Associated Students At San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
Location: San Diego, California
Salary: $100,000 - $110,000 annually
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Student Government Director will provide dynamic leadership and professional guidance to the five elected A.S. Executive Officers and other elected and appointed student leaders. The Student Government Director oversees the development and implementation of key initiatives, programs, services, and advocacy in close consultation with student leaders to ensure the action of student government comply with A.S. bylaws. This role provides support to student leaders in planning and executing events/activities. Advises student leaders on A.S. and San Diego State University policies and procedures and ensures they are consistent with the mission and goals of A.S. and University. Oversees and ensures the smooth operation of student government structure and functions and that programs, services and events of A.S. Student Government are successfully operated and executed. Serves as a primary contact and resource for various university departments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensures the development, planning, coordination, programming, services and fiscal management for the Student Government department
Provides day-to-day oversight and support for the full-time primary advisors to the A.S. boards and committees
Serves as direct resource and secondary advisor to the many A.S. student leaders across the four governing boards, the A.S. boards and committee and the college councils
Serves as a liaison and representative for A.S. at more managerial level committees and meetings throughout San Diego State University
Directs planning and organizing of key A.S. program and initiatives, including but not limited to, Aztecs Rock Hunger, Rock the Vote, Your Voice Matters and mental health initiatives
Makes programming changes, assesses needs, and develops ideas to enhance the attainment of desired outcomes for the programs under supervision
Develops programming alternatives and attainment of department budget results
Acts as a resource person to A.S. staff and various University entities
Advises Executive Director regarding relevant matters and, on occasion, represents the Executive Director
Minimum & Preferred Requirements
Four-year degree in a job-related field from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree preferred
Five years working with student employees and/or volunteers required
Five years’ progressively responsible for advising boards and/or committees required. Higher Ed experience preferred
Five years in a supervisory role required
Experience in the Student Affairs field preferred
Must professionally represent the Associated Students and San Diego State University at all times
Demonstrated success in managing and mentoring work teams of diverse functions, complying with organizational policies and procedures and managing and leading change within an organization
Commitment to values of diversity, multi-culturalism, and higher education
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to relate and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, colleagues and guest
Strong ability to lead and motivate student employees and volunteers
Capable of building and maintaining positive working relationships with students and staff
Ability to gather and organize data, draw logical conclusions and discern implications
Well organized, ability to effectively multi-task, ability to prioritize work, problem solve, make decisions and meet scheduled deadlines under pressure
Self-motivated, self-starter and perform with minimal direction and supervision
Ability to present a consistent positive approach to students and all internal and external contacts by being courteous, respectful, helpful and cooperative at all times
Ability to interpret and communicate policies and procedures
Must have strong English language skills and the ability to read, write and verbally communicate at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
Ability to operate personal computer, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn and utilize new software programs
Must be able to exercise tact and exhibit sound professional judgment
Strong political acumen
Expertise in handling emergency situations with composure
Ability to adapt to and work in an environment of constant change, growth and frequent interruptions
SCHEDULE & WORKING CONDITIONS
This is a regular, full-time position. Flexibility and willingness to work long and irregular hours and days, including some weekends and evenings.
WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work conditions may vary depending upon the location of programs; programs may occur indoors and outdoors, therefore requiring exposure to a variety of elements. While working indoors, the lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. While working outdoors, the work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: sun, heat/cold, dust, pollens and other environmental risks.
This position may also call for occasional business-related driving. A valid California Drivers’ License and proof of automobile insurance is required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical requirements include talking, listening, sitting, standing, walking, manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, use of office equipment including but not limited to computers, scanners, printers, telephones, copiers, fax machines, digital cameras, corrected vision and hearing to standard range.
Depending on program requirements, physical demands may require standing and walking for extended lengths of time and may require lifting, pushing, pulling, moving and carrying items up to 25 pounds.
Inside the Organization:
Reports to the Executive Director
Government Affairs Assistant Director (2, full-time)
Government Affairs Coordinator (full-time)
Provides direction to A.S. Office Assistants (part-time)
Serves as member of A.S. Senior Staff and management
Works closely with Executive Officers and student leaders
Works closely with Aztec Student Union staff
Works with Business Services and A.S. staff as needed
Outside the Organization:
Interacts with the Executive Assistants for the Provost, the University Vice Presidents, the Director of Enrollment Services; the University Senate; the Executive Director and staff of CSSA; the Office of the Registrar of Voters; elected local and state officials and their staff, and various vendors
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position
About Associated Students At San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
The mission of Associated Students is to create, promote and fund social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs and facilities both on campus and in the community, advocate for student interests, provide leadership opportunities and participate in shared governance.
As part of our team, you will have a unique opportunity to work directly with the student body, serving as a mentor and assisting in the development of students on campus throughout their academic career. Our diverse environment and collaborative culture will enhance your professional growth while you enrich others.