Activities Coordinator, Campus and Community Engagement

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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 Activities Coordinator for Campus and Community Engagement is responsible for ensuring student engagement in service opportunities and assisting campus and community members with appropriate use of university grounds and facilities. The incumbent supports the department’s volunteer program, Unified We Serve, by working with department staff, campus, and community partners to implement program events, develop a robust volunteer management process, and maintain a database of university and community-based volunteer activities.

  • Establishes and maintains community partnerships with area non-profits and public agencies to promote student volunteerism in the surrounding community; collaborates with department staff, university partners, and community-based organizations to identify and implement volunteer activities. 
  • Provides event planning training and resources to assist students, faculty, and staff with implementing minor and major events; provides resources and information to educate the campus on freedom of expression and campus policy for student and non-student-led campus activities and events.
  • Implements a volunteer management process to recruit, train, and retain student volunteers for department activities and programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduating from a four-year college or university in a job-related field. 
  • Equivalent to two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field.
  • At least one year of professional work experience related to civic engagement, volunteerism, service, involvement, student leadership development, and/or student organizations is preferred.
  • A Master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
  • Additional specialized and relevant experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Foundational knowledge of student development theories, principles and practices
  • Ability to train, plan and lead the work of student assistants
  • Ability to apply student affairs principles and practices to implement assigned programs and services
  • Ability to interpret and apply various policy, procedures, and guidelines
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to provide clear and concise information and apply active listening skills. 
  • Effective public speaking skills. Demonstrated experience preparing and facilitating trainings, presentations, workshops, meetings, etc.
  • Ability to gather, interpret and evaluate information to make informed decisions consistent with existing policy, procedure, and directives. The ability to accurately summarize and present recommendations.
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to manage competing priorities and apply effective time management skills, to meet short and long-term goals. 
  • Demonstrated experience planning and evaluating mid to large-scale events within the community and/or at a college or university.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the public. A positive and respectful attitude. Quality customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in using PC computers utilizing programs such as Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, etc.). Ability to use social media, video conferencing software, cloud-based software programs, etc.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. 


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 II / 3082 / 1
  • The anticipated HIRING RATE: $4,841 per month. The salary range for this classification is: $4,841 - $6,884 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 June 4, 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 on the basis of 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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