Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Seaside CA
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

(Administrator IV)


Apply Today!  Open until filled.  Application Screening Begins:  September 5, 2017



Under the administrative direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services, the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students is responsible for oversight of Student Life.  Student Life includes Student Housing & Residential Life; Child Care Center; Student Conduct; Student Activities & Leadership Development; Orientation & First Year Programs; Student Conduct; Student Organizations; Greek Life; Associated Students; Otter Student Union; Black Box Cabaret; Cross Cultural Center; Student Recreation; Student Center Operations; and a Catalyst Center.

This senior leadership appointment is involved in crisis planning and coordinating, and provides a unique opportunity to influence the climate for the student experience. In the absence of the Vice President, the AVP has the authority to make decisions of significance for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.    Provides leadership and vision for the student life functional areas.   Assures compliance with appropriate federal, state, and institutional policies as well as professional ethical standards in all areas of functional responsibility.


2.     Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to foster student leadership and excellence in the learning, social and civic environment.  Supports the  VPSA/ES in providing leadership and responsibility  for oversight of the student   discipline  system,  alternative   means  to   resolving  conflicts,  crisis  management,  campus-wide  student   activity programming, and interpreting University policies.  Keeps the VPSA/ES informed on any student-related issues through its conclusion.


3.      Oversees the development of a residential community that is responsive to student needs, and that fosters the intellectual cultural, social, and interpersonal growth of students through leadership, program and engagement opportunities, dedicated staff and proactive advising.  Provides leadership for Student Life functions that promote civility and an inclusive campus climate. Provides leadership for the development and implementation of technology and communication efforts and projects. Provides leadership in developing parent program/communications and related grant opportunities.


4.      Collaborates with the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services, and Student Affairs Leadership Team in strategic planning, professional development, budget/fiscal management, continuous quality improvement, policy development and implementation, and advancing diversity efforts. Serves as Student Affairs representative in planning for major capital improvement projects, renovations and new construction projects related to student housing, student center, student activities, dining services, etc.


5.    Works directly with Academic Affairs Leadership and Faculty/Academic Senate; serves on the Academic Affairs Council and the Delivery Team (supporting student retention and graduation rate improvement and initiatives)


6.      Develops the program outcomes for all student life functional areas, monitors assessment of those outcomes, and develops plans of action for improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes.


7.    Develops, implements, monitors and revises policies and procedures relating to the student life functional area in collaboration with the VPSA/ES.


8.    Chairs or serve on appropriate committees including, but not limited to: the Enrollment Services and Student Affairs Administrative Review Team, the Student Fee Advisory Committee, and the Critical Incident Response Team. Serves in a significant leadership role on other  campus committees  including, but  not  limited  to:    the  Incident  Management  Team, the  Strategic Budget Advisory Committee, the Policy Facilitation Team, Enrollment Management Council, Commencement Planning Committee, and the Otter Student Union Board of Directors. Serves on the President's Cabinet and other standing campus-wide committees as needed.


Other Functions:

  1. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of: best practices in American higher education administration  and leadership, student  personnel services, student development  theory and student  learning outcomes, student  co-curricular retention models and practices; organizational development. Working knowledge of: principles, issues, and methods of public administration, including organization, personnel and fiscal management procedures; staff selection, development, and management in a collective bargaining environment; leadership development; computer applications in Student Affairs administration.  General knowledge of: laws and contract issues related to student life, residential services, and employment. Thorough understanding of the academic support needs of developing first-generation students  from culturally  diverse and historically underserved communities.  Knowledge and experience working successfully and providing leadership within a culturally diverse higher education setting.

Skilled in: strategic  planning, goal development, and  outcomes  assessment within  the  context  of  divisional  and university  plans; consultative and collaborative decision making; leadership development; conflict resolution; developing community  among college students, effectively leading various areas of Student Affairs to strengthen the student life experience; residential and co-curricular learning program development  in a multi-cultural environment; modeling and training for civility and strong intra-group and inter­group relations.

Ability to: think critically and independently interpret and apply codes of rules, regulations, procedures, precedent cases and policies related to the full range of Student  Affairs including  Student Housing &  Residential Life, Judicial Affairs, Student Activities & Leadership Development, Student Center management, the Child Care Center, learn the purposes, organization, structure, major programs, and related  policies  of  the  California State University system and CSUMB; administer and forecast budgets; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; benchmark with  comparable colleges and universities; develop new, innovative and effective support services for students; use supervisory principles, practices,  and  techniques to accomplish results through delegation and motivation; work collaboratively in the development and administration of program areas; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in a diverse, academic environment.


A master's degree from an accredited college or university AND seven (7) years of increasingly responsible management experience in Student Affairs. Demonstrated leadership and management experience in more than one Student Affairs functional area.  Experience in a diverse higher education environment.


Ph.D./Ed.D.  Must have strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with program development, working with university auxiliary services; working in a collective bargaining environment; utilizing innovations in technology to enhance operations in Student Affairs. Highly desirable: demonstrated knowledge of creative and innovative programs which enhance the relationships between academic affairs and student life.


  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with CSUMB.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
  • 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.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to University Police all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property, access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information, responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access, access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards), control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • 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 a Statement of Economic Interest subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. 


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes:  a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; and retirement benefits. For further information, please visit: Management Personnel Plan. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


For full consideration, submit the required documents by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above.  For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389.  For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map).  Please check the links provided for the respective hours.

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.


All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

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