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Campus Programming Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 499867
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services


Job Summary

Under limited supervision of the Assistant Director for Campus Programming and Leadership Development in the Office of Student Involvement, the Campus Programming Coordinator will develop and provide co-curricular and extra-curricular programming opportunities that will enhance the experience and learning for SJSU’s growing international student population. SJSU’s international student population consists of approximately 4,000 students, many of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The incumbent creates, markets, and implements programs that help international students integrate into the SJSU campus. As a member of the Student Involvement staff and the Division of Student Affairs, the incumbent will plan, implement, and support large-scale campus-wide programs, general programs, and initiatives to enhance the overall student experience at SJSU.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement the major campus-wide programs as part of the Campus Programming & Leadership Development cluster within Student Involvement (i.e., Finals Programming, Spartan Speaker Series, Fall Weeks of Welcome, Spring Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming Week, etc.)
  • Plan and implement academic and social campus-wide programming that supports additional student populations, for example and not limited to, transfer students, graduate students, commuter students, non-traditional students, first generation students, etc. (e.g. New Student Mixers, Commuter Student Appreciation Week, etc.)
  • Market events and programs via SJSU programming platforms, printed material, social media, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with campus departments to plan and implement campus programs. Serve and participate in department, division, and university committees and initiatives. 
  • Assess international students’ needs for co-curricular programming that will help them achieve their educational goals in alignment with the International Student Programs and Services Council for Advancement in Higher Education Standards (CAS) as well as divisional learning outcomes and university learning goals
  • Design and develop a plan for international student programming in collaboration and consultation with International House, the College of International and Extended Studies, and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).
  • Collaborate with academic departments and colleges to market academic resources and programs beneficial to international students.
  • Create intentional learning experiences that will help students socialize outside their cultural groups and integrate into campus community life.
  • Identify and connect SJSU international students to leadership opportunities both on and off campus.
  • Collaborate with and support international student clubs and organizations in partnership with the Student Involvement Student Engagement team
  • Implement assessment tools and present assessment results related to the effectiveness of delivered programs
  • Support general events and programs within Student Involvement, Campus Life unit, and Student Affairs


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of student transition and student development theories.
  • Knowledge of best practices for integrating international and domestic students.
  • Ability to assess the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Ability to facilitate conversations and dialogue with diverse student populations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff in a wide variety of university committees, departments and/or student organizations to develop and implement programmatic initiatives.
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work well with a highly diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Ability to leverage resources and staff from across the campus to plan and implement programs.
  • Knowledge of understanding and applying learning outcomes.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, implement, and evaluate events as well as ongoing programmatic efforts.
  • Skilled in various Microsoft Office and Google programs.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body and foster sensitivity to diverse issues in a university setting.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with students, employees, and external agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills.
  • Appropriate judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to reason logically; ability to collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate data.
  • Ability initiate, plan, implement, and evaluate events as well as ongoing programmatic efforts.
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize, and plan work and projects.  


Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. 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. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in student affairs/higher education, counseling, international studies, international relations, or related field.
  • Experience working with international students and international student programs on a college campus
  • Experience planning major programs and events
  • Experience delivering workshops and facilitating dialogues
  • Experience collaborating with campus partners



Classification: Student Services Professional III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,691/month - $4,750/month
Salary Range: $4,691/month - $6,683/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: April 9, 2021 through May 3, 2021. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


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Last Updated Aug 3, 2020