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Program Coordinator - Extended Education

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Dean of Extended Education, this position works to meet complex goals and responsibilities, performs analytical, administrative, and technical duties related to the overall operation of self-support programs including fiscal and budgetary analysis and oversight of the department’s resources including budget projections and reconciliation; database management; and the planning and execution of program events. The Program Coordinator must establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, staff, and faculty associated with Extended Education, and work independently and professionally with all contacts.

Department Summary

Cal Poly Extended Education is a self-support unit that works closely with its university, business, community, and international partners to provide access to Cal Poly’s unique academic programs and educational resources. We offer a diverse range of degree programs, professional certificates, online courses, and international education programs. Extended Education recovers its operating costs through program registration fees, grants, and contracts.

Key Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of the procedures and practices in educational program planning.
  2. Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, the resources of the campus and the surrounding community.
  3. Skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations.
  4. Ability to determine needs for new or revised programs.
  5. Ability to plan course hours and credit.

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with courses in adult education and curriculum planning. Equivalent to two years of experience in planning classes or programs in a specialized field or area, preferably in higher, extended, or adult education. Teaching experience in higher or extended education may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $57,756 - $64,200 per year

Classification Range: $57,756 - $82,212 per year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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