Associate Director (Administrator II) / Career & Development Center

California State University, San Bernardino



California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:

  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

The Career Center offers premier programs and services at our San Bernardino campus, located in the foothills of San Bernardino, and our Palm Desert campus located in the Coachella Valley. We empower students and alumni to develop a lifelong skillset for an ever-changing labor market through exploration, programming, and experiential learning opportunities to meet their personal and professional goals. We partner with local and national industry leaders to offer specialized programming, distinctive resources, and tailored events for over 20,000 current students as well as countless alumni across the Inland Empire and beyond.

Job Summary

California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of Associate Director of the Career Center. Under the Division of Student Affairs, the Career Center provides career advising and support for students and alumni for a successful transition into the workplace. 

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of the Career Center, the Associate Director provides leadership support and program administration for activities, services, and processes for the CSUSB Career Center.

The Associate Director, in consultation with the Executive Director, will provide supervision to career advisors and student assistants, provide additional leadership development in the ongoing Career Center efforts towards expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, internship development & programming, and will work to lead and expand the experiences of transfer students in career readiness.

Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, ‘Exempt’ position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on December 23, 2021 

Work Schedule

  • Generally, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; the incumbent will be asked to work some evenings and weekends to support operations, student support, and promoting Career Center services to the campus community and key stakeholders.

Key Qualifications

The Associate Director will need to possess a strong ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, the ability to effectively lead with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to foster inclusive excellence in all facets of one’s work, and who values the needs of low income, first-generation, and historically marginalized students within a higher education setting.

The incumbent should also demonstrate strong leadership and decision-making capability with an excellent ability to build collaborative and cooperative partnerships across many, varied constituents and stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, employers, alumni, and donors.

Demonstrate an understanding of current issues, best practices, and emerging trends in higher education career services with regards to employer relations, internship development, outcomes assessment, employment trends, and job markets.

Demonstrate an ability to carry out wide-ranging responsibilities in a complex, fast-paced, results-oriented, working environment, including program development, career advising, and relationship building with community and employers.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • 3 – 5 years of related experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills, and presentation skills to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and enhance the delivery of career development services to students and alumni.
  • Experience and knowledge in managing professional staff within a union environment and have advanced knowledge and experience in career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
  • Have a clear passion for enhancing the student experience and advancing student learning; superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, business, public administration, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 6 years of progressive professional experience in the areas of career services, student affairs, corporate recruitment, business, or development.
  • Advanced knowledge of CSU Career center work/ programs, college-based career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
  • Strong ability to supervise and understand CSU policies and procedures relating to supervisory need.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,667 – $7,084 per month

Classification Salary Range: $4,583 – $13,750 per month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

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 the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino 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.
This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.  Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)


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