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Chief Wellness

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Chief Wellness & Compliance Officer

Job No: 517260
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services


Position Summary

The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds;
  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff; and
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:

“The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.”

The Chief Wellness and Compliance Officer reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The Chief Wellness and Compliance Officer manages the components of the University's Health Insurance Initiatives that the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity's (SACD) oversees; this role also supervises and provides leadership to the Director of SASC. This role works in conjunction with the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity and collaboratively with the leadership in Student Health Services, Student Ability Success Center, Economic Crisis Response Team, Well-Being and Health Promotion and Campus Assistant, Response, Evaluation and Support to ensure compliance with all health and disability executive orders and campus mandates and/or policies. The incumbent is responsible for the direction, planning, administration, organization and evaluation of the noted department and services offered in support of the students at San Diego State University. The Chief Wellness and Compliance Officer works closely with the Associate Vice President regarding mission, goals and programs, outreach services, staff development, budget, personnel, resource management, assessment, sustainability, and overall direction of the programs.

For more information regarding Student Affairs & Campus Diversity, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience
  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Educational Psychology, Management or a related field required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of significant, progressively responsible higher level administrative experience which may include the design and/or development of wellness, advising, compliance, student disability and student support resources related programs and services, extensive work in or with academic units/departments, program evaluation and assessment, data analysis, and responsibility for fiscal management, including budget development and human resources.
  • Knowledge of the CSU's policies, procedures and Executive Orders, and governing student compliance.
  • Familiarity with Maxient, EAB, PeopleSoft and student tracking systems.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration, Educational Psychology, Management, or a related field .
  • Direct supervisory experience within a classified system, preferably in a collective bargaining environment.
  • General understanding of fundraising and development, and the ability to interact with donors effectively and professionally in order to initiate new and/or maintain/enhance pre-existing relationships.

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:
  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

  • Supplemental Information

    Interested applicants are encouraged to apply quickly. SDSU will conduct an expedited search and selection process to fill this critical position. Applications will be considered upon submission. The position will remain open until filled.

    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.

    San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

    SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

    Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at

    Advertised: Aug 12, 2022 (9:00 AM)
    Applications Close: Open until filled

    To apply, visit


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