Cerritos College — Student Activities Coordinator

Student Activities Coordinator

Salary: $70,375.44 – $84,894.24 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: SS Activities Coordinator
Closing: 9/5/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: SS Activities Coordinator
Division: Student Activities


Closing Date:
This position will close on September 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the College's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.

Department Profile

Under the general supervision of the Dean of Student Services the Student Activities Department offers co-curricular opportunities that foster a vibrant student experience through meaningful programs and services for a diverse community. The Department is high energy, with high volumes of people, activities, events, and administrative functionalities. Opportunities facilitated through the Department include student clubs and organizations, student government, student leadership programs, Esports, in-person and virtual events and activities, Commencement, and related activities that enhance a sense of belonging and student leadership at Cerritos College.

The Student Activities Coordinator organizes, develops and implements student activities, programs and services for the department. Assists in the oversight of the budget, facility, supplies and equipment for the department. Must be available to work evenings and weekends and overtime for student programs and events.

Job Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, maintains and promotes effective student activities programs and services for the department.
  • Interacts with students, faculty, managers and community members to promote and support student activity programs.
  • Facilitates training programs including the student leadership training, organizational development training, and new officer training.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, supervision and production of a number of student activities, including: college commencement; student leadership conference; student awards and scholarship programs; pre-game and half-time programs at athletic events; and educational, recreational, social and cultural programs and events.
  • Oversees the orientation and training of Advisors for Student Organizations. Annually reviews, prepares and publishes the Organizational Guide and Advisors' Handbook. Provides general support for advisors, including programmatic advice and direction in meeting District standards for safety, accountability, and risk management.
  • Oversees student club and organization Trust accounts in accordance with Title 5 regulations and District fiscal guidelines and requirements.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, publication, distribution and maintenance of the Department's master calendar for Student Activities and for Student Center Complex usage and activities.
  • Assists in advisement, planning and implementation of fund-raising and other events and activities.
  • Advises students regarding program-related matters. Serves as an advisor for the interclub council.
  • Responsible for the verification and monitoring of student eligibility for organizational membership and participation.
  • Responsible for the supervision, operations and activities of and in the Student Center Complex.
  • Responsible for Falcon Flyer publications; approval of publicity of student activities on campus; and information items on campus boards and marquees.
  • Monitors students working on Student Activities projects; and leads students and campus personnel involved in Student Activities' projects and assignments.
  • Monitors the Student Center Complex for cleanliness, orderliness and safety.
  • Participates in ordering supplies and equipment for the Department for student programs and activities while supporting the cost containment and other management objectives of the department.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or the equivalent. Experience in college student leadership, student or pupil personnel and/or organizational development. Two years of recent experience in the coordination of education and/or leadership programs or the equivalent.

Knowledge and understanding of and sensitivity and commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and disability background of the student and community population.

Preferred Qualifications:
Three years of full-time experience in student activities/life, student leadership, student government, and/or related programs in a higher education setting. Experience with facilitation of student organization and leadership processes, development and facilitation of student workshops or training, and student government processes. Post-baccalaureate/Masters-level education in education, counseling, student development, student personnel or similar fields is preferred and may substitute for full-time experience.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge and Skills

The position requires knowledge of leadership development in a community college setting; student activities and student government; California State Education Code provisions and Administrative Regulations regarding community college student programs; the philosophy and objectives of the community college.


Requires the ability to provide leadership development to community college students; communicate effectively with staff, students and the public both orally and in writing; spell, use correct grammar in and proofread written work; use computer software including Excel, Word, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint and website construction and maintenance programs.

Physical Abilities

Requires the ability to accomplish work of a sedentary to moderately active nature. Requires ability to move to various office, classroom, auditorium and outdoor locations and walk and stand for extended periods of time. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull light to medium weight objects (25 lbs.) on an occasional basis. Requires manual and finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard and pointing device and other common office equipment. Requires near visual acuity to make arithmetic calculations, read printed materials, and view computer screens. Requires speech and hearing ability to project voice to a large audience, carry on telephone conversations, and hear verbal communications. Requires the ability to work varying schedules.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Salary/Fringe Benefits

Grade 45 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($5,864.62 -$7,074.52/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position

Hours of employment are:

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.

Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage

**Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas

Application Procedures

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

Required Documents needed to apply

Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)

2 Recommendation Letter (written w/in 1 year)

To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3668346/student-activities-coordinator

The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-269fe3b0f5944b40b74997b118c1dc38

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