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Coordinator of Ballet Folklorico and Cultural Programming

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$25,000.00 - $25,000.00
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Department Information

The Hispanic Serving Institutions Initiatives Departments serves to develop and implement programming appropriate to the HSI status of CSU Pueblo. HSI Programs are embedded in both the academic and student affairs functions of the university and are primarily grant funded with the purpose of increasing enrollment, retention, graduation, and career placement. HSI Programming resides in Organizational Development and Advancement and receives support and additional funding as part of Vision 2028 which is driven by the vision to “become the people’s university by 2028.”

Description of Job

The half-time (0.50 FTE) Coordinator of Ballet Folklorico and Cultural Programming will implement the operations of the Ballet Folklorico in addition to conducting outreach initiatives to the southern Colorado region regarding Hispanic culture and the importance of higher education. The Coordinator will conduct workshops on campus and in the community with the purpose of providing professional development to faculty and staff so as to increase awareness of the Hispanic culture, the historical relevance for the region, and the importance of understanding, celebrating, and navigating cultural differences in the southwest. The Coordinator will also teach credit bearing courses on the history of Ballet Folklorico and the contemporary status of the arts with special emphasis on the Hispanic cultural experience.

Primary Duties

  • Implement the Ballet Folklorico Program Instruct beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of dance for CSU Pueblo college students. Coordinate the usage of the dance and arts studio space. Collaborate with on and off campus constituents to arrange public performances that elevate the status of HSI programming at CSU Pueblo.
  • Professional Development Conduct workshops on the cultural history of Ballet Folklorico and the arts for faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Outreach Attend off-campus outreach events and conduct educational presentations in local educational institutions. Expand and elevate the presence of Ballet Folklorico and CSU Pueblo in the region and nationwide. Serve on various university committees.
  • Supervise Student Employees Supervise student employees who are working to support the function of the program.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year institution or minimum 5 years relevant professional experience
  • Must have extensive knowledge of the technique, choreography and performance skills related to Ballet Folklorico.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment and with a diverse population of students
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from accredited institution in education, communications, psychology, business or social work
  • Experience with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Supplemental Information

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.

Applications submitted without the required attachments above or an application not completed in its entirety will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, October 1, 2021, will receive full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs. CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students. Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center. At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life. Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans

About Pueblo, Colorado
The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries. CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check. The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate. 

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. 

It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at:

Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.


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