Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$56,700 - $66,900 / Year
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#130819 Student Organizations Advisor and Program Manager

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/26/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/3/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/19/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Student Organization Advising and Events, the Student Organization Advisor and Program Manager is responsible for advising multiple categories of student organizations. Advise student leaders on the development and implementation of programs, applicable policies and procedures, risk management, issues management, goal setting, leadership development and organization management. Advising and programming should use a holistic approach with emphasis on enhancing individual and student organization development. Advise additional categories of registered student organizations as needed through drop-in advising and programs. Reviews, interprets and advises student organizations on university policies and procedures as they relate to campus activities.

The position coordinates, manages and assesses large scale campus-wide events that promote involvement in student organizations and campus life, such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and annual training for community mentors.

Using knowledge and skills as a seasoned, experienced Student Services professional, performs the full range of duties and responsibilities within a Student Life specialization. Assesses situations and determines appropriate action or referral. Works independently under general supervision to provide information and interpretation of complex policies, procedures and regulations. Identifies and responds to student needs for programs, services, and crisis intervention.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and typically a minimum of three (3) years of related professional experience in higher education/student affairs, and/or equivalent experience / training.

  • Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization. Experience translating theory to practice in the delivery of advising and co-curricular programs. Understanding of national trends and best practices in student development and engagement.

  • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Demonstrated ability to advise and counsel college students on all aspects of program planning and assessment, budget implementation, goal setting, conflict resolution, problem solving, and leadership and organizational development. Ability to assess and mediate individual and group conflicts.

  • Demonstrated experience planning, organizing, implementing, and assessing creative, successful, well attended programs and events that meet the needs of a diverse student population. Experience establishing collaborative partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and campus departments. Ability to develop and manage budgets.

  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. Ability to develop and implement short and long-term goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and provide advice and training to student organizations on University regulations and procedures pertaining to facility use, risk management, security, ticket handling, alcohol use, free speech, fundraising, posting, food service, money collection, Americans with Disabilities Act and other programming related policies.

  • Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team, and to remain flexible in a strong service and results oriented environment while providing imagination and creative solutions.

  • Abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills. Demonstrated strong organizational, planning, and time management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize in a fluid environment with shifting priorities while meeting deadlines. Ability to take initiative and follow through tasks to completion with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with diverse student and community populations. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

  • Strong knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. Ability to develop, interpret, and apply university policies and procedures, in consultation with higher level professionals and/or management.


  • The job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends will be required.

  • Mandated Reporter: This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance.

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Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $58,600 - $100,800 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $28.07 - $48.28

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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