Information & Responsibilities
The Division of Student Experience guides students in finding value in their
experiences outside the classroom at CalArts. Campus Life is responsible for
ensuring the development and supervision of the leadership development and
student involvement of the CalArts student community. The Assistant Director
of Campus Life will oversee student involvement experiences and the direct
advice of undergraduate and graduate student governments and all affiliated
leaders, boards, and committees. The Assistant Director will lead the Division
of Student Experience's student involvement efforts to further the Institute's
commitment to excellence in student advocacy, programming, and engagement.
This position will supervise professional and student staff supporting all
campus-wide programming coordinated by Student Union and the Institutes'
registered student organization community. Additionally, this position will
support and oversee initiatives such as the Basic Need Center and similar
programs that address student needs. The Assistant Director serves as a lead
advisor to the AVP concerning student leadership development and student
organizations. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Campus Life, the
Assistant Director serves in the absence of the Associate Vice President for
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Campus Life & Student Experience Supervisory Responsibilities
Assists in directing the work of the Campus Life Coordinators and provides
mentorship to the coordinators when appropriate.
Serves as the Division of Student Experience leads on Orientation,
Graduation, and other campuswide events while partnering with the Campus
Life Coordinators on logistics related to those and other Institute-wide
efforts in supporting students.
Develops budget recommendations for both the Institute's annual
Orientation and Graduation events.
Supervise graduate and undergraduate student staff, collectively
responsible for advancing the student experience at CalArts. This
specifically includes managing any faculty and staff involvement
accountable for the Student Union and all registered student
Expand and improve the Institutes' commitment to high-quality curricular
and co-curricular activities.
Compile, analyze, and distribute student leadership and involvement
statistics, database information, and comprehensive reports.
Serve as the primary budget administrator for Student Union, the Basic
Needs Center, and student organization budgets. Work with professional
staff and student leadership to maintain sound fiscal practices.
Advise the Institute on federal regulations and compliance, national best
practices, and advancements about the needs and interests of the student
Student Leadership & Development Responsibilities
Develop and implement student leadership programs. Expand and improve the
Institute's commitment to leadership opportunities and high-quality co-
Perform ongoing program assessment for Student Leadership & Development.
Collect and analyze data, prepare and write reports for evaluation and new
program proposals. Prepare weekly, and monthly activity reports, including
student participation and evaluations.
Actively participate in producing campus-wide programs, events, special
projects, and weekend activities. Promote full participation of a diverse
student population in all involvement opportunities within student life.
Work collaboratively with the Division of Student Experience staff to
develop joint student programming.
Serve on Student Experience and Institute-wide Committees. Represent
CalArts within professional associations and organizations. Attend
relevant conferences or training programs to remain on the cutting edge in
the field. Serve as a resource and referral agent for students, their
families, faculty, staff, and the community.
Complete other duties as assigned by the Student Experience leadership
Student Union Specific Responsibilities
Serve as a primary advisor responsible for the oversight, advisement, and
advancement of the Student Union and its Executive Board, committees, and
Supervise all aspects of advising and training the Student Union
Leadership Team members and body.
Supervise all fiscal affairs of the Student Union, including budgeting,
approval of expenditures, and the reconciliation of operating budgets.
Train and advise any financial officers or committees of the Student
Supervise, in partnership with the Major Events Coordinator, all events
and programs sponsored by Student Union, such as social events, concerts,
speakers, performers, rallies, forums, dances, and special events.
Cultivate and maintain positive and active working relationships with all
campus and community partners. Work collaboratively with Advisors for all
student organizations on campus.
Basic Needs Center Responsibilities
Manage the daily operations and all logistics of the Basic Needs Center
and co-lead the Basic Needs Center Taskforce to discuss student needs,
implement changes, and long-term strategic planning for the Basic Needs
Supervise the Student Coordinator and student staff responsible for
running the operations of the Basic Needs Center and leading educational
Facilitate training to ensure the success of the student development of
the Basic Needs Center student workers.
Collaborate with campus and community partners to acquire internal and
external monetary and in-kind donations for the Basic Needs Center.
Demonstrated knowledge in student government, social change models,
leadership development, student development, program coordination, student
leader advisement, conflict management, mediation, group dynamics,
assessment, and fiscal management.
Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high professional,
responsible, accountable, and ethical standards.
Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service and student
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by a
background in preparing comprehensive reports and summaries incorporating
data, assessment, and historical information.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Ability to work weeknight and weekend hours.
A master's degree in student development, higher education, or a related
field or equivalent experience preferred
A bachelor's degree required
The incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading the knowledge,
skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes
Minimum two years of program direction, staff supervision, and student
advisement experience in progressively responsible positions.
How to Apply
This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please follow
the link to Interfolio below:
Assistant Director of Campus Life - ID:113577
$63,277.50 - $71,545.50 a year
Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR
§§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit
discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as
protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit
discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion,
sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered
prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and
advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other
status protected under federal, state, or local law.
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through
six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater.
CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the
many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of
practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students
with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth.
CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of
higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in
the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.