Job No: 506043 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services
THIS POSITION IS OPEN ONLY TO CSU EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS OF CALIFORNIA (UNIT 4).
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity is responsible for the coordination and development of student services and building the inclusive excellence of SDSU's staff and faculty at San Diego State University. Departments include, but are not limited to, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs; Career Services; Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach and Success; Communications Services; Counseling & Psychological Services; Cultural and Identity Centers; Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs; Financial Aid and Scholarships; Military Veterans Program; New Student and Parent Programs; Office of the Student Ombudsman; Residential Education; Resource Management; Student Ability Success Center; Student Health Services; Student Life and Leadership; Student Rights and Responsibilities; Testing Services Office; Well-being & Health Promotion; and programming related to Inclusive Excellence.
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.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) supports students attending SDSU at all of the university's campuses - San Diego, Imperial Valley, and Global Campus. OFAS determines student eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds and private/institutional scholarship funds according to applicable statutes, regulations, and requirements, and coordinates the administration of these funds with numerous external sources. The responsibilities are carried out by a highly trained staff using an innovative, state-of-the-art data processing system and an efficient and effective organizational structure. The Office's broad range of responsibilities includes awarding over $250 million of financial aid and scholarship funds coordinated and administered by the university, counseling students and parents about availability and eligibility criteria for all aid programs, coordinating reporting responsibilities with all funding sources, and managing aid delivery in a timely and accurate manner.
The financial aid and scholarship counseling and program administration staff (comprised of Student Services Professionals I, II, and III) counsels students and parents in-person and by telephone, administers assigned aid programs, scholarships, and office functions, maintains applicant and award information in the financial aid and scholarship databases, retaining paper records only where required, evaluates all aspects of a student's eligibility including the exercise of professional judgment, and verifies initial and continued eligibility for various aid programs.
The incumbent oversees all compliance and operational aspects of various financial aid and scholarship programs administered by the OFAS, as well as operational functions of processing financial aid and scholarship applications, and all direct service aspects of financial aid and scholarships to student and parent constituencies (the precise combination of aid programs and operational functions may vary from time to time). The incumbent must be proactive and work independently to ensure that all OFAS services are delivered in the way that is most informative and helpful to students and their families. Additionally, the incumbent will provide guidance to the team which may include a combination of SSP II program coordinators and SSP IB counselors/analysts. The incumbent must ensure that all OFAS functions are completed in a way that ensures compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and donor agreements and maximizes efficiency and effectiveness in terms of operations and impact on student services.
The incumbent has autonomy in accomplishing the goals described here. The incumbent confers regularly with the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Directors to understand how to evaluate the needs of OFAS constituencies in order to formulate and support a service model to meet those needs. The incumbent works with great independence to lead the office efforts in the areas of student service, operations, and aid program management.
For more information regarding the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, click here.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, permanent (probationary) 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.
The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.
Education and Experience
Experience: Possession of this knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.
A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with major responsibility for a professional career or personal counseling.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper-division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
At least one year of experience working with the administration of financial aid and scholarships in a CSU setting.
Experience managing multiple tasks in an environment of competing priorities through the use of effective organizational skills, successfully performing high volumes of detail-oriented tasks and adjusting to an extremely stressful, fast-paced environment.
Detailed knowledge of financial aid programs, laws, rules, and regulations, and scholarship/financial aid policies and procedures.
Proficiency with using specialized (homegrown) automated student financial aid and scholarship systems.
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 $4,691 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: $4,691 - $6,683 per month.
SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy and the Academic Professionals of California Union MOU, the individual hired into this position may voluntarily provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Alternatively, those who choose not to provide proof of vaccination will be considered unvaccinated and required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program. Proof of vaccination or COVID test results will be submitted through the university's secure online health portal. 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 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 [email protected]
Advertised: Oct 19, 2021 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education.
Join SDSU and make a difference through meaningful work that contributes to knowledge and provides rich opportunities for students. The dynamic synergy between SDSU and the San Diego region furthers SDSU's excellence and global impact. Every member of our team can proudly proclaim, "I Am SDSU."
In addition to SDSU, three not-for-profit auxiliary employers operate to provide services for the University. The SDSU Research Foundation furthers the educational, research and community service mission of SDSU. Aztec Shops provides a diverse portfolio of products and services including operation of the SDSU Bookstore, SDSU Dining, and management of commercial and real estate properties surrounding the campus. Associated Students of SDSU is a student-directed organization that manages programs and facilities enjoyed by students, faculty, staff, and the community-at-large.