Director, Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life (505836)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description


Position Summary

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 Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life facilitates student development opportunities for the fraternity and sorority community. Serving more than ten percent of the student population, CFSL provides critical support, advising, education, and engagement opportunities for the community. The CFSL is rooted in eight espoused values, specifically: Academic Achievement, Alumni and Family Relations, Chapter Management, Community Relations, Community Wellness, Diversity Education and Inclusion, Leadership Education and Development, and Philanthropy and Service.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Life, the Director of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life oversees student activities serving the fraternity and sorority community. Specifically, the Director of Student Life & Leadership has oversight for the daily operations of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, as well as the implementation of educational programming and engagement opportunities facilitated by the center. The incumbent will review existing programs and introduce new and/or 'best practice' activities which enhance the student experience. The incumbent will work closely with the Assistant Dean of Students on broadening and implementing strategic priorities that support the fraternity and sorority community.

The Director of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life also has responsibility for supervising staff and policy implementation. This includes the student organization recognition process for fraternities and sororities, engaging in the student organization judicial processes, coordination of the center's advising team, and duties associated with California State University System - Executive Order 1068. The incumbent will also chair or participate in numerous committees as well as collaborate closely with on and off campus partners. In addition to budgetary duties, the Director of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life manages a staff of professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate student assistants. They are also responsible for serving as a liaison with alumni/ae advisors, community members, and inter/national offices and boards.

The Director should be innovative, energetic, collaborative, student-oriented, and able to communicate well with the students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. The Director will serve in an on-call capacity and as such, evening and weekend work are routine for this position.

For more information regarding Student Life and Leadership, 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.

This is position is expected to work on campus.

Candidate Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel Administration, High Education, or related field
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in fraternity and sorority life, student activities, and/or student leadership development in a university setting
  • Working knowledge of university policies and procedures and their impact on students

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience working with fraternities and sororities
  • Experience with emergency, crisis, and risk management
  • Knowledge of California State University System policies and procedures

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, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption 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 participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply quickly. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. This position is 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 619-594-3953 or

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map