Director, Otter Student Union
Otter Student Union
This position is open until filled.Open until
Priority Screening Date:
Open until filled.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit
institution that is related and affiliated to the California State
University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey
Bay is a nonprofit 501©(3) public benefits corporation that is a
recognized auxiliary organization of California State University
and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's
mission is to further the educational purposes of the University.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity
employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by
hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the
regional and State Population. The University Corporation at
Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services
it provides and in the quality of work expected of its
The Otter Student Union (OSU)
provides facilities, programs, services, activities, and meaningful
leadership & employment opportunities that promote campus life.
Funding support for OSU operations is generated from student fees.
The Otter Student Union is a §501©(3) nonprofit corporation and an
approved auxiliary organization supporting California State
University Monterey Bay (University). The Director and the staff
are employed as University Corporation of Monterey Bay
(Corporation) employees and receive the same benefits as
Corporation employees and governed by established Corporation human
resources and related policies.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit
institution that is related and affiliated to the California State
University Monterey Bay. The Corporation is a nonprofit 501© (3)
public benefit corporation that is a recognized auxiliary
organization of California State University and was established in
The Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of
the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an
equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic
university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience
related to the regional and State population. The Corporation is
committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides
and in the quality of work expected of its employees.
Under the general direction of
the Vice President of Student Affairs and the OSU Board of
Directors, the Director is responsible for direct oversight of the
financial and facilities operations of the student union
facilities, including the Black Box Cabaret building, and some
programming. The student union facility will open for the first
time in July 2021.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not
limited to, the following
- Serves as the chief financial officer for the OSU and all its
operations. Ensure the effective ongoing operation, maintenance,
and upkeep of OSU facilities and equipment. Coordinate major
building repair/replacement projects, including remodeling,
refurbishment, and expansion projects.
- Consult with student leaders, University administrators,
faculty, staff, alumni, professional colleagues, and community
representatives regarding the development and evaluation of goals,
facilities, operations and services of the OSU.
- Responsible for all of the budgets and expenditures associated
with the operations under the OSU; analyzing expenditure and
revenue projections and adjusting budget allocations as needed.
Coordinating annual budget planning process, midyear adjustments,
and year-end closing activities. Works closely with the University
Administration & Finance Department to maintain revenue,
operations and debt funding, and reserves.
- Responsible for the overall administration, direction,
planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of student
union services, facilities and programs that promote campus
- Research, negotiate, and create systems by which facilities and
operations will perform, including a cost recovery plan, payroll
and benefits, custodial, grounds, building maintenance contracts,
insurance and risk management; Develop processes and procedures to
successfully operate new facilities and engage staff, including
support for commercial vendors contracted to provide such
- Work directly with Corporation, which provides business
administration, finance, audit, tax, accounting and human resources
- Provide direct supervision to the staff providing
administration, facilities and operations support. Lead and
implement the position development, recruitment, hiring, and
on-boarding of staff positions. Lead department-wide meetings,
planning, goal setting, staff development, and program
- Oversee department-wide event planning, scheduling and
production in collaboration with Corporation, Campus Dining,
Bookstore, and student groups, and University faculty advisors,
Risk Management, University Police Department, Conference &
Events, Facilities Services, and other campus personnel.
- Work closely with University and related groups as well as
third-party groups for scheduling and supporting use of the
facilities. Work closely with tenants on the use of and operations
at the facilities.
- Work with and provide guidance and leadership the board of
directors and staff. Plans leadership development, team building
activities and retreats.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Attends seminars and conferences to maintain program and
- Performs other job-related duties and special projects as
Some positions may
involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material
weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving,
lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing
up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions;
exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing
protection. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks; position
requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of
time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus
locations. This position requires working on campus with
students, staff and faculty. The health and safety of our students,
faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall,
students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks
will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social
distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving
guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are
encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. CSUMB will
communicate more information about vaccination requirements and
testing protocols when the details become available.
Updated June 29, 2021:
Corporation employees will be required to provide their
vaccination status by mid-July through an on-line
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities
of college union facility operations and student service
- Working knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational
and program management.
- Working knowledge of the principles of effective supervision,
as well as the ability to plan and direct the work of professional,
skilled and semi-skilled staff.
- Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and finance necessary to
develop and interpret department reports.
- Excellent customer service, written and oral communication,
assessment, time management and interpersonal skills.
- Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Demonstrated expertise in emergency preparedness and risk
assessment and management.
Master’s degree in Education, Student
Personnel Services, Higher Education, or Counseling.
: Five (5) years of progressively
responsible professional facility management and programming work
experience which includes: several years of experience in managing
a University student union, working with students individually and
in groups; analysis and resolution of complex student services
problems and program administration; financial and budget
responsibility. Education, year for year, may be substituted for
years of the required experience. Program coordination/development
experience at the college or university-level related to student
activities, associated student government, student union
operations, event management, budget development and fiscal
management, university auxiliaries and incorporated boards.
Experience supervising student, administrative support and
professional staff. Demonstrated success in creating a team
environment with a strong student/customer service orientation.
Excellent human relations and strong conflict resolution
Working knowledge of California State University policies and
executive orders, Title 5, Gloria Romero Open Meetings Act and
Parliamentary Procedures, and student fee referenda.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Oracle/PeopleSoft or
equivalent student information system. Demonstrated understanding
of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the
knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are
representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities
Due to the nature of the work, this position requires the ability
to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Must
possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of
California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable
under the Corporation’s liability coverage. Thorough knowledge of
office systems and ability to use a broad range of technology,
systems, and packages. 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
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily
complete the background check may affect the application status of
applicants or continued employment of current University
Corporation employees who apply for the position.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay 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
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined
in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13
regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate
and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California
employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of
either CSUMB or of the state of California.
Compensation and Benefits:
The University Corporation 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. Salary commensurate with education and experience,
$9,166-10,000 per month. This is an exempt position and as such is
not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor
Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life
insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, Tax Sheltered
Annuity (TSA) (403b), vacation and sick leave benefits pursuant to
our handbook, 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits.
University Corporation and OSU of CSUMB positions are “at-will”
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to
affordable campus housing: https://csumb.edu/corporation/employee-housing
Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover
Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include
cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient
floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous
community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an
exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a
tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded
beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living
in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy
the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey
Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover
Park, and extends through every aspect of your California coastal
How to Apply:
To apply, visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6481
A completed online application and resume must be received by the
University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority
screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application
submissions received after the application screening date will be
reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
Materials submitted become the property of University Corporation
at Monterey Bay and will not be returned. University Corporation at
Monterey Bay will not fax application materials. For assistance or
if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD
(800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the
Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student
Service Center - first floor ( map). For additional campus
information visit CSUMB.edu. For information regarding the
University Corporation visit CSUMB.org.