Coordinator, Latinx Resource Center (499139)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Feb 28, 2021
Full Time Public Health

Job Description


Position Summary

This position, in collaboration with, and under the direction of, the Director of the Latinx Resource Center, provides support to the Latinx Resource Center, to advance its mission, vision and strategic plan. The coordinator of the Latinx Resource Center leads innovative efforts to provide an integrated approach to identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and practices directed toward improving Latinx student outreach and yield, academic success, leadership and professional development, inclusion and retention, and enrichment of the overall Latinx student experience. The coordinator helps to support student assistants, manages programs and events in the center, supports with advising services and oversees some aspects of the LRC operations, including communications. The coordinator of the Latinx Resource Center collaborates with the students, staff, and campus/community partners to implement training, programs, and services of the Center.

This position will/may be called upon as a resource in responding to sensitive equity, crisis, and individualized issues as they relate to Latinx 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 director and assistant director to implement strategic plan to advance the Latinx Resource Center's mission, promote leadership development, equity, social and racial justice, 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 LRC and raise awareness about Latinx students through supporting events/programs, written materials and through representation on campus-wide committees.

For more information regarding the Latinx Resource Center, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before six months and one day from the start date. 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


Possession of these 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 the professional 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual or multilingual, Spanish preferred
  • Prior experience in higher education
  • Experience working from anti-racist, queer, and feminist 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 Latinx students
  • Competency in cross-cultural communication.
  • Possesses leadership qualities such as: strong team player, proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity and creativity.
  • Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives
  • Prior experience advising and/or counseling students
  • Previous experience working with community engagement, community building and/or community organizing.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice.
  • A master's degree in a job related field such as Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Student Affairs is a preferred substitution for one year of professional experience.

Specialized Skills Required

  • 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 Latinx 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 Latinx students.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to controversial, 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 March 24 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by March 23, 2021.

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.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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