Concordia University - Irvine Ca
  • CSLD
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Full-Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability and Life Insurance, Tuition discounts, paid Vacation & Sick Time and generous paid Holidays


The Division of Student Affairs has the responsibility of overall supervision of student life, student services and student support and includes residential education, wellness, academic advising, career services, student leadership, recreational programs and all activities related to student enrollment and retention. The Center for Student Leadership in the Division of Student Affairs is committed to a Christ-centered ministry of helping traditional undergraduate students achieve academic success, pursue vocational exploration, and create the CUI community and experience. This Office supports CUI's diverse student population inside, and outside, the classroom, in order to complete the baccalaureate degree at Concordia University.

Concordia University Irvine is a Christian faith-based liberal arts institution of higher education, deep rooted and affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. CUI is located in the City of Irvine, nestled in the heart of Southern Orange County, and offers access to a variety of cultural and recreational amenities within the surrounding communities of Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach.


Under the supervision of the Director of Student Life & Leadership Development, the Associate Director for Orientation & Student Activities will run Orientation weekends, supervise the Peer Advisor Coordinators and leaders, assist with club management, assist with campus events, and oversee the Concordia Student Activities Calendar on all platforms.


  • Recommended by the Director of Student Life and Leadership Development
  • Approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs


  • Reports to Director of Student Life and Leadership Development for daily supervision Hit enter and list any other specific interactions of the role
  • Interact and function cooperatively with all Student Affairs staff, Admissions, University Services, International Student Services, and all University areas intersecting with New Student Orientation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each of the below duties satisfactorily:


  • Oversee and implement New Student Orientations (Fall & Spring) and participate in Admissions Events as a Student Affairs representative throughout the year.
  • Manage relationships with on and off-campus stakeholders (i.e. Admissions, University Services, Athletics, vendors).
  • Hire, train, and supervise Peer Advisor Coordinators and Peer Advisor Leaders.
  • Meet weekly with Peer Advising Coordinators (Summer/Fall) to plan events and evaluate programs.
  • Attend weekly 1:1 meetings with supervisor.
  • Attend Student Affairs Director monthly staff meetings.
  • Manage the budget for Orientation and the Peer Advising Program.

Student Club Management

  • Train and mentor club staff and support club faculty advisors.
  • Manage funding and budgets for "Club Associations".
  • Monitor Club Associations and ensure that they are meeting all requirements to maintain status.
  • Work closely with Associate Student Body of Concordia University Irvine (ASCUI) Club Commissioner.
    • Plan club mixer for first year students (Fall & Spring Semester).
  • Develop a training/program for assessing club growth and leadership development.
  • Active partnership with small group initiatives.

CUI Activities Calendar

  • Manage the design and implementation of the Student Leadership Event Calendar on all platforms including, but not limited to:
    • MyCUI website, App, social media accounts, etc.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of major campus events.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Active member of Student Affairs staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position will oversee the small group of paid student leaders called Peer Advising Coordinators, as well as a large group of voluntary student mentors called Peer Advising Leaders. These teams plan and assist in the execution of Orientation and first semester programming.


  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
  • Master's degree in a related field (education or behavior sciences preferred).
  • 2+ years of experience in higher education programming required.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Must profess a Christian knowledge and faith and be dedicated to the mission, tenets, and vision of Concordia University Irvine.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, mature, responsible, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work positively with different university entities, such as faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
  • Must have creative and strategic problem-solving skills.
  • Professional demeanor with campus contacts and in welcoming University visitors.
  • Ability to work effectively with and through other people.
  • Must be both detail-oriented, and highly relational.
  • Tech-friendly and computer skilled, including software used in this office (Google suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Accuracy in scheduling and maintaining calendars.
  • Ability to work for more than one supervisor in an often fast-paced office and be able to prioritize and clarify assignments.
  • Ability to multitask without continuous supervision.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to students, families or employees of the University.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Attitude and Demeanor:

  • Exemplify Christian philosophy of the Concordia University mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
  • Communicate warmth, understanding and helpfulness when interacting with students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Awareness that behavior and dress should be appropriate for the environment of a Christian university
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all who come into contact with the Human Resources office.
  • Exhibit a cheerful, positive, loyal, team-member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies and goals of Concordia University.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to the Human Resources Office and the campus as a whole.
  • Respect lines of communication.
  • Constantly strive to improve performance.


Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of the safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations and for continuously practicing safety while performing tasks.

Supervisors are responsible for developing proper attitudes toward safety and health in themselves and in those they supervise, and for ensuring that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Repetitive motions sitting at a keyboard
  • Rising and sitting repeatedly
  • Ascending/Descending stairs and traversing to other offices
  • Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
  • Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 25 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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