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Leadership and Professional Development Programs

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El Centro Chicano y Latino Student Staff and Frosh Liaisons Program

El Centro is happy to announce we are recruiting for Centro Student staff positions for the 2022 - 2023 academic year! 

Student Staff Role - El Centro Student Staff contributes to the implementation and success of the Center’s events, projects, and outreach efforts. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of El Centro, Student Staff work independently and in teams on various projects that center the retention and success of Latinx students at Stanford. Examples of projects and responsibilities include; 

  • Programming (community-building, cultural, academic, and mental health), the large four programs include NSO Welcome event, Alumni Reunion, Family Day, and Nuestra Grad. 
  • Marketing - Coordinating campus-wide publicity efforts to distribute information and to promote programming efforts,
  • Social Media - Managing social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.), update content materials, and respond to messages, 
  • Collaborations with VSOs, ECLs, and other Departments - Coordinating with campus partners to put on programs, assist with planning, or represent El Centro at Campus events,
  • Graphic Design - Creating flyers, banners, and other promotional materials,  
  • Supporting the directors with the operations and upkeep of El Centro Chicano y Latino.  

The pay rate for El Centro Student Staff commences at $17/hr ($18/hr for Lead Student Coordinators) with an average schedule of 5-10hrs/week per quarter excluding Finals Week. Student Staff selected will be required to move-in prior to NSO weekend on Sunday, September 18th 2022 for training and staff retreat. El Centro will cover the early move-in costs for student staff living on-campus for the academic quarter; anyone living off-campus will need to make arrangements in advance to coordinate with the training/retreat dates. 

If you are interested in applying to Staff with El Centro for the 2022-2023 academic year, click on the link below to complete the application form; 

Click Here to Access the Student Staff Application Form

Applications are due by Sunday, July 10th 2022 (11:59PM, PST). After this date Centro staff will be reaching out to arrange 30min Zoom interviews with decisions made shortly there after. Please reach us at with any questions or for more information.

Note: The Frosh Liaison application form will become available in the early-Fall 2022 Quarter.

Lead Student Coordinator - Reporting to the Assistant Director of El Centro, the Lead Student Coordinator oversees the major programs and El Centro Teams, delegating key assignments to student staff members. A major component of this role is the mentorship and assistance in overseeing student staff’s workload. 


  • Oversee projects and program coordination details including Nuestra Grad. 


  • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating weekly meetings with team members to discuss current projects, share updates, and assist student staff when needed. 


  • Maintains sufficient communication with the Directors to update on the team's progress; check-in weekly (30min) with the Assistant Director.

Alumni/Student Professional Networking Dinner

The Student/Alumni Professional Networking Dinner fosters and strengthens mentorship relationships between alumni and students. It aims to connect students and alumni with interests stemming through all professional fields. By creating a safe space to share experiences and knowledge, we produce a fruitful event. Each year, we pair students and alums with similar interests that makes for stimulating and powerful conversation. Through these discussions, students have the opportunity to learn from alumni about life in the workplace, issues particular to various fields and professions and ways to balance family life with community service and career. This annual winter event also provides students with the opportunity to network, learn about what it means to be a Stanford alumni and the many roles and responsibilities that come with that.

Career Development Center (CDC) Centro Walk-In Hours

Need help with career advising, resume review and interview skills? Need preparation to apply for job, internships and fellowships? Come by during our CDCwalk-in hours with our amazing colleague and career counselor, Laura Dominguez Chan. For more times and dates, email Laura.

Walk-in hours are Fridays from 10–11 am.

Core Meetings

El Centro Chicano’s Core meetings serve as an open forum for student leaders to share information about their respective volunteer student organizations and Centro-sponsored activities, as well as student needs and concerns. The meetings help to ensure strong roots for community building, collaboration, and better working relations throughout the year among all Centro-housed organizations.

It is a bi-weekly assembly whose main functions include

  • Information sharing and communication
  • Coordination of calendars for event planning
  • Use of facilities
  • Coming together as a community.

LEAD: Leading through Education, Activism, and Diversity

The Leading Through Education, Activism and Diversity (LEAD) program is a collaborative effort led by the professional staff of the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), Black Community Services Center (BCSC), El Centro Chicano y Latino and the Native American Cultural Center (NACC).

LEAD is a two quarter program based on the Social Change Model of Leadership developed by Helen S. Astin and Alexander Astin of UCLA. The mission of LEAD seeks to develop the cross-cultural, collaborative leadership skills of leaders at Stanford by providing students with theoretical and real-life experiences in non-hierarchical leadership for the purpose of creating a shared vision for/and effecting social change. By social change we mean collective efforts that empower individuals and communities to identify and address the underlying cause of social issues. Through focusing on leaders, the LEAD program will train students in the following areas, all of which contribute to creating a collaborative foundation towards building social change:

  • Leadership Development - Provide opportunities to prepare and practice becoming effective leaders to create effective movements for social change;
  • Coalition Building—Learn skills in creating community alliances, establish ties between students from diverse backgrounds, and build a foundation for future collaborative work;
  • Culture— Understand the narratives of communities of color, contributions of communities of color at Stanford, and the influence politics has on culture.

For more information, visit the LEAD: Leading through Education, Activism, and Diversity website.