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Executive Director, University-Student Union


IconExecutive Director, University-Student Union

The University

California State University, Los Angeles is a comprehensive urban institution serving a diverse learning community of over 23,000 students, committed to excellence in education, community engagement, cultural awareness and social responsibility. As a premier institution within the 23 campus California State University (CSU) system, Cal State Los Angeles fosters an outstanding teaching and learning experience in a rich multicultural/multiethnic environment. The University-Student Union plays an integral role in enhancing this experience through a myriad of extra-curricular and co-curricular programming and activities. The University-Student Union has a student fee based annual operating budget of $4.5M, approximately 30 full-time employees, 100 graduate/undergraduate student employees and nearly 100,000 square feet of facilities and operations.

The Position

The Executive Director of the University-Student Union (U-SU) reports to a student-majority Board of Directors and maintains a dotted line reporting relationship to the University’s Vice President for Student Affairs. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and leadership of a dynamic student-chartered enterprise serving the University Community and focused on promoting student success and enhancing the student experience. This position directs all U-SU operations and facilities and oversees a variety of student programs and activities including: the Center for Student Involvement; the Cross-Cultural Centers; the Fitness Center; Graffix (creative media and publications); and, provides general support to the Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI), the campus’ student governance organization. The Executive Director is responsible for formulating the vision and strategic direction of the University-Student Union in accord with the University’s Strategic Plan, cultivating programs, activities and services that promote individual growth, community, responsible citizenship and a global perspective.

Primary Functions

The Executive Director of the University-Student Union strives continuously to support and encourage student involvement and community engagement, student leadership and development and must strategically leverage the revenue potential of business services, meeting and conferencing facilities, contracted food services and other revenue generating enterprises to grow and develop these important co-curricular/extra-curricular activities. The Executive Director is responsible for personnel management and training including: recruitment, supervision, team building, professional development and internships/assistantships. The position works closely with the U-SU Board of Directors, University leadership and other appropriate campus and community stakeholders on matters of policy, programming, assessment, student activities and public relations. The Executive Director is responsible for the administration, management and reporting of the U-SU’s financial resources in accord with U-SU bylaws, University and CSU policy; prepare, present, implement and modify the annual U-SU operating budget on a fiscal year cycle; formulate, recommend and implement personnel, administrative, fiscal, and operational policies to be vetted by University Administration and approved by the Board of Directors; develop plans for long-range space allocations, major facility modernization and refurbishing plans, creation of audit and control systems that are in alignment with University policies and procedures; responsible for compliance with all relevant risk management policies and procedures associated with student programs and operations of the U-SU; and serves as liaison for the Board of Directors with all Auxiliaries, University administration, faculty, staff and community constituencies to assure effective and open communication.

Required Qualifications and Experience

A master's degree from an accredited four year college or university and five years of leadership/management experience within a large, multifaceted student organization. The successful candidate must also possess strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan strategically; experience with budget planning, fiscal oversight, and resource allocation; an understanding of student development and engagement; excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of contract food services; experience with facility management; experience in student programming; experience in personnel management including supervision of staff and employee development; a commitment to diversity and social justice with the ability to create a department which is inclusive and accessible; demonstrated passion for enhancing the student experience; the ability to write proposals, reports, and make presentations; and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Fingerprinting will be taken and checked by the California Department of Justice and FBI.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with a large, diverse student, faculty, and staff population; an understanding of best practices and current trends as related to student concerns and higher education administration; experience working with a student-majority governing board, advisory councils, or alumni groups; and the ability to integrate the co-curricular student experience in a complex organization.

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Closing Date

Open until filled. To ensure full consideration, please email curriculum vita and cover letter to:
jobopenings@cslanet.calstatela.edu.
For inquiries, please contact Erika (Alvarez) Ramirez at: EAlvarez@cslanet.calstatela.edu.


Student Assistant Positions

Graphics Artist I (Junior)


IconGraphics Artist I (Junior)
Class: Student Assistant Level III
Hourly Rate: $10.50 - $12.25 per hour; non-exempt classification
Work Schedule: Up to 20 hours per week, to be arranged
Probationary/Training Period: One month, with possibility of extension

    General Statement:

    Under supervision of the Director of Graphics and Marketing, the Graphic Artist I is responsible for creating and coordinating all visual aspects of advertising and promotion for each operating unit of the University-Student Union. In addition, oversee all aspects of production for the above. In coordination with Director of Graphics and Marketing, the Graphic Artist I will develop promotional ideas and complete publicity requests.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and creates all artwork for advertisement/promotional campaigns with Director of Graphics and Marketing
  • Coordinates layout and design for above
  • Develops copy for above
  • Maintains project folder and approval log sheet
  • Coordinates with Graphics Coordinator for printing of projects
  • Attends bi-monthly Graphic Department meetings
  • Writes monthly report of progress
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in graphics design or printing field is required
  • A portfolio of sample work is required
  • Willingness to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student body and staff
  • Ability to develop and coordinate all visual aspects of advertising and promotion
  • Knowledge of fundamental design, layout, and type faces
  • Must have knowledge in Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign
  • Efficient in Macintosh platform preferred
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. You may print an application form or visit our Administration Office in U-SU Room 306. A completed application is required.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Media Services Technician


IconMedia Services Technician
Class: Student Assistant Level III
Hourly Rate: $10.50 - $12.25 per hour; non-exempt classification
Work Schedule: Up to 20 hours per week as developed with the Operations Technical Coordinator.
Probationary/Training Period: One month, with possibility of extension.

    General Statement:

    Under the supervision of the Operations Technical Coordinator, the Media Services Technician provides technical assistance for performances and events in the U-SU Theatre, Grand Ballrooms, Conference Rooms, and Outdoor free Speech Areas. Setting up and/or operating AV equipment, stage lighting, sound equipment, and provides custodial services for designated media areas.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for set-ups and break-downs of student union equipment;
  • Assist in theatre productions – load-in and out of stage props, set-up and operate: lighting consoles, video mixer/switcher, video projectors, & hang and focus light instruments for performances, events, rehearsals, and classes;
  • Assist in sounds set-up’s – Operation and set-up of: sound boards, microphones, speaker/monitors, and in house paging system.
  • Performs set-ups and break-downs of tables, seating and a/v equipment as needed;
  • To provide reasonable coverage for after operating hours performances and events.
  • Assist in staffing special events (i.e. Mardi Gras, Spring Fest, etc.);
  • Responsible for reading and planning daily work based on information extracted from operation reports;
  • Perform set-up and break-down of risers platforms;
  • Attend to and report on events as scheduled;
  • Inspects and performs follow-up on assigned tasks;
  • Performs trash removal;
  • Performs vacuum & carpet cleaning as needed and directed;
  • Performs stripping and waxing as needed and directed;
  • Performs minor electrical repairs on audio-visual equipment;
  • Ensure that facilities are locked and secure after performances and events;
  • Reports any unusual occurrences to supervisors;
  • Enforces Union policy and operating procedures;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student body and staff;
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 70 pounds;
  • Ability to work without direct supervision;
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures;
  • Ability to adapt to daily operational changes;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Provide technical assistance for performances and events;
  • Ability to set-up and operate AV equipment;
  • Perform operation / maintenance of lighting and/or sound equipment;
  • Customer service experience preferred;
  • Computer experience preferred;
Review of applications will begin on Friday, February 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. You may print an application form or visit our Administration Office in U-SU Room 306. A completed application is required.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.