Working at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of CLU to apply.

Administrative Position (exempt)

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Position Title
Coordinator for Transitional and Leadership Development Programs - (Priority application deadline is Tuesday, March 26, 2013.)
Student Affairs
Salary ($US) and Benefits
Salary Range: $33,660 - $43,000
The Student Affairs Division plays a vital role in the success of California Lutheran University. With students at our core, we are committed to providing the highest quality of student life within our campus community. Our mission is to empower students to succeed in higher education; to powerfully transition into, through, and beyond the university to meaningful careers and further studies; to grow in spirituality, integrity, and leadership; to embrace diversity; to choose a healthy lifestyle; and to adopt a lifelong commitment to service.
Basic Function
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Student Life, the Coordinator for Transitional and Leadership Development Programs is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of innovative programs for a comprehensive student life campus experience.
Representative Duties
Transitional Programming
Graduate and Adult Students
• Advise the Graduate and Adult Student Council. E
• Develop and coordinate Graduate and Adult Student programming. E
• Develop and coordinate Graduate and Adult Student signature events. E
• Collaborate with the Graduate Council and Adult Education Program Staff. E
• Develop and maintain graduate and adult student resources and outreach media. E
• Assist with Peer Advisor recruitment and selection. E
• Coordinate logistics and registration for New Student Orientation. E
• Assist with Family Orientation. E
• Coordinate recruitment, selection, and supervision of Orientation Staff. E
• Maintain the Orientation Website. E
• Responsible for Summer Launch Orientation. E
• Assist with NODA intern selection, TLD intern selection. E
• Oversee student clubs and organizations. E
• Develop and coordinate First Year programming. E
• Develop and coordinate Senior Year Programming and Website. E
• Aid in the development and assessment of a comprehensive student leadership model. E
General Job Duties
• Supervise NODA Intern, Student Clubs and Organizations Accountant, and programming intern. E
• Collaborate across divisional lines and with student organizations on providing recreational, social, educational and professional activities for undergraduate, graduate and adult students. E
• Contribute to overall goals of program development and service to undergraduate, graduate, and adult 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
• Co-develop and manage the programming and student activities retention budgets; provide direct oversight of programming expenses. E
• Communicate and work with internal and external constituents including, but not limited to, vendors, artists, lecturers, and performers to execute contracts and agreements. E
• Remain abreast of national student involvement/engagement trends and issues. E
• Ensure student-run activities are properly orchestrated according to predetermined guidelines set forth by the approving parties and campus advisors. E
• Publish the Student Organization Handbook and ensure compliance with guidelines and policies. E
• Maintain communication with direct supervisor for any and all occurrences of student-run events. E
• Increase avenues of communication with undergraduate, graduate and adult students by maintaining visibility, availability, and approachability. E
• Provide leadership on projects as assigned. E
• Assist undergraduate, graduate and adult students and staff with academic, personal, and social issues. E
• Make appropriate referral to various campus offices and personnel as well as off-campus support services. E
• Support division wide projects and programs, such as, but not limited to, Homecoming Week, New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, and Admitted Student Day. E
• Serve on campus wide and Student Affairs related committees as needed. E
• Serve as department liaison with other areas of the University. E
• Assist in general problem solving and participate in campus crisis response, as appropriate. E
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Of
Graduate and adult student governance.
Graduate and adult student programs and services.
Oral and written communication and presentation skills
Operation of computer and office equipment
Supervision, training, event planning, and programming.
Orientation and leadership development theories
Basic liability and risk management issues.
Ability To
Lead, develop and motivate student staff.
Relate positively with students.
Facilitate programs and events.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
Organize and manage projects.
Work independently with little supervision.
Attend to details.
Speak confidently in public to various sized groups.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education or related field. Consideration will be given to candidates completing master’s degree by August 2013. Two to three years experience working within master’s degree program with graduate student programs and services, coordinating orientation and leadership programs preferred.

• Valid California Drivers License.
• Some weekends & evenings required.
Frequent interruptions.
Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

Hearing and speaking to exchange information and to interview advisors and interns.
Seeing to update website; handouts and outreach materials.
Sitting for long periods of time
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to store or retrieve records.
Application Procedure
Completed Application Packet includes:

• Application
• Cover letter outlining your qualifications for this particular job
• Resume

Only complete packets will be forwarded to the search committee. Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to, or mail to:

California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Priority application deadline is Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
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California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.