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Coordinator, African-American Center for Academic Excellence, Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence

Student Services Professional II, Coordinator, African American Center for Academic Excellence, $3,831-5,447/month
Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range.
This is a full-time, 11/12 pay plan (work 11 months of the year with pay and benefits over 12 months), exempt, permanent position with a one-year probationary period in the Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence. This position comes with an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, CalPERS retirement, Fee Waiver eligibility (reduced tuition on most CSU system classes), life insurance, and voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits
Position Summary: Reporting to the Director for the Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence, the Coordinator of the African American Center for Academic Excellence (AACAE) is responsible for promoting an inclusive culture of student success while providing the inspiration, role modeling, vision, direction, community, and academic support needed to assist students in achieving their personal and professional goals. This position oversees the AACAE which resides under the umbrella of HSU’s Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence. The Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence is a unit comprised of multiple programs, including the MultiCultural Center (MCC), the Native American Center for Academic Excellence (or Indian Tribal and Educational Personnel Program, ITEPP), the Latinx Center for Academic Excellence, and the AACAE.

Student Assistant Position Descriptions

African American Center for Academic Excellence

Academic Leadership Student Assistant - The Academic Leadership Student Assistant ensures the development of an academic community through a combination of both personal academic interactions with students and larger scale programming promoting academic success. It is your responsibility to develop activities aimed towards academic skill building, college and career readiness, and social-emotional learning. Other responsibilities include maintaining accurate academic information and up-to-date resources to share with students, creating and developing on-going academic newsletters, and establishing/sustaining collaborative working relationships with HSU faculty and staff.

Administrative Management Student Assistant - The Administrative Management Student Assistant maintains all administrative, logistical, and organizational functions of the AACAE. It is your responsibility to ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operations of the center by supporting and assisting with the daily office needs and general administrative activities. Other responsibilities include providing outstanding customer service, maintaining office policies and procedures, organizing communication (email, phone calls, etc.), and creating Weekly Updates & Announcements.

Intersectional Outreach Student Assistant - The Intersectional Outreach Assistant establishes working connections and cultivates strategic partnerships between the communities served by the AACAE and others. It is your responsibility to research collaborative opportunities and seek potential partners that will increase capacity to support and retain diverse students. Other responsibilities include corresponding to emails and phone calls, conducting outreach for potential programming, and seeking out opportunities that add depth and breadth while also making our center’s presence known.

Program Development Student Assistant - The Program Development Student Assistant controls events from inception to completion. It is your responsibility to coordinate all planning and programming for AACAE and collaborative events within the given time limits. Other responsibilities include monitoring program activities, organizing memorable events that meet quality expectations, and written notes that document all coordination of the event(s).

Lead Student Assistant – The Lead Student Assistant serves as a direct liaison between the coordinator and the AACAE student assistants. It is your responsibility to facilitate day-to-day dialogue and communication between AACAE student assistants and the coordinator. Other responsibilities include supervising and assisting on AACAE-related projects, student scheduling, attending meetings, and regulating the physical space of the AACAE.  

Cultural Center for Academic Excellence

Operations & Hospitality Specialist – This person is responsible for the maintenance and flow of the CCAE Main Office so that it is a welcoming space by keeping it tidy and in working order as well as organizing communication (email, phone calls, social media, etc.). Other responsibilities include answering the phones, assisting Center Professional Staff with projects, assist students, faculty, staff, and community in accessing resources through the Centers, and other duties as assigned.

Latinx Center for Academic Excellence

Marketing & Social Media

Description - This position manages and facilitates all social media accounts with the responsibility of maintaining them and updating them with relevant information and activities. They would also develop the branding for the center and management of flyers and marketing material for the center across campus and in the broader community. Also, maintain and publish newsletter, as well as other duties as needed.

Duties – Administrative power on all social media sites, ensure events are fully covered on all sites, have 1:1 meetings with mentees, submit weekly report on progress in duties, and bottom line one event per semester and other duties as assigned.

Community Building Liaison/Intercultural Intersections Specialist

Description - This position would nurture community-building opportunities and identify leaders in the community engaging key members of the community in one-to-one conversations. In that capacity, they would identify opportunities for collaboration and leadership development. Be responsible for becoming aware of opinions, and needs of the Latinx community on campus. Bridge LCAE with student, faculty, and Staff. Establish working connections between the communities served by the center and other communities. Look to co-program with partners around campus to increase the centers capacity. (This position would sub-divided in areas of focus). As well as others duties as assigned.

