The Director of Student Leadership and Activities works within the Department of Student Life (in coordination and collaboration with Personal Counselors and Campus Ministry) to call forth and develop qualities of leadership and personal character. Programs and activities are developed with the goal of strengthening self-awareness, belonging, emotional intelligence, spiritual growth, initiative, and the desire to engage in positive social change. The Department is committed to empowering young women to be courageous, active, and moral leaders in a diverse, dynamic, and global community in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
The Director of Student Leadership and Activities encourages authentic leadership and robust participation among students in school and community activities. Through the administration of the student leadership and activities programs, the Director strives to foster and create an atmosphere within the school which prioritizes student voice, school spirit, and student initiative.
Models positive leadership, exemplifying capacity to listen, enthusiasm, organization, and ethical and transparent decision making
Fosters a community spirit consistent with the Carondelet Mission and Core Values among students, staff, and parents/guardians, assuring respect for the uniqueness of the individual and development of the whole person
Maintains positive relationships with students, staff, and parents/guardians
Works with, trains, mentors, and supervises student leaders, helping them to develop essential and effective leadership skills
Ensures student voice is heard and included in leadership decisions through forums led by student leaders. Serves as a student advocate in communication with staff to ensure student perspective is represented
In collaboration with student leaders, develops a variety of activities to appeal to a broad range of students, including rallies, dances, clubs, and opportunities for service. This involves very small events to large proms off-site. All require significant event planning and management capacity.
Effectively communicates to all of our constituents via a variety of channels
Thinks “outside of the box” and in innovative ways to help students grow and develop in relevant and meaningful ways through the leadership and activities program
Develops a variety of ways to recognize students for various accomplishments
Technical/Management/Professional Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Significant event planning and project management capacity
Develops and delivers leadership training and curriculum to students
Develops and delivers professional development for adults to enhance student capacity for authentic leadership opportunities
Oversees all aspects of student leadership and activities:
Recruits, supervises, and trains class moderators and meets with them to ensure quality class activities
Oversees class meetings
Moderates the Associated Student Body (ASB) and coordinates Cougars in Action(CIA)
Manages the Associated Student Body (ASB) election process (campaign, speeches, posters, voting, run-offs), and interviews candidates for appointed positions
Coordinates Schoology groups for all student clubs and councils to ensure that minimum meeting requirements are being met and to help create programming initiatives
Works with the Facilities department to ensure smooth operations
Works with the Finance department, in conjunction with the Vice Principal of Mission and Community Development, in preparing and managing the budget for student activities to ensure exceptional and responsive programming
Assists the Vice-Principal of Mission and Community Development in creating the yearly school calendar and coordinates with De La Salle administration on the development of the calendar
Assists in developing outreach programs for elementary and middle school students, including summer programming
Compiles all permission forms and event contracts pertaining to student activities
Works with De La Salle Administration on developing and executing joint activities
Proficiency in digital platforms related to student life including:
Caring, compassionate, and nonjudgmental student advocate
Serve as a liaison for students, faculty, and administration
Ability to respond quickly and effectively to the ever-changing needs of the school day, and remain flexible and patient as priorities shift
Bachelor’s Degree Required
3-5 years’ experience in an educational environment preferred
Carondelet High School is an outstanding college-preparatory high school in the East Bay area dedicated to excellence in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. We are committed to serving all young women who seek to grow in heart, faith, courage, scholarship and leadership through educational excellence that integrates intellectual, moral, physical, psychological, social, and sp...iritual development.
Carondelet High School models collaboration among students, faculty, parents, alumnae, Board, and the greater community that integrates a global perspective and a call to service.
In partnership with our brother school, De La Salle, located directly adjacent to our campus, our students share classes, activities and social events with their brothers as they continue to develop and strengthen their own sisterhood and the confidence to lead lives of purpose, in college and beyond.