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Sonoma State University
  • Position Number: 3162468
  • Location: Rohnert Park, CA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Campus Life Clubs and Programming Advisor (Student Service Professional III), UPDATED

Job No: 515286
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services

Application Process
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit an application, along with a cover letter and resume.

In your cover letter please address the following. Throughout the past two years, like many campuses across the country, our clubs and organizations have declined in numbers, or have just disappeared. The reduced number of students attending in person, the absence of the club fairs/opportunities for first and second year students to engage, and social distancing mandates, have all been factors. With this in mind, what would be your considerations and challenges if selected for this role.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications. Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.

Job Summary
Under general direction of the Director of Campus Life Programming, the Campus Life Campus Life Clubs and Programming Advisor serves as the primary advisor providing comprehensive advising and leadership to 100+ student clubs/organizations, students and advisors. This position creates, initiates and implements social/educational programming and activities for student organizations; provides oversight in the planning and implementation of emerging leader programs, awards and activities for student organizations; provides training and oversight to on-campus special events and activities pertaining to student organizations; assists in the assessment efforts of the center and the greater student life offerings; interprets University Policy applicable to student organizations; serves as a liaison between the University and student organizations; participates in the planning of social and educational programming sponsored by student Involvement and various campus partners; and serves as a port of the comprehensive campus life team. In addition, this position assists in the development efforts related to emerging leaders, programming and other student Involvement initiatives.

Key Qualifications
This position requires the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related. A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of work experience. Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. At least one year experience with General Clubs/Organizations, or related field highly preferred. Knowledge and experience working with and advising student-led leadership development programs highly preferred. Knowledge and understanding of student development theory and student personnel administration highly preferred.

Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $4,691 to $4,879 a month. This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.

Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit:

CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to The ADA Coordinator is also available ( to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Application Close: Open Until Filled

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