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First People's Center Coordinator (SMSU)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Excluded, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

Santos Manuel Student Union

California State University, San Bernardino

FIRST PEOPLE'S CENTER COORDINATOR

Employment Status: At Will Employee, Benefits Eligible, Santos Manuel Student Union

Location: California State University, San Bernardino

Hours per week: 40 Hours (Non-Exempt)

About Santos Manuel Student Union at CSUSB

(This is not a state position)

The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU), through its programs and facilities is a focal point of the campus where students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and guests develop an enduring connection to the university. As a campus social hub, the SMSU assists in the retention and development of students, while encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural pluralism, gender equity, and ethnic diversity. We accomplish this by providing a variety of cultural, social, educational and recreational activities, which create an environment conducive to personal growth and development. Planned activities also provide students with leadership opportunities and employment, which promotes an active learning experience as well as relaxation, entertainment, and social interaction. As the meeting place on campus for students and organizations, the facilities provide a comfortable and relaxing environment that embodies the delivery of services important to the university community. As a bridge between formal learning and life experience, co-curricular activities coordinated by the SMSU serve as a training ground for development of student leaders.

The SMSU facilities include a spacious lobby, relaxation and study lounge areas, meeting rooms, a state of the art theater, multi-purpose Events Center used for major events, an Automatic Teller Machine, graphics services, and Student Union scheduling. Our newest addition to assist our students academically is the laptop checkout program. Other services and departments located within the SMSU are the Coyote Cafe, the Blue Coyote Pub, Starbucks, Coyote Express convenience store, the Associated Stu­dents, Inc., DREAMers Resource and Success Center, Title IX & Gender Equity, Orientation and First Year Experience, and the Office of Student Engagement.

Employment Summary

Full-Time, exempt position. 

Work Schedule

This is a regular, full-time, hourly position. Willingness to work a flexible schedule as necessary in order to respond to emergency/urgent situations is required. This may include working extended hours, evenings, weekends and some holidays.

General Purpose

Under the direction of the Santos Manuel Student Union Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion, the Santos Manuel Student Union First People’s Center Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing programs and initiatives to meet the diverse needs for the First Peoples’/Native American students on campus as well as supervising student staff, managing the FPC, and collaborating with campus partners to directly support the success of First Peoples/Native American students at CSUSB. 

Typical Activities

Typical activities include but are not limited to:

Primary Functions:

  • Coordinate all programs, services, and administrative functions for the FPC
  • Supervise student staff and manage the FPC
  • Promote and assist in the development of policies, procedures and programs that assure the well-being and development of our Native American identifying students, affirm human dignity, and champion cultural pluralism across campus
  • Provide operational leadership for the coordination of multicultural and international related co-curricular programming, including but not limited to Summer First Peoples’ Coyotes Rising, California Native American Day, Native American Heritage Month, San Manuel Pow Wow, CommuniTEA programs, semesterly programs for the FPC, etc. 
  • Support the associate director with assessment of all programs including developing annual report for the department
  • Coordinate and advance the dialogue around race, gender, and sexual orientation through campus programs and conversation. Develop and maintain a robust team of trained student and staff facilitators, facilitate programming in and out of the classroom, and engage in education and training
  • Support campus initiatives and build relationships on behalf of the FPC as they relate to the needs of the First Peoples/Native Americans on campus and in the community
  • Support the associate director with fiscal management for the FPC including preparing the annual budget, reviewing and approving quarterly budget requests, and monitoring the FPC budget
  • Represents the FPC on committees, both on and off campus, to advance the needs of First Peoples/Native American students


Supervisory Responsibilities                                               

May supervise student assistants. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                             

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related program is required; 1 - 2 years of experience working with students is required, ideally in a student development or advising capacity. 

Student supervision experience preferred.

Licenses & Certifications:

First Aid and CPR/AED certification required (certifications may be obtained within first month of employment).

Language Skills                                            

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability                                                    

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills                                           

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advanced knowledge of MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Physical Demands: 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work conditions may vary depending upon the location of job tasks required; may occur indoors and outdoors, therefore requiring exposure to a variety of elements. While working outdoors, the work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: sun, heat/cold, dust, pollens and other environmental risks.

 

Benefits Include

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Cash option
  • CalPERS Retirement
  • CalPers 457
  • Group Term Life/ Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Holidays & Personal Holiday
  • Vacation and Sick pay accruals
  • Educational Assistance Benefit is based on availability of funding.
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • State Disability Insurance

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position with Santos Manuel Student Union. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students, Incorporated employees who apply for the position. Fingerprinting is required for all employee and volunteer positions that have direct contact with minor children.

California State University, San Bernardino 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.

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