Staff Learning and Development Specialist (Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Exempt III)

San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Closing date
Sep 19, 2021

Job Details

Job no: 503150
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time

Position Summary

The Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE) works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations, and organizational structures while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging, and inclusion through:

  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all backgrounds;
  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, faculty, and staff; and
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities. 

In collaboration with and under the direction of the AVP for Faculty and Staff Diversity, the Staff Learning and Development Specialist will envision, manage, and direct the ways in which the CIE interacts with students, staff, and faculty including the implementation of the mission, vision, strategic plan, goals, and objectives.  They will serve as a primary representative of the CIE in all campus initiatives to improve representation, climate, and success for staff. The Staff Learning and Development Specialist will lead efforts to conceptualize, design, develop and facilitate training and learning opportunities for staff focused on diversity and equity, including workshops and learning communities on implicit bias, inclusive and anti-racist student services, professional skills relevant for professional advancement, and other topics as needed to support diversity initiatives across the University. The Staff Learning and Development Specialist will collaborate with other staff in the Center for Inclusive Excellence to develop and facilitate training for faculty and students as needed and track and assess outcomes and staff needs in order to make recommendations to meet strategic goals

For more information regarding the Center for Inclusive Excellence, click here.

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.

Education and Experience

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills 

  • Advanced degree in relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design and delivery of training with an emphasis on complex issues facing organizations including diversity and inclusion, leadership development, compliance
  • Proven knowledge of diversity and social justice issues including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious, and class background
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse range of staff, faculty, and administrators
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Experience working in or with either an academic environment or other shared governance models
  • Experience working with a diverse employee population audience
  • Experience developing marketing and communication to support training and events
  • Experience managing events
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to controversial, sensitive, and/or emotional issues and situations
  • Expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in inclusive and cross-cultural communication
  • Experience or has demonstrated commitment to serving underrepresented populations
  • Familiarity with the Canvas learning management system

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6,630 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,908 - $11,481 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.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 3, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by August 2, 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 [email protected]

Advertised: Jul 19, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU's approximately 32,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.

Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.

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Research: Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.7 billion in grants and contracts for research and programs ranging from cardiovascular disease to marine biology.

Diversity: SDSU ranks No. 19 in the nation for racial diversity and among the top universities for economic diversity. SDSU was ranked No. 11 in the nation and No. 4 in California for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education

International Study: SDSU offers 350 international education programs in 50 countries. Nearly 12,000 students have studied abroad in the past 12 years.

Community Service: SDSU is a recognized leader in innovative efforts to improve urban K-12 education. The City Heights Educational Collaborative and Compact for Success both positively impact the academic achievement of elementary, middle and high school students in the local area.

Sustainability: Sustainability is an every-day part of the university culture at San Diego State University. Students, faculty and staff all participate in a myriad of ways, from festivals, to research to academic programs. In spring 2014, SDSU opens its first LEED Platinum Certified building — the 206,000 square-foot Aztec Student Union.

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