#6525 Academic Coordinator (Student Services Professional III), Residential Education

Job description




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 February 13, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by February 12, 2018. 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 general direction, the Academic Coordinator performs complex Student Services professional work characterized by independent student advisement and guidance in individual and group settings. Such advisement involves basic counseling techniques and may concern career, academic, learning, campus life and/or related issues. Incumbents in this classification spend substantial portions of time in advisement sessions of considerable duration and utilize skills usually gained in graduate courses in counseling and guidance, human relations or related fields. This level is further characterized by assignments requiring the application of a high degree of judgment, or persuasiveness, imagination and professional skills and knowledge in a specified program or service area, as well as a general understanding of the interrelationships and the need for coordinated action within the total Student Services program. This level requires considerable administrative planning to develop creative solutions which integrate approaches across organizational lines. At this level, there is also the responsibility for recognizing specific program needs and for developing approaches for possible implementation to meet these needs.

This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Residential Education and is responsible for the oversight of the development of educational programming and academic enhancement of the university’s residential education program. 

The Academic Coordinator will oversee the maintenance of existing, and the development of new, residential learning communities. Collaborate with several offices outside of Residential Education, including the Office of Housing Administration, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs, New Student and Parent Programs, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, the Advising Center, the Weber Honors College, Student Life and Leadership, and others for the marketing, development, and support of these programs.

This role will oversee the campus STAR Resource Centers and further development of the programming efforts within these academic resource labs.

The Academic Coordinator collaborates with the Student Affairs Research and Assessment Office to evaluate Residential Education’s achievement of student learning outcomes and evaluates progress to degree of residential students, to include grade point averages, percent of students on academic probation, number of units attempted, number of units completed, etc.   In addition, this position will collaborate with the Faculty in Residence to plan intervention strategies for academically “at risk” residential students.

The person in this role will be responsible for the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of academic mentors, graduate students, STAR Center assistants, and tutors.

This role will also work with campus partners to create opportunities to provide Academic Programs for residential students on relevant topics and coordinate faculty participation and presentations for the department. Provide academic counseling to students on academic probation in the learning communities.

The Academic Coordinator will participate as appropriate in various Residential Education programs and will carry out other duties as assigned by the Associate Director and/or Director of Residential Education.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,288 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,288 - $6,109 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 

Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience.

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

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or a related field.
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in residential education environment.
  • Diversity training; experience working with diverse student populations in a large urban university setting.
  • Experience working with Living/Learning Communities including second year programming.
  • Freshman transition and identity development teaching experience.


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.





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Job No: #6525
Posted: 2/1/2018
Application Due: 4/2/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,288 per month. CSU Classification Sal