Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life & New Student & Parent Programs (Student Services Professional IA) (514410)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • May 19, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Public Health

Job Description


Position Summary

The Center for Commuter Life, under the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, aims to support and engage students living at home and commuting to campus through workshops, coordinated care, general advising, peer mentoring programs, and other support services to foster student success and a positive connection to the San Diego State University community.

The Office of New Student and Parent Programs (NSPP), under the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, provides students, parents, and families with the preparation, information, and support necessary for student success as they enter the university community and enhance the academic and personal growth of SDSU students through a partnership between parents/families and the university.

The Assistant Coordinator for Commuter Life and New Student and Parent Programs has responsibility for developing and implementing advising and programs that facilitate growth in the areas of scholarship, personal and leadership development, citizenship, mentorship, and campus engagement. The incumbent is responsible for the completion of program-related tasks or projects assigned by the appropriate administrator. The incumbent will provide backup generalist support to other program coordinators within the department, including Student Organizations and Activities, Leadership and Community Service Programs, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and ODOS programs that support retention, academic excellence, and enhance graduation rates. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position.

The Assistant Coordinator has the responsibility for providing consultation, guidance, mentorship, leadership, support, and coordination through the program and advising efforts to New Student and Parent Programs, and developing and supporting orientation, transition, and retention initiatives that enhance students' sense of belonging and overall student success. These initiatives include the SDSU Ambassadors, Welcome Week(s), Aztec Nights, Family Weekend, parent and family meetings, and other programs as assigned.

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity:

The Division facilitates the academic and career success, personal growth, and well-being of all students, and works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations, and organizational structures. 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, including enhancing the learning environment and expanding learning opportunities for all students inside and outside the classroom, and expanding and connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences;

  • Developing leaders who believe in and lead others toward supporting civility, mutual respect, and diversity in our society and workplaces; and

  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

For more information regarding the New Student and Parent Program, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, temporary position anticipated to end 12 months from the date of hire with the possibility of appointment to a Student Services Professional IB at the end of the training period. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is 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

Experience: None required.

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, or a job-related field. Specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of or the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of university policies, procedures, rules, and regulations and their application to student organizations, student activities, and expression, and student governance structures are preferred.

  • Experience working with a large diverse student population.

  • Basic knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.

  • Ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data.

  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies, and others in committee work and student advising and community contacts.

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other programs or service areas Services Office.

  • Effective interpersonal skills are required to build and maintain cooperative working relationships among diverse individuals and groups.

  • Basic experience in program development of student organizations and activities, fraternity and sorority life, leadership programs, cross-cultural centers, residential life, and student academic success centers preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of event planning, coordination, and implementing program activities.

  • Enrollment in the Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs graduates program during the Fall and Spring terms while serving in the role.

Specialized Skills Required

  • Ability to multitask with day-to-day changes in priorities.

  • Ability to effectively handle and complete several ongoing projects and activities in a work environment characterized by frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to effectively use Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint to create and analyze reports, and manage data, resource materials, and presentations.

  • Ability to learn and use the Presence platform.

  • Ability to conduct presentations on programmatic co-curricular activities.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,513 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,513 - $4,298 per month.

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. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward, a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated .

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

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 2, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by June 1, 2022. 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 the 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 Noemi Bravo-Rojas at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map