Department Info The HUB is part of the SSU's Division of Student Affairs, specifically the Office of the Dean of Students. An acronym for Honoring. Uniting. Building., the HUB supports and connects underrepresented students on campus and serves as the university's community cultural center for all students to explore how to create an inclusive, vital, and just society. This culture of connection and community is largely informed by diversity and social justice related programs the HUB sponsors throughout the year. Through these programmatic opportunities students are offered intersectional and integrative ways to critically explore the cultural and social dynamics that shape race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and other differences that impact our lives in profound ways. Ultimately, the HUB fosters meaningful experiences and conversations that build community within and between cultures, and across different worldviews.
Salary and Benefits The salary range for this position is $4,288 to $6,109 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $4,460 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Application Deadline To be considered for an initial screening at The Placement Exchange (TPE) in Philly please submit your application by February 27, 2018.
If you are not attending TPE and would like to be considered for a phone screening, please submit your application no later than March 23, 2018.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under the general direction of the HUB Director, Multicultural Center, the HUB Program Coordinator (Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services) utilizes an intersectional and integrative framework to design, implement, and evaluate gender and sexuality related programs and services that help create an engaged and vibrant campus community. The Program Coordinator oversees all aspects of program development and event planning and also helps supervise and advise student assistants and student leaders in their programmatic and operational duties.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop, implement, and evaluate gender and sexuality related programs and services;
Advise and support underrepresented students and affinity student organizations, including but not limited to, women, men, and gender queer/non-binary students within and between LGBTQI, African American, Chicanx/Latinx, Asian American, and Indigenous/Native American communities;
Maintain and amplify the HUB's existing program collaborations, especially campus and community partnerships that offer gender and sexuality related programs and services;
Assist in the management of student assistants and the day-to-day affairs of the HUB as a university community cultural center;
Co-design, implement, and evaluate other social justice related programs that explore an integrative framework and the intersection of diverse markers of identity and community (e.g., race/ethnicity, socio-economic, gender, sexuality, ability, spirituality, etc.)
Develop and deliver diversity, inclusivity, and social justice related discussions, panels, lectures, and workshops for departments and faculty; further develop and help coordinate SSU's Safe Zone training;
Assist in the coordination and facilitation of special events and/or projects;
Assist in organization and facilitation of the HUB committees, meetings and retreats;
Serve on University and systemwide committees as appropriate and assigned.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place mostly in an office setting located at Sonoma State University. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday aligned with regular campus hours however this position also involves overseeing all aspects of program development and event planning and requires some evening and weekend work. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available during the regular campus hours Monday through Friday to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours with overnight stays.
Qualifications This position requires the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in women/gender studies, ethic studies, cultural studies, multicultural studies, or other critical interdisciplinary studies or related field and three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree in the above mentioned areas or higher education administration, college student development, or other relevant interdisciplinary field of study is highly preferred and may be substituted for one year of experience. In addition, the incumbent must possess:
Knowledge of and experience with developing and facilitating gender and sexuality related programs and services;
Knowledge of and experience in developing and delivering diversity and social justice programs that explore the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, spirituality, and other diverse markers of identity, culture and community;
Experience working with and supporting culturally diverse populations, including students of color, low-income students, first generation college students, and LBGTQI students; ability to recognize multicultural, multi-sexed, multi-gendered, multi-ability and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.
Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Knowledge and experience with leadership development programs in a college environment.
Demonstrated excellence in leading successful presentations and trainings.
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.
Ability to advise and lead students both independently and in groups.
Knowledge and understanding of whole person development.
Ability to assess and evaluate students in their development.
Ability to work collaboratively and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability of sound fiscal and budget management.
Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions and provide appropriate follow up.
Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.
Ability to set and follow boundaries in working closely with student groups.
Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
Ability to be flexible in working with a diversity of ideas, perspectives and approaches.
Ability to reason logically, evaluate data and make verbal and/or written presentations.
Demonstrated conflict resolution and mediation skills.
Strong ability to organize, prioritize and multitask in a timely manner.
Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
Intermediate computer proficiency with MS office, database programs, internet and email.
Ability to quickly and willingly learn new computer programs.
Knowledge and experience working with health and wellness programs preferred.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered
Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
In your cover letter, please address what inspires your focus on gender and sexuality related work?
Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University 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.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.