Duties – Have two weekly 1:1 meetings with community members/mentees; submit weekly report on progress in duties, and host one event per semester.

Center Liaison

Description - This position would facilitate relationships between the LCAE and the campus community (student, staff, and faculty). Additionally, this position would also facilitate communication between LCAE and the other spaces on campus including CCAE’s.  This person will be in conversation with all CCAEs.

Duties – Ensure to have 1:1 meetings with mentees submit weekly report on progress in duties, and be primary in managing center calendar with Faculty/community center hours. Other duties as assigned.

Leadership Education Specialist

Description - responsible for developing the leadership capacity of their fellow center staff and assisting in all tasks performed by the staff or necessary to the function of the center as needed. The LES is also a direct liaison between the coordinator and the center student staff.

Duties – Have 1:1 meetings with mentees; submit weekly report on progress in duties, and host one event per semester. Other duties as assigned.

Operations & Hospitality Specialist

Description - This person is responsible for the maintenance and flow of the center so that it is a welcoming space by keeping it tidy and in working order. This position would manage and maintain the LCAE archive and current library resources. (Media, books, and other resources) As well as, manage and maintain any resources related to scholarships, fellowships, or internship opportunities. Assist students, faculty, staff, and community in accessing archive.

Duties – Have 1:1 meetings with mentees; submit weekly report on progress in duties. Other duties as assigned.

Event Development Specialist

Description - This position coordinates with the rest of the staff to ensure that all resources, logistics, and planning is accessible to create successful events. As well, as coordinate with Marketing and Social Media specialist to maintain send weekly newsletter.

Duties – Have two weekly 1:1 meetings with mentees; submit weekly report on progress in duties, and host one event per semester. Other duties as assigned.

Duties of all center staff include the maintenance and flow of the center so that it is a welcoming space. This means keeping the center tidy and in working order to the best of your abilities. Organizing communication other excluding newsletter, (email, phone calls, etc.). Also all staff will participate in mentoring program.

MultiCultural Center

ASIAN, DESI, & PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY BUILDING COORDINATOR (CBC):

  • Identify individuals, organizations, clubs, departments, etc. who are constituents and stakeholders
  • Develop a communication and networking system with constituents and stakeholders to share information, brainstorm ideas for projects, receive feedback and input, and to bring information back to the MCC
  • Facilitate the planning of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival/Asian, Desi, & Pacific Islander Creating Community Reception (Fall semester)
  • Assist with the planning of Diwali Prakash (Fall semester)
  • Facilitate the planning of the Lunar New Year (Spring semester)
  • Assist with the planning of International Recipe Night and Holi Festival (Spring semester)
  • Develop activities and events that facilitate community building, a sense of place and belonging.  Utilize the Moon Festival/ADPI Reception and other gatherings to collect ideas.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander Collective (ADPIC), Global Connections Club (GCC), and International Programs Office
  • Minimum of two weekly office hours are required. This time will be used to make contacts, plan publicity, work on budgets, etc.
  • Invite community members to participate in MCC events
  • Facilitate the planning of the Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander Cultural Graduation Celebration (Spring semester)
  • Write an end-of-year report with summary, evaluations, and recommendations for next year

CAMPUS & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON RACE (CDOR) COORDINATOR:

  • Attend weekly CDOR planning meetings all academic year
  • Solicit ideas, input, concerns from fellow students
  • Offer student voice at planning meetings
  • Attend keynote(s) and at least three workshops
  • Encourage students to enroll in class and/or present a workshop
  • Invite community to attend workshops and/or present a workshop
  • Write an end-of-year report with summary, evaluations, and recommendations for next year

CENTER & COMMUNITY LIAISON:

  • Attend the AACAE, LCAE, MCC, and ITEPP weekly staff meetings twice a semester
  • Attend Arcata City Council meetings twice a semester
  • Identify individuals, organizations, clubs, departments, etc. who are constituents and stakeholders
  • Develop a communication and networking system with constituents and stakeholders to share information, brainstorm ideas for projects, receive feedback and input, and to bring information back to the MCC
  • Develop activities and events that facilitate community building, a sense of place and belonging.  Utilize the Creating Community Receptions and other gatherings to collect ideas.
  • Willing to work other Center’s & community’s events and programs
  • Collaborate and communicate with the Arcata City Council, Equity Arcata, Arcata Mainstreet, Arcata’s Farmer’s Market, College of the Redwoods, local high schools, etc.
  • Invite MCC staff and community members to participate in the Center’s events
  • Assist with the planning of the Cultural Graduation Celebrations
  • Write an end-of-year report with summary, evaluations, and recommendations for next year

