Director, Student Involvement and Development (JOB ID 3878)

California State University, Northridge in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 6, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Director, Student Involvement and Development (JOB ID 3878)
(Administrator III)
Student Involvement & Development

About the University 
California State University, Northridge (CSUN), long known for the intellectual, social, and cultural relevance of its 145 state academic programs and engaged centers; embraces innovation in community service, and hands-on experience and rigor. A minority-serving University in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. CSUN is a park-like campus located in the San Fernando Valley with 1.8 million people, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. 2,968 of its 38,000 students are international. CSUN is a welcoming University that values accessibility, academic excellence, and student achievement. 

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Student Life, the Director for Student Involvement and Development (SI&D) provides leadership, vision and strategic direction for the department while also effectively administering a broad range of fiscal, policy and personnel processes for a diverse staff. Working collaboratively with student leaders, faculty, staff, administration and community-based partners, the Director ensures the effective delivery of programs and services that support the University's goals of successful orienting, transition, and engaging students with the campus community. Is responsible for ensuring the successful execution of high profile campus events and extensive campus programs, including University Commencement, Honors and Freshman Convocations, New Student Orientation and student activities for 300+ clubs and organizations; also responsible for managing initiatives that support student leadership development, advisor trainings, co-curricular collaborations, and volunteerism. Directly supervises two Assistant Directors to ensure the successful coordination and implementation of mandatory and voluntary orientation programs (including Full Time Freshman, transfer, international student orientations and parent/family orientations) and the effective oversight of all university recognized student clubs and organizations to ensure compliance with system-wide and university recognition processes, compliant resolution processes, and time, space and manner policies. Manages and oversees all aspects of operations for major programming units housed in two separate campus locations; develops and maintains a complex annual budget; ensures accurate and timely website presence. Works closely with a diverse staff of professional, paraprofessional and student employees; supervises and builds competence of both direct and indirect reports through effective coaching, performance management, professional development planning and mentoring efforts. Effectively fosters and engaging, productive and welcoming culture within department that actively promotes an appreciation for inclusion and social justice issues in a diverse campus community that serves a large percentage of first generation students. 

Earned Master's degree within Student Affairs or related field in higher education. Six years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in student affairs or related departments required; with three of the six years in a managerial role. Experience providing student advisement within student governance structures, preferably with student clubs/organizations, community service and/or Greek letter organizations. Experience with large-scale public event programming; preferably with orientation or commencement programs. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, issues, and trends in the field. Working knowledge of best practices in student affairs in general, preferably practices related to student involvement and engagement. Leadership experience in the development and management of a comprehensive student services program, preferably related to functional areas of position. Abilities and Skills to: work effectively in a diverse higher education setting; develop student learning outcomes and program outcome strategies; advise student leaders, develop student leadership experiences and collaborate with others to facilitate successful outcomes in these initiatives; manage budget comprised of general fund, lottery, fee based and enterprise revenues; manage multiple priorities and projects effectively. Excellent oral and written communication skills with a broad range of diverse constituencies. Familiarity and involvement with professional organizations at regional and national levels. 

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule 
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.

HOURS: Full Time; will include evening and weekend hours. 

General Information 
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. The selected candidate is required to pass a thorough background investigation. Additionally, 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. 

How To Apply 
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins May 28, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. 
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below: 

Equal Employment Opportunity 
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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