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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 24,000 students, committed to excellence in education, community engagement, cultural awareness and social responsibility. As a premier institution within the 23 campus California State University 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

Reporting to a student-majority Board of Directors with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Dean of Students, the Executive Director of the University-Student Union 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 student leadership. Responsibilities include formulating the vision and strategic direction for student life and the University-Student Union (U-SU) in accord with the University’s Strategic Plan; personnel management and training; and cultivating programs, activities and services that promote individual growth, community, responsible citizenship, and a global perspective. 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 support to the Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) Elections Commissioner for the ASI annual officer election. The executive director strives continuously to support and encourage student involvement, community engagement, student leadership, and development and must strategically leverage the revenue potential of business services, meeting and conferencing facilities, contracted food service and other revenue generating enterprises to grow and develop these important co-curricular activities. In addition, this 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.

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

The successful candidate must have a master’s degree and significant progressively responsible professional experience within a large, multifaceted student organization. Candidates should have 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. S/he will 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. In addition, the new executive director will have a demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment.

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

Review of applications will begin May 27, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Current Searches. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at hjl@spelmanandjohnson.com

Graphics Coordinator


IconGraphics Coordinator
Workweek Class: Non-Exempt
Hourly Rate: $38,172 - $57,288/YEAR
Work Schedule: 5/40 hours Monday-Friday
Occasional weekend and evening work required
Responsible to: Director, Graphics and Marketing

    General Statement:

    The Graphics Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the daily operation, print production, administration and supervision of the University-Student Union Graphics Department. The Graphics Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining the distribution of all the promotion materials from the Graphics Department.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in daily administration and supervision of the graphics department staff.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining the U-SU distribution
  • Coordinates and monitors banner designer projects
  • Coordinates and monitors production assistant projects
  • Assists in develop and design of the procedure manuals for the department and the U-SU annual report, handbook, and reports as needed.
  • Assists in developing, training, and evaluating all graphics staff.
  • Assists in print production.
  • Maintain all images and artwork archives for the department.
  • Assists in reviewing and copyediting all promotional materials produced by the department including flyers, posters, brochures, and administrative/procedure manuals.
  • Designs graphics projects for the U-SU as needed.
  • Assists in monitoring the department budget.
  • Maintains department project portfolio and prepares monthly report of progress.
  • Attends bi-weekly Graphics Department meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student body and staff.
  • Bachelor degree from a college or university in a related field required.
  • Four years of full-time experience in graphic design may be substituted for degree.
  • One to two years’ experience in student services, graphic design, and print production preferred.
  • Knowledge of and skill in adapting critical issues of graphics design.
  • Ability to develop and coordinate all visual aspects of graphics advertising and promotions.
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite applications on Macintosh platform required.
  • General knowledge of typography, color theory and design concept.
  • Ability to supervise and work with students on a daily basis.
  • Organizational and coordination skills required.
  • Knowledge of and skill in budgeting and fiscal management preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Review of applications will begin on June 22, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please email application to: jobopenings@cslanet.calstatela.edu
Link to Application: Application Form Here
For inquiries, please email jobopenings@cslanet.calstatela.edu

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.


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.

Operations Aide


IconOperations Aide
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 the supervision of the Assistant Director of Operations, the Operations Aide is responsible for the general upkeep, repair, and maintenance of the University Student Union facility.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform basic tasks in the field of cleaning, carpet cleaning, trash removal, vacuuming and mopping;
  • Performs basic tasks in the fields of carpentry, ceiling tile repair, wall repair, framing, demolition, and interior construction/repair work;
  • Performs carpet cleaning as needed and directed;
  • Performs stripping and waxing as needed and directed;
  • Performs minor repairs on plumbing systems;
  • Performs minor electrical repairs on circuits, small appliances and audio-visual equipment;
  • General knowledge in installation of surface conduit, wire pulling, circuit trouble shooting;
  • Performs minor repairs to doors, locks, safety and security hardware, cabinets, office furniture, etc.;
  • Performs set-ups and take-downs of tables, seating and equipment as needed;
  • Reports any unusual occurrences to supervisors;
  • Assists in assigning duties to event aides;
  • Inspects and performs follow-up on assigned tasks;
  • Performs maintenance work requests as needed;
  • 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;
  • Proven organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Knowledge in proper use, care, operation, and safety procedures of power hand tools, saws, grinders, drills, etc.;
  • Mechanical aptitude and background in at least one of the maintenance fields;
  • Computer experience preferred.
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, June 10, 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.

Xtreme Fitness Class Instructor


IconXtreme Fitness Class Instructor
Class: Student Assistant Instructor
Hourly Rate: $15.00 per hour; non-exempt classification
Work Schedule: One Hour Class contingent upon operational need.

    General Statement:

    Under the direction and supervision of the Fitness Coordinator, the Fitness Class Instructor will provide leadership, instruction and guidance in classes of their respective subject and specialty i.e. Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Mind Body, etc.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides group instruction to students of varying degrees of skill level and fitness
  • Develop lesson plans and routines for group class instruction
  • Responsible for music that blends and has the correct beats and rhythm needed for each class
  • Possess a working knowledge of equipment being utilized in class
  • Promote correct form, alignment and aerobic dance positions
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student body and staff
  • Willingness to be enthusiastic and provide exemplary group class instruction
  • Proven interpersonal communication and demonstrate effective teaching skills
  • Ability to answer subject related questions of class being taught
  • Experience in fitness group class instruction
  • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification preferred
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, March 25, 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.