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California State University, Northridge
  • Position Number: 2525235
  • Location: Northridge, CA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Director, Matador Involvement Center

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.


Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Student Life, the Director of the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) provides leadership, vision and strategic direction for the department while also effectively administering a broad range of fiscal, policy and personnel processes for a diverse staff of professional, paraprofessional and student employees. The incumbent holds full responsibility for the overall planning, management, and administration and evaluation of the department's multifaceted programs, services and fiscal resources.
  • Works collaboratively with student leaders, faculty, staff, administration across campus as well as with community-based partners, to ensure the effective delivery of programs and services that support the University's goals of successfully engaging students within the campus community.
  • Provides leadership and guidance for vibrant student involvement programs including 300+ student clubs and organizations (including fraternity and sorority organizations), student community service and volunteer programs, and student-focused leadership development/educational programs.
  • Ensures successful delivery of programs, services and initiatives that support student leadership development, co-curricular activities and collaborations, and advisor education and training.
  • Effectively oversees organization recognition processes, complaint resolution processes, and Time, Place and Manner policies to ensure compliance with system-wide, university, and state/federal policies and procedures.
  • Fosters an engaging, productive and welcoming environment that actively promotes an appreciation for inclusion and social justice issues in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community that serves large percentage of first-generation students.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.

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  • Earned Master's within Student Affairs or related field in higher education, including college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or other related degree.
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in student affairs or related departments required; with 2 of the five years in a managerial role.
  • Experience providing student advisement within student governance structures, preferably with student clubs/organizations, community service and/or Greek letter organizations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
  • Knowledge of student development theory as well as current issues, trends, challenges and best practices related to student involvement and engagement.
  • Leadership experience in the development and management of a comprehensive student services program, preferably within functional areas of position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse, urban higher education setting; effectively advise student leaders, develop student leadership experiences and collaborate with others to facilitate successful outcomes of these initiatives.
  • Ability to facilitate the use of co-curricular programming, leadership development and volunteer opportunities as vehicles for both learning and service; develop student learning outcomes and program outcomes strategies, as well as assessment strategies that capture program impacts as related to student development, persistence, and successful graduation.
  • Specialized skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of backgrounds to provide information and guidance in responding to issues of Time, Place and Manner and student actions/spontaneous actions; analyze complex situations, exercise sound judgment in evaluating facts and determining appropriate actions; interact and communicate with wide range of individuals holding competing interests/concerns while clarifying policies and procedures.
  • Skill and ability to oversee student organization complaint review processes and procures; determine facts, make tough decisions, and generate written reports and recommendations in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop policies, procedures, and written materials appropriate to the functions of the department; ability to effectively manage budget comprised of general fund, lottery and auxiliary revenues. .
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with a broad range of diverse constituencies.
  • Able to lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited 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.
  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:
  • Applications received through October 22, 2021 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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