San Jose, California


Job Summary

The Program Coordinator performs duties under the general supervision of the Director of the PRIDE Center & Gender Equity Center. This position will coordinate the programming of the center, work with the student assistants, and organize with campus and community partners to implement small and large-scale programs that encourage the campus community to participate in co-curricular activities that integrate academic experiences and intersectional social justice causes to contribute to the growth of individuals and general community awareness on issues related to gender. Additionally, this position will supervise the student assistants of the Gender Equity Center by mentoring their professional development, nurturing their understanding of gender issues, and utilizing their skills and expertise to develop programming.


Key Responsibilities

  • Designs and implements programs that promote education, advocacy, advising support, professional development, and mentoring for students; specifically addressing issues regarding gender and identity development.
  • Educates students on social justice issues and in particular how gender impacts individuals and society.
  • Mentors and advises students on how to apply social justice practices in their creation of programs.
  • Manage student assistants to work collaboratively on programs, events, and projects.
  • Assess and evaluate the programming of the Gender Equity Center to ensure the center is providing programming that contributes to the individual growth, educational goals, and university retention of students who participate in Gender Equity Center programs.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of how issues of gender impact individuals and society.
  • Ability to produce culturally appropriate educational events, programs, and projects from inception to execution.
  • Knowledge of software applications: such as word processing, spreadsheet, and drawing/illustration.
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups.
  • Ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills.


Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university preferably in one of the behavioral sciences, public health, gender studies or a job-related field.
  • Two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas, public health or in a related field. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Three years of experience in student services or public health work at the entry/trainee/intern level.



Classification: Student Service Professional II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,476/month - $4,655/month
CSU Hiring Range: $4,476/month - $6,365/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: October 21, 2022 through November 6, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent 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. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

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Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


San Jose, California

San Jose State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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