Student Life Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life (Student Services Professional III)
San Diego State University

San Diego, California

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Student Life Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life (Student Services Professional III)

Job No: 525397
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)




Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Student Life Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life has responsibility for developing and implementing programs that facilitate growth in the areas of scholarship, personal and leadership development, citizenship, campus engagement and the clarification of personal values to fraternity and sororities. The Student Life Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life provides guidance and mentoring, through programming and advising efforts, to enhance Greek student engagement, pride, and sense of community.

The Student Life Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life is responsible for completion of program-related tasks or projects assigned by the appropriate administrator. The Student Life Advisor for Fraternity & Sorority Life provides back-up generalist support to other program coordinators within the department, including the Center for Student Organizations and Activities, the Glazer Center for Leadership and Service, the Center for Commuter Life, the CARES program, and Office of the Dean of Students programs that support retention, academic excellence and enhance graduation rates. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary 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. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

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

Department Summary

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. 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; and
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:

“The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic, and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.”

For more information regarding the Student Life & Leadership Department, click here.

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.

Key Qualifications
  • Understanding of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act with regards to the maintenance of academic and judicial records of individual students.
  • Understanding of reporting responsibilities outlined as a “Responsible Employee” and “Campus Security Authority” under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Act.
  • At least one (1) year experience working with commuter students is preferred.
  • At least one (1) year experience in working with diverse student populations is preferred.
  • Three or more years of professional experience in higher education/student affairs is preferred.
  • Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling or a related field is preferred.
  • Familiarity with academic advising practices.
  • Ability to effectively handle and complete several ongoing projects and activities in a work environment characterized by frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to plan work so that monthly and quarterly schedules can be adhered to.
  • Effective interpersonal skills required to build and maintain cooperative working relationships among diverse individuals and groups.
  • Ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports and guidelines.
  • Ability to understand, develop and effectively monitor fiscal budgets.
  • 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.
  • Ability to effectively use EAB Navigate, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Applications to create and analyze reports, manage data, resource materials and presentations.
  • Ability to speak before all groups of students and possess the skills necessary to deal with sensitive and confidential issues.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,025 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.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159 per month.

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 March 17, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by March 16, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.

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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Pang Thao at pythao@sdsu.edu.


Advertised: Mar 03, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Applications Close: Open until filled

To apply, visit https://careers.sdsu.edu/en-us/job/525397/student-life-advisor-for-fraternity-sorority-life-student-services-professional-iii







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