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Associate Director, Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

San Diego State University
San Diego

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Associate Director, Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

Job No: 517261
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

Position Summary

The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity 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, the faculty and staff; and
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

  • Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:

    “The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.”

    The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities is responsible for acting on behalf of the University President regarding all aspects of student disciplinary conduct. The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities receives reports of alleged misconduct relative to Title 5, California Code of Regulations, investigates all complaints in order to determine whether University student conduct action is to be pursued, and determines appropriate University student conduct case dispositions and restorative sanctions under the guidelines of California State University Executive Orders (EO).

    Reporting directly to the Director of the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Associate Director of the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities assists in the management of the Center and the responsibility of acting on behalf of the University regarding all aspects of student conduct. The Associate Director will receive and investigate reports of alleged academic and non-academic misconduct filed by faculty, staff, students, University Police, Residential Education, and members of the community, and will represent the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities or University as appropriate. The Associate Director will supervise Student Conduct Coordinators and may supervise Graduate Assistants.

    The Associate Director of the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities will work closely with campus departments/divisions to support compliance with all University policy and external regulations that directly impact students. The position requires a working knowledge of internal and California State University policies that affect students. If University student conduct action is to be pursued, the Associate Director of the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities will follow system-wide procedural guidelines established by the California State University Chancellor's Office (currently, Executive Order 1098).

    The Associate Director will be a highly skilled communicator with strong conflict-mediation skills. They will be a relational leader with the ability to develop and maintain positive and compassionate working relationships with students, parents, faculty, employees, law enforcement, and other university constituents. They understand the philosophy of student conduct, including the purpose of early intervention, the need to create a safe and productive living/learning environment, and the overall goal to retain our students whenever possible. They are a dynamic communication with the ability to navigate difficult and sensitive topics and assist in the creation of policies and procedures related to student conduct. They will act in an unbiased, compassionate yet unemotional, firm, persuasive, and/or comforting manner, as appropriate. The Associate Director will be a team player in matters related to facilitating professional development, office dynamics, and necessary tasks.

    For more information regarding the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, 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.

    Education and Experience
    • Master's degree in counseling, higher education, student development, or a related field
    • Five (5) years of direct experience with student conduct and restorative sanctioning
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in legal and ethical student disciplinary practices

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience applying state and federal laws and CSU Executive Orders affecting student conduct work and concurrent risk management issues in California State Universities.
    • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations as they pertain to judicial actions, including FERPA, CIPA, Title V, and Executive Orders.

    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

  • SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

    In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

    The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

    Supplemental Information

    Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 29, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by August 28, 2022. This position is 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: Aug 12, 2022 (9:00 AM)
    Applications Close: Open until filled

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    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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    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

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