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Program Coordinator

Company: Cuesta College
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary


Located in the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, Cuesta College has provided comprehensive associate degree offerings, certificates, and community programs to the region since 1964. Committed to being an inclusive institution that inspires a diverse student population to achieve their educational goals, we are proud to be designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. Cuesta College is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity that reflects our student population; we strive to hire candidates that share the value of commitment to diversity and inclusion. As part of the Cuesta College team, you can expect to be part of a collaborative community of faculty, classified staff, administrators, students, and community partners advancing educational excellence with intentional support services leading to student success and completion.

Additional information about the college can be found at

The college planning documents can be found at

Our Student Equity Action Plan can be found at

We offer comprehensive benefit options. Information about benefits can be found at


Under general supervision of an assigned manager a Program Coordinator will coordinate the activities for the prison education program, this will include work within the prison and working with incarcerated students. This assignment may include work and activities at any of the San Luis Obispo Community College District instructional sites, external partners, as well as participation in outreach activities.


The Program Coordinator is distinguished by the requirement to coordinate activities and create more visible support for students throughout the District. The incumbent will work as a part of a team and ensure all aspects of outreach and the provisions of services to students are aligned with the strategic outreach goals outlined by the District.

Essential Functions & Qualifications


  • Collaborate with college departments to develop and establish program/departments needs and services on all District sites.
  • Provide one-on-one support to students including campus referrals and other services;
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement outreach events, forums and services for students;
  • Design and deliver trainings and workshops;
  • Create an effective outreach and communication linkage with students and their families, community-based partners, and local K-12 schools, colleges and universities;
  • Ability to work with a broad spectrum of students including students from disproportionately impacted student groups.
  • Ensure students are connected to all campus-based resources including academic support resources;
  • Assist students in achieving their personal, academic, and career goals;
  • In collaboration with other District groups, create and maintain a web site with programs and resources, information on events/activities, and program specific information;
  • Work with Marketing to design promotional materials;
  • Assist the assigned manager in monitoring the budget and maintaining documentation of projects;
  • Develop procedures to track and evaluate services provided;
  • Use available and current technologies and compile and write reports to meet deadlines, extract data, and research information as needed;
  • Apply policies, procedures, and practices of the College with sound judgment;
  • Analyze situations accurately and make judgments without immediate supervision; and
  • Perform other related duties as required.




  • Associate Degree;
  • One-year of demonstrated, progressive, and substantial professional experience and/or direct community involvement; and


  • Bachelor's Degree;
  • Completion of courses in Program Specific areas; and/or
  • Two years' experience working with Program Specific experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish (oral and written)

Knowledge of:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the services and resources available to students, and demonstrated experience developing partnerships and cultivating collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituencies including local, state, and national organizations focused on serving undocumented and immigrant groups;
  • Policies, objectives and outcomes of assigned programs and activities;
  • Current technologies, personal computer, and associated office software such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and/or database software;
  • Correct usage of English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary; and
  • District policies and procedures;
  • Current and historical legislation, news, and cultural issues related to the undocumented community.

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties; and
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and of staff and students with physical and learning disabilities.

Physical ability to:

  • Read and comprehend printed matter and text and data on computer monitors;
  • Communicate intelligibly and effectively via speech, telephone, written correspondence, and/or email;
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time;
  • Lift and/or carry 25 pounds; and
  • Exert manual dexterity sufficient for keyboard and other office equipment operation.

License and Certificates(current within the last year): Required

  • Valid driver's license and eligible to obtain California driver's license upon hire.

Additional Information


Candidates will be required to submit all required documents listed below when applying for this position. When uploading documents, PDF uploads are preferred.

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Reference List (must include three professional references, their contact information, and their relationship to you); and
  • Unofficial transcripts

Completed online applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date for this position. LATE, INCOMPLETE, FAXED, MAILED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Below is the full salary schedule range for this position, steps A through E. Per our bargaining agreement, we can only place new employees at Steps A through C, which is the anticipated hiring range also listed below. For a full salary schedule, please see our website:

  • Salary Schedule Range: $4,155 - $5,050 per month.
  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,155 - $4,581 per month.


Cuesta College will not sponsor any visa applications.

San Luis Obispo County Community College District ("Cuesta College") is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), age, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal and state law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Cuesta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

In compliance with California law, all prospective staff and students are entitled to read the Annual Security Report, published each October by the Cuesta College Department of Public Safety. This report contains information about our emergency and crime reporting procedures, as well as crime statistics for the past 3 years. You may request a copy of this report at one of our two Public Safety Offices: on SLO campus at Building 6600A or on North County Campus at building N1021, during campus business hours. You may also access the complete text of this report at the following website address:

Cuesta College uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records. For further information, visit: Interview Process Information

Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview and skills test via ZOOM on June 30, 2021.

Keywords: Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo , Program Coordinator, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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