Community Partnership Coordinator, Community Engagement Center (AA/S Exempt II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Working Title: Community Partnership Coordinator

Classification Title: Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:55 p.m.

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

The purpose of the Community Partnership Coordinator (CPC) position is to cultivate, develop, and maintain diverse and mutually beneficial community-university partnerships for Sacramento State. Under the general supervision of the Director of the Community Engagement Center, and working closely with faculty and community partners, the CPC will be responsible for the overall outreach, coordination, tracking, and evaluation of community-university partnerships.

Community Partnership focus: The Community Partnership Coordinator (CPC) serves as the Community Engagement Center’s lead representative in the community, introducing community organizations to the work of the CEC, and to the processes for building Community-Engaged Learning and Academic Internship partnerships with Sacramento State faculty and students. The CPC works closely with the CEC’s Resource Analyst, CEC’s Volunteer and Program Specialist, designated campus IT staff, the Career Center, Risk Management, and Procurement and Contract Services staff, among many others. The CPC has primary responsibility for managing the CECConnect database, the primary tool used to: a) track the status of University-Community Agency IN/SL partnerships; (b) manage student’ online orientation; (c) update and disseminate community partner information related to risk management; (d) register students’ community-engaged learning placements in the community; and (e) gather semester/yearly data regarding the quantity, location and program focus of community-engaged learning placements and partnerships.

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA). This position is benefits-eligible.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 4,693.00 - $ 8,489.00 per month 

Hiring Range: anticipated, depending on qualifications: 4,693.00 - $ 5,200.00 per month

Salary Grade/Range:  1038-EXEMPT II-Grade-3

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan 12 months 

Work Hours: M-F 8am-5pm, with other hours as required. Ability to travel and to work nights and weekends as needed.

May be eligible for a partial telework schedule, upon management approval, following a training period.

Department Information 

The Community Engagement Center (CEC) oversees community-engaged learning for Sacramento State. For more than 25 years, the CEC has facilitated campus and community partnerships that make a difference in the lives of our students and the Sacramento region by providing opportunities for Service Learning, Community Service, and Academic Internships.

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Required Qualifications 

1. Experience working effectively and respectfully in culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse settings and with those who are differently abled, LGBTQIA+, and of many faiths and beliefs.
2. Experience initiating and developing respectful and mutually beneficial community-university partnerships within education, non-profit community-based organizations, government, and for-profit businesses.
3. Experience as a program lead, managing projects, directing the work of others, overseeing systematic data collection, program evaluation, report writing and presentations.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills
5. Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
6. Knowledge of or demonstrated ability to work with offices such as Risk Management, Procurement and Contract Services to develop, implement and evaluate policies and practices around mitigating risk related to Community Engaged Learning, Academic Internships and Community Service.
7. Thorough knowledge and expertise of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to successful partnership development and community engagement;
8. Knowledge and skills to provide strategic program leadership and have the ability to develop, evaluate and analyze programs of a highly complex nature with broad impact.
9. Knowledge of or ability to learn quickly about diverse community organizations, public, local and state agencies, schools and social service agencies in the Sacramento Region.
10. Ability to work with representatives from diverse public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations.
11. Skills and experience with research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skills and experience with gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and analysis, as well as the ability to interpret and evaluate results to make sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.
12. Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups.
13. Ability to lead, take initiative and work independently to determine effective approaches to projects and priorities.
14. Ability to lead, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
15. Ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations and work with CEC Director to ensure compliance.
16. Ability to understand problems from a sensitive, broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles, including diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
17. Ability to apply expertise to the complexity of maintaining effective and inclusive university-community partnerships in both face-to-face and online contexts.
18. Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
19. Fluency using Microsoft Office Professional Suite and social media.
20. Ability to create and manage database systems and ability to teach and train others about database management, program evaluation, survey and research methods, data analysis, and ability to generate reports.
21. Ability to coordinate and lead small group meetings or large group events using basic project management practices to manage large and small-scale projects.
22. Experience with Grant writing, budget tracking and reporting.
Work Schedule Requirements:
23. Ability to travel
24. Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

25. Three or more years of experience in developing and coordinating partnerships between diverse community groups and organizations.
26. Ability to work without direct supervision and to supervise 1-2 staff and student assistants.
27. A strong commitment to customer service in culturally diverse environments with a proactive and positive attitude about assisting others.
28. Academic setting experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

List documents needed for this position: Online Application, resume, cover letter, and diversity statement. Failure to upload resume and cover letter to the online application may result in disqualification.

Instructions for diversity statement:

This position requires sensitive and skilled interactions with people from all walks of life. Please provide three examples that illustrate the diversity of populations with whom you have worked or otherwise been associated. Please describe what you have learned about working with individuals and groups who have very different life experiences based on race, culture, differing abilities, religion, beliefs, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, income, nation of origin, or other life circumstances. 

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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