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30+ days ago

Admissions Office Coordinator

California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA

Job Title: Admissions Office Coordinator Department: Admissions Supervisor: Assistant Director of Admissions This is a fulltime non-exempt level… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sr. Program Manager - Integral Counseling Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA

California Institute of Integral Studies Position: Senior Program Manager Department: Integral Counseling Program Supervisor: Program Chair This is a… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Admissions Projects Coordinator

California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA

California Institute of Integral Studies Job Title: Admissions Projects Coordinator Supervisor: Associate Director of Admissions Department… Glassdoor

30+ days ago


CIIS San Francisco, CA

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    CIIS--a great place to work, but you won't get rich

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies)


    CIIS provides an amazing community of people to work with, has an open style of leadership that values all employees, and does a great job in allowing that you have a life outside of work--you can bring your whole self to work here. It is more democratic than other places I have worked in that you have access to all levels of the leadership structure, and they will at least listen to you ideas. They do provide a very generous benefits package, and provide a more generous vacation package than you will find elsewhere. The benefits plan includes chiropractic and massage, and staff get additional time off over the winter holidays as the Institute closes for at least one week (and pays employees for those days).


    Because it is a non-profit, the salaries at CIIS are not on par with those of the private sector, including other educational institutions. It is also difficult to move up because the staffing is structured with a lot of dead-ends. Although almost everyone working at CIIS is a fascinating person with a rich life outside of work, sometimes they are TOO interesting and lack the advanced professional skills necessary to make such a lean operation run smoothly. Too many times one person can derail an entire project because they "don't get it" or don't agree. The flip-side of a very democratic structure is that one person or a few people can stall things, and this keeps the organization from progressing.

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    Keep working to professionalize staff with additional technology training. Rethink the staffing structure so that it will allow for some upward movement. Be willing to make tough decisions when it comes to staffing--although someone may be a perfectly lovely person, do they have the skills necessary to ensure that the operation runs smoothly? If not, then they need to be retrained, moved to a job that better suits their abilities, or simply let go. It holds the entire institute back when a few positions that are not clearly defined and don't have clear productivity objectives are allowed to exist.