Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES to join our high school administrative team in support of Chaminade’s rich and varied student activities programs. This is a full-time position serving approximately 1,200 students in grades 9-12.
Under the direction of the High School Principal, the Director of Student Activities is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and overall direction of Chaminade’s high school student activities programs. The Director oversees and coordinates a variety of activities related to coordination and oversight of student government, student clubs and organizations, and student events. The Director ensures that student activities programs are aligned with the school’s strategic vision plan and goals, and collaborates with administrative and student leadership as well as faculty and staff to create and sustain programs that meet the educational and social needs of Chaminade’s high school students.
Chaminade students enjoy an active student life and the Director of Student Activities is an integral part of how student life is lived at Chaminade. Chaminade strives to ensure its student activities programs are inclusive and support the leadership development of Chaminade high school students. Chaminade student activities programs work to support a positive and healthy school culture.
Deadline for Submission of Application:
Applications are being accepted immediately and this position is open until filled.
The Position – Representative Duties
Develops and implements student activities programs consistent with and in support of Chaminade’s mission, vision, and Characteristics of Marianist Education.
Serves as a member of the Principal’s Council, Wellness Committee, and other committees and task forces as assigned.
Serves as advisor to Chaminade’s Associated Student Body (ASB). Teaches Student Council Leadership class two or more days each week before school. Coordinates ASB and class Senate elections. Coordinates summer student council leadership camp and mid-year retreat.
Coordinates and manages Blue Crew, providing an opportunity for students to participate in student government through various committees. Oversees student application and selection process.
Oversees the Student Commissioners including oversight of the application and selection process.
Coordinates high school new and returning student orientation programs. Manages faculty orientation assignments. Coordinates school photos and student IDs process.
Provides input for the summer mailing regarding student orientation, school photos, computer laptop distribution, uniform and clothing sales, etc.
Plans, organizes, manages, and supports students in the execution and publicizing of schoolwide events including, but not limited to:
Schoolwide Lunch Festivals
Acoustic Coffee House, Spring Festival, Movie Nights, etc.
Tailgates and Rooter Buses
Class unity events and fundraisers
Awareness and Appreciation Activities (athlete and club recognition, Faculty Appreciation Week, Earth Week, International Culture Week, etc.)
Senior events (Senior Sunrise and Sunset, Grad Night, Graduation practice, etc.)
Works with campus administration to maintain calendar of all high school extra-curricular events and activities.
Coordinates with Deans to ensure events and activities have appropriate faculty and administrator supervision. Provides oversight to adult supervisors at student events and activities.
Coordinates and supervises class moderators, clubs, and club moderators. Includes providing financial oversight for all clubs; organizing annual club fair; running Club Council meetings; approving and overseeing all club fundraisers, charity proposals, field trips, clothing designs, and events; and organizing club involvement at Admissions and other school events.
Provides oversight for student-run student store. Teaches students about managing inventory, sales, marketing, and handling money, etc. Supervises the store when open.
Manages student activities budgets including managing school credit cards, invoices, contracts, and deposits. Creates working budgets and manages ticket sales for student council sponsored events.
Oversees and moderates high school student social media accounts and presence.
Provides supervisory oversight to the Student Activities Coordinator.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Salary and Benefits
This is a salaried/exempt from overtime 12 month per year position. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Chaminade employees enjoy a competitive employee benefits program including medical, dental and vision coverages, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contribution, and voluntary supplemental life insurance and long-term care coverages.
Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.
In addition, candidates invited to interview are encouraged to bring or share a curated portfolio that demonstrates their experiences and successes working in and directing programs for high school students. Portfolios may be shared digitally or via hard copy.
Any applicant who needs help or needs an accommodation in order to apply for any position should contact the human resources office at (818) 366-9284.
Chaminade is an independent co-educational Catholic school serving students in grades 6-12 at our two beautiful campuses located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. One of the best things about Chaminade is our strong sense of family. We work together, play together, and pray together. We are a family, a community committed to the success and well-being of each and every student.
We inspire young people to love, learn, and lead through our Catholic and Marianist traditions of a living faith, academic excellence, and moral responsibility.
Chaminade College Preparatory graduates are prepared, inspired, and equipped to:
Share God’s love by caring for others and seeking justice and peace.
Learn, adapt, and grow with the world around them.
Become servant leaders and positive contributors to society.
The Characteristics of Marianist Education
Chaminade's mission and culture are deeply rooted in the five Characteristics of Marianist Education which are:
Educating for Formation in Faith
Providing an Integral Quality Education
Educating in Family Spirit
Educating for Service, Justice, and Peace and the Integrity of Creation
Educating for Adaptation and Change
Chaminade's Commitment to Diversity
Chaminade College Preparatory is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the value that a rich and diverse community brings to our school. Our employee culture is deeply rooted in our Catholic faith and the five Characteristics of Marianist Education. Our Catholic Marianist tradition is lived on our campuses every day and is evident in our Chaminade Family Spirit where each of our faculty and staff is valued for their unique and varied gifts and talents. Chaminade's faculty, staff, and administration come from all faiths, ethnicities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds and we are stronger for it.
Chaminade College Preparatory is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information, or other basis protected by law for employment in a Catholic school. Applicants who need an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment and hiring process should contact the human resources department in order to discuss reasonable accommodation.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required.
Prior experience working with secondary school age students is required. Experience working with high school age students is preferred.
Prior experience managing a rich and varied student activities program in a Catholic high school is strongly desired.
Has a passion for working with, forming, and developing leadership in high school students.
Possesses strong oral and written communication skills.
Is able to interpret, apply, and explain rules, policies, and procedures to students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Is patient, tactful, and courteous.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Is skilled at Parliamentary Procedure and group facilitation.
Possesses ability to build teams and develop student leaders.
Possesses ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and activities at the same time.
Possesses strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Publisher, Adobe, Student Information System, Microsoft and Google Forms, among others).
Wants to work in a setting committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion of all school stakeholders.
Wants to work in a setting committed to balancing teaching/learning, health, and well-being of all stakeholders.
Participates in and attends campus life events, including supervision, lunch activities, liturgies, assemblies, retreats, etc.