Leadership Development Coordinator

San Jose State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Leadership Development Coordinator provides leadership, direction, and support for a comprehensive leadership development program for a wide range of the SJSU student community: all students interested in exploring and developing their leadership skills, general members of recognized student organizations (including Fraternity and Sorority organizations), and recognized student organization officers in the department of Student Involvement. The incumbent will be responsible for facilitating and implementing workshops, providing group and individual leadership consultations and advising, co-coordinating student organization development and recognition, and supporting other campus-wide student leadership development initiatives. As a member of the Student Involvement staff and the Division of Student Affairs, the incumbent will also support large-scale campus-wide programs and general programs and initiatives as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive leadership development program inclusive to SJSU’s diverse student population which includes leadership course development, workshops, group and individual leadership consultations and advising, and supporting other campus-wide student leadership development training initiatives
  • Lead the planning and implementation of multiple leadership workshops throughout the academic year and annual campus-wide Fall leadership conference for SJSU students
  • Outreach to campus and community partners to participate and serve as guest speakers in leadership workshops, Leadership and Creating Change, and the annual Fall leadership conference
  • Identify and connect SJSU students to leadership opportunities both on and off campus
  • On-going advising to students who need support with Leadership Development
  • Align leadership programs to be consistent and in alignment with the Leadership Programs CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education) standards. Collect data and assessment for all student leadership programs
  • Oversee the overall planning of the annual Student Leadership Awards Gala and serve as co-chair for the campus-wide working committee with Student Engagement Coordinator for Recognized Student Organizations
  • Develop new and innovative campus-wide leadership programs
  • Serve on MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center’s Leadership Today (3-day leadership retreat) working committee with other SJSU students, staff, and faculty (i.e., MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, Residential Life, Solidarity Network, etc.) and as the Student Involvement staff representative for the Student Elections Commission
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of major campus-wide programs as part of the Campus Programming & Leadership Development cluster within Student Involvement (i.e., Finals Programming, Spartan Speaker Series, Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming Week, etc.)
  • Support the Student Engagement Team with leadership development and recognition of student organizations through the spring student organization training recognition process and/or other leadership development workshops throughout the academic year. Topics including but not limited to successful student organization transition, community building, individual and group dynamics, conflict management, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to connect social justice to leadership development
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups
  • Ability to initiate, plan, implement, and evaluate events
  • Skilled in developing trainings and workshops for students
  • Ability to effectively train, develop, and advise student staff
  • Ability to work well with a highly diverse population of students, faculty, and staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in various Microsoft and Google programs
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities and projects
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and present relevant findings to inform program improvements

Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. Master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. Doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs/higher education, counseling, public administration or other related field
  • Experience with supporting and advising students on a college campus
  • Experience with programming and event planning
  • Experience facilitating and presenting workshops and leadership trainings
  • Experience collaborating with campus partners


Classification: Student Services Professional III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,691/month - $4,750/month
Salary Range: $4,691/month - $6,683/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: September 21, 2021 through October 12, 2021 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel

CSU Vaccination Policy

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 from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to jobs@sjsu.edu .

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus)

Advertised: September 21, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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