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Student Life Advisor for Campus Events & Alternative Programs (Student Services Professional III)

Employer
California State University System
Location
San Diego, CA
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Specialty
Campus life
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for supervising, monitoring and implementing programs and services that have a direct impact on orientation, transition, and overall student success and retention. These programs and services are designed to ease the transition to the University, enhance student involvement/participation in university organizations, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Office of the Dean of Students promotes student rights and encourages citizenship responsibility among students. The Office of the Dean of Students consists of the following areas: Campus Assistance, Response, Evaluation, and Support (CARES) Team, Center for Commuter Life, Center for Student Organizations & Activities, Esports Engagement Center, Glazer Center for Leadership and Service, Office of New Student and Parent Programs, and SDSU Connects.

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

The Division facilitates the academic and career success, personal growth and well-being of all students, and works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds;
  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff, including enhancing the learning environment and expanding learning opportunities for all students inside and outside the classroom, and expanding and connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences;
  • Developing leaders who believe in and lead others toward supporting civility, mutual respect and diversity in our society and workplaces; and
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:

"The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society."

For more information regarding the Center for Student Organizations & Activities department, click here.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field; including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related. Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A Master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Key Qualifications
  • Ability to design and implement programs and services to meet identified student needs and campus needs.
  • Skills in special event coordination, organization and programming.
  • Ability to assist in identifying program goals and assist with developing long-range objectives to meet those goals.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and evaluate student-oriented events and programs.
  • Working knowledge of basic principles of student development theory as it applies to both individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.
  • Working knowledge of University policies relevant to student clubs and organizations.
  • Ability to explain a wide variety of policies and procedures to students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and trustworthy professionalism with staff, faculty, and students.
  • Must be able to conduct basic research.
  • Ability to effectively use Google Suite, and software including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create and analyze reports, manage data, resource materials and presentations.
  • Ability to assist students in the process of creative problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Ability to identify problems or potential problems and to assist in formulating and implementing procedures to effect problem resolution and program revisions as needed.
  • Experience in program development of student organizations and activities, fraternity and sorority life, leadership programs, cross-cultural center, and student academic success centers preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,276 per month.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,276 - $7,517 per month.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.

SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 1, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by June 30, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Eurick Hilario at echilario@sdsu.edu.

Advertised: Jun 10 2024 Pacific Daylight Time

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