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Coordinator, Center for Leadership

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Clubs & Organizations, and the general direction of the Lead Coordinator for the Center for Leadership, the coordinator assumes responsibility for the ongoing development and implementation of the Center for Leadership, and to collaborate with the other programs and services of the Leadership & Service department and other areas of Student Affairs. The coordinator is expected to recommend and execute policies and procedures related to the delivery of programs and services provided by the Center for Leadership to students, faculty and staff within the campus community. The coordinator suggests program priorities, assists in moving toward achieving program goals, and conducts assessment to evaluate program effectiveness. The coordinator actively represents the unit to the campus; collaborates with faculty and staff to establish meaningful campus and community involvement in building a strong and viable leadership and service program, and supports students and the campus in providing an inclusive and accepting campus environment. The coordinator may represent the unit to the public and off campus organizations, as appropriate. The coordinator performs professional work involving sound judgment, consultation with supervisors and fellow coordinators, and excellent communication skills.

Department Summary

The Cal Poly Leadership & Service area consists of the Center for Leadership, the Center for Service in Action, Clubs & Organizations, and Fraternity & Sorority Life, which supports the development of student leadership and service on campus and in the surrounding community. Their events and services encourage leadership skill development and competency, assumption of leadership and service roles, and the continuation of service to one’s community after graduation. We are committed to supporting the academic success of students by fostering the development of integrity and problem-solving skills; teaching self-advocacy and personal responsibility; and providing students with opportunities to learn and practice the fundamental principles of good citizenship, responsible leadership, and the importance of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in a global society.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to serve as a role model for students, demonstrating appropriate professional behavior, leadership techniques and decision making skills.
  • General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management as well as research and interview techniques.
  • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and implementing long-range program improvements.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.  Ability to represent the university and its interests in a professional and conscientious manner.  Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of campus departments, colleges, and the San Luis Obispo community at large.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment. 

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job related field. Two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field.

A master’s degree, by date of hire, in a job related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the required knowledge and abilities may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,648 - $54,000 annually

Classification Range: $51,648 - $73,440 annually

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental 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

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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