COORDINATOR ASSISTANT:

  • Answer MCC email, book the Vine Deloria Conference Room, & post weekly meeting schedule
  • Assist with social media posts
  • Assist with the CCAE’s website maintenance
  • Assist with the MCC’s 25th Anniversary year-long celebration
  • Assist with the production of the Cultural Times Newsletter
  • Assist with Final Food Weeks and Holiday Party
  • Assist with the planning of the Fall & Spring Staff Retreats along with the SJS retreat in February
  • Assist with organizing the MCC Coordinator’s weekly schedule and fill in when available/necessary
  • Assist with the planning of the Cultural Graduation Celebrations

GRAPHIC ARTIST:

  • Work closely with the Publications Editor on the covers of publications and other design elements
  • Assist with creation of fliers and posters for the MCC’s programs and events
  • Assist clubs affiliated with the MCC & CCAE with flyers and programs for their events
  • Assist with graphics for the Social Justice Summit and California Indian Big Time & Social Gathering programs and posters
  • Work closely with the CCAE’s Publicity Promotion, & Outreach Specialist/Cultural Times Advisor on a production plan at the beginning of each semester
  • Assist with the promotional materials for the Cultural Graduation Celebrations

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY BUILDING COORDINATOR (CBC):

  • Identify individuals, organizations, clubs, departments, etc. who are constituents and stakeholders
  • Develop a communication and networking system with constituents and stakeholders to share information, brainstorm ideas for projects, receive feedback and input, and to bring information back to the MCC
  • Assist with the planning of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival/Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander Creating Community Reception and Diwali Prakash (Fall semester)
  • Assist with the planning of the Lunar New Year, International Recipe Night, & Holi Festival (Spring semester)
  • Develop activities and events that facilitate community building, a sense of place and belonging.  Utilize the Moon Festival/ADPI Reception and other gatherings to collect ideas.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander Collective (ADPIC), Global Connections Club (GCC), and International Programs Office.
  • Minimum of two weekly office hours are required. This time will be used to make contacts, plan publicity, work on budgets, etc.
  • Invite community members to participate in MCC events
  • Assist with the planning of the Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander Cultural Graduation Celebration
  • Write an end-of-year report with summary, evaluations, and recommendations for next year

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION SPECIALIST:

  • Identify individuals, organizations, clubs, departments, etc. who are constituents and stakeholders
  • Develop a communication and networking system with constituents and stakeholders to share information, brainstorm ideas for projects, receive feedback and input, and to bring information back to the MCC
  • Organize clubs, departments, and organizations to attend weekly staff meetings to train/educate staff
  • Facilitate the planning of MCC retreats (Fall, SJS, Spring)
  • Be a bridge between staff and Coordinator
  • Assist with the planning of the Cultural Graduation Celebrations
  • Write an end-of-year report with summary, evaluations, and recommendations for next year

OFFICE/EVENTS STAFF:

  • Manage the student staff office
  • Greet visitors, answer phones, run errands, post event flyers, & assist with projects
  • Be knowledgeable of MCC and CCAE’s events, and be able to relay information
  • Know how to navigate the MCC and CCAE’s websites
  • Keep event bulletin boards up-to-date
  • Clean and organize the Center, event supplies box, and the tabling box
  • Work closely with MCC Coordinator and CBCs prior to events for agenda and divide responsibilities among staff and volunteers
  • Help with set up and clean-up of events
  • Willing to work other Center’s events

PUBLICATIONS EDITOR:

  • Manage Publicity Team (writers, photographers, and Graphic Artist)
  • Gather articles on events and current political events working closely with MCC student staff, Community Building Coordinators, clubs, and the Journalism Department
  • Gather one article each semester from the CCAEs for the Cultural Times
  • Solicit submissions campus-wide
  • Assist with the Social Justice Summit and California Indian Big Time & Social Gathering programs and posters
  • Produce Cultural Times newsletter  (one each semester)
  • Work closely with the Graphic Artist on the covers of publications and other design elements
  • Work closely with the CCAE’s Publicity Promotion, & Outreach Specialist/Cultural Times Advisor on a production plan at the beginning of each semester. This includes working within the budget and getting estimates from MarCom
  • Assist with the promotional materials for the Cultural Graduation Celebrations

QUEER COMMUNITY BUILDING COORDINATOR (CBC):

