Student Organizations and Inclusion Programs Coordinator

Date Posted: 07/22/2019

Soka University of America is offering a two year, subject to renewal, full-time Student Organizations and Inclusion Programs Coordinator position.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Residential Life and Student Activities, the Student Organizations and Inclusion Programs Coordinator is responsible for supporting dynamic student centered engagement opportunities by implementing programs designed to enhance the growth and development of all students. This Coordinator provides a variety of cultural, social and educational programs and experiences for all students to engage with the campus and community and provide oversight for 30+ student organizations/clubs, and support event management. Other functions may be assigned as needed.

Necessary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assists the Director with the planning, development, implementation, facilitation and assessment of programs and activities, diversity education and inclusion trainings, workshops, program series, intercultural dialogues, partnerships for the student body as well as for student organizations/clubs, promote cultural inclusion and sensitivity.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and supports the Student Events Assistant and Student Organization Assistant in the implementation and marketing of programming with the goal of increasing engagement, activism, advocacy, leadership and global citizenship.
  • Advises student organization/club leaders regarding event planning and logistics, utilizing best practices including sustainability, processes and procedures, and policies; and ensures quality service and support for student-led events.
  • Works closely with all student clubs under Club Senate and student organization/club advisors; provides University resources, training, advising, mentoring, and organization and leadership development to student organization/club leaders in collaboration with the Office of Student Leadership.
  • Provides training support for service learning programs and serves on the Leadership Committee under the direction of the Assistant Director of Leadership and Student Engagement.
  • Maintains knowledge of and communicates University policies and procedures to student organization/club leaders and advisors; oversees the club registration process; and ensures registration and membership eligibility requirements are met.
  • Oversees the design and implementation of Student Activities manuals and guidelines, and updates all policies and procedures and the University website and portal.
  • Keeps the campus community informed of events, programs, and activities through print, visual and social media.
  • Collaborates and supports ongoing partnerships with faculty and staff to improve student engagement.
  • Maintains budget to include procurement and payment.
  • Other functions may be assigned as needed under the direction of the Director of Student Activities and Residential Life.



  • A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel/Student Affairs, or closely related field.


  • Experience managing and advising student staff and student organizations.
  • Experience working in collegiate student life, diversity/ multicultural areas and creating and facilitating student development programs and trainings.


  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working collaboratively with college students, colleagues, and community constituents.
  • Strong oral and written skills including interpersonal skills showing effective public speaking and effectively listening to all points of view, facilitate difficult dialogues, ability to solve problems and build consensus and practice of cultural humility in interactions with others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of group dynamics and needs with proven track record of facilitating constructive intergroup dialogue, success in managing conflict and guiding mutual understanding.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and ability to multitask in a fast paced environment. Ability to coordinate, delegate, and track projects to completion while handling interruptions, multiple deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience with budget management and contract negotiation.
  • High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and other Microsoft applications. Working knowledge of marketing, social media, and website practice.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Soka University of America offers a competitive benefits package. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Re:  Student Organizations and Inclusion Programs Coordinator
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4105

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.