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Dream Center Coordinator

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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 general direction of the Director for Student Diversity and Belonging, the Dream Center Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of programs and services offered by Student Diversity and Belonging to engage and support undocumented, DACA, as well as students from mixed-status families, at Cal Poly. The Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director in identifying, collaborating and maintaining relationships and partnerships within Cal Poly and the community to create, develop, and implement programs and services that support the retention and academic success of undocumented students.

Department Summary

Student Diversity and Belonging (SDAB) is a collaborative sub-division of campus community centers that serve an active role in creating a culturally rich environment at Cal Poly’s campus and in San Luis Obispo.  We instill understandings of diversity and inclusive excellence that cannot be separate from learning, teaching, collaboration, trust and community.  Our unit is comprised of the following campus community centers: Black Academic Excellence Center, Dream Center, Gender Equity Center, MultiCultural Center, Pride Center, the Men & Masculinities Program and the Native and Indigenous Cultural Center. SDAB will be expanding in the next 5 years to include specific initiatives that support Latinx and APIDA students.

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of providing student services support to underrepresented, first generation, and/or low-income students.
  • General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management.
  • General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.
  • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements.
  • Ability to obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews and reason logically.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; OR a Master's degree and one year of experience.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,648 - $56,400 per year

Classification Range: $51,648 - $73,440 per year

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

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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.  

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. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

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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