Cayleff & Sakai Faculty Scholar (Student Services Professional - Academic Related I) (500919), San Diego, California

Created 06/05/2021
Reference 432849
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City San Diego
Zip 92182

Position Summary

The Cayleff & Sakai Faculty Scholar, in collaboration with, and under the direction of, the Directors of the Women's Resource Center (WRC) and Pride Center, provides support to the Centers. The Faculty Scholar is responsible for recruiting and supporting students in the Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) and Pride House program; responsible for designing and developing creative, engaging and interactive curriculum that aligns with the goals, objectives, and learning outcomes for the seminar course; teaches the weekly seminar class; recruits, interviews, selects, trains and supervises academic coaches; organizes a weekly staff meeting for the mentors; meets with mentors one-on-one to discuss progress and challenges; collaborate with the WRC/Pride Center leadership on programming; attend Center events.

This position will be called upon as a resource in responding to sensitive equity, crisis and individualized issues as they relate to gender equity and LGBTQ+ students. This position may serve as a mentor advisor to students and will work with interns and student assistants to design and deliver programs for students, and University employees to promote leadership development, equity, multicultural education, social equality, and to address the intersectionality of identities such as gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, class and ability. This position will promote the WRC and Pride Center and raise awareness of gender equity and LGBTQ+ excellence and student concerns through supporting events/programs, written materials and through representation on campus wide committees.

For more information regarding the Women's Resource Center, click here . For more information regarding the Pride Center, click here .

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility for reappointment. 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.

Education and Experience

Applicants for Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I, II and III positions should have a combination of education and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications typically required of individuals eligible for holding the rank of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, respectively (see below).

A primary consideration in evaluating the education and experience of candidates for a position in these classes is the degree in which such experience and education provide evidence of the specialized skill and knowledge requirements and the potential ability essential to successful performance of the assigned functions of the position to be filled.

Minimum qualifications typically required include possession of an appropriate terminal degree, e.g., either a doctorate in behavioral sciences, counseling, psychology or a specific related academic field or a California license as a Psychologist, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor or as a Clinical Social Worker which require a master's degree in social work with appropriate internship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Prior experience in higher education (experience supporting programs for queer and/or trans people of color preferred).
  • Be collegial, with strong interpersonal skills, and a track record of working collaboratively with colleagues within and across disciplines.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training and education workshops.
  • Documented experience developing and coordinating programs and events.
  • Knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross- cultural needs of women and LGBTQ+ students.
  • Ability to collaborate and work with other units regarding issues of diversity and community.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with key senior management, faculty, and administrators regarding issues that impact women and LGBTQ+ students.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and excellent judgment in responding to conversional, sensitive, and/or emotional issues and situations.
  • Ability to assess, design, implement and evaluate effective programming and policies as related to this position.
  • Ability to work well independently and follow through on projects with minimal direction.
  • Ability to effectively administer and coordinate a variety of concurrent and ongoing activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply power, privilege, and inequity concepts to create safe working environments for minoritized students, faculty, and staff.
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse populations of women and LGBTQ+ students.
  • Competency in cross-cultural communication.
  • Possesses leadership qualities such as: proactiveness, vision, being a self-starter, positivity and creativity.
  • Previous experience working with community engagement, community building and/or community organizing.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with advance notice.
  • Knowledge of using a strengths-based approach, trauma-informed care, and balancing challenge and support.
  • Possess a strong understanding and interest of intersectional feminist and queer justice.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,779 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,779 - $10,814 per month. 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.

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.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 28, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 25, 2021. This 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 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 Meracle Cothron at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
Employer San Diego State University

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