MESA Program Coordinator (Temporary)

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

Salary and Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $3,694.00 per month to $5,000.00 per month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 14 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit our benefits website. The CSU Total Compensation Calculator demonstrates the significance of our benefits package.

This position may be eligible to participate in the Cal State East Bay hybrid telecommute program subject to management approval. 


Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Non-Exempt

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

This is a full-time, grant-funded, temporary position through June 30, 2025 with the possibility of reappointment.

The MESA Program Coordinator works closely with the MESA Director to lead Cal State East Bay’s MESA College Prep Program with a goal to serve approximately 600 middle and high school students and 30 teachers across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The MESA College-Prep Program provides students with hands-on, real-world opportunities to explore in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). By working in middle and high schools, MESA enables historically underrepresented and excluded students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year college or university with a STEM-based degree in areas such as engineering, the sciences, computer science, and mathematics. Through MESA, students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete. MESA is focused on students from groups who historically have had the lowest levels of attainment to four-year and graduate level programs.

The MESA Program Coordinator will lead communications for the program, publicizing and promoting the program to audiences including students, teachers, families, school district leadership, and Cal State East Bay Campus leadership. They will manage regular communication between Center leadership and the students and teachers served. They will serve as the primary point of contact for students who participate in the program.

The MESA Program Coordinator will lead Engagement Activities for students and families participating in the College Prep Program including the student leadership program, virtual act ivies throughout the year, ad hoc competitions between chapters, and College and Career preparatory activities. In addition, the MESA Program Coordinator will support the Director in data collection and report writing, management and distribution of materials and supplies and event planning and execution. The MESA Program Coordinator will represent the Cal State East Bay East Bay MESA Center at monthly state-wide Coordinator meetings.


Student and Family Engagement:

As a primary responsibility, the MESA Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to engage students and families and keep them actively participating in MESA programming throughout the school year. 

Some examples of specific responsibilities in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • Student Leadership: Manage scheduling and content development of program for Middle and High School MESA participants to develop leadership skills.
  • Virtual activities: Schedule and facilitate trivia, orientation, panels, opening and closing ceremonies for MESA participants throughout the school year.
  • Presentations: Schedule and manage competitions, Orientations, Family Engagement presentations and other activities developed by Student Assistants.
  • Student Assistants:  Lead 2 – 6 college students to develop and deliver activities for MESA Chapters related to competitions and College & Career activities.


  • The MESA Program Coordinator is responsible for managing communications among participants and developing and promoting content on social media channels.
  • Some examples of specific responsibilities in this area include but are not limited to: social media and website engagement - primary responsibility for creating, curating, and publishing content on websites, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with developing and maintaining communications across diverse constituents.
  • Experience with developing and implementing engaging programming for middle and high school youth.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience with developing and implementing STEM programming for middle and high school youth.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM Field, Education, Communications, or a closely-related field.
  • Experience with progressively responsible program leadership.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional 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. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website here.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available here. 


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

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 sets forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

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