Student Affairs Coordinator

Academic & Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Coordinator provides primary administrative support to the Office of Student Life, as well as administrative support to student support services across the Academic & Student Affairs division as needed.  The ideal candidate will be a people person who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment. They will be motivated, organized and able to track multiple requests and projects. 

The mission of Cornish is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation and discussion of the arts.

If you are looking for a community that promotes and supports creative engagement, consider Cornish. In addition to a great community, Cornish offers generous paid medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, paid time-off and holidays.


  • Co-supervise, manage, and train Student Life Desk Assistant (DA) Team
  • Responsible for managing the main Student Life phone line and email account
  • Provide oversight for the management of division social media accounts and weekly production of the Student Newsletter
  • Manage the daily operations of the Office of Student Life, ensuring consistent and regular coverage at the front desk of the Office of Student Life (with DA support)
  • Provide operational support for Nellie’s Closet in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Manage Office of Student Life inventory and supplies
  • Manage student ORCA card program
  • Support data collection for assessment of services and student learning outcomes, including the administration of student surveys (e.g. Student Satisfaction Inventory, BCSSE, etc.)
  • Support preparation of written reports and presentation of data for end of year evaluation and assessment
  • Support of orientation, transition, and retention initiatives
  • Provide administrative support for the First Year Experience and Curriculum cross-functional team
  • Provide administrative support on communications to all students
  • Regularly review Student Life content on Compass, Canvas, and Cornish website for accuracy and submit revisions and updates as necessary
  • Support editing of policies & documents (e.g. Student Handbook)
  • Assist in maintaining Maxient and Presence work flows, templates, and forms for efficiency and maximum functionality
  • Provide support for access services e.g. assistance in obtaining alternative text formats, conversions of texts, arranging for note takers etc. (Student Affairs and Center for Teaching & Learning bridge)
  • Assist in promotion of student support services, including but not limited to: Counseling Services, Nellie Care, Library, Writing Center, Center for Teaching & Learning, Student Success Coaches, Academic Advising
  • Support of Student Activities and student programming, as needed
  • Provide administrative support during meetings, e.g. case management notes during BIT/CARE meetings
  • Support outreach to community resources; assist with maintaining up-to-date community resource list and coordinating campus visits from outside organizations as needed and appropriate
  • Provide additional administrative support to other units within Student Affairs, as needed, including: Counseling Services, Housing & Residence Life, etc.
  • Provide additional administrative support and coordination for collaborative efforts across the Academic and Student Affairs offices, to include, but not limited to work with: Academic Programs, Library, Writing Center, and Creative Spaces & Event Services
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Associate’s degree plus 1 year of experience in a related role or equivalent combination
  • Able to take initiative, work independently, and collaboratively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, faculty, and staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, responsible, and able to work effectively under limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability working effectively with a diverse, multicultural, multiracial student body and/or stakeholders
  • Proficient with or capacity to become proficient with electronic document management systems and student information systems
  • Strong follow-through and time management skills
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to confidential issues
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in a not-for-profit and/or arts education environment
  • Experience in a higher education institution
  • Working knowledge of Title IX, Campus Save Act, VAWA, ADA, FERPA, and Clery Act

Division: Academic & Student Affairs
Department: Office of Student Life
Reports To: Dean of Student Affairs
Supervises: Student Life Desk Assistants (Student Work Study Positions)
Compensation: Hourly rate: $22.50-$23.25; Non-Exempt; Full-Time; Union (OPEIU Local 8)

Application Procedures
Please submit the following items to our email,

1) Cover Letter or Letter of Interest

2) Resume or C.V.

3) Cornish Employment Application Form

Equal Opportunity Statement

Cornish commits to demonstrating respect for individual expression and integrity; to promoting the equality of opportunity and rights of all persons within the community and to actively encouraging and maintaining the representation and inclusion of diverse cultures and backgrounds within the student body, faculty, staff and curricula.

We believe that diversity refers to a number of human qualities and characteristics. National origin, race, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disabilities are characteristics that combine in unique ways, forming the multiple identities we all hold. Those diverse characteristics contribute positively to the environment of Cornish and to an education that accurately reflects and contributes to the complex interplay of art, culture and society.

We hold ourselves responsible to fulfill the mission of Cornish by preparing students “to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators,” and believe that the mission is best served by actively cultivating a positive environment in which to explore and express the diverse perspectives of a pluralistic society.

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.

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