The Assistant Director will contribute to the advisement of a diverse portfolio of service and justice student organizations and groups. The CSA Registered Student Organization community consists of 25 organizations with membership of over 1,000 students. This includes LMU's Service Organization Community (SOC), service themed residential living communities, and CSA affiliated registered student organizations.
About Loyola Marymount University & Student Affairs
Loyola Marymount University is a Division I institution with over 9,000 students, that offers rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to academically ambitious students committed to lives of meaning and purpose. LMU benefits from our location in Los Angeles, a dynamic city that brings into sharp focus the issues of our time and provides an ideal context for study, research, creative work, and active engagement.
The Division of Student Affairs, through the LMU EXP, guides students in finding value in their experiences outside the classroom at LMU. At the core of the LMU EXP are the Five Pillars that inspire students to integrate knowledge with action and become leaders who transform the world.
The Center for Service and Action (CSA) is conducting a search for a professional staff member to join its student engagement team. CSA coordinates the following student engagement opportunities: Service Organizations, service and justice themed housing, the justice league, post-graduate volunteer service, service and justice grants and awards, blood drives, and special games. The Student Engagement team collaborates closely with the Community and Academic Engagement team in CSA. Community and Academic Engagement coordinates the following activities: Relationships with CSA's nonprofit community partners, Community Based Learning (CBL), Alternative Breaks, and LMU's Advocacy Teach-In.
Service Organization Specific Responsibilities
Under the leadership of the Associate Director, support the development, implementation, and advancement of the Service Organization Community (SOC) experience.
Develop and implement programming that promotes the University's commitment to learning for justice, inclusion, and transformation; Provide day-to-day management of the SOC, including advisement of a portfolio of organizations, leadership positions, and educational initiatives.
Develop and implement Ignatian student leadership programs. Expand and improve the University's strong commitment to leadership opportunities and high quality co-curricular activities. All work in this area will be based on the Jesuit and Marymount model of social justice and leadership.
Supervise the On-Campus Service Requests System.
Residential Learning Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Student Engagement, lead all activities related to one residential living community. Actively advise program and services activities, as well as provide leadership development opportunities for the students involved in these communities.
Support LMU's other living and learning communities as needed in the development of engaging service and justice events and programs.
General CSA Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Student Engagement, create service and justice programs and events to engage first year students.
Serve as a lead advisor to Special Games, a student-run organization that brings together the Special Needs community of Los Angeles to LMU.
Lead the University post-graduate advising program. Develop and maintain relationships with more than 25 organizations that actively recruit students in their senior year for post-graduate volunteer work.
Serve as primary contact and support to the service and justice registered student organizations outside of the CSA Service Organization Community.
Supervise a wide variety of student service programs and activities such as the annual Hunger Banquet, semi-annual Blood Drives and annual Service Retreat.
Serves on University, Divisional and/or community committees as appropriate, including as a Student Conduct Officer or Student Affairs Resource Administrator (SARA).
Complete other duties as assigned or requested.
Typically a Master's Degree in student development in higher education, non-profit leadership, or another related field. 2-4 years of experience could be exchanged for advanced degree.
Minimum of three years of varied programming experience, preferably in a university setting.
Experiencing working with young adults around social justice, community engagement, and/or residential living communities
Clear demonstration of applying an equity lens to day-to-day work
Ability to work independently and to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated experience navigating faith-based contexts and ability to communicate within those contexts with diverse/interfaith/non-faith constituents
Availability to work nights and weekends when necessary.
For full consideration, applicants should submit the following items: 1) a current and comprehensive resume and 2) cover letter.
COVID Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.