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Program Coordinator - Women's Spirituality

Posted: 05/05/17 | SHARE:


Program Coordinator - Women's Spirituality - Half-Time

San Francisco, California 94103

Company Description:

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally-recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of more than 1,600 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, Undergraduate Studies, and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant art exhibition program through The Arts at CIIS, and offers a dynamic array of events through its Public Programs & Performances division, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The University provides low-cost mental health and acupuncture services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its 10 award-winning counseling and acupuncture clinics. CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

Job Description:


The Women's Spirituality graduate program at CIIS offers a transdisciplinary feminist and womanist approach to the study of spirituality and religion. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women's/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, and other related fields. We offer two degrees: an MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice (WGS) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality (WSE). We are the first MA and PhD program in the nation to integrate a study of the sacred feminine with an examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues. Faculty and students meet together to generate innovative ways to combine rigorous academic scholarship with the passionate pursuit of personal transformation, community healing, and social justice.

Courses are delivered in flexible formats, which include weekday, weekend, evening, and online courses. In addition to our residential option, we offer a semi-distance option that allows students to take up to 49% of their coursework online.

The WSE Program Coordinator ? Half-Time (50% FTE position) is responsible for the administration and overall coordination of the Women's Spirituality program. The Program Coordinator reports to the WS Program Chair and also works closely with the program's core and adjunct faculty. The Program Coordinator is the first point of contact for prospective and current students, alumnae, and adjunct faculty. This person also acts as the key liaison between the Women's Spirituality Program and other academic and administrative CIIS departments such as Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, Operations, Communications, and the Business Office. The Program Coordinator maintains and updates the program website.

The Program Coordinator will occasionally be required to attend program events held outside regular work hours such as information sessions, retreats, open houses, symposia, and graduation celebrations.


*Work closely with students from admission through graduation on issues related to registration, dissertation paperwork, etc.

*Respond promptly and appropriately to inquiries from prospective students, current students, alumnae, faculty and CIIS administrative personnel

*Work in collaboration with department faculty, Communications, and Admissions departments on marketing and recruitment efforts program

*Create and maintain paper files, electronic files, and databases relating to faculty, students, and alumnae

*Oversee updates to program website, learning management systems, social media, and other online platforms

*Invoice all faculty and program expenses and track the departmental budget

*Coordinate room scheduling for classes, meetings, and program events

*In collaboration with the faculty, update program handbook, catalog, and marketing materials

*Keep track of all relevant program deadlines and help coordinate processes to meet deadlines

*Coordinate faculty course scheduling requests and syllabi

*Train and supervise student workers and temporary workers

*Assist Program Chair with special projects such as program self-studies, accreditation reports, etc., as needed

*Schedule meetings for Chair and other faculty as needed

*Oversee catering, food pick-up, carpool set up, and other logistics for events



*Minimum of two years of administrative experience and a BA

*Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail

*Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies

*Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

*Excellent oral and written communication skills

*Strong computer proficiency and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software

*Ability to manage website and social media

*Flexibility, creativity, and ability to operate in a fast-paced environment that requires juggling multiple tasks and deadlines

*Familiarity with the higher education environment

*Commitment to the fields of women's spirituality and social justice

*Experience working with diverse populations (e.g. people of color, queer, working class, and differently abled individuals, etc.)

Additional Information:


Salary commensurate with skills and experience.


*Working Conditions -- Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday.

*Background Check -- Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver's license.

*Visa Sponsorship -- Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

*Relocation Assistance -- This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.


CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).

Application Instructions:

Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Using the Apply Now link, please submit a Resume and Cover Letter online.

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