PRIDE Center Program Coordinator

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

Working Title: PRIDE Center Program Coordinator

Classification Title: Student Services Professional III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Not Applicable

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Equity and Affinity Centers, the incumbent is responsible for helping to coordinate and carry out programs along with fiscal operations and general student services support within the PRIDE Center. In conjunction with the Director, Equity and Affinity Centers, they also help schedule space within the Center. This position represents the Center on appropriate committees as needed.
In conjunction with the Director, the Coordinator will create and implement programs and services related to student learning and development that align with the mission of Student Affairs; assist in the recruitment, development, enrichment, inclusion, retention, and student experiences of diverse Sacramento State student population; serve as a liaison to various offices and programs across campus and to external and community partners with regard to social justice and LGBTQ+ community engagement; seek and draft grants for external funding and engage in other fundraising efforts, and recruit, hire, and supervise student staff and interns. The Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships within Sacramento State and the larger community to create and administer programs and services that support the retention and success of, and improve the campus climate for LGBTQ+ community and other diverse populations.

FLSAExempt (not eligible for overtime)

Anticipated Hiring Range: Anticipated hiring range is at the minimum of the classification salary range ($5,025/month). 

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025/month - $7,159/month

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment TypeRegular/Probationary 

Time BaseFull-Time 

Work Hours: Monday through Friday; 8am - 5pm. Hours may vary depending on department need.

Department Information 

The PRIDE Center provides students looking for a connection to campus with programs and events, access to resources on campus and in the community, a welcoming hangout space, and opportunities for education about LGBTQIA communities and the intersections of many identities and experiences.

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Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification. 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.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Working knowledge of the activities associated with providing service and support for all students in an LGBTQ+ (PRIDE) Center, including knowledge of diversity and social justice issues.
  2. Familiarity with LGBTQ+ identity development theory and issues confronting LGBTQ+ students in higher education.
  3. Ability to work and collaborate with students, staff and faculty from diverse racial, cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrated ability to supervise and coordinate the work of student assistants and volunteers.
  5. Ability to work independently and possess self-direction skills to be able to initiate plans, organize, prioritize, multi-task, and coordinate work in a fast-paced organization.
  6. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose, draft and edit correspondence, reports, notices and conference announcements.
  7. Ability to compile, prepare, write and review reports
  8. Ability to advise students on sensitive issues.
  9. Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction.
  10. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  11. Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  12. Ability to have access to a vehicle and travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Master’s degree in related field.
  2. At least two years of experience working with student services, student group advising, and/or supporting diversity programs in a university environment.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and the community regarding event planning, record keeping, facility use, and maintenance needs.
  4. Knowledge of General Education in the California State University system.
  5. Familiarity with grant writing and fundraising processes and procedures
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. Familiarity with social justice, multiculturalism, intersectionality, and related principles.
Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter. 

Failure to upload required documentation may lead to disqualification.

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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