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NOTE: The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.
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Campus Community Needs Coordinator (Temporary)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time


Job Summary

*This is a two-year temporary appointment with benefits.*

The Campus Community Needs Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supporting campus-wide efforts that align with the California State University Basic Needs Initiative as well as creating and developing opportunities to support the basic needs of staff and faculty at SJSU. The incumbent coordinates and participates in university efforts to support the basic needs of the campus community including: food security, housing security, financial security, digital equity, and mental health. The Coordinator partners with campus departments, staff, faculty, and registered student organizations as well as external community groups, organizations, and governmental agencies to gather input, share resources, and develop plans. This position identifies grant and funding opportunities for basic needs efforts on campus and project manages application processes and for successful submission and awards.


Key Responsibilities

  • Convene regular meetings of representatives of interest groups to discuss: basic needs, data related to basic needs, strategies to support basic needs, communication strategies, evolving trends
  • Build and establish relationships with campus partners such as students, faculty, and staff as well as Associated Students, CAPS, Office of Sustainability, SJSU Cares, Student Wellness Center, registered student organizations, local and community organizations
  • Develop and implement awareness campaigns for the different aspects of basic needs, the importance of supporting basic needs, and highlighting the resources available on and off campus
  • Create and develop resource guides for the different aspects of basic needs aimed at the specific needs of students, staff, and faculty
  • Identify current campus efforts and maintain a database/portfolio demonstrating the breadth and depth of efforts
  • Assess efforts to gauge effectiveness and review practices
  • Identify grants, sponsorships, partnerships, and opportunities to obtain financial support for basic needs efforts
  • Manage grant and application processes and contribute to the development and writing of applications


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to patiently explain procedures and or the necessity of seeking assistance from the appropriate source
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Ability to work specifically with college students who have experienced food insecurity and/ or financial hardships or emergencies
  • Skill in developing and managing budgets
  • Knowledge of program assessment, learning outcomes, and strategic planning
  • Knowledge and skills in promoting social justice
  • Thorough knowledge of software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database management.
  • Ability to research, interpret and take action based on an understanding of complex policies and procedures
  • Considerable judgment and discretion in applying complex administrative policies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on critical review and editing of documents for clarity, readability, grammar, usage and syntax
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise leadership and work as a team member while maintaining ability to work independently to lead projects to completion
  • Develop and implement detailed projects in a well-organized and efficient manner
  • Take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are presented
  • Effectively interpret, organize and present information, ideas and recommendations in a variety of written and presentation formats.


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs



A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Project management experience; Higher education/non-profit experience; Working knowledge of basic needs; Working knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion and its intersections with basic needs



Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,958/month - $6,667/month
CSU Salary Range: $4,693/month - $8,489/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: July 6, 2022 through August 8, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. 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.


Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

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

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at


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).

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Last Updated May 23, 2022