Director, Student Life  

Costa Mesa, Orange County
May 08, 2014
Director, Student Life   G-002-14 $69,181.71 - $91,153.64 Annually Apply by: 06/06/2014 Complete job description and application available online at: call (714) 438-4714. Under the general direction of the Dean of Student Life, to provide program direction; assess program needs; manage staff; and implement and administer appropriate services in the areas of Associated Students, Student Leadership and Student Activities, commencement and scholarship events, and interclub council or Student Clubs and Organizations. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: a. Serve as the administrative liaison to the Associate Students of Golden West College (ASGWC). b. Develop and administer related budgets. c. Assist the ASGWC in abiding by its bylaws, constitution and other governing documents and College and CCCD policies and procedures. d. Provide leadership and direction regarding acceptable student decorum and discipline. e. Provide leadership and direction regarding the communication and administration of District and College policy, procedures, and regulations. f. Select, train, direct, and evaluate the work of assigned staff. g. Design, implement, evaluate, and program components related to the Associated Student Activities, Student Government, and Student Leadership areas. h. Represent the College and District at appropriate conferences, workshops, meetings, programs and other activities. i. Act as the Advisor to the Associated Students, Student Council, and other ASGWC committees. j. Assist students and club advisors in the planning, development, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clubs and student organizations. k. Facilitate appropriate group meetings. l. Meet with student government leaders to provide training on meeting protocol, applicable policies, government regulations, required networking methods and a variety of other start-up, supervision and follow-up activities. m. Confer with students, faculty, and College administration to plan and implement a variety of funding and revenue generating student activities and outreach. n. Use a variety of computer software and social media to compose correspondence, memoranda, publicity materials and brochures for the appropriate programs. o. Research, compile, format and develop financial, statistical, demographic and other data for special and regular reports. p. Attend college and District appropriate meetings to provide and obtain current information. q. Train, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff and programs. r. Provide oversight to the Associated Students scholarship program. s. Design and implement the annual outreach and recruitment to the Associated Students Leadership program. t. Plan, implement, conduct and assess the Associated Students Leadership retreat activities. u. Be available to provide leadership, via planning, organizing, and traveling with the ASG and other student groups as necessary. This will require some evenings and weekends. v. Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFCATIONS Knowledge of: 1. Managerial principles and practices. 2. Student development, policies, procedures, and programs. 3. Financial and statistical record keeping techniques. 4. Budgeting principles and practices. 5. Oral and written communication skills. 6. Event planning, promotion and publicity techniques. Ability to: 1. Communicate effectively and sensitively with a diverse staff and student population. 2. Develop a vision, plan, implement, and direct the activities of related programs. 3. Plan, organize, and evaluate the work of a diverse staff. 4. Analyze and solve organizational and departmental matters as appropriate. 5. Establish and maintain effective campus, district, and community relations. 6. Prepare analysis/reports for related programs. 7. Travel with student organizations during some evenings and weekends as necessary. Education and Experience: 1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Student Affairs or a related field. 2. At least three years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Student Affairs, preferably including experience leading and directing the work of others. 3. Or, any combination of education and experience that would provide the required equivalent qualifications. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Must possess a valid, appropriate, and unrestricted California Driver License. 2. Use of a personal vehicle for local travel in performance of job duties will be required on an occasional basis. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Successful experience working with diverse students and staff who are similar to the community college population. 2. Knowledge of state and federal laws relating to the community college system. Conditions of Employment: CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time; 12-month per year position. The normal hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m ., Monday through Friday; however, the work schedule may vary to include evening or weekend hours on occasion as required by the Program. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor. PAY PHILOSOPHY: Starting salaries for management and supervisory positions are based on a combination of education, qualifications and experience. Initial placement is within the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on initial salary placement. Additional Information: APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755. Application Requirements: To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes: 1. A complete Classified/Management Employment Application. 2. A current resume. 3. A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position. To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank. All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name. Disability Accommodations: If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4713. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request. Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer