Coordinator, Student Leadership Development Programs

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Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more:


Major Duties

Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Life and Leadership, the Coordinator for Student Leadership Development Programs works with the Director to create and implement a comprehensive leadership development program for CSUN students. The incumbent plans and executes leadership development programs grounded in leadership theories and philosophies including, but not limited to, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, CliftonStrengths, the Relational Leadership Model, and the Social Change Model.

  • Collaborates with campus partners across academic and student affairs to facilitate workshops for students and student organization groups, and coordinates the annual Matador Involvement Center Leadership conference.
  • Supports University and department efforts, initiatives, programs, and etc. that advance equity and diversity at the University, and serves as a lead for assigned student assistants and/or graduate assistants.
  • Assists in training department staff on the complaint review process, how to conduct investigations and use conduct management software, and refers alleged Title IX violations to the Office of Equity and Compliance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field. Upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related, is preferred.
  • Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience; including one year in student development programs preferred.
  • A Master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Additional specialized and relevant experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.          
  • Experience advising and/or coordinating programs related to civic engagement, volunteerism, service, involvement, leadership, and/or student organizations preferred.      
  • Experience giving presentations preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of: the principles, practices, and trends of the Student Services field; the policies, procedures, and practices of the program area to which assigned; the principles of individual and group behavior, and individual counseling techniques. Thorough knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Knowledge of student development theories and ability to apply theories to student leadership development. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.
  • Ability to: analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action;  carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver, and more.
  • Classification: Student Services Professional III / 3084 / 1
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $5276 - $5676 per month, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $5276 - $7517 per month.
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; may include evenings and weekends.  
  • This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period. 
  • The individual hired for this role will physically work on-campus in Northridge. This is not a telecommute position. 


General Information

  • Applications received through May 22, 2024 will be considered in the initial review and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • Per the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.


Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran or military status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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