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Director, Pierce Greek Life Center

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The Director has oversight for the daily operations and strategic priorities of the Pierce Greek Life Center, as well as the implementation of educational programming and engagement opportunities facilitated by the center. The Director of the Pierce Greek Life Center has responsibility for supervising staff and policy implementation, including the student organization recognition process for fraternities and sororities, engaging in the student organization judicial processes, coordination of the center’s advising team, serving in an on-call capacity, and duties associated with California State University System - Executive Order 1068. In addition to budgetary duties, the Director of the Pierce Greek Life Center manages a staff of professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate student assistants. They are also responsible for serving as liaisons with alumni/advisors, community members, and inter/national offices and boards.

Typical duties but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualizes innovative, wide-reaching student activities rooted in Pierce Greek Life Center values to elevate the quality of the ‘fraternity and sorority experience’, effectively communicate these plans to stakeholders, and assist in identifying funding to support them.
  • Serves in an on-call capacity to support students during times of emergency, crisis, and risk.
  • Leads risk management and harm reduction efforts for the Pierce Greek Life Center.
  • Writes or supports grant applications related to fraternity and sorority life and collaborates with SA+CD Development in order to identify additional funding support for the Pierce Greek Life Center.
  • Develops, implements, manages, and assesses initiatives as recommended by the Presidential Task Force on Student Activities and Safety, Presidential Task Force on Alcohol and Substance Misuse, and the university/divisional strategic plans.
  • Facilitates campus-wide connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences by working with campus partners and student groups.
  • Administers recognition and accreditation-type programs for fraternities and sororities.
  • Manages staff in facilitating the student organization recognition and event application processes to ensure communication and permitting of all Greek-lettered organizations and activities.  When necessary, guides and advises students, faculty, staff, and the community regarding the processes, policies, and regulations associated with outdoor space, outdoor sound, event approvals, and marketing activities.
  • Serves as representative on a wide variety of University Committees, including but not limited to the University’s Collaborative Incident Management Team, Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force, Hazing Prevention Task Force, Campus Management Action Team, Aztec Nights Management Team, to assist in event supervision and crisis mediation and various AS Council Boards/Committees as assigned.
  • Supports and attends programs, events, and activities within the Campus Life Subdivision, Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, and University.
  • Serves as a judicial hearing officer as requested by the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Teaches University Seminar and courses in the Leadership Minor as appropriate.

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. Evening and weekend work are routine for this position and an expectation at the time of hire.

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

Department Summary

The Office of the Dean of Students is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The Office of the Dean of Students promotes student growth and leadership development through teaching, advising and intentional personal interactions.  The Office of the Dean of Students staff encourages and facilitates 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.

Through participation in the Office of the Dean of Students activities, students are connected to the University through an array of structured and informal learning opportunities.  Students are encouraged, supported, and empowered to pursue academic success, personal growth, an understanding of diverse human experiences, and compassionate activism on and off campus.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel Administration, High Education, or related field is required.   
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in fraternity and sorority life, student activities, and/or student leadership development in a university.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with emergency, crisis, and risk management.
  • Thorough knowledge of student development theories as well as best practices in the field of Student Affairs related to student life and leadership education and fraternity and sorority life.
  • Evidence of achievement in fraternity and sorority life programs that meet the needs of a highly diverse student population. 
  • Experience planning and administering fiscal resources.
  • Experience advising/planning events and programs on a collegiate level and use of technology in a university setting.
  • Working knowledge of other student and academic affairs departments, including Residential Education, Student Rights & Responsibilities, Counseling and Psychological Services, Well-being & Health Promotion, Student Organizations & Activities, Career Services, Student Disability Services, and University Relations and Development. Ability to work effectively with student government, i.e., Associated Students, on co-sponsored campus events.
  • Direct supervision experience within a classified system, preferably in a collective bargaining environment, including selection, supervision, training, staff motivation, performance evaluation, conflict resolution, supervision of professional staff, and support staff in a multifaceted organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • A high degree of initiative, judgment, and resourcefulness in carrying out assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Strong team player, consensus-builder, and conflict mediator.

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: 15 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 dependents

Anticipated hiring range:  $85,000- $92,500

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 May 6, 2024. For full consideration, please apply by May 5, 2024.

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.

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 Rachael Stalmann at

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