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Associate Director of Student Life

Golden Gate University
United States, California, San Francisco
536 Mission Street (Show on map)
June 01, 2024
Job Details
Job Location
San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
Graduate Degree
Job Category

Position Title: Associate Director of Student Life

Department Name: Office of Student Life, Division of Student Success

Position Reports To: Director of Student Life, until hired, Associate Dean of Students


Salary Range: $66,000 to $72,000

Benefits: The University's comprehensive benefits program

Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Standard work schedule is 9:00 am to 5:30 PM, may be adjusted. Flexible schedule may require evening and weekend hours during peak periods.

Location: In person


The Associate Director of Student Life provides overall student leadership, program development, and day-to-day student support for the Office of Student Life. This person also works closely with student organizations and advisors. This position requires excellent planning, organization, program development, and leadership abilities.


  • In conjunction with the Director of Student Life, oversee office hosted events both in-person and online including the development, coordination, and implementation, including but not limited to the Student Success Orientations and Welcome Weeks, and events related to social, cultural, community service, museums, outdoors, and sporting events.

  • Assist the Director of Student Life to coordinate Campus Weeks including communications marketing and awareness of events. Develop and implement student programs hosted by the Office of Student Life.
  • Provide referrals and/or resources for personal assistance support for students including homelessness, food pantries, and general student welfare.

  • Create, communicate, implement, and assess a robust student leadership development program for all students.
  • Gather, analyze, and present relevant information and data related to areas and programs, including providing post-event analyses, budget recaps, and assessment and/or evaluation. Make strategic recommendations for future initiatives.
  • Provide orientation and training to student leaders, student groups, and club faculty and staff advisors; oversee the implementation budget, policies, and practices in assigned areas or programs.
  • Provide guidance to student leaders, student groups and club faculty and staff advisors to assist in making appropriate choices and decisions that follow University policies and processes.
  • Develop, maintain, and implement a communication plan for the Office of Student Life and TimelyMD.
  • Develop and maintain an Office of Student Life webpage and online event registration.
  • Monitors websites, social media, and digital and print postings for designated areas.
  • Analyze and develop reports, portals, and student facing communications.
  • Participates in the strategic planning for assigned areas and assists the Director of Student Life in developing and implementing the overall departmental strategic plan.
  • Serve as the advisor to the Director of Student Life on risk management issues.
  • Direct, lead and provide guidance to other staff employees; may contribute to development of staff training programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education requirement:

    • Masters degree in counseling, student affairs, or similar.

  • Years of experience: required

    • Three to five years related experience and/or training.

  • Knowledge of:

    • University student life, development, and/or leadership
    • Planning and coordinating events

  • Direct job-related requirements:

    • Preferred: higher education experience in student life, activities, programming

  • Skills and abilities:

    • Ability to learn, respect, and contribute to the Universitys mission and values.
    • Strong organizational, planning, analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective public speaking skills.
    • Ability to manage projects and balance multiple priorities while maintaining a positive outlook.
    • Strong leadership and collaboration skills.
    • Ability to take initiative to organize, follow through with complex tasks, and meet deadlines.
    • Strong orientation towards taking ownership of projects and assignments. Able to be proactive with projects, assignments, and process improvements.
    • Ability to anticipate potential issues and take necessary action to mitigate them.
    • Ability to successfully work both independently and collaboratively.
    • Competence with and commitment to diversity, equity, & inclusion; ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
    • Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a university setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies, and processes.
    • Effective ability to use and learn computers, technology, software, and applications at level of sophistication required for the duties of the position.
    • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office and/or applications as required for specific position.

Supplemental Information

To apply: Please go to http://www.ggu.edu/jobs to submit an application, letter of interest, and a resume.

In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third-party background check.

Golden Gate University is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

University policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g., family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that reinforces these practices. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all especially women, minorities, people of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI community.


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