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Director, Student Life and Development

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/16/23

Job Description

Director, Student Life and Development

Job No: 525798
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Student Life & Development has authority and responsibility for and provides leadership, direction, and oversight of operations, finances, and personnel management for the Student Life & Development department (SLD) including campus organizations, the Leadership Academy, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Club Sports. The incumbent is responsible for designing, implementing and administering services that are equitable, inclusive and provide culturally sensitive services that enhance the quality of campus life. The position is responsible for overseeing strategic planning efforts, goal setting processes, assessment of department services and programs, and the creation and implementation of student learning outcomes for SLD and alignment with the goals of the Student Affairs (SA) and the University. The incumbent oversees the recognition and registration process for student organizations on campus and the development and implementation of trainings, workshops, and programming for student organizations and faculty and staff advisors regarding Student Affairs and University procedures. The Director also serves as a main point of contact for the explanation and administration of the Campus Rules & Regulations, particularly the Time, Place, & Manner policy as it relates to events and programs by student organizations. Furthermore, the incumbent provides services that are equitable, inclusive and provide culturally sensitive services that enhance the quality of campus life. This position uses a student centered and equity minded approach in all communication and service efforts.
Key Responsibilities

  • Leading and managing Student Life & Development Department & its various components
  • Implement and Maintain Diversity Initiatives
  • Manage Club Sports
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated counseling and mediation skills, experience handling sensitive matters involving groups or individuals with tact and discretion. Must possess experience with onsite monitoring of complex student programs with large attendance. Experience serving in professional leadership positions in higher education related student services programs. Experience serving historically underrepresented, low-income, first generation, traditionally disenfranchised, and differently abled populations in diverse environments. Ability to work effectively with and lead a variety of stakeholder groups and large teams, including students, faculty, staff, and external partners. A record of successful collaboration with other organizational units toward a shared goal. Demonstrated strong management skills and strong and successful leadership practices, including change management, and experience supervising staff. Demonstrated ability to work effectively up, down, and across the institution. Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment, highly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared governance. Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Office 365, Adobe products, specialized education tech platforms (e.g. PeopleSoft, Banner, EAB), Qualtrics, Zoom/Zoom webinar, specialized health care tech platforms (e.g. Titanium or Point and click), etc. and/or the demonstrated ability to learn new platforms to a point of proficiency. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholder groups. Demonstrated skill in collecting, interpreting, synthesizing, assessing, and analyzing high-level department data to make data-informed decisions and report out systematically.

Proven ability to learn, interpret, apply, and develop a wide variety of university policies and procedures relating to field administration standards, policies, and issues. Skill in developing, implementing, and assuring compliance with office and University policies and procedures. A mindset and skill set that lends itself to the provision of excellent customer service to the campus community, vendors, and community partners. The ability to insure excellent customer service from areas within oversight, as well. Ability to lift ~25lbs materials from office to/from event locations.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience required. Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of student development theory, student leadership development, and ability to apply theory to practice. Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible student affairs experience, including supervision of professional staff. Master's or doctorate degree in counseling, student development, or other related social science preferred. Three (3) years of experience working with campus clubs & organizations, fraternity & sorority life, and/or clubs sports preferred.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid CA driver's license preferred.

Student Life and Development

Salary Range: $7,240 - $10,860 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.

This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.

Administrator II
Application Procedures

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It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
Additional 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU 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 CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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Application Closes: Apr 05, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.