The Opportunity

Reporting to the senior associate vice president for enrollment management, the director of the office of student financial Aid (OSFA) is a member of the enrollment management leadership team and helps develop long-range vision, short- and long-term strategic plans, and goals; contributes to division-wide initiatives to enhance the student experience, meet enrollment goals, and maximize student retention; and instills a culture of continuous improvement within the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The Position

Role of the Director of Financial Aid for San  Francisco State University

The director oversees the administration of federal Title IV and state financial aid programs, including institutional scholarships. In this capacity, the director is responsible and accountable for the delivery of all student aid within the regulations set forth by all government and University entities, as well as the timely disbursement, reconciliation, and reporting of over $250 million in public and private funds. The director oversees a professional team of 20+ staff members and must respond to increasing regulatory complexity and ensure compliance with all federal, state, CSU, and University policies and procedures. The director must be a leader who will contribute significantly to the University’s mission of creating and maintaining an environment for learning and providing broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world; support the goals of the division by aligning the services of the unit with the operations of the offices of Educational Opportunity and Pathway Programs, Registrar’s Office, Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, Graduate Studies, as well as other key campus partners. The director will be expected to embrace the social justice focus of the entire campus as it leads students toward active, engaged lives as informed citizens of the world. They will be charged with the timely delivery of high-quality services that are essential to the matriculation of new SF State students as well as the continued retention of continuing SF State students.

History of the Position

The position of director had been held by an individual for nearly ten years. The department has been in transition since the departure of the long-term director and an interim is currently assisting SF State while a permanent director is being sought.

Opportunities and Challenges of the Role

Within this office at SF State, there are several long-term employees as well as new employees. The director will have to engage all generations of staff members in order to build a strong team of professionals who engage directly with students regularly, plan communications and workshops to proactively address student needs, and who feel that they are part of the entire enrollment management team.

SF State has engaged EAB to assess the enrollment management area as well as to create a strategic enrollment plan for the future. One of EAB’s recommendations that has been shared with the team is that the admissions and financial aid teams need to integrate on a high level in order to work together on behalf of students.

Due to several consecutive years of declining enrollments, recent staff layoffs, and the current Covid-19 pandemic, the new director will be challenged to motivate the staff while developing an understanding of the mission and values of the institution by engaging in a “listening tour” across campus either virtually or in person once everyone returns. Realistic enrollment growth goals to be achieved by all stakeholders at SF State must be collectively agreed-upon by the academic and administrative areas in order to meet the ultimate enrollment goals of the institution. However, enrollment growth cannot be achieved without enhanced collaboration with, and utilization of, faculty, staff and students in recruitment and retention efforts. Stakeholders indicated their willingness to be involved in all such efforts, and with collaborative efforts and a minimal amount of training, extremely beneficial relationships could be developed and cultivated across campus that will not only enhance the recruiting and enrollment experience for students, but will also positively impact the retention of students at SF State.

Further opportunities and challenges for the director of financial aid may include:

  • harnessing the tremendous, palpable energy, loyalty, and passion to be found at SF State among the faculty and staff members;
  • creating professional development training and growth opportunities for the staff in the department;
  • continually reviewing and enhancing efficiencies in processing and effective communication with prospective and admitted students by collaborating closely with the office of communications and marketing;
  • striving to greatly enhance collaboration and engagement with the admissions team in the recruitment and enrollment processes;
  • assessing procedural efficiencies and overseeing the efficient processing of financial aid awards in an effort to further the college’s enrollment goals vis-à-vis best practices in the financial aid application and disbursement processes; and
  • the selection, hiring, onboarding, and training of vacant positions as they occur within the department.

