Multicultural and Gender Studies

Student Program Director

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Position Objective
Under general supervision of the Director of MCGS (or designee), and in coordination with the MCGS Staff and Advisor, the GSEC Program Director is responsible for administering and supervising the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center programs, events, interns, and office setting. This responsibility includes the management of the day-to-day operations of the GSEC and financial oversight of program allocations, in compliance with University and MCGS policies. This classification is for a supervisor level student position which interacts with the campus community for the purpose of promoting social equity on the CSU, Chico campus. 


Administration, Assessment, Policy, and Communication

  • Communicate frequently and attend meetings as scheduled with MCGS Staff regarding events, deadlines, inventory, program needs, and budget
  • Act as GSEC liaison with Multicultural and Gender Studies and the Associated Students, to assure compliance with all corporate and university policies and procedures
  • Lead GSEC Staff and Interns in collaborating with campus units, in mutual support of shared values and effective use of resources
  • Coordinate with Multicultural and Gender Studies for evaluation of staff and assessment of programs
  • Communicate frequently and attend meetings as scheduled with Advisor regarding issues such as training needs, feminist leadership style, intern or staff concerns, and overall program development
  • Hold all coordinators accountable to office policies and values and be open to being held accountable by staff
  • Timely completion and submission of time sheet to MCGS ASC

Program Development

  • Demonstrate commitment to the GSEC mission and ensure that student coordinators and interns work in support of mission
  • Respond to, and provide support for staff and interns to respond to, requests for crisis intervention and resources by referring to campus and community service providers as appropriate
  • Coordinate the hiring and training of program staff
  • Supports and supervises no more than 2 interns, placed with the Program Director, as needed including but not limited to:
    • Ensure necessary activist and program trainings are completed at beginning of each semester and throughout placement
    • Ensure interns understand the operational policies and procedures of Multicultural and Gender Studies
    • Maintain a weekly check-in with each intern to provide individualized support and supervision
    • Collaborate on proposals and opportunities of growth for program
  • Plan and facilitate weekly all-intern meetings
  • Maintain records of all paperwork, letters, articles, donations, and other information pertaining to staff position and events/activities as relevant to use for future reference in Legacy Binders
  • Develop and present funding requests to potential funders to support events and other activist activities
  • Participate on ‘Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion’ committee and provide support for CODI events
  • Membership/participation in other related campus or community-based committees to improve student and community life
  • Maintain records of all paperwork and materials related to interviews and the application process
  • Oversee intern recruitment and training checklist and facilitate delegation process amongst staff

Support of Coordinators

  • Provide ongoing support and evaluation of program staff including:
    • Weekly meetings with all staff
    • Weekly individual check-ins with each staff member to discuss progress, successes, and challenges in each coordinator’s program
    • Facilitates evaluation of each coordinator twice per semester
    • Oversight of time sheets for Coordinators
  • Communicate with Program Coordinators about interns' performance
  • Support staff and provide counsel to plan and implement programs, events, and intern activities
  • Provide ongoing training for program staff regarding program goals, policies, and procedures
  • Collaborate with Coordinators and Mentor in annual review of, any necessary revision of, and assessment of Learning Outcomes for Interns (both shared and individual to programs)

Fund Development/Budget

  • Responsible for general management and oversight of agency budget including event budgets, office supplies, merchandise, personnel costs, and other program costs
  • Seek out opportunities for fund development including internal and external sources
    • Assist with coordination of fundraising events and campaigns including Campus Giving Day and Revenue Sharing (if applicable)
  • Utilize input of other staff members with the writing of grants, capital expenditures, and the yearly budget
  • Preparation and fiscal management of annual program budget provided by Associated Students, in coordination with the GSEC Staff, MCGS Administrative Support Coordinator, and Director

Public Relations

  • Act as a voice and face of the GSEC by attending networking events and promoting activist efforts across campus and in the community. Work collaboratively and effectively with university administration, faculty, and staff to improve services to students. Maintain good working relations with campus and community resources.
  • Coordinate GSEC-related updates to AS website and social media accounts including but not limited to:
    • AS Website: Staff Bios and Photos at the beginning of the year
    • AS Website: Posting of intern application in the beginning of each semester
  • Ensures publicity and social media materials meet AS and MCGS standards for marketing, promotion, and social media presence before they leave the office by Outreach Interns or self.
Typical Working Conditions
Work is performed in the MCGS/GSEC shared office setting, the Bell Memorial Union, and outside environments including on the campus and in the community; continuous contact with staff, campus community, and the public.
Typical Physical Requirements
Work is performed in an office environment that is very busy and with constant interruptions, frequent phone calls, and walk-in traffic. Continuous sitting; use of office equipment including computer terminals, telephones, copiers and scanners; frequent lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs. of materials; reasonable accommodations will be made.

Additional Information

Ability to:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the campus community, general public, co-workers, and those contacted during the course of work.
  • Work well under pressure: meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.

Education Requirements:

Currently enrolled full time in California State University, Chico. Maintain enrollment in (6) six units as an undergraduate student or (4) four units as a graduate student.

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrable understanding of feminist, LGBTQ+, and social justice issues; excellent communication skills and comfortability with feminist communication styles; commitment to coalition building; prioritization of multicultural and intersectional analysis.  Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form; public speaking or presentation experience; demonstrated interest in sexuality and gender diversity-related issues. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. Experience with and ability to interact with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

Supervisory and mentorship experience, feminist leadership skills, and established collaborative management style; excellent advocacy skills; experience facilitating meetings and group activities; experience with appealing or advocating for funding/donations; experience with grant writing; experience managing budgets and creating budget spreadsheets; advanced understanding of computer programs Microsoft Excel, Publisher, and Illustrator. Students with prior involvement in a GSEC leadership position may be given priority. 

  • Applicants must be able to supply two letters of recommendation at time of application
  • Applicants must include their resume and a cover letter
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • This is a one-year position that may be extended for one additional year with approval of the Director of Multicultural and Gender Studies.