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The Assistant Director in the Pam Rector Center for Service and Action (CSA) will be responsible for the execution of programs, events, and student support for the Community and Academic Engagement (CAE) team. As a university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) is a reflection of our commitment to supporting the dignity of all people. This position will collaborate closely with faculty and community partners in and around Los Angeles to provide community-based learning (CBL) experiences that help students connect concepts learned in the classroom to service and justice experiences in the community.

The Center for Service and Action (CSA) is conducting a search for a professional staff member to join its Community and Academic Engagement team. Community and Academic Engagement coordinates the following activities: Relationships with CSA’s nonprofit community partners in and around Los Angeles, Community-Based Learning (CBL) courses, service and justice awards and grants, and LMU Special Games. The Community and Academic Engagement team collaborates closely with the Student Engagement team in CSA. CSA coordinates the following student engagement opportunities: Service Organizations, service and justice themed housing, the justice league, post-graduate volunteer service, and blood drives.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for students in Community-Based Learning courses. Make in-class presentations to students in CBL classes to review the method, goals, placement options, and expectations of these courses. Explain the role and function of the Center for Service and Action in the Community-Based Learning process and support students throughout the semester in meeting the CBL requirements.
  • Lead the logistical operations for all annual CAE programs and events including but not limited to The Community Service Fair, Postgraduate Service Dinner, and CSA award and special recognition ceremonies.
  • Design and lead ServeLA, an annual day of service for new LMU students each Fall.
    Design and lead a Martin Luther King. Jr. Day of Service.
  • Manage student leaders and all logistical aspects of LMU Special Games.
  • Manage student leaders and all logistical aspects of The El Espejo Mentorship Program.
  • Oversee the LMU Empowerment Fund, Strauss Fellowship, and LEAD California Fellows Program.
  • Oversee the LMU Food Pantry and support the Senior Administrative Coordinator in the maintenance and operation of the pantry and other efforts to support food insecure students.
  • Schedule live scans for CBL students and perform other administrative tasks that support students engaged in CAE work.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Student Engagement in the supervision of student volunteers for Commencement Weekend activities.
  • Oversee one-time service events in collaboration with University Advancement, other units in Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management.
    Provide support to student organizations outside of CSA that are looking to integrate service and justice in the greater Los Angeles area, particularly Black, Latine, API, and LGTBT communities into their organizational engagements.
  • Serves on University, Divisional and/or community committees as appropriate, including serving as a Student Conduct Officer or Student Affairs Resource Administrator (SARA).
  • Perform other duties related to departmental and university objectives as assigned or directed.
    Loyola Marymount University Expectations
  • Exhibits behavior that supports the university’s mission vision, and values. Communicates and employs interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrates a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Requisite Qualifications

  • Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public administration, non-profit leadership, urban planning, higher education administration or a related field or equivalent experience. A Master’s Degree is preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of two years of varied programming experience, preferably in a nonprofit or university setting.
  • Familiarity with diverse communities in and around Los Angeles County. Working knowledge of community-based organizational landscape in Los Angeles is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage small and large events serving students, faculty, and community partners.
  • A desire and ability to lead and mentor students in volunteer positions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and justice work in career to date and plans to stay current in these commitments
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with diverse populations in a multicultural environment.
  • Program evaluation skills; experience designing and maintaining spreadsheets; word processing; and familiarity with database systems.
  • Ability to work independently and to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends when necessary.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

Salary range: $66,560.00 – $75,200.00 Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit for more information.)

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