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Program Coordinator (Student Services Professional II), Office of Black Student Success

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)


Job Summary:

Under the Division of Student Affairs and the general supervision of the Director of the new Office of Black Student Success (OBSS), Program Coordinator of OBSS identifies and mentors' students on routine matters using the African American (AA) Data Dashboard, Educational Advisory Board (EAB), and other methods to bring students in for services when needed.

The program coordinator supports the OBSS in moderately complex professional student service work by utilizing knowledge and judgment of principles, techniques, standards, guides, and professional skills to advise students. Services are provided through student peer mentorship programs, leadership training, retention activities, educational curriculum presentations, direct student advising/counseling, and other services. Help support current CSUSB students in their quest for financial literacy and work with established partners to support student needs.

Duties and responsibilities

Direct Student Support

  • Coach and mentor students in partnership with the Office of Black Student Success through 1:1 appointments, group sessions, activities, and events. Support with student retention by connecting them to CSUSB resources including but not limited to (a) financial aid support and scholarships, (b) academic advising support, (c) career services, (d) internship and fieldwork placements, (e) basic needs, (f) research opportunities, (g) Health services and CAPS, (h) community resources, (i) other services depending on needs expressed.
  • Identify and encourage student engagement in activities/programs that compliment students’ academic needs.
  • Maintain effective working relationships, serving as a liaison with a wide range of students, faculty and the general public regarding the Office of Black Student Success.
  • Plan and present to students and families as needed within the k-12 districts, and work alongside recruitment and admissions towards enhancing the Black student population.
  • Work with the Director to enhance peer mentoring for Black students.
  • Assist the Director in developing a faculty and student mentorship program, which will include the design, pairing, outreach, support, and monitoring for the program.
  • Use the African American (AA) data Dashboard, Educational Advisory Board (EAB), and other methods to identify students in need of services.

OBSS Support

  • Establish effective working relationships with campus partners when needed to support the Office of Black Student Success and ensure that academic progress is shared, accurate, and consistent for each student.
  • Participates in on and off campus community meetings, trainings, and events as directed to enhance the work of the Office of Black Student Success.
  • Support the Director with the coordination and implementation of events, workshops, programming, educational presentations, and philanthropic efforts, as needed.
  • Assists the Office of Black Student Success Director in data collection and report development, as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison to on-campus and off-campus partners and collaborators for the Office of Black Student Success, as needed.
  • Provide general supervision, coaching, guidance and assist in providing input into performance evaluations for Student Assistants, part time staff, volunteers and/or interns, as needed.
  • Attend appropriate conferences and/or professional development training, as required.
  • Participate in campus events related to the Office of Black Student Success (such as orientation, and cultural events), as requested by the Director.
  • Collaborates and participates in Academic Advisor trainings, Division of Student Affairs (DSA) events, meetings, as requested.
  • Maintain student records in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Guidelines, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and institutional policies.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Perform other classification related duties as assigned duties to support the operations of the Division of Student Affairs, as directed by OBSS Director and division leadership.


Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job‑related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.
  • Education: 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. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year‑for‑year basis.


Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; general knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management. General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.
  • Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; recognize multicultural, multisexed and multi‑aged value systems and work accordingly; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other
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Preferred Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft, preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Council for the advancement of Standards (CAS) for Academic Advising
  • Experience and knowledge working with the target population.
  • Experience and knowledge of working in higher education, with the ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Ability to understand current trends in Academic Advising and higher education.
  • Ability to understand and communicate policies and information related to the population being served.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable university infrastructure and policies and procedures.
  • The ability to independently handle multiple projects and priorities.
  • The ability to learn, interpret independently, and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures along with the ability to identify deviations from applicable policies.
  • The ability to work professionally, collaboratively, and collegially with a diverse group of people, clients, and co-workers, is required.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and safeguard sensitive information.
  • Active problem-solving skills along with effective and sensitive interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to recognize and advocate for solutions that yield programmatic progress and improvement.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team. Interact effectively and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to listen and positively respond to student requests.
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment in the application of college policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative.


Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring rate: $4,841 per month

The salary offered will take into account internal equity and experience among other factors.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/Probationary

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

First considerations will be given to candidates who apply by Tuesday, July 2, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).


Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.


Mandated Reporter

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.


Campus Security Authority

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) position under the federal Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act Crimes reported to them or that they witness. CSA training is required.



CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

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. 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. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit


Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact CSUSB Benefits at



CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at


Clery Act

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 San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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