Program Coordinator for IDEA at Cal Arts

Valencia, CA

Posted: 3/3/23
Deadline: 3/31/23
Salary: $51,000 - $74,000

About This Organization

California Institute of the Arts

Job Duties

Another Source’s client, California Institute of the Arts, is recruiting a Program Coordinator to join their IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) team in Valencia, California. This position has the opportunity to work a hybrid schedule splitting time between on-campus and remote work. Note: internally this role is titled Administrative Coordinator.

In service of CalArts’ newly reaffirmed mission the Office of the President seeks to employ an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Program Coordinator under the Institute Diversity Office and newly launched IDEA Cooperative. The Institute aspires to become a leader that the world looks to when it comes to advancing inclusive artistic practice, artistic study, and anti-racist cultural production, and the work of the IDEA Cooperative is essential to this reality 

What we can do for you:

The Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes full medical, dental and vision health care coverage along with very generous vacation, sick leave and paid holiday benefits. The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is $51,000 – $74,000.

What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Director of IDEA Programs and Title VI and Vice President, IDEA, the Coordinator is the central hub for all IDEA work including the planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating of programs and events focused on inclusion, diversity, equity, and access at CalArts. The administrator is responsible for the smooth function of the inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) related efforts for the Institute. As a new initiative, the IDEA Cooperative brings together current work happening with and for all constituents of the Institute — faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees — and expands this work with a focus on rooting out any structural racism and inequity that exists at CalArts. This new position will work closely with all stakeholders doing IDEA work — including faculty members, staff, external consultants, Institute leadership, and trustees.

The first year of this work will include:

An assessment of structures of systemic bias that relate to all constituents of our community (alumni, students, potential students, staff, faculty, supporters, and trustees).
The development of a specific process to address issues of discrimination that fall under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
The launching of new work related to racial equity.
An expansion of, and creation of new work with and for indigenous communities and artists, including Native American Indian Nations.
Launching new strategies and structures to better allow us to identify, highlight, and support the ongoing IDEA work at the Institute (which includes training and building a resource center for the Institute).

The Coordinator will help make all IDEA activity and its effect on CalArts transparent to all, by preparing pro forma budgets and other materials to enable additional financial support through grant funding, philanthropy, and effective, transparent budgeting through the campus budget process. Other coordinating activities include planning, developing and implementing virtual programming; overseeing the IDEA Cooperative budget for the Office of the President and submitting budget reports; developing and executing contracts; coordinating diversity-related training initiatives; assisting with the facilitation of a new IDEA Task Force which will meet quarterly and involve students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and external experts; and participating in planning meetings, staff meetings, faculty meetings, shared governance bodies, training and development programs, and professional development activities. The role will also perform other administrative duties related to IDEA work as assigned.

Required Qualifications

What we would like to see from you:

A bachelor’s degree with two years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
A Minimum two-years of professional experience in an area focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access programs; student development; employee development; or case management is required.
Candidates should possess computer experience including strength with Excel spreadsheets and online virtual meeting systems; assessment experience (ability to formulate assessment instruments that garner usable data, interpret data, draw conclusions and report findings); and experience working with diverse student populations.
Strong oral and written English communication skills.
The ideal candidate may also have degrees or work experience in Law, Psychology, Sociology, History, Ethnic Studies, Indigenous Studies, American Studies, or related fields.
Command of Spanish reading, writing, or speaking is a plus.
Strong financial and organizational literacy and skills — including program planning, implementation, and assessment.
Knowledge of and commitment to: the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access; and serving diverse student populations.

California Institute of the Arts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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$51,000 - $74,000

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