Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Initiatives, Pride Center (513188)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health

Job Description


Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Director of Student Diversity and Belonging. The Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Initiatives (Pride Center) is responsible for the day to day operations of the programs and services related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and pansexual communities. The Coordinator will promote inclusion of members from the LGBTQ+ communities throughout campus life, through collaborative partnerships. The Coordinator is responsible for the design of events and/or services that focus on the identity, culture, retention, and concerns of the students and student identities affiliated with their Center. The Coordinator directs programs and supervises undergraduate student staff and a graduate assistant. The Coordinator will work as a part of a team in implementing strategies to support and educate University students, faculty and staff about the lives, culture and concerns of various groups within their particular program area/s.

Department Summary

Student Diversity and Belonging (SDAB) is a collaborative sub-division of campus community centers that serve an active role in creating a culturally rich environment at Cal Poly's campus and in San Luis Obispo. We instill understandings of diversity and inclusive excellence that cannot be separate from learning, teaching, collaboration, trust and community. Our unit is comprised of the following campus community centers: Black Academic Excellence Center, Dream Center, Gender Equity Center, MultiCultural Center, Pride Center, the Men & Masculinities Program and the Native and Indigenous Cultural Center. SDAB will be expanding in the next 5 years to include specific initiatives that support Latinx and APIDA students.

Key Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience addressing the needs of individuals from LGBTQ+ communities
  • Demonstrated ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine and sensitive matters where required.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • General knowledge of research and theories that inform understandings of identity formation and development of LGBTQ+ communities
  • Ability to plan, schedule and develop curriculum for educational presentations to on-campus constituents regarding cross cultural programs, gender, sexuality, allyship

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field.

A master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the required knowledge and abilities may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,648 - $54,000 Per Year

Classification Range: $51,648 - $73,440 Per Year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

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. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map