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Director, Office of Student Life (Administrator II)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

Position Information     

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

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 Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Conditions of Employment

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy. Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to hrm@csudh.e          

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the 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.

Application Deadline & Salary Information         

Review of applications will begin Thursday, April 28, 2022 , and the position will remain Open until Filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, the Director of the Office of Student Life (OSL) provides leadership and administration of the Office of Student Life, including student clubs and organizations, Greek Life, and student leadership programs. The incumbent will supervise staff, manage day to day operations, and coordinate strategic planning efforts, goal setting processes, and develop and implement assessment of co-curricular programs that promote student learning, leadership, career readiness, retention, and persistence. The Director of the Office of Student Life will lead courses of action, develop and implement solutions that increase student engagement on a diverse commuter campus. Additionally, the Director will strategically align the OSL with the university strategic plan. The incumbent oversees the recognition and registration process for student organizations on campus and the development and implementation of accessible trainings, workshops, and programming for student organizations and faculty and staff advisors regarding Division and University procedures. The Director also serves as a main point of contact for the the Time, Place & Manner policy as it relates to events and programs by student organizations. This position will work collaboratively with a wide variety of administrative and academic departments across the university community to promote programs which compliments students' academic experience. The employee will supervise other professionals and support student assistants and student volunteers.

The incumbent will be responsible for designing and implementing the vision of an inclusive and engaging student community through programming and innovative student leadership. This position will collaborate with Associated Students Inc., The Loker Student Union, the Multicultural Resource Centers, the Women's Resource Center, University Housing, Basic Needs, Student Health Psychological Services, Student disAbility Resource Center, and the Center for Advocacy, and Prevention and Education (CAPE).


Required Experience: Combination of five to eight 5-8 years of professional related experience in Student life with 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience.

Required Education: Bachelors Degree

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

• Thorough knowledge of the CSU student activities policies, procedures, and practices relevant to the area including CSU Executive Order 1068 and student activities
• Knowledge of higher education student leadership theories and team building
• Knowledge of NACE Career Readiness Competencies
• Knowledge and practice of student development theory, individual counseling techniques, group counseling and advising practices, and current trends/issues related to college students


• Ability to be thorough, accurate and timely in a fast and dynamic environment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent active listening skills
• Strong critical thinking skills and analytical skills
• Skills working with campus administrators, faculty, staff and students to address complex issues and situations in a timely manner
• Skills to organize complex programs, trainings, and workshops in collaboration with campus and community partners
• Skills with computers, current technology methods of students, and other basic equipment in an academic setting

• Ability to articulate and educate the value and fundamentals theories of leadership and team building
• Ability to articulate and educate students on NACE Career Readiness Competencies
• Ability to utilize a combination of high-level analytical and interpersonal skills in working on complex problems from the investigation and analysis stage through the solution and implementation stage
• Ability to analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action
• Ability to assess, analyze and solve complex problems including organizational and fiscal
• Ability to deescalate conflict with individuals and groups
• Ability to prioritize and complete Office of Student Life and Student Affairs Division short- term and long-term plans
• Ability to advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters that involve confidentiality and tact
• Ability to follow university protocol
• Determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature
• Ability to understand the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by considering the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organization served

Preferred Qualifications: Masters in Higher Education, Leadership, Counseling or Counseling Psychology; Juris Doctorate, or closely related field.

Required Certification: Valid Driver's License


55% Organization and Development: • Lead, manage, create, and oversee a comprehensive student life program that incorporates effective and engaging programming, providing services to students, and educates students and the campus community on practices, policies and procedures, based on best practices and established theory. • Lead the Office of Student Life’s (OSL) outreach, education and partnerships with faculty, staff, and students; including managing of OSL staff, interns, and student assistants. • Direct student engagement and leadership initiatives, and programs that incorporate best practices and research. •Develops, manages, maintains, and oversees a culturally responsive training program for student organizations, their executive boards, and their members on University processes, procedures, and protocols to ensure understanding and foster engagement. Additionally, develops and oversees a comprehensive training program for faculty and staff advisors to student organizations on University processes, procedures, and protocols to ensure understanding and foster engagement and collaboration. •Develops and promotes culturally responsive leadership development and education for students. Develops, manages, maintains and oversees a comprehensive student leadership development program. Creates and implements an operational framework based on established theory and leads efforts to partner with Division and campus experts to create programming, trainings, and workshops. •Utilizes technology to improve services and systems and provide more access for students to participate in cocurricular engagement activities. • Oversee the campus-wide education, implementation and timely completion of student organizations recognition that aligns to CSU Executive Order 1068 and Dominguez Hills Student Organization policies • Works with committees and tasks forces to review and analyze existing policies, practices and initiatives and propose changes to increase student engagement and development. • Lead the implementation and education of Dominguez Hills Free Speech and time, place and manner policies related to student organizations and the Office of Student Life. • Develop and implement student organizations event approval policies, practices and workflow, which entails coordinating the approvals of individuals and departments that include student organization advisors, Dominguez Hills parking, event venue, Risk Management, Procurement, and University Police Department • Coordinate the review and analysis of current student recognition policies, practices and workflow and propose changes, as appropriate, that align to CSU policies and student affairs best practices • Design and facilitate the training of Office of Student Life professional staff, interns, and student staff to increase learning, development and effectiveness • Independently propose, create, and direct initiatives that educate and train faculty and staff as student organization advisors to meet compliance of Executive Order 1068, Dominguez Hills Student Organization • Manage the recruitment, training and evaluation of the OSL professional staff, interns and student assistants. • Develop and maintain a system of communication and feedback among OSL staff designed to facilitate communication within OSL and between ASI, LSU, and other campus stakeholders. • Responsible for the financial oversight for department and programs including the development and management of departmental budget, financial assessments, allocations, and resource management.  
20% Coordination of major events, workshops and programming: • Manage Student Life annual events, trainings, and workshops including event coordination, communication with stakeholders and developing run-of-shows. • Design and implement marketing and programming to support events and programs. • Assist with the planning and implementation of campus wide events designed to engage students and enhance their learning and development.  
10% Assessment, Data, and Analytics: • In consultation with the Sr. Program Manager of Student Life Assessment and Planning, plan and execute Office of Student Life assessment and evaluation initiatives. • Develop presentations and infographics that showcase OSL student engagement and demonstrate engagement outcomes. • Systematically gather Office of Student Life data and work with the Sr. Program Manager of Student Life Assessment and Planning to produce reports that demonstrate student learning and development  
10% Administration of Student Support Tools: • Administration and integration of a co-curricular student engagement platform designed to capture student engagement data. • Administration and integration of a student support platform designed to improve communication between CSUDH campus stakeholders and provide a network of coordinated care for students.  
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Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9




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