  • Identify individuals, organizations, clubs, departments, etc. who are constituents and stakeholders
  • Develop a communication and networking system with constituents and stakeholders to share information, brainstorm ideas for projects, receive feedback and input, and to bring information back to the MCC
  • Facilitate the planning of the National Coming Out Day/Queer Community Reception (Fall semester)
  • Facilitate the planning of Q-Fest/National Day of Silence (Spring semester)
  • Collaborate & communicate with the Eric Rofes Center (ERC), Queer Student Union (QSU), and Critical Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (CRGS) Department.
  • Develop activities and events that facilitate community building, a sense of place and belonging. Utilize the NCOD/Queer Reception and other gatherings to collect ideas.
  • Minimum of two weekly office hours are required. This time will be used to make contacts, plan publicity, work on budgets, etc.
  • Invite community members to participate in MCC events
  • Facilitate the planning of the Q-Grad Celebration
  • Write an end-of-year report with summary, evaluations, and recommendations for next year

SOCIAL JUSTICE SUMMIT (SJS) COORDINATORS

Two SJS Coordinators plan, organize, and implement the annual Social Justice Summit, which is held typically during the first weekend in March. During the Fall semester, the Coordinators will create community gatherings where the campus can share their ideas and thoughts about the Summit. From these gatherings the Coordinators will decide on the theme, focus, possible workshop presentations, and keynote speaker(s) for the Summit.

  • Collaborate with campus organizations, faculty and staff in developing the theme, focus, and title for the Summit
  • Research keynote speakers
  • Research possible workshops and presenters
  • Work with the MCC’s Graphic Artist to develop the logo for the Summit
  • Build teams and designate team leaders for specific tasks of the Summit
  • Develop timelines, program, and Summit schedule
  • Write and send acknowledgements to all speakers and presenters
  • Facilitate the Summit Retreat which brings staff and volunteers together before the Summit
  • Coordinate introduction of speakers, announcements, and information
  • Coordinate staff and volunteers during the Summit
  • Coordinate Summit evaluations
  • Write a letter to the MCC Coordinator about the learning experience in planning the SJS

ITEPP Native American Center for Academic Excellence

Student Assistant, Level 1

Primary Duties:  All Student Assistants assist the Administrative Assistant and Center Coordinators in greeting and directing all Center visitors, answering incoming calls, scheduling appointments, making deliveries on campus and performing general administrative duties as assigned by the Administrative Assistant such as filing, word processing, data entry and internet research. 

Student Assistant Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Current HSU undergraduate student; with a minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Reliable, friendly, and have a strong desire to work in a student-oriented capacity
  • Support FERPA confidentiality policy
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access) and outlook

Student Assistant/Peer Mentors, Level II

Primary Duties:  All Student Assistants assist the Administrative Assistant and Center Coordinators in greeting and directing all Center visitors, answering incoming calls, scheduling appointments, making deliveries on campus and performing general administrative duties as assigned by the Administrative Assistant such as filing, word processing, data entry and internet research.

Student Assistants/Peer Mentors, Level II will be trained to assist in peer mentoring duties as 1)  community/outreach mentors, and 2)  academic support/life skills mentors. 

1)     ITEPP Student Ambassadors - Community/Outreach Mentors:  Assist in community building and outreach efforts, participating in Spring Preview Days by tabling, promoting, and disseminating ITEPP information to prospective, new and incoming students.  ITEPP Student Ambassadors play a critical role in assisting new and incoming students in transitioning into the academic and socio-cultural life of Humboldt State University during HOP, Fall/Spring Welcome Week, etc. ITEPP Student Ambassadors will assist Program Coordinators in developing effective Inclusion Activities, promote and participate in Welcome Community Receptions, Social Justice Summit, Indigenous Peoples Week, Big Time; ITEPP (co)sponsored Cultural Celebrations and Graduation Celebrations.

2)     ITEPP Academic Support and Life Skills Mentors – Trained to utilize an asset-based, self-authoring and appreciative inquiry model, Academic Support and Life Skills mentors will assist Program Coordinators and the Director in implementing, facilitating and delivering culturally-relevant student success workshops for the Center.  Academic Support and Life Skills Mentors pay an important role in assisting students to persist and develop strategies to support their academic and socio-cultural goals.  Academic Support and Life Skills Mentors also serve as departmental peer representatives, imparting important curricular programming activities, opportunities for internships, service learning, co-sponsored lectures and guest speakers.  Academic Support and Life Skills Mentors play a major role in assisting the Director and Program Coordinators in developing, coordinating and implementing the Annual Student Success Summit.