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Cross Cultural Center Coordinator

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jun 30, 2021

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Cross Cultural Center Coordinator

Classification: Student Services II
Department Name: Otter Student Union
Job Number: FP2021-731
Status: Open Until FilledOpen Until Filled
Priority Screening Date: 07/12/2021
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled

Position Description:
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a nonprofit 501©(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State Population. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.

PROGRAM SUMMARY California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community services. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees. University Corporation of Monterey Bay (Corporation) is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). The Corporation, established in July 1994, is a nonprofit §501©(3) public benefit corporation and a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University. The Corporation's mission is to support the educational mission of CSUMB. Among other services the Corporation provides student housing, faculty-staff housing, dining services, bookstore services, child care, and grants and contracts post-award administration, along with business services to the other auxiliaries at CSUMB, the Foundation of CSUMB (Foundation) and the Otter Student Union (OSU). POSITION SUMMARYThe Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) cultivates active agents of change through the use of storytelling, intersectionality, inter-generational pipelines of knowledge, and the advancement and development of equity and inclusion on campus. OC3 fosters opportunities for continued knowledge, civic engagement, social justice activism. The OC3 actively builds strong relationships within and beyond campus communities to inspire individuals to reclaim their stories, identities, and community wealth by offering social justice trainings, programs, events, and services that are open to all. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of the OC3 and the Vice President for Student Affairs, a OC3 Coordinator is responsible for supporting CSUMB's DEI efforts inside and outside of the classroom, and to supporting and providing resources for CSUMB's to identity-based affinity student organizations and general student organizations and to their respective advisors. This includes providing advisement and leadership development, identifying challenges and opportunities for the organizations, and providing guidance and direction to OC3 student coordinators and interns; and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Mentor, advise, and provide resources and support for historically underrepresented identity-based affinity student organizations and their advisors [ex: Asian Pacific Islander Association (APIA), Black Students United (BSU), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Native American Students United (NASU), Pride Club, Student Awareness for Disability Empowerment (SADE)]; attend organizational meetings as schedule allows; collaborate with Coordinator of Student Organizations & Leadership Development on matters of advocacy for affinity groups.
  2. Develops, implements, and evaluates new and recurring programs and services in support of student leadership and development; assist with student leadership training, including conducting needs assessments and formulating recommendations; foster an atmosphere of student growth and well-being through engaging students in reflective practice and self-discovery.
  3. Work collaboratively with campus partners and student organizations to produce affinity graduation celebrations (Ex: Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Chicanx/Latinx, Native, Rainbow, Students with Disabilities, Undocu, Veterans).
  4. Create a safe and affirming student gathering area (within the limits of physical space) by working jointly with the rest of the OC3 professional staff team, to coordinate the daily operations of the center, including: developing student staffing schedules, managing student organization reservations, and maintaining an educational resources library.
  5. Works with the Associate Director to construct a strategic communications plan, including creating a bi-weekly OC3 newsletter or communication tool.
  6. Recruit, hire, train, and provide guidance and supervision to OC3 student coordinators and interns in a manner that empowers them to lead their programs and achieve desired outcomes.
  7. Establish and maintain opportunities for structured dialogue and/or the development of ongoing programmatic activities focused on respectful discourse and understanding.
  8. Coordinate with other campus units to improve retention and graduation rates of underrepresented and first gen students.

Other Functions:
  1. Actively participates in department meetings, training programs, collaborations, retreats and planning sessions; represent the department on various committees.
  2. Attends seminars and conferences to maintain program and professional development.
  3. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.
  4. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks; position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

This position requires working on campus with students, staff and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.

Updated June 29, 2021: Corporation employees will be required to provide their vaccination status by mid-July through an on-line portal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the histories, cultural and developmental, and issues of historically underrepresented student populations; the theories and practice of multiculturalism, intersectionality, multicultural student development and student leadership development; proven knowledge and experience with multicultural and student development methodologies used to enhance student academic and personal development (ex: collaborative and student-centered teaching/learning models, small group facilitation, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy); delivering training to students, paraprofessionals, and advisors; practices and procedures related to student activities programming. Skills: Experience addressing cultural and social justice issues and proven understanding of the cultural and social issues that affect diverse student populations in an educational setting; experience working with student organizations in an advisory capacity; experience in program planning for students in higher education; excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management and cross-cultural communication skills; demonstrated appreciation for students and dedication to their success; group facilitation and training skills; strong conflict resolution and dialogic skills; ability to remain calm under pressure and to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Ability to: to be creative and innovative with a talent to engage students; independently plan, organize and coordinate projects and interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively; develop and maintain accurate budgetary reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and professional experience in areas related to college student development. Experience: Two years of professional experience in areas related to social justice, diversity, inclusion, and/or multiculturalism. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, including active experience as an undergraduate. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for professional experience.

Specialized Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in Student Development, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Social Justice or other related fields related to the delivery of services to a university student population. Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Founding Vision.

Special Conditions of Employment:
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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay 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. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.
As of August 2, 2021, CSUMB and affiliated auxiliaries adopted the CSU Vaccination policy, requiring employees to submit proof of vaccination before working at an on-campus facility. A contingency of this offer is your ability to submit your vaccination status (proof of vaccination or exemption) to CSUMB’s secure portal.

Compensation and Benefits:
The University Corporation 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. The hourly hiring range for this position is $23.00 - 25.00. This is a non-exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. University Corporation and positions are “at-will” employment The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing:

Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park, and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit

A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center - first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit For information regarding the University Corporation visit
The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.
The Corporation hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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