Director, Student Development and Health Services

Southwestern College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Student Development and Health Services

Southwestern College

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Student Services

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

The Director, Student Development and Health Services plans, organizes, directs, and oversees all functions and activities of the Office of Student Activities including student health services; provides and facilitates a broad range of multicultural and social activities and leadership opportunities for students; serves as a primary point of contact for student interpersonal conflicts and student behavioral issues; coordinates assigned activities with other District divisions and departments; collaborates on highly responsible and complex subject matter with the Dean, Student Services in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

1. Assumes full management responsibility for all Office of Student Activities programs and services, including the Associated Student Organization (ASO), campus clubs and organizations, Student Center, Service Learning, and student recognition events.
2. Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the department and for student-led activities; within District policy, establishes appropriate service and staffing levels; identifies the need for, recommends, and develops new programs or services; recommends and administers policies and procedures for staff work and student-led activities.
3. Manages, oversees, and provides guidance in the development and administration of the department's and ASO annual budgets; oversees student fundraising activities; authorizes contracts with performers, travel groups, and other vendors engaged by student organizations.
4. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned classified staff; coaches employees toward improved performance; recommends to the Dean and implements discipline as needed.
5. Provides administrative oversight of Health Services and Personal Wellness Services to promote, encourage, and assist students to maintain good health and safe habits, and provide them with high quality behavioral health care; provides administrative direction to faculty health care professionals in Health Services and Personal Wellness Services through faculty coordinators; collaborates with faculty to address clinical performance issues.
6. Serves as advisor to the Associated Student Organization (ASO); supervises student government activities; advises and supervises student leaders in the development, review, and enforcement of governance documents including constitution, election code, bylaws, and house rules; promotes student participation in the shared governance process.
7. Designs and implements District-wide leadership development programs for a diverse group of student leaders; develops, coordinates, and facilitates personal and leadership development workshops, retreats, and courses for service learning students, student leaders, and members of recognized student organizations; provides ongoing in-service activities for club advisors and students.
8. Provides intervention and facilitation in instances of interpersonal conflict between students or in cases of student behavior that is of concern; mediates or facilitates the parties toward resolution and productive interactions; counsels or refers students behaving disruptively to appropriate District resources.
9. Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
A Master’s degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment OR possession of a valid California Community College Supervisor Credential OR the equivalent.
One (1) year of supervisory experience preferred.

Desirable Qualifications:

Range 40, $9,850.75-$11,973.67 plus $2,000 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. Excellent Benefits.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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