Black Cultural Center Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Division of Student Affairs

Student Professional Services III


Responsible for promoting an inclusive culture of student success within the Black Cultural Center (BCC) while providing the inspiration, role modeling, vision, direction, community, and academic support needed to assist students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Approximate time allocations and significant responsibilities are:

Academic Mentoring and Retention Support | 30%: Designs, implements, and evaluates programs, workshops, presentations, academic success strategies, retreats, and socio-cultural education programs for Black students; supports comparable efforts implemented by peer Coordinators, as needed. Provides academic mentoring and guidance for Black students through the BCC, tracks student academic progress, and provides day-to-day oversight of peer advisors and student assistants. Responsible for communication and outreach to keep students engaged and participating in the programs of the BCC.

Lead Work and Supervision | 25%: Responsible for supporting/facilitating a sense of community among Black students, particularly students who spend time in the BCC. Coordinates the BCC’s operations, academic success strategies, facilitates leadership development activities and assessment for students. Provides leadership and support to Sankofa, the first-year Black student cohort. Serves as a member of the Inclusive Student Services (ISS) team and supports implementation of major programs and events led by peer Coordinators of the LatinX Cultural Center and the - Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion Center (SJEIC) to ensure the achievement of desired academic and engagement outcomes. Produces and submits semesterly and yearly program reviews and conducts assessments to inform continuous quality improvement. Develops and maintains student employee position descriptions, and hires, trains, and mentors student employees; provides day-to-day oversight of BCC student staff. Implements assigned budget and resources within defined parameters.

Cultural Learning & Student Development | 20%: Provides historical context, continuity, and knowledge to support programs to enhance student’s personal, socio-cultural, and professional development and growth. Develops, implements, and refines program activities with an emphasis on academics, career and personal planning and development, transitional issues, time management, and effective communication. Coordinates and collaborates with academic units and campus community partners to provide a full range of academic programming to promote the success of Black students.

Other Duties & ISS Support | 20%: Participates in local, regional, state, and national organizations on student success and stays current on educational trends, studies, and best practices on retention/completion strategies for Black students. Serves the diverse needs of the University community and participates on appropriate University committees to foster an institutional climate supportive of student success. Ensures that students are aware of new opportunities, resources, programs, policies, and procedures at CSUCI. Promotes student participation in sponsored events and activities designed to enrich and enhance their personal and social well-being and academic success. Collaborates with Cultural Center Coordinators and the campus community to organize large-scale events such as community healing circles, heritage month events, cultural graduations, and others. Coordinates the development, staffing, and implementation of the African American Enrichment Academy, a summer program for pre-college Black students so support college readiness and success.  

Campus Resources & Outreach Support | 5%: Leads in promoting resources and outreach with other units and departments at CSU Channel Islands, including the Center for Multicultural Engagement, Learning Resource Center, Academic Advising, Career Development & Alumni Engagement, Educational Opportunity Program, Admissions, and Housing & Residential Education. Supports the recruitment and yield of Black students; recruits and promotes participation in the Student Success Academy among eligible incoming students. Collaborates with academic units regarding specific retention strategies targeting students who may be at risk for leaving CSUCI and will serve as a resource within the campus and local community.

Performs additional related duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Minority Studies, Social Work, Outreach, Development, Education, or related field required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred; may be substituted for one year of professional work experience.

Experience: At least three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience is required; experience supporting the success and engagement of Black students and experience working in a higher education setting preferred.

Other Skills/Knowledge: Demonstrated understanding of the challenges of historically underrepresented and/or first-generation students, ability to foster a campus climate broadly supportive of the success of all students with an educated emphasis on students from historically-underrepresented populations, particularly Black students. Effective interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by a pronounced sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student body; demonstrated experience working with diverse student, faculty, staff and community populations and proven ability to create an inclusive and welcoming campus environment. Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.  General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Affairs field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of an inclusive student services or related program; 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.  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. Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to develop and execute effective presentations.

Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, flexibility with respect to work schedule is necessary; position requires occasional evening or weekend service with advance notice. Punctuality and maintenance of consistent work schedule is required. Occasional travel will also be required, with advance notice.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act and must provide reports regarding Clery crimes about which they become aware to the designated campus authority. 

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

Hiring Range: $5,025 to $5,176 per month

Possibility for up to two remote days per week based on operational need.

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California State University Channel Islands 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.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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