Student Life Advisor for CEAP (Student Services Professional III)
San Diego State University

San Diego, California

Posted in Education and Training


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Job Info


Job no: 514553
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Position Summary

The Center for Student Organizations & Activities in the Office of the Dean of Students is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The Center for Student Organizations & Activities promotes student growth and leadership development through teaching, advising and intentional personal interactions. The Center for Student Organizations & Activities staff encourage and facilitate opportunities for students to connect and engage in the campus community while striving to provide a safe and inclusive campus environment. In addition, the office supports the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students in serving as Liaison to the College of Education for the purposes of coordinating Graduate Student Assistants and Graduate Interns from the Masters' Degree in Postsecondary Educational Leadership, Specialization in Student Affairs.

Under the supervision of the Director for the Center for Student Organizations & Activities, the Student Life Advisor for Campus Events & Alternative Programs (CEAP) develops and implements programs that facilitate growth in the areas of scholarship, personal and leadership development, citizenship, campus engagement and the clarification of personal values. The incumbent supports strategic initiatives for the campus community through planning, implementing, and evaluating campus events and alternative programs.

The Student Life Advisor for CEAP will possess proficient skills necessary to successfully complete program-related tasks or projects assigned by the appropriate administrator. The incumbent will possess the knowledge and ability to provide back-up generalist support to other program coordinators within the Office of the Dean of Students, including the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Glazer Center for Leadership and Service, the Center for Commuter Life, and the Well-being and Health Promotion department, as well as Office and divisional programs that support retention, academic excellence and enhance graduation rates. The Student Life Advisor for CEAP will work evenings and weekends as a required and routine part of this position.

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity proactively works 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.

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

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2023, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Possession of these 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.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Specialized Skills

  • Three years of professional experience in student leadership development.
  • 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 plan, coordinate and evaluate student-oriented events and programs.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and sensitivity towards cultural differences.
  • Ability to effectively handle and complete several ongoing projects and activities in a work environment characterized by frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends regularly, including every weekend during the first five weeks of the fall semester.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in higher/postsecondary education, public health, health promotion, or related field.
  • Minimum of three-year work experience in the program area.
  • Knowledge of leadership development theory and practice.
  • Ability to assist students in the process of creative problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Possess critical decision-making skills.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Experience working in a large, urban diverse higher education setting.

Compensation and Benefits

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. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,691 per month.

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: $4,691 - $6,683 per month.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University system wide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 9, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by June 8, 2022. 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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at mcothron@sdsu.edu.

Advertised: May 25, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


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