Assistant Director of Student Life

California Lutheran University - Thousand Oaks, CA4.5

30+ days agoFull-time
Basic Function
The Assistant Director of Student Life reports to the Director of Student Life. This member of the Student Life team plans, organizes, and provides leadership to comprehensive student life programs and systems. The Assistant Director is responsible for day-to-day operations, programming, facilities, and budget for several areas including: Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion, Community Service Center, Interfaith programs, campus collaborations, and other programs related to student life. The Assistant Director supervises two Coordinators who oversee Cultural Engagement and Inclusion, and one Coordinator who oversees the Community Service Center and Interfaith Programs.

Representative Duties
Direct supervision of three staff coordinators and both direct and indirect supervision of student interns and staff. E
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned interns and student staff. E
Oversee staff training and professional development of direct reports. E
Manage budget for areas of direct oversight. E
Direct the Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion including; programs, events, workshops, and outreach for a variety of student populations. E
Direct the Community Service Center to include alternative break trips, international travel, and community outreach.
Support program development of events focused on interfaith issues to engage in dialogue around relevant topics.
Develop relationships with cultural student organizations to drive social impact through activism and create opportunities for collaboration.
Develop programmatic efforts supporting the LGBTQ+ community to connect on gender and sexuality, identity, and advocacy.
Create educational opportunities on issues of race, diversity, privilege, and identity by promoting advocacy to influence change e.g., ., Brave Spaces, working with students in transition, cross cultural competency, unconscious bias, and supporting difference.
Establish and maintain resources for underrepresented student populations including but not limited to; LGBTQ-identified students, trans-gender, women, and cultural groups.
Provide appropriate assessments of programs and outcomes. E
Stay abreast of current CLU, regional and national trends related to student life areas through such means as professional association memberships, listserves, relationships with other institutions, and attendance at appropriate professional conferences. E
Contribute to overall goals of program development and service to students as a member of the Student Life staff and as an active participant in staff meetings and the university community as a whole. E
Be a positive role model for students and become acquainted with campus students. E
Increase avenues of communication with students by maintaining visibility, availability, and approachability. E
Be available as necessary, often including events and weekends, to meet student and staff needs and address concerns.
Assist students and staff with academic, personal, and social development issues. E
Serve on campus wide and Student Affairs related committees. E
Provide parents with information about services available for students and in coordinating resolutions for student or parent concerns. E
Partner with faculty, Student Affairs and University offices to ensure Student Life’s place as an integral part of the academic mission of the institution. E
Participate in events and initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs and on behalf of Student Life, which may include regular participation in nights and weekend programs and events. E
Support division wide projects and programs, such as New Student Orientation, Homecoming and Family Weekend, Preview Days, and Admitted Student Day. E
Provide leadership on projects as assigned. E
Make appropriate referral to various campus offices and personnel as well as off-campus support services. E
Assist with general problem solving and crisis intervention, stabilizing situations, and coordinating the notification of the appropriate college officials/referral agencies, in concert with the Associate Director and Director. E
Participate in various aspects of the Student Life area and provide general assistance to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Director of Student Life, and general Student Life staff as needed. E

Perform other duties as assigned. E

E = Essential Duties

Knowledge Of
Supervision, training, staff development, and performance review best practices.
Budget management.
Event planning and programming.
Community Service programming.
International student trips.
Comprehensive knowledge of current theory and practice as it pertains to inclusion, community building, cultural engagement, social justice and interfaith practices.
Basic liability and risk management issues
Written and oral communication skills

Ability To
Understand, interpret, apply, and explain Division policies, guidelines and procedures.
Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
Train and provide work direction to others.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with administrators, staff and the public.
Demonstrate leadership in developing and motivating student staff.
Relate positively with students.
Facilitate programs and events.
Direct and lead sub-departments of the university related to student life.
Lead, develop and motivate student staff and interns.
Relate positively with students.
Develop, facilitate and manage programs and events.
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships.
Speak confidently in public to both large and small groups.
Organize and manage projects.
Be available as necessary, often including events and weekends, to meet student and staff needs and address concerns.
Drive to conduct work

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in College Student Services or related, and four year of experience in student development, leadership and activities or related experience with demonstrated experience with diversity, inclusion and service practices and programs.

Preferred Qualifications
A passion for diversity, inclusion, and service.
Proven ability to build and leverage relationships with a diverse population of partners.

Previous experience working in a diversity focused center.

Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities.

Licenses and other requirements
Valid California Driver’s License
Some weekends & evenings required

Physical Abilities
Seeing to read and review written correspondence; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; dexterity of hands and fingers to take and transcribe dictation and operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; reaching to retrieve and file records.

Office environment; frequent interruptions; occasional contact with dissatisfied individuals.

Hiring Range
Commensurate with experience