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MESA Program Coordinator - Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Non Exempt (Temporary through December 31, 2023, with the possibility of reappointment)

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Work type: Staff
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $3,518.00 to 6,791.00/month. PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $3,518.00 to 4,800.00/month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit

This position may be eligible to participate in the Cal State East Bay telecommute program subject to approval by the appropriate administrator.

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

The MESA Program Coordinator works closely with the MESA Director to lead Cal State East Bay’s MESA College Prep Program and University Program with a goal to serve approximately 600 middle and high school students and 30 teachers across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and approximately 100 CSU East Bay Computer Science and Computer Engineering Transfer Students. MESA is focused on students from those groups who historically have had the lowest levels of attainment to four-year and graduate level programs.

The MESA College-Prep Program provides students with hands-on, real-world opportunities to explore in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). By working in middle and high schools, MESA enables historically underrepresented and excluded students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year college or university with a STEM-based degree in areas such as engineering, the sciences, computer science, and mathematics. Through MESA, students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete.

The MESA University Program supports undergraduate students in their career paths, ensuring that they are on track academically, have access to career exploration and development activities, and build a community of students with similar interests.

The MESA Program Coordinator will lead communications for the program, publicizing and promoting the program to audiences including students, teachers, families, school district leadership, and CSU East Bay Campus leadership. They will manage regular communication between Center leadership and the students and teachers served. They will serve as the primary point of contact for students who participate in the program.

The MESA Program Coordinator will lead Engagement Activities for students participating in the University Program including in-person and virtual activities throughout that year. In addition, the MESA Program Coordinator will support the Director in data collection and report writing, management and distribution of materials and supplies and event planning and execution. The MESA Program Coordinator will represent the CSU East Bay MESA Center at monthly state-wide Coordinator meetings.


Student Engagement

As a primary responsibility, the MESA Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to engage students and keep them actively participating in MESA University programming throughout the school year.

Some examples of specific responsibilities in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • In-person events: manage scheduling and content development for networking and career exploration events.
  • Virtual activities: schedule and facilitate online activities that include career preparation workshops.
  • Presentations: develop and lead presentations that focus on career skills and career awareness.
  • Student Assistants: Lead 2 – 3 college students to develop and deliver activities for MESA University Program participants.


The MESA Program Coordinator is responsible for managing communications among participants and developing and promoting content on social media channels.

Some examples of specific responsibilities in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • Social media and website engagement: primary responsibility for creating, curating, and publishing content on website, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Develop regular posts to promote programs and disseminate information.
  • Discord Channel: Develop and maintain cross-program Discord Channels for Student Leadership, Center Updates, Q&A, etc.
  • MESA email: manage MESA email account, responding or forwarding all communication to ensure rapid and accurate responses in all communication.

Support MESA Director

The MESA Program Coordinator supports the Director in all aspects of the management and implementation of the MESA University Program.

Some examples of specific responsibilities in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • Materials and supplies: support Director in ordering, intake, inventory, distribution, and general management of all supplies.
  • Data collection and grant writing: support Director in data collection, interpretation, and visualization to monitor program progress and report to external funders.
  • Event planning and execution: support Director in planning and execution of MESA Day Preliminary Competition and any other large and small events.
  • Coordinator meetings: represent CSUEB MESA at monthly coordinator meetings to share updates and report back on program changes.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires general knowledge and skills in program leadership. 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

  • Experience with developing and maintaining communications across diverse constituents.
  • Experience with developing and implementing engaging programming for students in secondary school and college.
  • Two years of progressively responsible program leadership.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience with developing and implementing STEM programming for students in secondary school and college.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Field, Education, Communications, or a closely-related field.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional 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. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

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

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