7133, Student Life Advisor for Student Organizations & Activities (SSP II), Student Life and Leadership (7133)

  • San Diego
  • San Diego, California
  • Dec 06, 2019
Full Time

Job Description

San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on December 19, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by December 18, 2019. (The position will remain open until filled). The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.

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Position Information
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2021, 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.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Student Life & Leadership (SLL), the Student Life Advisor for Student Organizations and Activities has primary responsibility for providing consultation, guidance, mentorship, leadership, support, and coordination, through programming and advising efforts, to student organizations, and developing and supporting co-curricular opportunities, events and programs to enhance student engagement, pride, and sense of community. Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of outdoor space.

The incumbent is responsible for completion of program-related tasks or projects assigned by the appropriate administrator. The incumbent in this position also provides back-up generalist support to other Student Life Advisors within the department, including Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership & Service, and SLL programs that support retention, academic excellence and enhance graduation rates. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.

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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,304 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120 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.

Minimum Qualifications


Possession of the knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master's degree in a job┬┐related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job┬┐related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

A master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, or Social Work.
One year of professional experience in University-based student activities, student development, leadership education, or civic education/community service programs.
Experience working with a large diverse student population.
Experience in event planning, coordination and implementation of programs and activities.
General knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
Ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data.
Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work and student advising and community contacts.
Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas Services Office.
Effective interpersonal skills required to build and maintain cooperative working relationships among diverse individuals and groups.
Basic experience in program development of student organizations and activities, fraternity and sorority life, leadership programs, cross-cultural center, and student academic success centers preferred.
Basic knowledge with event planning, coordination and implement program activities.

Application Procedures
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-1139.

General Information

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.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled