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ATSU - Director of Student Affairs, California Campus

A.T. Still University
Santa Maria

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ATSU - Director of Student Affairs, California Campus

Job Category: Student Affairs
Requisition Number: ATSUD002598
Full Time
Santa Maria, CA 93454, USASanta Maria, CA 93454, USA

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A.T. Still University is seeking applications for a full-time exempt Director of Student Affairs on the Santa Maria, California campus. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. The Director of Student Affairs shares the vision and mission of the student affairs department and university, is a student advocate, and supports a diverse environment. This position assists the Vice President of Student Affairs and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs with the development, planning, and execution of all student affairs-related responsibilities on the ATSU California Campus.

This position supports Admissions, Enrollment Services, Learning Resources & Accommodation Services, Student Life, Behavioral Health Wellness and Wellness programming, in addition to student development, student events/ activities, the ATSU Student Handbook and Catalog, and ATSU policies. Responds to student crisis.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Communicates effectively with the Associate Vice President - Student Affairs on all department activities and issues.
  • Provides Student Affairs leadership on the California Campus.
  • Works collaboratively with all student affairs offices.
  • Involved with the other university offices/ departments to coordinate annual events (ie: New Student Orientation, White Coat, Graduation, and Founder's Day.
  • Coordinates Communications with students.
  • Manages confidential student information, issues, and complaints as required by the DOE.
  • May act and/or assist with SGA in various capacities. May advise other Registered Student Organizations.
  • Conducts research and contributes to institutional policy development in relevant areas.
  • Student advocate and ombudsperson for students.
  • Crisis intervention and support of counseling/ academic resources.
  • On call for student and campus emergencies in California.
  • Member of the California Campus Emergency team.
  • Keep AVP - SA informed of all student events, issues, etc...
  • Stay informed of student affairs department functions.
  • Promote student wellness.
  • Serves on institutional committees.
  • Supports/ attends student functions as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Vice President and/ or Associate Vice President - Student Affairs.
  • Acts as a liaison to other offices and departments.
  • Meets weekly with the AVP - SA.
  • Attends student affairs leadership team meetings and retreats.
  • Represents department on university committees.
  • Manages budget and tracks expenditures.
  • Tracks data and surveys.
  • Acts as Campus Security Authority and is trained in Title IX.
  • Supports the technical standards and ADA needs for the University.
  • Ombudsperson/ liaison (nonvoting) for student promotions board (CAPAP).
  • Provides data/ materials for HLC and programmatic accreditation reports and reviews.
  • Represents ATSU - California Campus as the designated contact.

Education & Experience:
  • Masters degree preferred.
  • Two to three years experience in Student Affairs preferred.
  • Managerial experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of Student Affairs and Higher Education trends.
  • Knowledge of mental health and wellness.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • A clear understanding of the challenges of professional/ graduate students.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage resources and identify resourcing opportunities.
  • Must be able to travel between ATSU campuses and for professional meetings.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

The educational institution designates and employee, at each teaching location of the educational institution that does not have a certifying official present, to serve as a point-of-contact for veterans, service-members, reservists, or other eligible persons; the certifying official(s); the State approving agency of jurisdiction; and VA. The designated employee must have access (other than to transmit certifications) to VA's Internet-based education certification application to provide certification information to veterans, service-members, reservists, or other eligible persons, State approving agency representatives, and VA representatives.

The salary range for this position is 72,000 to 108,000 based on experience with the relocation assistance provided up to $12,000.00

ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit:



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A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.

ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.

ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.

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