Dean of Students for SDSU Imperial Valley

San Diego State University
San Diego County, CA
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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*Job no:* 500698
*Work type:* Management (MPP)
*Location:* San Diego - Imperial Valley
*Categories:* MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

*Position Summary*
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus is an integral division of SDSU located in Calexico and Brawley, 120 miles east of the San Diego Campus. SDSU IV is administered by the Dean of the Campus, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Students, the Director for Business and Financial Services, and the Director of Development and P3 Initiatives. SDSU IV offers undergraduate education, credential programs for teacher preparation, and various Master's of Arts programs. There are approximately 1,000 students enrolled each semester. SDSU-IV provides a uniquely intimate educational experience. Due to our proximity to the Mexican border, our campus serves a diverse student body comprised largely of groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. Given our regional focus, responsive curriculum, and community engagement, the IV Campus has become a powerful engine of economic growth for the region.
The Dean of Students reports to the Dean of SDSU Imperial Valley, with an indirect line to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The Dean of Students serves as one of the executive officers for both SDSU-IV and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The Dean of Students is responsible for the direction and coordination of department programs/personnel as designated by the Dean of SDSU Imperial Valley in consultation with the VP for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The incumbent represents the interests of the SDSU IV and the Division on a day-to-day basis at the sub-Cabinet level and is responsible for the promotion of student development through a program of co-curricular activities and services to students at SDSU IV. The Dean of Students is also responsible for the quality of the campus social, cultural and educational environment and the student services that enhance the University's academic programs and the intellectual and personal development of students at SDSU Imperial Valley.
The Dean of Students for Imperial Valley is responsible for establishing, managing, communicating, and maintaining student support services and for student advising and student advocacy within Imperial Valley; supporting Imperial Valley recruitment, orientation, and retention efforts; facilitating student leadership development and co-curricular engagement; and for special projects as assigned by the Dean of SDSU Imperial Valley. In the delivery of their responsibilities, the Dean of Students for Imperial Valley works closely with a number of San Diego campus departments and programs including, though not limited to, Enrollment Services, New Student Orientation, Career Services, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Student Ability Success Center, the Office of Student Life & Leadership, and others.
The position is responsible for managing, monitoring, and implementing programs and services that have a direct impact on student retention, engagement, leadership, and personal development at San Diego State University Imperial Valley. These programs and services are designed to ease the student transition, support retention, and enhance student involvement/ participation in co-curricular engagement opportunities. The Dean of Students for Imperial Valley will promote racial, ethnic, and cultural appreciation and equity. The position is responsible for the development of strong partnerships with academic and surrounding community constituents, both on the main campus and in the Imperial Valley, that promote student development and learning through a program of co-curricular activities and services to students
SDSU strives for equity and inclusion in everything it does, building on the human and intellectual diversity of students, faculty, and staff as a source of innovation and strength. SDSU is ranked 35 nationwide for ethnic diversity, and roughly 54% of the university's undergraduates and graduates are students from historically marginalized populations. SDSU is the No. 1 LGBTQ+-friendly campus in California, and No. 8 nationally, according to Campus Pride and BestColleges. Further, the university is consistently ranked as a top school for veterans and serves more than 4,000 military-connected students. Most critically, the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion translate to results: Continuation and degree completion rates have increased over the last decade, and equity gaps have begun to close effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
For more information regarding Imperial Valley Campus, 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.
*Candidate Qualifications*
We are seeking an experienced student services leader. The ideal candidate will possess:
* Advanced degree in Student Personnel, Educational Leadership, Higher Education or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
* A minimum of 5-10 years of successful and progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education at the director level or above OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been acquired
* Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create safe working environments for minoritized students, faculty, and staff
* Experience participating in and leading movement(s) to create meaningful systemic change
* Ability to understand and navigate a dynamic campus culture
* Competency in cross-cultural communication
* Possesses leadership qualities such as: proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity, and creativity
* Demonstrated success working on teams and supporting colleagues on collaborative initiatives
* Demonstrated record of success in equity, diversity, and inclusion
*Preferred Qualifications *
* Doctorate or other terminal degree appropriate to the candidate's discipline
* General understanding of grants, fundraising, and development
* Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrative units to effectively support student services and affairs within an Academic College
* Must possess an understanding of the academic environment and the interface between academic and student affairs
* Skills in individual counseling/advising and demonstrated interest in working with students and commitment to student success
* Ability to work in a complex organization with a diverse, multicultural population
* Ability to work with minimal supervision, tolerate ambiguity, and use independent judgment
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Bilingual in English and Spanish
* Knowledge of student development theory strongly desired
*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
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](
*Supplemental Information*
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 21, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 20, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
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
*Advertised:* Jun 04, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
*Applications close:* Open until filled

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