Associate Director, Student Health Services (504447)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health

Job Description


Position Summary

Student Health Services offers primary medical care and health promotion to students of San Diego State University through a wide range of programs and services. Care is provided by board certified physicians, certified nurse practitioners, and medical support staff including nurses, clinical laboratory scientists, x-ray technologists, medical assistants, and pharmacists. In addition to the basic medical care, Student Health Services offers health education, optometry, osteopathic manipulative treatment, and psychiatry.

The mission of SDSU Student Health Services is to provide high-quality, convenient, student-focused medical care in a safe and welcoming environment, actively partnering with our patients to help them achieve and maintain healthy lives in support of their personal and academic success.

Under the general direction of the Director, and governance of California State University Executive Order 943, the Associate Director oversees financial management, human resources, and facility administration for Student Health Services. The Associate Director serves as the department liaison with administrators in the Division of Student Affairs and other relevant departments for matters involving resource management and general department operations and serves as the administrative director in the absence of the Director.

For more information on Student Health Services, 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.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, finance, accounting, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of significant, progressively responsible administrative experience including the design and/or development of broad based programs and services, and responsibility for fiscal management, including budget development, analysis, and human resources
  • Experience supervising professional staff and a demonstrated work record of positive people skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in business administration, management, finance, accounting, or a related field
  • Over 10 years working with fund management systems within a university or college setting
  • Experience working in a university health center
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and providing oversight of comprehensive and flexible operational record systems for dynamic tracking and evaluation of resource expenditure (salary, supply, service, etc.) versus resources available
  • Competency in using computerized spreadsheets and other accounting software, relational database development, and familiarity with medical information systems
  • Knowledge of the CSU's policies and procedures governing student health services
  • Knowledge and understanding of human resources management and collective bargaining practices for both administrative and clinical aspects of a health care facility on a university campus
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards pertaining to the operation of a comprehensive student health care clinic
  • Knowledge of current and emerging environmental, regulatory and legislative issues and trends impacting the delivery and financing of patient care in the public sector
  • Knowledge of relevant healthcare economics
  • Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and financial management principles and practices related to healthcare in a public institution setting
  • Familiarity with both current and future uses of technology in healthcare. This includes, but is not limited to billing, health insurance, patient information systems, lab, dental, optometry, imaging, etc.
  • Possession of the following strengths: vision, innovation, considered a leader in their field, enthusiastic, collaborative, student friendly, motivated, creative, able to communicate well.
  • Possess strong and strategic planning skills, ability to be forward thinking, with knowledge and demonstrable experience in conflict negotiation and/or resolution; possess diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the principles of organizational sustainability.

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.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all students, faculty, and staff in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on September 14, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by September 13, 2021. 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

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map