40 Hours (Non-Exempt)

About Santos Manuel Student Union at CSUSB

(This is not a state position)

The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU), through its programs and facilities is a focal point of the campus where students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and guests develop an enduring connection to the university. As a campus social hub, the SMSU assists in the retention and development of students, while encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural pluralism, gender equity, and ethnic diversity. We accomplish this by providing a variety of cultural, social, educational and recreational activities, which create an environment conducive to personal growth and development. Planned activities also provide students with leadership opportunities and employment, which promotes an active learning experience as well as relaxation, entertainment, and social interaction. As the meeting place on campus for students and organizations, the facilities provide a comfortable and relaxing environment that embodies the delivery of services important to the university community. As a bridge between formal learning and life experience, co-curricular activities coordinated by the SMSU serve as a training ground for development of student leaders.

The SMSU facilities include a spacious lobby, relaxation and study lounge areas, meeting rooms, a state of the art theater, multi-purpose Events Center used for major events, an Automatic Teller Machine, graphics services, and Student Union scheduling. Our newest addition to assist our students academically is the laptop checkout program. Other services and departments located within the SMSU are the Coyote Cafe, the Blue Coyote Pub, Starbucks, Coyote Express convenience store, the Associated Stu­dents, Inc., DREAMers Resource and Success Center, Title IX & Gender Equity, Orientation and First Year Experience, and the Office of Student Engagement.

Employment Summary

Full-Time, non-exempt position.

Work Schedule

This is a regular, full-time, hourly position. Willingness to work a flexible schedule as necessary in order to respond to emergency/urgent situations is required. This may include working extended hours, evenings, weekends and some holidays.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work conditions may vary depending upon the location of job tasks required; may occur indoors and outdoors, therefore requiring exposure to a variety of elements. While working indoors, the lighting and temperature are adequate. The work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: chemicals, dust, fumes, cold, heat, noise, vibrations and dampness. While working outdoors, the work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: sun, heat/cold, dust, pollens and other environmental risks.

General Purpose

Under the direction of the Santos Manuel Student Union Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, the Santos Manuel Student Union LatinX Center Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing programs and initiatives to meet the diverse needs for the for LatinX students on campus as well as supervising student staff, managing the LatinX Center, and collaborating with campus partners to directly support the success of students at CSUSB. In addition, the LatinX Center Coordinator has the responsibility of ensuring the success of the LatinX Center by providing comprehensive multi-cultural opportunities that promote education, and awareness while celebrating all cultural heritages for CSUSB students. The LatinX Center Coordinator is an integral member of a hard working team comprised of full-time and part-time staff within the Santos Manuel Student Union. The LatinX Center Coordinator shall demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of program members, guests, and staff.

Typical Activities

Typical activities include but are not limited to:

Primary Functions:

  • Coordinates all programs, services, and administrative functions for the API center
  • Supervise student staff and manage the API center
  • Promote and assist in the development of policies, procedures and programs that assure the well-being and development of our APIDA identifying students, affirm human dignity, and champion cultural pluralism across campus.
  • Provide operational leadership for the coordination of multicultural and international related co-curricular programming, including but not limited to CCC Fall Welcome, CommuniTEA programs, semesterly programs for the API center, etc.
  • Support the assistant director with assessment of all programs including developing annual report for the department
  • Coordinate and advance the dialogue around race, gender, and sexual orientation through campus programs and conversation. Develop and maintain a robust team of trained student and staff facilitators, facilitate programming in and out of the classroom, and engage in education and training.
  • Support the associate director with fiscal management for the API Center and monitor budgets as appropriate. Prepares annual budget requests and quarterly budget requests for centers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Customer Service and Collaboration:

  • Knows the mission and goals of the Santos Manuel Student Union and commits to achieving them.
  • Ensures SMSU customer service guidelines are met by all staff in department.
  • Ensures department guidelines are established and met by all staff in department
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with campus partners, off-campus partners and other university’s employees.
  • Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in higher education, social justice education, counseling, student affairs, or a related program is required
  • Experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of student development and theory, social justice education, and the needs of diverse populations in higher education is required.
  • 1 - 2 years of experience working with college students required, ideally in a student development or advising capacity.
  • Performance Expectations:

    • Must be professional and courteous at all times
    • Must be able to work with different work styles
    • Must be able to work efficiently and show initiative
    • Must be well organized, be able to effectively multi-task, prioritize work, problem solve, make decisions, and meet scheduled deadlines under pressure
    • Must be punctual and regular in attendance: arrive on time and ready for the workday
    • Must complete tasks satisfactorily
    • Must be able to work independently or as a team member
    • Must be able to work effectively with other employees/departments

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have strong English language skills and the ability to read, write, and verbally communicate at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
  • Ability to operate personal computer, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn and utilize new software programs
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and work well with part-time and full-time staff
  • Ability to take the initiative for additional projects and be self-motivated to initiate interactions with guests
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work effectively in dynamic environment, and prioritize workload
  • Ability to manage information flow (including internal and external communication)
  • Ability to initiate collaborative work with diverse students, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and be accurate
  • Ability to demonstrate thoroughness, completeness, follow through on presentation and appearance of work
  • Demonstrated Experience in student program development, budget management and contract negotiations.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence the creation, implementation, and management of a balanced array of programs which reflect students' interests and educational needs.
  • Proven ability to assess program impact on student learning, including use of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Licenses & Certifications:

  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification required (certifications may be obtained within first month of employment)
  • Trainings:

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors
  • FERPA Data Security & Privacy
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Schedule and Working Conditions:

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors
  • FERPA Data Security & Privacy
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Student supervision experience preferred
  • Benefits Include

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Cash option
  • CalPERS Retirement
  • CalPers 457
  • Group Term Life/ Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Holidays & Personal Holiday
  • Vacation and Sick pay accruals
  • Educational Assistance Benefit is based on availability of funding.
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • State Disability Insurance
  • Statement of Commitment to Diversity

    In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.

    The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

    Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

    The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

    Supplemental Information

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position with Santos Manuel Student Union. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students, Incorporated employees who apply for the position. Fingerprinting is required for all employee and volunteer positions that have direct contact with minor children.

    California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    Advertised: 25 Apr 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
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