Measures of Success

At an appropriate interval after joining San Francisco State University, the following will initially define success for the director of financial aid:

  • the director is a visible and engaged leader throughout campus and is collaborating with all constituents on enrollment, financing, predictive modeling and retention initiatives;
  • the director has assessed the entire financial aid team and the existing policies and procedures within the office to develop plans that will further the university’s effective communication with new and returning students in an effort to positively impact enrollment and retention goals;
  • the director has developed and initiated plans for leading the next phase of the financial aid team in its development by providing an inspirational, strategic, and statistically supported vision for short- and long-term office goals that are strategically aligned with the University’s enrollment and retention goals;
  • the director has remained current in the oversight and interpretation of all federal, state, CSU system, shared governance, union, and university rules and regulations pertaining to financial aid, budget, compliance, and other related best business practices;
  • the director has begun to successfully implement scalable service models to support recruitment and retention of students; and
  • the director has developed and implemented specific financial aid and professional training development opportunities for the entire team and has begun to build a succession plan for the department.

Qualifications and Characteristics

A bachelor’s degree is required (master’s preferred) plus a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in managing/leading/directing a student financial aid function within a comprehensive university environment working with a highly diverse student and staff college/university population. The ability to explain complex financial decisions sensitively to students, their families and community stakeholders; an extensive background in managing technology-based operations and projects in a college/university setting coupled with experience in a PeopleSoft environment; and knowledge and understanding of best practices in student financial aid congruent with a strategic enrollment management model will also be expected of the director. The ideal candidate will be a change agent with a deep knowledge of emerging trends and promising practices in financial aid as well as a proven track record of leading and motivating a team of professionals to improve enrollment and retention that can respond to the unique needs of SF State within the changing landscape of higher education.

In meetings with campus stakeholders, they indicated that the success of the new director would be enhanced if they:

  • are accessible to all staff and maintain an open door policy;
  • have faith in the current team by assuming the best in the staff members;
  • are “hands on and hands off” as appropriate; will understand that staff will produce once they are trained;
  • are technologically savvy; knowledge of PeopleSoft will be a Plus, as all financial aid and awards are processed on the PS system;
  • know about state and institutional policies impacting DACA students;
  • are comfortable in doing financial aid presentations to institutional stakeholders as well as students and families;
  • are a “cheerleader” for the team with senior administration;
  • have the ability to build morale with a team that is feeling a bit beleaguered due to leadership inconsistency and recent institutional lay-offs;
  • are able to work through and reduce the number of program siloes across campus;
  • are a strong collaborator with other departments within enrollment management and across campus;
  • endeavor to work with faculty and departments on institutional scholarship awards;
  • effectively communicate expectations to the staff;
  • are willing to educate the campus community from a macro level regarding financial aid programs and compliance regulations;
  • understand the synergy required with all departments for the effective life cycle of students;
  • can see the whole picture and be a systems thinker;
  • have the ability to be a project manager;
  • are forward thinking and focus on training the financial aid team to be much more student-focused;
  • provide mentoring and professional development opportunities to the team and encourage their participation in leadership roles at the state and national level;
  • are an effective leader who understands how to leverage the energy and talents of other campus staff through a structured approach;
  • have an emerging understanding of how to translate financial aid with the cultural understanding of first generation and LatinX students and parents;
  • are creative and can leverage remote learning and presentations via technology;
  • have the desire and the commitment to serve SF State’s type of student, many of whom are first generation and high need students;
  • can create efficiencies through the use of technology and will work to move the office away from the current extensive manual processing;
  • are proactive in the development of materials and presentations for students which are student-centered; and
  • are exceptionally customer-service focused.

Overview of the division of enrollment management

Mission Statement

Enrollment Management (EM) is responsible for providing outreach, admissions, registration, and financial aid to prospective, new, and continuing San Francisco State University students. We strive to deliver timely, accurate, high quality services that are essential to the academic life of all SF State students. By providing superb service to students, EM contributes significantly to the University’s mission of creating and maintaining an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; promoting excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and providing broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.

Leadership of the division

Thomas Enders, Special Assistant to the President

Tom Enders served as the former vice provost of academic affairs at Cal State Los Angeles for over four years and previously worked at Cal State Long Beach as the associate vice president for Enrollment Services. Tom has stepped away from retirement to lead the enrollment management division until the position of senior associate vice president for enrollment management is filled. The search was begun in October, 2020 and is expected to conclude in late December, 2020/early January, 2021.

