Temporary Coaching & Event Coordinator

California College of the Arts

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Temporary Coaching & Event Coordinator


San Francisco

CCA seeks a detail- and people-focused administrator and co-curricular educator to help prepare students to find post-graduate career success through programming and career coaching. The Temporary Coaching and Event Coordinator will engage in functional responsibilities shared with the entire Career Development team, such as providing direct service to students via workshops and coaching appointments, and will also have specific responsibilities managing events that impact students, alumni, employers, staff, and faculty. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the capability to work at the intersection of student affairs and event management who is simultaneously an effective administrator, skilled communicator, creative thinker, and educator.

This is a temporary, part-time position at approximately 20 hours per week. This position is expected to run February 2 - May 17 for spring semester and may be renewable for periods of 15-18 weeks each for fall 2023 and spring 2024 terms.



Career Advising:

  • Provide in-person and online one-on-one career coaching and skills development to CCA undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Guide the development of professional identities and individual career action plans; evaluate student and alumni resumes, artist statements, applications, websites and social media presences, mock interviews, pitches, portfolios, etc.; provide critical feedback.

  • Present career-related online and in-class workshops and presentations on topics such as (but not limited to) portfolios, resumes, internship success, career basics, best career practices, company background research, employer expectations, interviewing skills, resume writing, etc. across Fine Arts, Humanities, Design, and Architecture fields.

  • Provide support to CCA’s significant international population; deploy technology to provide services to such students (and alumni) in their home countries.

  • Support all aspects of 30+ events and virtual workshops per semester (Creative Connections Fair, Career Expo, Recent Grad Week, Career Basic Workshops, International and Career Week, Commencement Programming, etc.). This includes event planning; meeting project, planning, and marketing deadlines; in-person and online delivery; and post-event follow-through.

  • Assist in administrative duties and support, such as (but not limited to) job board oversight and review, social media, online marketing, informational tabling, and website updates.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • At least one of the following is required: (a) some prior coaching, tutoring, teaching, counseling, or advising experience (peer coaching/tutoring ok, online coaching/tutoring ok) and/or (b) some event planning/coordination or project management experience. Experience with both is highly desirable.

  • BA/BFA or similar degree expected.

  • Experience in career development/career advising, higher education, arts education, internship programs, professional or nonprofit organizations, recruiting, training, or human resources, or similar environment preferred. Some familiarity with needs/issues of students in art and design-focused educational programs and professions is preferred.

  • Passionate advocacy and support for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, nationality and/or language is expected.

  • Organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, problem-solving, and adaptability to changing needs and frequent interruptions. Ability to balance collaborative and independent work. Ability to navigate administrative processes for purchasing, room reservations, event scheduling and ticketing, etc. Exceptional attention to detail.

  • Excellent written, oral, social media-based, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Proficiency using Google for Education (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google calendars), prior experience with and/or ability to quickly learn software such as Handshake job board, student information systems, etc.

  • Professional demeanor and attunement to institutional culture; ability to exercise outstanding judgment. Service- and support-oriented approach.

  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, learn quickly, remember details, and convey accurate information to students.

  • While some coaching appointments can be completed online, this position absolutely requires the ability to travel to the San Francisco campus to participate in/lead events and engage in day-to-day responsibilities on a regular basis.

Please note that in an effort to keep the CCA community safe, the College requires all staff, faculty, and students who are on campus to be fully vaccinated, including to have received a booster shot (if eligible). The job responsibilities of this position will require time regularly spent on campus, and therefore the incumbent will be asked to follow the CCA vaccination requirement, unless an exemption is approved. Please reach out to mailto:hr@cca.edu with any questions.

How to Apply


  • The compensation for this position is $25.00 per hour.

  • CCA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including the choice of five medical plans, generous holiday, sick & vacation time, a retirement match and tuition remission. CCA covers an average of 91% of the medical plan cost for the employee only and an average of 82% for employees with dependents. More information can be found here: https://portal.cca.edu/working/office-human-resources/employee-benefits.


  • CCA considers a full-time work week to be 37.5 hours per week.

  • This position is a temporary position at 20 hours/week. The anticipated date of the position is May 17, 2023 (15 weeks).


San Francisco



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Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


Please address any questions to mailto:hr@cca.edu.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3830836.

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.

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Posted on January 27