6367 Student Life Advisor (Student Services Professional III), Student Life and Leadership

San Diego, California
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,204 - $5,989 per month
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on June 28, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by June 27, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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Position Information


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.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership for Student Organizations and Activities, the incumbent develops and implements programs that facilitate growth in the areas of scholarship, personal and leadership development, citizenship, campus engagement and the clarification of personal values. The incumbent provides guidance and mentoring, through programming and advising efforts, to student clubs and organizations at SDSU.

The incumbent is responsible for completion of program-related tasks or projects assigned by the appropriate administrator. The incumbent in this position also provides back-up generalist support to other program coordinators within the department, including Greek Life, Leadership and Community Service Programs, and SLL programs that support retention, academic excellence and enhance graduation rates. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,204per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,204 - $5,989 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




Minimum Qualifications 

Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student¿related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.

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.

Education equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

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.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Two years of professional experience in student leadership development.
  • Master’s degree in counseling or a related field.
  • Three years of professional experience in one of the student services program or in a related field.
  • Ability to design and implement programs and services to meet identified student needs and campus needs.
  • Knowledge of leadership development theory and practice.
  • Skills in special event coordination, organization and programming.
  • Ability to assist students in the process of creative problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Possess critical decision-making skills.
  • Ability to assist in identifying program goals and assist with developing long range objectives to meet those goals.
  • Ability to identify problems or potential problems and to assist in formulating and implementing procedures to effect problem resolution and program revisions as needed.
  • Experience in program development of student organizations and activities, fraternity and sorority life, leadership programs, cross-cultural center, and student academic success centers.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Experience working in a large, urban diverse higher education setting.


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General 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 as a condition of employment. 

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.

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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.