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Community Partnerships Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 506959
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Classification:  Administrative Analyst/Specialist - 11/12 - Exempt II
Anticipated Hiring Salary:
High $4,000's/mo  
CSU Salary Schedule
40 hours per week

Priority Screening Date:  January 9, 2022
Recruitment Status:   Open Until Filled

This is an 11-month position with the month of July off.

Scheduling options include 11 months of work paid over a 12 month period.



Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students.  The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.


Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of the Service Learning Institute (SLI), The Community Partnerships Coordinator is responsible for the overall development, maintenance and tracking of community partnerships for CSUMB’s service learning program.  The Community Partnerships Coordinator creates an environment in which CSUMB faculty and community organizations build reciprocal service, learning and collaborative research partnerships that foster mutual respect and a shared commitment to social justice and civic engagement.  The Coordinator is responsible for the build-out of the tracking and evaluation systems needed to effectively manage CSUMB’s broad network of service learning partnerships.


The Community Partnerships Coordinator serves as the Service Learning Institute’s (SLI) primary representative in the community, introducing community organizations to CSUMB’s social justice-oriented service learning program, and to the processes for building service learning partnerships; regularly provides community organizations with relevant information about service learning classes, faculty research interests, and partnership opportunities. The Coordinator works with SLI staff, faculty and other college professionals to ensure that the community partnership process is transparent, efficient, and responsive to the needs of both campus and community partners. Travel throughout the tri-county area is essential to support this vibrant community presence.


The Community Partnerships Coordinator serves as the “SLI Program Keymaster” to support the build-out and deployment of CSUMB’s MySLP/S4 partnership database system to manage the service learning partnership and placement process.  The Coordinator works with designated campus IT staff and the Chancellor’s Office S4 Database Support Team to customize the S4 database system to more effectively meet CSUMB’s service learning partnership needs.  The Coordinator also works collaboratively with other campus units in the adoption and build-out of MySLP/S4 in ways that support the integration of the system across campus units, facilitate more coherence and avoid redundancy and duplication.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Partnership Development, Coordination & Community Connection:  Provides overall support for partnership development for service learning courses campus-wide. Serves as SLI’s point of contact in the tri-county and responds to requests for information and referrals from community members.  Attends community meetings and events to expand the SLI’s knowledge of communities, issues and initiatives, and facilitates the partnering process between community partners and faculty.  Assists with in-person and online site visits as needed, initiates and concludes formal agreements for university-agency partnerships in conjunction with Business and Support Services, and develops new partnership procedures to address emergent academic program needs. Under the direction of the Associate Director, facilitates scheduling and coordination of partnership-building events, including SLI’s semi-annual Community Partner Fair, Community Partnership Opportunity Week, and other virtual partnership opportunities.  Conducts periodic orientations for new community partners to the service learning program and process. In collaboration with College of Education staff, responsible for developing and maintaining effective partnerships and relationships with K-12 school administrators and school “SL Liaisons,” with the goal of continued improvement of CSUMB’s K-12-service learning program.
  2. Managing Service Learning Placements and Partnerships via MySLP/S4 Partnership Database Platform:  Works closely with campus IT staff and Chancellor’s Office S4 Database Support Team to more fully deploy CSUMB’s version of the MySLP/S4 database system.  Responsible for the SLI’s build-out of MySLP/S4 capacities to create a more efficient, transparent and accessible partnership database system that can more effectively:  manage formal university-community agreements; track risk management forms and documents; identify and make visible to students current service learning opportunities; support the service learning placement process; track and evaluate partnership impact and effectiveness; create opportunities for more authentic assessment of student learning; support evaluation of impact of service learning partnerships; and enhance communication between campus and community organizations relevant to the partnership processes. Participates in CSU system-wide training to support more effective development of MySLP/S4.  Generates semesterly/yearly reports that accurately depict breadth, depth and impact of service learning partnerships.  Tracks and evaluates the overall state of SL partnerships.  Responsible for the development of new MySLP/S4 functions to improve SL student, faculty and community partner experience and enhance data gathering effectiveness.  Supervises, mentors, and evaluates 1-2 SLI Student Assistants assigned to provide community partnership and database support.
  3. Service Learning Partnership Training and Events: Develops and leads community partner orientations, K-12 placement orientations (e.g., MPUSD orientations), and SL faculty training related to community partnerships development and the use of the MySLP/S4 Database. Creates training materials to facilitate the adoption and use of MySLP/S4 by community partners, faculty and students. Coordinates the semi-annual Community Partner Fair, Community Partnership Outreach Week,  and other community partnership events.  Develops and manages budgets related to community partnership-related events.  

Other Functions:

  1. Supports and assists other SLI staff and faculty with trainings, workshops, and special events.  Participates in planning, staff meetings and retreats.
  2. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Thorough Knowledge of:  the theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to the program/administrative specialty; operational and fiscal analysis and techniques; the tri-county region’s community organizations, schools and social service agencies (Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties).

Skills: Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management. Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups. Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Skills in the deployment of enterprise software applications to facilitate efficient and effective management of complex organizational information and project management processes.

Ability to: take initiative and work independently to determine effective approaches to projects and priorities; organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved; apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations; understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions; work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations; effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus; apply extensive expertise to the complexity of maintaining effective university-community partnerships in both face-to-face and online contexts; work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations;


Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs. 


  • Knowledge of social justice approaches to service learning and/or community-engaged research. 
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate social responsibility, cultural awareness, and an ethic of civic engagement in organizations and in students. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse community organizations, social service agencies, and/or advocacy groups.
  • Ability to interface with IT professionals and end-users to effectively manage the deployment of enterprise software applications.
  • Ability to address and solve technical, interpersonal, and/or organizational problems or conflicts.
  • Ability to design training programs to support the implementation of complex systems by diverse users.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully in community settings, with a range of community members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective presenter to audiences in community and educational settings.
  • Fluency using Microsoft Office Professional Suite, Google Suite, and other social media platforms and applications.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead small group meetings or large group events; using basic project management practices to manage small-scale projects.
  • Excellent written communication skills, for published content.
  • Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above. 


M.A. degree preferred. Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish preferred.  Experience in developing and coordinating partnerships between diverse community groups and organizations. Experience working with organizations in the tri-county region of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito. Knowledge of marketing communications practices and writing styles. Ability to work without direct supervision. A strong commitment to customer service in culturally diverse environments with a proactive and positive attitude about assisting others. Academic setting experience. Demonstrated ability to increase representation, voice, and equitable treatment of underrepresented student, staff, faculty, and/or community groups and to advance the university goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to the Clery Compliance Officer all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14-paid holidays a year. For more information, visit CSU System Benefits. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB 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

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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