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Assistant Director, Alumni and Student Programs

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Job No: 525251; 3/1/2023


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator I position.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.


As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.


The Position: Under the direction of the Associate Director for Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director, Alumni and Student Programs will be responsible for strategy and execution of high-quality student and alumni programs and events, with a particular focus on affinity programming such as the Alumni Scholarship Program, Student Ambassador Program, Alumni Mentoring Program, Grad Fair and other priority areas. This role requires excellent volunteer, board, and events management. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing and delivering consistent outreach and event communication to students and alumni through various communication channels; strengthening student engagement and the student to alumni pipeline; acting as a liaison to the Alumni Association's  Board of Directors, Alumni Scholarship Committee, Alumni Mentoring Program, and Student Ambassador Board; representing Alumni Relations and/or University Advancement at conferences and meetings on and off campus; participating in committees and task forces; forging ongoing partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; proposing development and solicitation of revenue generating corporate partnerships; administering program budgets; and identifying and recruiting alumni volunteers for leadership roles.


Required Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university and two years of related job experience. Must possess a valid CA Driver’s license. Ability to: analyze and define program objectives; coordinate and prioritize different endeavors and projects simultaneously and set deadlines and complete projects accordingly; learn quickly; independently interpret and apply a variety of complex organizational policies and procedures; research and analyze related work information; prepare, review, and present oral and written information and reports; analyze programs budget data and prepare reports; plan, organize, motivate and maintain cooperative working relationships; apply sound judgment decisions independently; and perform duties with discretion and initiative.  Incumbent should demonstrate impeccable organizational and communication skills; be skilled in making prudent and strategic decisions; possess an outgoing nature and affable demeanor and enjoy dealing with the public; and a strong ability to write and edit concise, logical, and grammatical letters, memos, manuals, and reports. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


Desired Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college or university. Working knowledge of Zoom, Qualtrics, Canva, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $3,750 - $11,146/monthly. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.


Appointment: The Administrator I appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University.  All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.


This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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