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Associated Students Programs and Communications Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 538200
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification:   Student Services Professional III
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:  Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $5,025 - $5,305* mo.
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date:The Priority Screening Date is extended to June 2, 2024
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California’s Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB is part of the nation’s largest four-year public university system, California State University, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students’ lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB’s sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University.As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Engagement & Leadership Development (SELD) and the daily work oversight of the Associated Students (AS) Senior Coordinator of Governance and Operations (G&O); the AS Coordinator for Programs and Communications (P&C) performs a wide range of complex student services professional work including advising and providing guidance for Associated Students. The P&C develops and presents a wide range of student programming related documents, reports, and assessments for the AS, and makes recommendations based on data analysis, including co-curricular learning outcomes for both student employees and participants. This position is responsible for advising, developing, overseeing, and supporting the programmatic and marketing operations of student assistants employed by the Associated Students and makes independent decisions on day-to-day operations, and interprets and applies specialized policies and procedures.  Work is performed independently under general direction related to the goals of the position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as the primary advisor and supervisor to the students on the AS Programming Board, Farmers Market Student Assistants, and Otter Media Station managers (students). Serves as the professional staff liaison between AS and University Affairs Performances and Events (UACE), University Police, and Risk Management. Represents AS at weekly campus-wide service provider/event planning meetings.  Acts as a liaison and collaborates with various campus departments on individual and thematic programming initiatives on behalf of AS. Contributes to risk management, programmatic oversight and emergency response.
  • Provides secondary programming advising to the AS College Senators. Provides student activity support and advising for AS involvement in larger campus-wide programmatic initiative on campus such as Welcome Back Week (Fall and Spring), Open House, Orientations, Otter Days, RAFT Weekend, etc.
  • Oversees the development, accuracy and effectiveness of all AS publications, web sites, social media, advertisements, promotional items and communication initiatives. Serves as the primary advisor to and oversees the activities of the student assistants on the AS Marketing and Communications team.
  • In coordination with the AS Senior Coordinator for G&O, the AS President, and the Director of SELD, plans leadership development and team building activities and retreats for the AS student leaders, and contributes to departmental leadership and professional development initiatives.  Provides training and advising to AS student employees and volunteers in event planning, contracting, event execution, risk management, advertising and budgeting. Facilitates student-centered self-governance, ethical behavior and financial stewardship.
  • Applies CSU, CSUMB, Student Life, SELD, and AS operating policies and procedures in helping to develop, organize, prioritize, and monitor programmatic operations for the AS; provides daily work supervision to assigned student staff, evaluates their performance, establishes work agendas in accordance with deadlines and monitors work to completion, making appropriate recommendations as needed; ability to problem solve during planning and events; and manage complex programming and events.  Briefs the Director of SELD and the AS Senior Coordinator for G&O regarding progress of routine work and special projects. Provides analyses, training, guidance, and oversight of the fiscal and budgetary practices of the AS committees, Otter Media, Farmers Market, and other special projects in collaboration with the Director of SELD, the AS Senior Coordinator for G&O and the SELD Analyst.  Evaluates and reviews all expenditures of those committees to ensure that the AS is following sound fiscal practices and is in compliance with applicable CSU and AS policies.
  • Provides direct supervision and programming advising to the Otter Media Station Managers and volunteers. Supports the management of the space, tracking of inventory, provides oversight and guidance regarding events and booking requests, and oversees the scheduling of volunteers and service learners. Has oversight for the hiring, training, and evaluation of OM Station Managers.
  • Conducts regular assessments of AS programming, the co-curricular learning outcomes adopted by the University, and the development of various competencies that support the career readiness of assigned student staff. Employs data obtained through these assessments to make programmatic, personnel, and operational adjustments and enhancements that support greater AS effectiveness and efficiency of the programs and communications provided to the CSUMB student body. Attends seminars and conferences to maintain program and professional development.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Working knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior; procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; 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 interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; recognize multicultural, multisexed and multi‑aged value systems and work accordingly; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas Services Office.


Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of 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.

Education: 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 demonstrated experience related to the field of student activities, associated student government, even management and coordination, administrative management, university auxiliaries/incorporated boards, etc. including experience supervising students; with software such as Microsoft Suite, Oracle/PeopleSoft, ClickUp, Adobe Suite; and working knowledge of social media and marketing across various platforms. Knowledge of California State University policies, Title 5, Chancellor’s Office executive orders, Gloria Romero Open Meetings Act, Parliamentary Procedure. Technical fluency with Banner, Microsoft Office Professional Suite, Oracle-People Soft CSU Common Management System or equivalent information system, Hyperion, or similar report generation software; and Google mail and calendaring.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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 will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
    •  responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property;
    • access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information;
    • responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access;  
    • access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards);
    • access to controlled or hazardous substances.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • Requires evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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