What We Do

To fulfill its mission, EM follows these operating principles:

  • We strive to provide efficient, accurate, user-friendly services that will contribute to the attraction, retention and graduation of a highly diverse student body.
  • We work to provide faculty and university administrators with data and services that enable them to accomplish their instructional and management objectives.
  • We create and maintain records systems designed to assure the integrity and security of confidential student academic data, while satisfying all required legal regulations and guidelines.
  • We employ and actively recruit a staff that reflects the diversity of the surrounding community and the values of the campus.
  • We honor the integrity of the individual and treat our clients and each other with respect.
  • We strive to communicate clearly, patiently and politely, whether in writing, in person, by phone or via electronic communication. The messages going out should be consistent, coordinated and professional.
  • We promote teamwork, cooperation and collaboration.
  • We appreciate new ideas and encourage innovation.
  • We are professional in our work relationships and in our actions.
  • We apply these operating principles in our daily work relationships and in our actions.

Enrollment Management Departments


  • The Educational Opportunity & Pathway Programs (EOPP) at San Francisco State University promotes access and retention of historically underserved (low income, first generation college, former foster youth) students by facilitating access to the University and by providing a support system for success. EOPP consists of three comprehensive programs that provide participants with outreach, admissions, academic, financial and developmental support, designed to increase retention and improve graduation rates. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), and Student Support Services (SSS) each provide a holistic and unique set of services tailored to meet the needs of program participants.

Registrar’s Office

  • The Registrar’s Office is committed to serving the needs of all prospective and current students, faculty, staff, alumni and external constituents. Student-centered services are provided in the areas of registration and schedule adjustment, verification of enrollment and graduation, maintenance of academic records, processing and delivery of official academic transcripts and diplomas, and conferral of undergraduate degrees. The office provides administrative and logistical support for the University’s academic programs and is a primary information resource for student and faculty concerning university policies and procedures. The office collaborates with academic and administrative units to empower students matriculated in the university to actively participate in enrollment, persist toward their degree and engage in continuous professional and personal development beyond graduation. As the custodian of record, the office releases academic record information in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

Student Financial Aid

  • The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) strives to support students throughout the financial aid process to increase opportunities for student access and success in higher education. The unit is committed to providing information to prospective and current students on financial aid funding available from federal, state, and institutional sources for their attendance at San Francisco State University. The focus of the OSFA is to use technology and person-to-person counseling to address important questions regarding the overall financial aid process. Our current initiatives include: evaluating our business processes to reduce redundancy and inefficiency; increasing the use of technology to improve communication, support and overall customer service; and implementing a comprehensive financial literacy program on campus to equip students with viable financial information to be used during their attendance at SFSU and beyond.

Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment serves hopeful new students and their families, supporting them as they make important decisions about the best educational path forward. It coordinates the overall University recruitment program and events and programming for thousands of prospective and admitted undergraduate students each year and provides pre-admissions information to prospective undergraduate students, families, and visitors. In collaboration with a unified support network of parents, teachers, counselors and the University community, admissions strives to offer opportunity to all who seek it. Undergraduate Admissions hopes to maintain the highest possible decision-making integrity, providing admission decisions while recognizing the humanity and uniqueness of each applicant. Our goal is to shepherd our students through the admissions process in a manner that is seamless to them as they integrate into the San Francisco State Community.

Organizational Chart


Cost of Attendance at SF State for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Cost of attendance includes:

  • Direct Educational Costs (tuition fees, books, and supplies)
  • Living Costs (meals, housing, transportation, and personal expenses).
  • Sample of a general one-bedroom cost in San Francisco is available on Rent Cafe.

These are estimates of the cost to attend SFSU. Other than Tuition and Fees and On-Campus Housing no direct payments need to be made to the school.

