Student Coordinator Application
Student Coordinators will learn job-related skills and the importance of working cross culturally, collaborating across campus, communication, and personality/working styles. Student Coordinators ground our office and keep us connect to the student experience at CSUMB. In addition, Student Coordinators enhance the OC3 by being campus experts on ethnic, sexual orientation, class, age, gender, religious, ability, generational, and identity dimensions concerning student development experiences. Every year, student coordinators take on these leadership roles with their own special set of interests and skills and able to shape the types of events OC3 is hosting. As a Student Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to create campus programming that you want to see on our campus!
Under the direct supervision of the Cross-Cultural Coordinator and Assistant Director, the Student Coordinator (SC) is responsible for directly overseeing one of the main OC3 programmatic areas (listed below), serving as a general OC3 representative to the public, an ambassador of the Otter Student Union, as well as collaborating with larger scale programs in conjunction with the OC3 professional staff.
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Applications are due April 16, 2023
Under the direct supervision of the Cross-Cultural Coordinators and Assistant Director, the Student Coordinator (SC) is responsible for directly overseeing one of the main OC3 programmatic areas (listed below), serving as a general OC3 representative to the public, as well as collaborating with larger scale programs in conjunction with the OC3 professional staff.
Sustainability & Wellness
Sustainability and Wellness is designed to strengthen OC3’s involvement with the campus sustainability efforts and create innovative ways to enrich the wellbeing of CSUMB students through self-care and community care programs. Sustainability & Wellness goal is to better inform and connect campus groups on events and issues around sustainability, diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and wellness. The SC assigned to this area is responsible for helping create and plan events that increase the campus community knowledge around sustainability efforts of the campus and society. In the past, these events may have included: Sustainability Week, Mindful Madness, Social Justice Happy Hour, and Healing Spaces. The SC in this area will also mentor Sustainability & Wellness Interns in the development of this area. Additionally, the SC will serve on the President’s Committee on Sustainability as well as the subcommittee, the President’s Committee on Sustainability and Social Justice, and act as a liaison to the Office of Sustainability.
The student coordinator in this role utilizes art, including but not limited to visual, performing, and auditory forms (i.e. film, photography, dance), as a medium to engage in cross-cultural interaction, education, and community building. The SC assigned to this programmatic area will be responsible for helping develop and implement this initiative, through working in collaboration with the CSUMB Salinas City Center, supporting design elements of the RAFT weekend competition and Werk Witch Drag Show, cultivating passive programming within the OC3 space, and creating and creating art for designated area of the Otter Student Union/Student Center. Duties include program development, logistical planning, recruitment, marketing and promotion, facilitating dialogues (if needed), and program evaluation. The Community Arts SC will also mentor Community Arts Interns who will assist in the development of this area.
The student coordinator in this role is responsible for some of the OC3’s signature programs such as All Black Gala, Affinity Council Retreats, and International Womxn’s Day along with serving as a liaison with our affinity student groups with helping to support, plan, and collaborate with their programs. Additionally, the SC who will posses this position will participate in the Ethnic Studies Planning Committee that meets with faculty and staff biweekly during the AY, as well as help plan programs related to the committee’s charge. The SC will assist with implementing these events and duties including logistical planning, marketing, event coordination, and evaluation. The SC is also responsible for helping develop and/or hosting pre/post small events to compliment the themes presented visiting speaker and performer engagements. Additionally, the SC may plan special receptions for visiting speakers and performers. The SC will also mentor CE Interns who will assist in planning and facilitating guest receptions, event logistics, outreach for pre/post events, marketing, and evaluations.
The Student Coordinator in this role will work directly with the OC3 professional staff with planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating OC3 Signature Programs (All Black Gala, Ignite! Social Justice Retreat, International Womxn’s Day, Affinity Celebrations Graduations, etc.), other large scale OC3 programs, as well as serve as a resource for other Student Coordinator programs and events. The SC who possess this position will also be an active member of the following planning committees: All Black Gala, International Womxn’s Day, etc.) as well as will help organize the Otter Cross Cultural Center and act as a floater for other Student Coordinators’ events and programs. Flexibility, adaptability, attention to detail, and excellent time management are required.
The student coordinator in this role facilitates educational workshops and dialogues on a variety of topics related to diversity, equity, multiculturalism, and social justice in order to engage one’s authentic self, and/or identify practices that interrupt systems of oppression. The SC assigned to this area will be responsible for partnering on dialogues with student affinity groups, facilitating Safe Zone Training (students, faculty, and staff), collaborating on the development of the Social Justice Dialogues,, hosting a radio show on Otter Media, along with being responsible for marketing, coordination, implementation, and evaluation. Strong research skills and academic honesty are crucial to provide constructive programs and educational workshops. The SC is also responsible for mentoring interns in their social justice knowledge as well as their programming and facilitation development.
Assessment and Affinity Groups Assistant
The OC3 Student Assistant plays an integral role on the OC3 team. From overseeing note taking at all staff meetings to helping coordinate communication with the 8 affinity graduations, the Student Assistant must be excellent at record keeping, have an eye for organization and small details, and familiar with program assessment and evaluation. The goal for the OC3 Student Assistant is to maintain the Unit’s organization by working directly with the professional staff and streamlining communications to increase publicity of both signature and student coordinator programs. The person assigned to this area is responsible for overseeing the email accounts for the Center and graduations celebrations, maintaining web presence and online materials, coordinating details for Ignite! Social Justice Retreat, pursuing research on behalf of the professional staff, as well as work directly with the professional staff with event planning for the 8 affinity graduation celebrations.
The OC3 Internship Program is for students who are interested in increasing their awareness around social identities, understanding of diversity, multicultural, and social justice issues and applying their learning into concrete practice via OC3 programs. The student coordinator in this role is responsible overseeing the internship program, which includes but is not limited to: intern recruitment and selection; design an intern retreat; matching interns to an OC3 programmatic area and building pipelines of mentorship; crafting curriculum on social justice issues and facilitating weekly intern meetings; and having semesterly check-in’s with all interns and SCs. This SC will work directly with the OC3 Educational Programs Coordinator with developing these activities.