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Associate Director for Student Life and Leadership for Fraternity & Sorority Life

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

Position Summary

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
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities

The Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life facilitates student development opportunities for the fraternity and sorority community. Serving more than ten percent of the student population, CFSL provides critical support, advising, education, and engagement opportunities for the community. The CFSL is rooted in eight espoused values, specifically:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Alumni and Family Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Relations
  • Community Wellness
  • Diversity Education and Inclusion
  • Leadership Education and Development
  • Philanthropy and Service

Under the general direction and supervision of the Director for the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Associate Director is responsible for supporting the development of the Greek Life program.  The Associate Director will coordinate efforts with multiple departments inside the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity and across campus.  Duties assigned to this position include but are not limited to supervising Greek Life staff members, advising Greek councils, managing alcohol and other drug alternative programming, creating and presenting risk management training sessions, organizing leadership training, leading coordinated care advising efforts for the center, managing and participating in the student organization judicial process, and establishing and assessing standards and accreditation of the Greek Life community.

The Associate Director should be organized, innovative, enthusiastic, collaborative, student-oriented, self-motivated, creative, and able to communicate well with the students, faculty, staff, potential donors and other members of the community. The incumbent will also collaborate with other areas, including coordinating the development of the new programs and initiatives, proposing budgets, and overseeing the coordination of a variety of programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, proficiency in desktop publishing, word processing and website development are required of the incumbent. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.

As the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life is part of the Office of the Dean of Students, the incumbent in this position provides support to other centers/programs/departments in the Office, including the Center for Student Organizations and Activities, the Glazer Center for Leadership and Service, Center for Commuter Life, and the Well-being and Health Promotion Department.

For more information regarding the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, at-will position. 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.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel Administration, High Education, or related field is required
  • Minimum of four to six years of experience in fraternity and sorority life, student activities, and/or student leadership development in a university setting

Specialized Skills

  • Knowledge of or the capacity to rapidly gain a working knowledge of the California State University System and its policies and procedures as they impact students.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience working with fraternities and sororities
  • Experience in reviewing, enforcing, and adjudicating policy
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Experience supervising students and professional staff
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Experience in developing and managing multiple budgets and event coordination
  • Experience working in a large education setting with robust fraternity and sorority life
  • Experience in event planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation
  • Experience in development and assessment of student learning outcomes, including general knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

SDSU COVID-19 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

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply quickly.  SDSU will conduct an expedited search and selection process to fill this critical position.  Applications will be considered upon submission. The position will remain open until filled.

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

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 Casie Martinez at


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