Job Opportunities

California State Summer School Arts Foundation (CSSSA Foundation) 
Alumni Coordinator  
Playa Vista

Summary: The CSSSA Foundation is looking for a hard-working and enthusiastic Alumni Coordinator to work full-time in its Los Angeles office. The alumni coordinator will be cultivating relationships with alumni to build a strong community of creatives and foster a culture of giving. This is an exciting time to be a part of the CSSSA Foundation as our alum are emerging as leaders within the creative industries.  

  • Conduct research, gather data, determine best means of outreach, and re-familiarize alum with CSSSA using social media as well as email and direct mail. 
  • Manage current social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin - and possibly add more!  
  • Brainstorm and collaborate on strategies to capitalize on current alumni relationships 
  • Develop and execute three alumni events per year (in L.A., SF, and the Central Valley). Scope of events: alumni panels with reception and live entertainment. 
  • Conceptualize services needed by alum to be available on our website – and execute them (with oversight).  
  • Conduct (or facilitate) alumni interviews for website and newsletters. 
  • Expand and maintain college partnerships that provide alum with tuition discounts and work with college scholarship winners to allocate funds to schools. 
  • Generate, maintain, and update email distribution and mailing lists. Maintain alumni records in database. 
  • Assist with general office duties, including administrative tasks, ordering supplies, coordinating travel, preparing for quarterly Board meetings, database management, etc. 

Must Haves: 

  • Experience in community-building  
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with social media platforms. Understanding of best practices for each platform. Ability to create content, execute campaigns, and manage community engagement 
  • Excellent written communication skills with command of grammar and style 
  • Fluency with standard office software as well as basic database skills 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box  
  • Understand people (be a People Person!) 
  • 4-year college degree from an accredited school  
  • 0-2 years of work experience  
  • Ability to travel occasionally  

Wish List:  

  • Tech-savvy; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus 
  • Experience working at a community college or university – or a non-profit  

Applicants can send in a cover letter and resume to: