Assistant Director of Programs & Student Life

Claremont Graduate University

Assistant Director of Programs & Student Life

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Assistant Director of Programs & Student Life

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Job TitleAssistant Director of Programs & Student Life

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Executive

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Application Deadline September 22, 2023

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Job Description

Assistant Director of Programs & Student Life




Burkle Building – LC20103


Job Posting Location:


Claremont, CA


Job Posting Title:

Assistant Director of Programs & Student Life


Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director of Programs & Student Life – Drucker School .


SALARY RANGE: $64,480.00-$65,000 ANNUALLY


Applicants, please note that actual compensation is determined by several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, certifications, relevant education or training, and specific work location, among others. The offered wage or salary is only one aspect of an employee’s total compensation




Reporting directly to the Drucker School of Management Assistant Dean, the Assistant Director of Programs & Student Life is responsible for supporting the entire portfolio of Drucker School programs including MBA, Specialized Masters, PhD and academic certificate programs.


Because of the small, interwoven nature of the School, the Assistant Director of Programs & Student Life will work closely with staff from student services, recruitment and admissions, marketing, and career services.






• Support program management of all MBA programs; specialized masters programs including the MA in Arts Management, MA in Leadership, MA in Management, MS in Finance; PhDs; certificates; and other programs as assigned. The Assistant Director will directly manage programs as assigned.

• Collaborates with the Assistant Dean to ensure a positive and valuable student experience from matriculation to graduation including enrollment, student life and advising, travel, events, and retention

• Administer application reviews for new students as assigned.

• Produce data reports to support accreditation and rankings and submit data for GMAC surveys as needed.

• Track student satisfaction and conduct mid-program and exit surveys to ensure continual improvement.


• Determine class schedules with the Assistant Dean based on student interest and faculty availability

• Work with the Assistant Dean to identify adjunct and overload faculty and manage those relationships.

• Coordinate with key partners, both domestic and international, to ensure the success of related programs.

• Manage cost center budgets and provide analysis on financial status as requested by the deans; contribute to annual budget review and drafts

• Evaluate market trends to identify opportunities for enhancing programs and launching new programs

• Be familiar with the policies that guide decision-making at Claremont Graduate University

• Build and maintain strong relationships with faculty and staff at the Drucker School and Claremont Graduate University to support the goals of the University and Drucker School

• Be familiar with AACSB standards. Take responsibility for the standards that affect the delivery of education – for example, the assurance of learning standards. Work with the school staff on the reporting of the Drucker School to other standards. Ensure all processes are in place to track performance to these AACSB standards on a regular basis.

• Perform other duties as assigned in support of CGU’s mission


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.


Ultimately, the position requires a strong administrator who can function autonomously. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.


A self-motivated and innovative professional with the ability to solve problems with creativity and diplomacy.


Strong interest in student development and serving diverse populations.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing, and the demonstrated ability to interface comfortably with both the academic community and experienced business executives.




EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree; MBA or other graduate management degree preferred or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years’ experience in professional management in the private, public, or not for profit sectors.




OTHER PREFERENCES: Experience working with students in a graduate-level academic institution.






HOURS: The regular hours for this position are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Hours may vary due to needs of the College or department.


CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS: This is a (full-time), 12-month (Exempt level) position. Benefits-eligible.




REPORTS TO: Assistant Dean




Physical Activities


Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like.

☐ Never ☒ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.

☐ Never ☒ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.

☐ Never ☐ Occasionally ☒ Constantly


Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.

☐ Never ☒ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Adjusting or moving objects up to 5 pounds in all directions.

☐ Never ☒ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Communicating with others to exchange information.

☐ Never ☐ Occasionally ☒ Constantly


Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

☐ Never ☐ Occasionally ☒ Constantly


Operating machinery and/or power tools.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

☐ Never ☐ Occasionally ☒ Constantly


Environmental Conditions


Low temperatures.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


High temperatures.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Noisy environments.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Hazardous conditions.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Poor ventilation.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Small and/or enclosed spaces.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


No adverse environmental conditions expected.

☐ Never ☐ Occasionally ☒ Constantly


Physical Demands


Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.

☐ Never ☐ Occasionally ☒ Constantly


Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.

☐ Never ☒ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


Heavy work that includes moving objects up to 100 pounds or more.

☒ Never ☐ Occasionally ☐ Constantly


At Claremont Graduate University, the health and safety of our community is a top priority. Claremont Graduate University has adopted a policy of requiring all employees to show proof of being fully-vaccinated, based on applicable federal and state law. If offered the role, within two weeks of the hire date, the candidate will need to provide proof of vaccination, qualify for an appropriate exemption, or otherwise be in compliance with the current applicable federal, state and local laws to be exempt from being fully-vaccinated.


EEO Statement:


Claremont Graduate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender and/ or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical disability or any other legally protected basis in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title I of the American Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable laws. CGU is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically challenged, Vietnam-era veterans, and women. This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of the employment position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.


This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of the employment position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.


It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Successful completion of criminal background and DMV checks required for final candidate.


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