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Assistant Director for Campus Programming & Leadership Development

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

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Counseling, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Assistant Director for Campus Programming & Leadership Development will coordinate and oversee traditional campus-wide events that will stimulate students' intellectual, personal, and civic growth. The campus events are Fall and Spring Weeks of Welcome Programming, involvement fairs, club and organization programming support, information tables, major speakers, Tailgate Takeovers, Homecoming, Finals Programs, Career and Leadership Conference, etc. Additionally, this position will assess the needs and interests of the students and will work collaboratively with campus partners to develop new diverse educational, social, and cultural programming aligned with the outcomes of the Division of Student Affairs and with those of the University. This position supervises two coordinators and has overall responsibility for the student leadership program, campus-wide programming, international student programming, and commuter student programming. In coordination with the Campus Programming Coordinator, this position will develop and grow co-curricular opportunities that will include events and programs to enhance the experience and learning of SJSU’s large international student population. A key responsibility is the continued development and growth of a comprehensive leadership program that will meet the needs of emerging student leaders and experienced student leaders. The purpose of this position is to lead the campus student programming and leadership efforts as a part of the department of Student Involvement.

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive student programming plan which delivers quality diverse programs centered around intellectual, personal, and civic growth
  • Overall responsibility for the student leadership program for both emerging and experienced student leaders
  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of student programming, campus-wide events, programming for international students, and programming for commuter students
  • Coordinate and lead various program planning committees
  • Manage program budgets including securing financial support from sources outside the department
  • Responsible for assessment of programs including development of instruments, data collection, data analysis, and reporting of progress toward program and learning outcomes
  • Coordinates, instructs, guides, checks, and corrects the work of others in order to maintain levels of productivity, quality, and quantity.
  • Passes on instructions from manager/director according to a logical progression of work or follows a prepared schedule or protocol.
  • Provides input for performance reviews and operational issues.
  • Provides work lead direction to the Campus Programming Coordinator, Leadership Development Coordinator, and Student Assistants
  • Work with the director to identify conflicting priorities and workload concerns. Provides suggestions for resolution.
  • Provide support for events such as Orientation, Homecoming, Admissions Preview Days, Move-in Day, Fall and Spring Weeks of Welcome, retreats, Commencement, etc.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to facilitate planning committees.
  • Thorough knowledge of program development and implementation.
  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve both collaboratively and independently in crisis-mode.
  • Skilled in staff development and supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and assess data from assessments and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Ability to manage budgets and to secure outside funding sources through interdepartmental collaborations.
  • Skilled in developing marketing strategies and materials, maintaining a webpage, and utilizing social media.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills.
  • Ability to identify conflict, problem solve, and resolve student problems and concerns in the most efficient manner possible.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling.
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in various stages of planning at the same time.
  • Ability to independently prioritize projects and commitments and manage time accordingly.
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups.
Required Qualifications
  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related
  • Four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job-related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in higher education or similar field
  • One year of experience supervising student staff and/or graduate students
  • One year of experience supervising professional staffs
  • Experience managing budgets
  • 2-3 years of related experience working planning higher education student programming
  • One year experience of using marketing and event platform systems


Classification: Student Services Professional IV
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,351/month - $5,709/month
Salary Range: $5,351/month - $7,633/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 and questions may be sent to .

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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