Student Activities Coordinator

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California College of the Arts
Oakland, CA
Published 18 days ago

Student Activities Coordinator

San Francisco

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Life, the Student Activities Coordinator assists in the furthering of the mission and focus of the Student Life program at CCA. The Coordinator will contribute to the short and long term goals of the department and its programs. Working in a variety of areas, the coordinator will use their experience to help reach the departmental outcomes of providing programs and services that support students' participation in co-curricular activities.


Responsibilities - 10%
  • Attend mandatory, regularly scheduled Student Life meetings and training
  • Attend regular one-on-one meetings with the supervisor
  • Participate in collaborative projects with other student affairs staff when appropriate
  • Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty and students
  • Assist with New Student Orientation and Commencement
  • Support College policies and guidelines
  • Contribute to the Office Student Life's curriculum and build new connections with community partners
  • Collect multiple resources for hosting tabling events
  • Promote events by designing posters, managing the shared Student Life social media account, and sending mass emails to get Staff and Faculty involved
  • Collaborate with other CCA offices to target various student populations
  • Collect feedback from students, analyzes effectiveness of events and activities, and prepares reports of execution
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director and Associate Director for Student Life

Student Activities - 25%
  • Develops and schedules a breadth of student activities and events that meet the needs of the entire student body and represents the diverse nature of the campus
  • Oversee the ongoing development and execution of Chimera Cares initiative focused on well-being and self-care and Chimera Quest initiative focused on college's values
  • Serves as advisor to student-initiated events

Student Leadership - 25%
  • Oversee the planning of all aspects of student organization leadership, trainings, advising and program support
  • Build and maintain an inventory of materials and resources for student groups and organizations
  • Serves as advisor for standing student organizations
  • Be available for consultations with student leaders regarding their groups and organizations
  • Assist in the development of leadership resource guides and programming materials

Staff Supervision, Training and Selection - 10%
  • Supervises Student Life work-study students and manages administrative duties under the direction of the Director for Student Life
  • Participates in the selection and training processes of work-study students and volunteer student leaders
  • Participates in the on-going training of Student Affairs professional staff

Student Life - 25%
  • Plan and facilitate workshops and presentations to students and staff for New Student Orientation, the Campus Activities Board, general student leadership / organizations and advisor training
  • Coordinates, benchmarks, and assesses Oakland and San Francisco based student life events and initiatives including, but not limited to, the Chimerapalooza welcome fair, campus-wide lunches, donation drives, workshops, bay area trips, Self Care Week, and Crunch Week. Tasks include ordering supplies, reserving space, event setup and breakdown, etc.
  • Participate in and help facilitate student leadership trainings
  • Work with staff to develop co-curricular events and services
  • Lead the promotion of student life events through the use of social media channels, print material, and other forms of appropriate communication to the campus community
  • Encourage and support students, student organizations, departments, and academic programs, on events that benefit the student community and align with the college's mission
  • Support key departmental signature programs such as New Student Orientation, Holiday Lunch, Spring Picnic, Art and Craft Fairs, and Commencement
  • Assist in the coordination of the Excellence in Student Leadership Awards
  • Perform other similar and related duties as assigned
  • Bring creative ideas and energy to the position

Administration - 5%
  • Meets regularly with the Director for Student Life for supervisory meetings
  • Meets regularly with work study students for training / planning meetings

  • Demonstrated passion and support for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, nationality and/or language
  • Experience in student leadership, event planning and working with student organizations highly desired
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and experience strongly recommended and preferred
  • Ability to balance collaborative and independent work
  • Excellent written, oral, social media-based and interpersonal communication skills
  • Sensitivity to the needs and issues of students in the arts / design/ architecture fields preferred
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel and strong general computer skills
  • Ability to transport or access transportation for job requirements on each campus

Please note that in an effort to keep the CCA community safe, the College has made the decision to require all staff, faculty, and students on campus to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021. The job responsibilities of this position will require time regularly spent on campus, and therefore the incumbent will be asked to follow the CCA vaccination requirement, unless an exemption is approved. Please reach out to opens new window" target="_blank" href=""> with any questions.

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Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.


Student Activities Coordinator

San Francisco

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Life, the Student Activities Coordinator assists in the furthering of the mission and focus of the Student Life program at CCA. The…

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    Full Time Schedule
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Oakland, CA, United States

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