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Basic Needs Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)

California State University System
Butte Creek, CA
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
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Employment Type
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College / University

Working independently, under general direction of the Basic Needs Director, the Basic Needs Coordinator is a position within Basic Needs, in the Division of Student Affairs. The Coordinator works with students that are experiencing poverty and the complex student situations that surround those who lack basic needs, the most significant barrier to academic success. The Coordinator collaboratively facilitates the safe, day-to-day operations of the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry and pro-actively assists in the coordination of other related department, safety, grant and partnership programs. The Coordinator creates and develops a sustainable community of students, staff, parents, alumni, volunteers, agencies, groups, businesses, institutions and foundations in support of the operations of the Pantry and the development of case managed services for wellness, retention and the graduation of students. This work includes analysis of needs, and the use of planning, interviewing and counseling techniques. The Coordinator will compile reports and analyze data in conjunction with the Basic Needs Director to improve programming and services. Additionally, the Coordinator is responsible for recognizing specific program needs and for collaborating with campus and community service agencies to develop recommendations and implement program services for improving student engagement and success. The purpose of this position is to assist students in making timely progress toward their degree objectives.

Required 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.



Three years of full-time professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth.

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

Additional specialized experience which demonstrates the applicant has successfully applied the knowledge and abilities of a student services professional may also be substituted for required education on a year-for year basis.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
  • Bilingual
  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, applied behavioral science, or related field. Years of experience may substitute for master's degree.
  • Demonstrated skills in any number of student support areas, such as; but not limited to: advising and counseling work, public health outreach, student services, community housing, food insecurity, and/or homelessness.
  • Professional presence and proven track record in the development of student services, community partnerships, grant and philanthropic development.
  • Familiarity with student intake and referral processes and typical campus and community resources.
  • Working knowledge of public health systems, student basic needs best practices and mental health protocols.
  • Experience providing consultation to university faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Experience working with applicable data systems and ability to facilitate research.

Time Base: Full-time- 1.0

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer - Mon-Thurs 7:00-5:30.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $63,312 - $90,204 per year.

Benefits: This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

The person holding this position is considered a "Limited 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: Procurement CardHolder, 2) Note this designation is applicable only if Procurement Card is issued.

Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver's License as well as continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver's Training course.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 07/02/24. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

Advertised: Jun 18 2024 Pacific Daylight Time

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