Associate Dean of Students (Administrator III) (10421)

  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

Working Title
Associate Dean of Students

Administrator Level
This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Life & Dean of Students.

SF State University
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

AVP & Dean of Students

Department Description
A campus community where every student belongs and the student experience matters.

The Division of Student Life (DSL) believes that every SF State student should belong and matter, has the capacity to live a purposeful life, and can positively impact the world.

To that end, the Division of Student Life (DSL) team at SF State facilitates student-centered learning through personal, professional, community, and academic engagement, culminating in a transformational experience.

We work collaboratively with students, families, faculty, staff, administrators, and others to enhance the overall SF State student experience. As partners in the educational process we:

- Create opportunities for students to integrate curricular and co-curricular learning;
- Advocate and support student inclusion in the University decision making process;
- Inform and educate students of their rights and responsibilities as members of the University, San Francisco, and global communities;
- Promote and educate students about social justice and equity;
- Network and collaborate with faculty and staff to enhance the student learning experience;
- Provide educational programs, events, and job opportunities that focus on development of leadership competencies, career and life skills, wellness, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and crisis management.

Shared Values
Our work in the Division of Student Life (DSL) is guided and informed by our commitment and support of SF State's five core values:

- Courage: We cultivate courageous conversations and daring leadership.
- Life of the Mind: We stimulate integration of curricular and co-curricular learning.
- Equity: We advocate for social justice, equity, and eliminating barriers.
- Community: We create inclusive and caring communities of challenge and support.
- Resilience: We celebrate individual and community tenacity and sustainability.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$8,833 to $9,833 per month ($105,996 to $117,996 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Life & Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students serves as the Deputy Dean of Students and acts with the authority of the Dean of Students in their absence as needed. The incumbent is responsible for carrying out a wide range of duties requiring both overall and specialized knowledge of student advising, student advocacy and crisis intervention, student services, student development, student conduct, and student outcome assessments. The incumbent┬┐s primary objective is to support matriculation and retention in the University by providing students with well-balanced co-curricular experiences including, but not limited to, implementation best-practices, protocols, processes and procedures to respond to student complaints, concerns, inquiries, problems, and personal emergencies; promoting student involvement, student learning and student engagement opportunities; and providing leadership in crisis management, crisis response and proactive crisis mitigation.

Position Information
- The incumbent develops administrative oversight and strategic planning for a portfolio of functional/programmatic area and others as assigned and is responsible for their successful operation; these areas may shift over time to meet changing student needs and priorities.
- The incumbent coordinates educational programs to assist students with ethical decision-making, reducing incidents of academic dishonesty and other forms of student misconduct
- Advocates for student rights and due process in an educational and student development-framed environment; assesses and sets priorities to create and foster key partnerships with campus departments, alumni, and employers.
- Maximizes University relationships to allow productive collaboration with faculty, and academic departments, colleges, and Deans in efforts to support student accountability, learning and success.
- Incumbent is responsible for developing and enforcing SAEM and University policies as they relate to students and student life. The incumbent is responsible for fostering competence in others through effective coaching, mentoring, and performance management of staff. This position works collaboratively with SAEM leadership team members to develop student-focused initiatives that strengthen co-curricular learning.
- Oversee the Office of Student Conduct, ensuring that all applicable CSU and SF State policies and procedures are appropriately executed, and that programs/services are delivered in a manner consistent with best practices in the field, consistent with student development, and supportive of restorative justice concepts and principles; provide supervision, training, evaluation, support and mentoring to the Director of Student Conduct; and provide strategic direction and guidance to overall operations of the student conduct system for undergraduate students, graduate students, and student organizations for incidents of academic and non-academic misconduct.
- In close collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, coordinate training and development for student employees across campus in order to maximize the efficacy of student employment as a high-impact practice; coordinate provision of mandatory training for student employees and paraprofessionals in a timely and pedagogically appropriate manner, and provide technical assistance to offices/departments/units on best practices in orienting, training, supervising and development student employees.
- Coordinate the Dean-on-Call Initiative and overall Dean of Students Office response to student crises, inquiries, complaints, etc., ensuring continuity of care in alignment with all applicable CSU and SF State policies and procedures; this includes appointing Deans-on-Call, training/orienting them, monitoring performance, tracking outcomes, and providing quality assurance for the Initiative.
- Co-Chair the Action Crisis Team, which is the campus┬┐ Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
- Deploy the Dean of Students Office Student Death Protocol in a timely manner as needed.
- Develop and coordinate administration of the HOPE Crisis Fund through the Deans-On-Call program; continually review criteria, assess disbursement and outcomes, and make recommendations to improve program efficacy.

- In collaboration with University Development, the incumbent aids with the creation and management of fundraising and development activities for the Division of Student Life. The incumbent services as an advocate for students by representing the needs of students to University staff, faculty, and administrators, including providing direction and intervention for students in crisis and non-crisis situations
- Coordinating services and resources; assisting with the administration of the student code of conduct and of CSU Executive Orders 1095/1096/1097/1098; working with University staff and faculty to resolve student problems; mediating and resolving conflict; and student referrals.

- The incumbent also contributes to, supports, and promotes activities, programs and services that enhance the student life experience and foster student development in out-of-classroom settings. Finally, the incumbent coordinates special projects for the AVP for Student Life & Dean of Students as assigned and may develop, draft and disseminate reports, papers and other media publications to support Division of Student Life goals and priorities. Additional specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- In consultation with the AVP & Dean of Students, assist with providing leadership, management and support to the Division of Student Life units, functions and programs, including via delegated authority as needed.
- Serve as the Division of Student Life representative at Executive Council meetings as delegated.
- Serve as advisor/consultant on human resources and budget matters for the Division of Student Life overall, and the Dean of Students Office specifically, providing consultation and guidance before advancing to the AVP-level officer. Coordinate budget submissions on behalf of the division as needed.

The incumbent works in a highly visible role within a diverse campus community. The incumbent is an advocate for the department, and must be able to clearly articulate a vision that will guide its operation and lead it to excellence. Some work on weekends and evenings is required (holidays may be included). Supervision of outdoor events is required throughout the year. Extended periods of the day may be spent in an office, working at a desk and on a computer, or at meetings. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

Professional Behavior
- Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User Friendly Principles.
- Promotes and ensures the application of human resources professional responsibilities and ethical standards.

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications*
Master's degree in a higher education, student affairs, counseling, social work, or related field; and demonstrated knowledge and competence in student conduct, student development, student identity-development and/or related functions is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Significant experience in a higher education setting and terminal degree in education administration, social science, or a related field; and experience in working with academic affairs and faculty is highly desirable/preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work*
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.

Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

How To Apply
Submit a letter of interest that includes a written statement describing your work experience and philosophy as it relates to this position together with a detailed resume or curriculum vitae,
with Job#10421, to:

Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Life & Dean of Students,
Associate Dean of Students Search Committee
San Francisco State University
Attn: HR, S&RM, Staff Employment Services,
1600 Holloway Avenue, Administration Building 252,
San Francisco, CA 94132-4252

The Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872 or (415) 338-1873.

SF State is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map