Muslim Student Life & Interfaith Programs Coordinator (Student Services Professional III) - Equity & Community Inclusion (500546)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Human and Social Services Public Health

Job Description


Working Title

Muslim Student Life & Interfaith Programs Coordinator

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

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San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Division of Equity & Community Inclusion

Appointment Type

This is a one year probationary position.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$4,691.00 - $4,800 per month ($56,292.00 - $57,600.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Diversity, Student Equity & Interfaith Programs, and under the overall strategic direction of the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Equity & Community Inclusion, the Muslim Student Life & Interfaith Programs Coordinator provides coordination and oversight for culturally responsive programs and services which promote educational access and success of students at SF State, in particular, students who identify as a part of the Arab and Muslim Diaspora and those interested in Arab and Muslim cultures and faiths. The incumbent plans, develops, implements, and assesses various programs and events that provide unique opportunities for dialogue and engagement in order to build interfaith/intergroup relations on campus and create ties between and among Arab and Muslim students and the rest of the campus community. In coordination with campus partners, the incumbent provides academic and personal guidance to students, builds a network of appropriate, relevant resources for student academic success, develops and coordinates student programs, and seeks to positively-impact the overall campus climate for Arab and Muslim students on campus.

Specifically, the Muslim Student Life & Interfaith Programs Coordinator provides activities and events in a targeted manner, which constitute high-quality, high-impact student experiences, with the goal of advancing educational equity and inclusion for Arab & Muslim students, while recognizing the diverse realities and complexities that comprise the Arab and Muslim identity in the Bay Area, in the US and in the global context - inclusive of culture, religion, politics, and nationality. The incumbent also serves as a first-responder to assist and support students who report experiencing a Islamophobia, as well as make appropriate referrals to relevant resources on campus, serve as an advisory in navigating campus processes/procedures, and recommend actions for institutional/systemic change as warranted, based on patterns in student reporting.

The incumbent will also develop, implement, and evaluate best practices and programming for serving and supporting SF State students through a lens of inclusive interfaith, intercultural student services and student development theory and practice. These efforts will be achieved through careful coordination and strategic partnerships with the broader Student Affairs & Enrollment Management cabinet area, the Interfaith Programs Unit, relevant community-based organizations, and various spiritual/religious student organizations.

Finally, the incumbent will also serve as an advisor for students who file complaints of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation under CSU Executive Order 1097; and in this role, they will work closely with colleagues in Equity Programs & Compliance to ensure that they are familiar with all applicable policies and procedures.

Position Information

Program Development
  • In collaboration with the team of the Interfaith Programs unit will plan, develop and implement interfaith programs, activities, and services to engage and enhance the spiritual life of students, staff, faculty on campus;
  • Improve outcomes related to the Arab and Muslim student success, belonging and mattering from orientation to graduation;
  • Develop partnerships with local and regional interfaith leaders and organizations within various religious/faith/spiritual life communities to positively impact Arab and Muslim student life on campus;
  • Collaborate on projects from development through implementation and assessment including data collection, evaluation and reporting on programs and initiatives;
  • Coordinate interfaith dialogue, service, and learning opportunities;
  • Implement measures to track student well-being and academic progress for the purpose of evaluating the success of program interventions;
  • Monitor, verify, and oversee budget for programs and services;
  • Prepare and submit budget recommendations for program development;
  • Participate in the evaluation of institutional practices and programs as they affect students and overall campus climate; and
  • Plan and conduct relevant research in areas related to student success, student attrition, campus climate, and innovative programming.

