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Director of Student Engagement and Leadership Development

Apply now Job no: 525628
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification:   Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Salary:  $7,277 to $8,490 per month 
CSU Salary Schedule
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:   Exempt

Priority Screening Date:  April 2, 2023
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. 


Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, the Director of Student Engagement & Leadership Development (SELD) is responsible for the overall administration, direction, planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of university programs and services that promote the educational and social development of students outside the classroom. SELD includes the following functional areas: Leadership Development, Student Clubs and Organizations, Greek Life, Associated Students (Governance and Programming), and Community Engagement (also includes Student Civic and Voter Empowerment - AB 963). The Director is a key member of the Student Life team and routinely collaborates with Student Housing & Residential Life, Basic Needs, First Year Experience, Recreation, and the Otter Student Union to provide a seamless co-curricular learning environment for students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Independently develops, plans, implements, and evaluates programs and services in support of student development and student leadership. Conducts constituency needs assessments, formulates recommendations, implements, and evaluates new programs and services. Ensures that all programs and services are in compliance with multiple Executive Orders, CSU and campus policies, state and federal laws, and best practices with regard to risk management. Works closely with Enterprise Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety, University Affairs, Ceremonies and Events, and University Police Department to ensure proactive planning and safety for events and activities.
  2. Provides direct oversight of program and administrative staff. Oversees professional and paraprofessional recruiting, hiring, training, work assignments, supervision, performance standards, evaluations and feedback for all personnel.
  3. Directs budget preparation and management, financial planning, and reporting for all areas and department accounts, including, state general funds, Materials, Services and Facilities Fees, student fee funds, and trust accounts. Develops and prepares budget proposals providing justification of need.
  4. Leads and oversees the department's strategic planning process in concert with Student Life, Student Affairs, and the university. Facilitates strategic plan implementation to maximize resources and opportunities to attain desired results. Uses an asset-based approach to build on the talents and strengths of staff and students.
  5. Provides leadership and direction within all functional areas to deliver student development related services, projects and programs. Ensures collaboration with internal and external groups to deliver programs aimed at student development and projects affecting student leadership development and personal growth. Oversees student leadership training for student organizations and general student community. Evaluates program areas; develops and assesses learning outcomes of all programs and services. Provides direction and oversight for comprehensive effective advising, assistance and guidance to students and student organizations in a primarily residential multi-cultural environment. Meets with students individually and in group settings to advise students regarding leadership and campus involvement and directs students to appropriate resources.
  6. Develops new policies and procedures to meet programmatic needs. Interprets policies and uses discretion to resolve conflicts. Oversees the analysis and development of University policies and procedures as they may impact students and functional areas. Provides input through appropriate channels to develop new and/or revise existing policies to enhance campus life and student retention.
  7. Establishes effective working relationships with individuals and departments to facilitate the dissemination of information and promote supportive and helpful relationships with students and faculty, while recognizing the need for sensitivity to a diverse student population. Develops collaborative partnerships with Student Affairs units to achieve the Division's mission and goals. Collaborates with faculty and other Academic Affairs units in order to cultivate a seamless learning environment both in and outside the classroom. Participates on relevant campus committees. Develops effective relationships with and between the community and SALO.
  8. Promotes the department's services and programs and collaborates with the University Communications Department. Oversees the production of informational and promotional for student events and programs

Other Functions:

  1. Attends seminars and conferences to maintain program and professional development.
  2. Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of: student activities and leadership development programs, practices, and trends; planning, organizing, and coordinating college or university events and programs with students; facilitating, mentoring and/or guiding individuals and groups of college students; effective supervisory principles, practices and techniques; modern management and administrative techniques related to the development and implementation of appropriate methods of work planning, scheduling and coordination in a team environment to meet changing organizational objectives; legal and administrative issues related to the operation of student programs and activities. Working knowledge of: assessment and evaluation methods; principles, problems, and methods of public administration, including organization, personnel, and fiscal management; advanced statistical and research methods.

Skills: excellent human relations skills; problem solving and conflict resolution; program development; project management; group facilitation and training, individual and group advising and student leadership development; personnel management; financial/resource planning and budget management: effective oral and written communication. Proficient in the use of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets and database software.

Ability to: understand and adhere to the highest principles of ethical behavior; provide skilled student services; plan, organize; quickly acquire a working knowledge of CSUMB procedures and policies; provide leadership to a team that provides services to students in a sensitive and responsible manner; create an environment with a strong student/customer service orientation; supervise, train and motivate the work of multiple direct reports and effectively recommend personnel actions; train and evaluate employee performance; remain calm under pressure and be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment; create schedules, assign and establish projects and develop short and long range plans; use appropriate technology, including a personal computer and associated software; work with various campus constituents including students, faculty, administrators, staff employees and alumni; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in a diverse academic environment.


Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field AND a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in student services administration which includes policy analysis and development, planning and coordination of college or university programs, budget management, and professional staff supervision. 


Master's degree in Education, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, or Counseling. Significant experience developing and implementing university student life programs and services. Knowledge of the California Educational Code and laws that affect state university policies that applies to student organizations. Experience in assessment of programs and activities with a focus on learning outcomes. Bilingual skills (speaking and writing). Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment and with information systems used in student services administration. Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs. 


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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 will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000; access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information; responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).  The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14-paid holidays a year. For more information, visit CSU System Benefits. Additionally, as a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or email All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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