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Director of Campus Assessment, Response & Education (CARE) Office - Dean of Students

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

Under general direction of the Senior Associate Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Campus Assessment Response and Education (CARE) Team position serves to ensure students’ success by facilitating, through nonclinical interventions, referrals, support, advocacy, and follow-up services in collaboration with other University departments or individuals, community agencies, parents/guardians, and stakeholders in the students’ success. This position oversees the Cal Poly CARE Team within the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Associate Dean of Students serves as a key member of the Dean of Students management team and as a principal advisor to the Dean of Students and Senior Associate Dean of Students on strategies to accomplish DOS goals and objectives. Additionally, the Associate Dean of Students performs professional work involving independent judgment, good communication skills, and sound fiscal management skills, and performs administrative responsibilities.

Department Summary

The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to serve as a resource for helping students resolve university-related issues and concerns. The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to supporting the academic success of students by fostering the development of integrity and problem-solving skills, teaching self-advocacy and personal responsibility, and helping students understand the fundamental principles of good citizenship and responsible leadership.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing individual students in crises.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature.
  • Knowledge of student development and related federal and state legislation and regulations regarding student privacy.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of effective personnel management practices and supervisory skills, including motivation, training, professional development, conflict resolution, and progressive discipline, with the demonstrated ability to effectively model appropriate professional behavior.
  • Experience collaborating and working as a team leader to problem solve; ability to manage competing deadlines; ability to manage projects with a sense of urgency to complete projects, attention to detail, effective time management and follow-through to resolution of open items.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze the most complex situations and problems, which do not have precedence and adopt effective and at times creative courses of action.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required and a minimum of five years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field, such as: Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated hiring range for this role is $82,500 - $100,000 Per Year. Note that the offer is calculated based on the background and relevant years of experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

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