Human Resources

Community Life and Engagement Coordinator

Department Student Life

Reports to Dean of Student Life

Supervises Graduate Intern, Orientation Leaders, Desk Assistants

Pay Grade D; Exempt; Full-TIme

Compensation $38,000-$42,000


To develop, organize, and deliver programs to enhance and support student life and the college experience.  This position supports the intellectual, cultural, personal and social development of Cornish students through high quality student life programs. 


Job Responsibilities

Health and  Wellness- 25% of time

  • Coordinate and promote health & wellness on campus through theme weeks, workshops and other creative means
  • Establish learning outcomes and evaluate all programs and services offered
  • Create and maintain wellness, health & safety resources
  • Work in cooperation with student conduct staff to provide drug & alcohol education programs
  • Work with the Title IX coordinator to create and supported education and outreach about sexual assault and sexual harassment in accordance with the SAVE Act.

New Student Orientation- mostly during summer months

  • Provide leadership and oversight of  Cornish Connection/New Student Orientation
  • Chair Orientation & transition committee
  • Develop Cornish Connection schedule,
  • Coordinate all logistical aspects of Cornish Connection (i.e. presenters, room reservation  dining contracts, etc)
  • Establish learning outcomes and evaluate all programs and services offered
  • Recruit, train and supervise Orientation Leaders and Graduate Intern 

Student Leadership /Organizations- 25% of  time

  • Engage students in the community through leadership and other personal growth opportunities
  • Serve as advisor of Cornish Student
  • Leadership Council (CSLC)
  • Attend weekly Executive and Generalmeeting
  • Provide guidance and support for student leaders
  • Assist with CSLC program planning and implementation
  • Assist Student Interest Groups (SIGs) in starting, promoting and continuing group events/activities
  • Encourage the creation and development of new SIGs and identify potential SIG advisors among existing campus personnel. Provide resources/training for SIG leaders and advisor.
  • Provide leadership training for studentorganizations.

Educational Programming- 25% of time

  • Collaborate  with faculty and staff to develop, coordinate and assess educational programs and services grounded in student development theory that address  community life and transition needs of Cornish students
  • Establish a monthly educational programmingcalendar

Other Responsibilities- 25% of time

  • Manage Cornish Apparel store
  • Develop and manage program budgets
  • Oversee Student Life Front Office staff and functions
  • Recruit, select an train student worker
  • Provide oversight for Front Office functions such as Bus Subsidy Program, apparel sales and general questions
  • Assist with  website enhancement for the Student Life Division
  • Supervise Student Desk Assistants andGraduate Students
  • Serve as a member of various campus committees
  • Organize, coordinate and supervise various educational, recreational, social and cultural student events.
  • Responsible for development of a yearly calendar of Student Life programs and events
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus three years relevantexperience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; effective group presentation skills
  • Strong program planning/organizational skills,
  • Intercultural competence and the ability to apply concepts of diversity, inclusion, and social justice to an educational setting
  • strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task  (Some evening and weekend programming hours necessary)
  • Ability to work with a diverse campus and demonstrate sensitivity to confidential issues; ability to develop strong rapport with students, staff and faculty
  • Self-motivated, flexible, creative  and well organized with good problem solving skills
  • Ability to direct, manage, or lead others
  • Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of change
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google, Word, Excel
  • Ability to drive passenger van, valid Washington State Driver’s License, and safe driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in related field
  • Experience in higher education or arts environment
  • Familiarity with student development practices and theories
  • Familiarity with issues in higher education
  • Familiar with assessment tools & practices

Application Procedures

For consideration please submit cover letter and resume to:

Cornish College of the Arts

Human Resources

1000 Lenora Street

Seattle, WA 98121


Incomplete applications will not be considered

Equal Opportunity Statement

Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.