Program Coordinator for Social Justice and Multicultural initiatives (504125)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Legal Services Project Management

Job Description


Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Director of Student Diversity & Belonging, the Coordinator is responsible for oversight of assigned programs and service areas under the Multicultural Center and the future Latinx Center in Student Diversity & Belonging.
  • The Coordinator for Multicultural Initiatives will lead programs and events that define the identity of the Multicultural Center, which include but are not limited to, CultureFest, Polycultural Weekend, PolyPipeline Mentorship Program, and various multicultural and intersectional dialogues/community spaces on race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, and privilege.
  • The Coordinator for Latinx Initiatives will lead programs and events rooted in the needs and experiences of Latinx students this includes but is not limited to, Latinx Heritage Month, Dia De Los Muertos, Latinx Speaker series, Somos Mustangs, and Latinx Commencement.

The Coordinator is responsible for the design of events and/or services that focus on the identity, culture, retention, and concerns of the students and student identities affiliated with their programs. The Coordinator directs programs and supervises undergraduate student staff and a graduate assistant. The Coordinator will work as a part of a team in implementing strategies to support and educate University students, faculty and staff about the lives, culture and concerns of various groups within their particular program area/s.

Department Summary

Student Diversity and Belonging (SDAB) is a collaborative sub-division of campus community centers that serve an active role in creating a culturally rich environment at Cal Poly's campus and in San Luis Obispo. We instill understandings of diversity and inclusive excellence that cannot be separate from learning, teaching, collaboration, trust and community. Our unit is comprised of the following campus community centers: Black Academic Excellence Center, Dream Center, Gender Equity Center, MultiCultural Center, Pride Center, and the Men & Masculinities Program. SDAB will be expanding in the next 5 years to include specific initiatives that support Latinx, Native/Indigenous, and APIDA students.

Key Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine and sensitive matters where required.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.

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. Two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field.

A master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the required knowledge and abilities may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:
  • Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,648 - $56,400 per year

Classification Range: $51,648 - $73,440 per year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map