Coordinate Student Support & Community Advocacy
  • Assist the Director of Diversity, Student Equity, & Interfaith Programs, Division of Equity & Community Inclusion, SAEM, student organizations, and the greater campus community to meet the needs of students with a specific focus on Arab and Muslim students and their intersecting identities;
  • Provide students with guidance, advising, and referrals for targeted support services for their continued success and graduation;
  • Consult, on behalf of students, with faculty and staff as appropriate;
  • Collaborate with campus partners including the colleges, academic departments, faculty, student service units and student organizations on retention/student success initiatives;
  • Develop and maintain a strong communication network with students and community based organizations;
  • Collaborate with local and regional interfaith organizations and spiritual leaders to support student success;
  • Collaborate with campus partners to address wellness and basic needs
  • Collaborate with campus partners to enhance campus climate for Arab and Muslim students;
  • Ensure networked communication with Diversity, Student Equity, & Interfaith Programs, AA&PI Student Services, the Black Unity Center, and other Center/Services within the Division of Equity & Community Inclusion;
  • Partner with religious communities to align partnerships with the University mission of inclusion and diversity by affirming openness and acceptance of all; and
  • Provide support and referrals to students, faculty, and staff, as needed.

Training & Education
  • Coordinate and facilitate conflict mediation, trainings, and facilitation of difficult dialogues about identity, faith, spirituality, and intersectionality and identity development;
  • Oversee, train, and develop professional skills of student staff regarding best practices for office and program coordination;
  • Develop and facilitate workshops and outreach programs for current and prospective students, faculty and staff; and
  • Arrange and/or facilitate personal development workshops on career planning, academic advising, personal growth, time management, study skills, writing, internships, etc. in collaboration with campus partners.

Office Coordination
  • Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment;
  • Oversee the administrative functions of the office and supervise student staff;
  • Provide oversight of the budget to monitor expenditures for programs and operations;
  • Work with the Director of Diversity, Student Equity & Interfaith Programs and the units Administrative Analyst/Specialist to monitor and oversee budget for the administrative and programmatic functions of the office;
  • Develop and lead assessment efforts of strategic and intervention strategies that support GI 2025 Initiative and the SAEM Strategic Plan;
  • Develop and implement communication strategies and systems to ensure visibility of Interfaith Programs unit;
  • Develop and maintain resource website/guide for prospective and current students;
  • Design, develop and produce promotional materials for Interfaith Programs Unit; and
  • Contribute to creating welcoming, inclusive and collaborative relationships within the Division of Equity & Community Inclusion, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and the SFSU community.

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities: The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social 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.

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs, Religion, Theology, Ministry, Counseling, Education, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and/or related field;
  • Comprehensive, current knowledge of legislation, resources and educational policies, procedures and practices regarding student success, including enrollment processes and financial options;
  • Experience working directly with students of diverse faiths/spiritual life in the areas of advising, program development, coordination and student support related services;
  • Knowledge of current and historical statewide, national, and global interfaith and spiritual life initiatives;
  • Strong leadership and supervisory experience;
  • Excellent communication skills: written, oral, and public speaking;
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Proven ability to foster intragroup community amongst people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience in facilitating interfaith programming working with college students; commitment to religious pluralism and inclusion of/engagement with myriad faith identities and expressions
  • Demonstrated commitment to student development, excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, budgetary literacy,
  • Skills related to working independently and as a member of a team, cultivating an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment;
  • Experience coordinating events such as conferences, workshops and trainings;
  • Familiarity with California State University (CSU) policies and procedures;
  • Experience with high impact practices that facilitate access, success, and equity for diverse student population
  • Bilingual/bicultural.

Core Competencies - embody the following competencies:
  • Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
  • Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Diversity and inclusion.


The incumbent is a student advocate for the Division of Equity & Community Inclusion and the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management cabinet area. The incumbent must be able to clearly articulate and realize a vision that will provide administrative leadership, direction, and oversight for programs and services that support Arab and Muslim student life at SF State. Some travel to sites off-campus and work on weekends, evenings, and holidays may be required. Extended periods of the day may be spent in an office, working at a desk and on a computer, or at meetings. Additionally, the incumbent will be facilitating presentations on a fairly regular basis. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population or students, faculty and staff.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Additional Information

** To be fully considered for this position, please include a cover letter along with your resume**


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: May 13, 2022

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map