Director, Student Activities

  • Director
  • Fresno, CA
  • October 6, 2022

Website State Center Community College District

Director, Student Activities (Full-Time) Clovis Community College

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 10/3/2022 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Clovis Community College

Start Date: 08/30/2022

Essential Functions:

The ideal candidate will share Clovis Community College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 13,000 students yearly in which 48% are Latinx, 11% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% are Black/African American, 31% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 6% are multiracial. Clovis Community College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to providing services responsive to the students it serves.


Under general direction of the Dean, Students, the Director, Student Activities plans, coordinates and supervises the work of the Student Activities depart­ment and the operations of the Student Center, determines department needs, formulates action plans and works with faculty and staff to provide student support and community outreach services, develops and monitors the department budget, participates actively in District and college programs, initiatives and strategies for achieving the District’s mission and institutional goals within areas of campus responsibility, and performs related duties as assigned.


The Director, Student Activities provides management and oversight of the activities, services and employees of the Student Center and facilitates student learning through clubs and Associated Student Government (ASG). Incumbents will have full management responsibility for the department and have broad planning and administration duties.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

1. Plans, organizes, directs, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of assigned employees; with employees, develops, implements and monitors work plans to achieve goals and objectives; contri­butes to development of and monitors performance against the annual department/division budget; manages and directs the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards.

2. Directs and manages the performance of assigned employees; directs and oversees the selection of employees; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets for direct reports; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development including timely performance evaluations; ensures accurate reporting of absence time; hears and acts on grievances; subject to concurrence by senior management and Human Resources, approves or takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with Board policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures, Personnel Commission Rules, and collective bargaining agreements.

3. Provides day-to-day leadership and works with employees to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports achievement of the department’s and the District’s mission, objectives and values; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and a positive work environ­ment.

4. Provides oversight, guidance and direction to the college’s Student Activities Office, Associated Student Government and Student Center to promote student growth; recruits and trains faculty advisors to support and develop student clubs on campus; develops resources to improve the student on-campus experience including events, student groups, intramurals and access to food services; assists the Athletic department with coordination of sporting events.

5. Through employees, organizes and implements leadership opportunities through student clubs and Associated Student Government; oversees the administration of student-related budgets and funds; ensures efficacy of student government elections and operations; oversees and participates in the recruitment, selection and training of student club leadership including the Brown Act, Robert’s Rules of Order and position roles; ensures student clubs meet mini­mum requirements.

6. Oversees the operations of the Food Pantry; solicits grants and plans and implements food drives and other food-donation programs; develops and maintains a referral list of campus departments or community organizations for assistance as appropriate and oversees the development of grant appli­cations and administration of grants.

7. Provides leadership and is responsible for student leaders at leadership conferences and statewide student senate assemblies.

8. With the Institutional Research department, develops and analyzes program-tracking systems and reports to assess the effectiveness of programs and services; develops and monitors various program budgets and expenditures.

9. Coordinates with faculty and staff to develop/implement programming and professional development opportunities to promote student success.

10. Coordinates college-wide student identification card processing and production.

11. Recommends, develops, implements and revises policies, procedures and operational guidelines to improve and/or clarify processes.

12. Interprets, applies and ensures compliance with all federal and state laws, applicable program policies, procedures, guide­lines and reporting requirements; remains current on applicable legislative decisions and developments.

13. Makes presentations to diverse audiences, including the Board of Trustees and other board-level groups.

14. Serves on committees and represents the District at local, regional, state and national conferences, meetings, workshops and training seminars; participates in community outreach in an effort to expand programs on behalf of the college.


1. Participates in participatory governance processes and initiatives.

2. Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.

3. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices AND

• A master’s degree from an accredited college or university AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment; OR

• Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential.


A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance program.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.


Knowledge of:

1. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, including the Brown Act, Robert’s Rules of Order, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and California Education Code and Administrative Code provisions related to area of assignment.

2. Community college direction and goals of the community college student activities and leadership program.

3. College organization, functions, policies, objectives and curriculum.

4. District/college student recordkeeping practices, procedures and systems for processing and main­taining student information.

5. Principles and practices of strategic and program planning applicable to a community college.

6. Basic principles and practices of organizational improvement and culture change.

7. Principles and practices of sound business communication including proper English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

8. Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and maintaining public records.

9. Research methods and analysis techniques.

10. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.

11. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work being performed, including those required in crisis or threat situations

12. Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures, Personnel Commission Rules, and collective bargaining agreements.

Skills and Abilities to:

1. Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices.

2. Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility.

3. Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference.

4. Reflect on institutional practices and aim to create a culturally responsive educational environment.

5. Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

6. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.

7. Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.

8. Plan and direct activities of assigned departmental employees involved in student activities programs.

9. Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.

10. Work collaboratively with other District directors, managers and the community and provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions to complex issues.

11. Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.

12. Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.

13. Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.

14. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.

15. Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and concerned people.

16. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and practice active listening.

17. Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances.

18. Represent the District effectively in dealings with students, community groups and the public.

19. Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences.

20. Operate a computer and use standard business software.

21. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

22. Contribute to institutional vitality and growth.

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