Undergraduate Full Time Attendance For Two Semesters

Cost type On Campus Off Campus Living With Parents
Tuition Fee (7 Units / Greater) $7,440 $7,440 $7,440
Books and Supplies $1,038 $1,038 $1,038
Food and Housing $15,950 $17,922 $8,748
Personal Expenses $2,058 $2,770 $2,120
Transportation $1,094 $1,482 $1,734
Total = $27,580 $30,652 $21,080

Graduate & 2nd Bachelor
Graduate Full Time Attendance for Two Semesters

Cost type On Campus Off Campus Living with Parents
Tuition Fee (7 Units / Greater) $8,874 $8,874 $8,874
Books and Supplies $1,038 $1,038 $1,038
Food and Housing $15,949 $17,922 $8,747
Personal Expenses $2,058 $2,770 $2,120
Transportation $1,094 $1,482 $1,733
Total = $29,013 $32,086 $22,512

Graduate & 2nd Bachelor
Credential Students
Credential Full Time Attendance for Two Semesters

Cost type On Campus Off Campus Living with Parents
Tuition Fee (7 Units / Greater) $8,358 $8,358 $8,358
Books and Supplies $1,038 $1,038 $1,038
Meals and Housing $15,949 $17,922 $8,747
Personal Expenses $2,058 $2,770 $2,120
Transportation $1,094 $1,482 $1,733
Total = $28,497 $31,570 $21,996

For additional Graduate and Professional Program Fees, see the Bursar’s Office website.

Out-of-State and International students must pay $396.00 per unit in addition with the tuition fees appropriate to their student level.

For 2021, the average need-based scholarship or grant awarded to first-year students at San Francisco State University was $9,905. Additionally, 70% of students received need-based financial aid. In 2021, the average need-based self-help aid awarded to first-year students was 52%. In 2021, the average non-need-based scholarship or grant awarded to first-year students at San Francisco State University was $5,158.

San Francisco State University met 64% of its students’ financial aid need.

Institution & Location


Institutional History

San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State and SFSU) is a public university in San Francisco. As part of the 23-campus California State University system, the university offers 118 different bachelor’s degrees, 94 master’s degrees, 5 doctoral degrees (including two Doctor of Education degrees, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a PhD in education, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy Science), along with 26 teaching credentials among six academic colleges.

The university was originally founded in 1899 as a state-run normal school for training school teachers, obtaining state college status in 1921, and state university status in 1972. It was the first normal school in the nation to require a high school diploma for admission. The 141-acre campus is located in the southwest part of the city, less than two miles from the Pacific coast. San Francisco State has 12 varsity athletic teams which compete at the NCAA Division II level, most as members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

University Milestones

  • First graduating class (36 women), 1901
  • First man admitted, 1904
  • First bachelor of arts degree, 1923
  • Four-year program initiated, 1930
  • Liberal arts program first offered, 1935
  • Master’s degree first offered, 1949
  • SF State becomes part of the California State College system (now the California State University), 1960
  • University status attained, 1972

Number of Names: 5

  • San Francisco State Normal School, 1899-1921
  • San Francisco State Teachers College, 1921-1935
  • San Francisco State College, 1935-1972
  • California State University, San Francisco, 1972-1974
  • San Francisco State University, 1974-present

Number of Presidents: 14


Experientia Docet” (“Experience Teaches”)


California State University (CSU)


The Gator (alligator). Selected by students in 1931, it was originally spelled with an “er” — Golden Gaters — a play on words to emphasize SF State’s location.


SF State is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Academic Calendar

Two 16-week semesters, late August through December; late January through May; and a summer semester: June through August.

Extended Learning

The College of Extended Learning expands the reach of SF State locally and globally. The College offers a wide variety of career-relevant professional development, certificate and degree programs, innovative programming for non-matriculated international students, custom training for organizations and international groups, and conference services and access to SF State through Open University.

Additional SF State Sites

  • Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street
  • The Estuary & Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus, Marin County on the San Francisco Bay
  • Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Sierra foothills


Dr. Lynn Mahoney, President

Lynn Mahoney serves as the 14th president of San Francisco State University, one of the nation’s premier urban comprehensive universities. She leads more than 3,900 faculty and staff as they serve a student population of nearly 30,000. The first woman appointed to serve as the University’s president in a permanent capacity, Mahoney succeeded Leslie E. Wong, who retired in July 2019.

Mahoney has spent her academic career working on issues related to enhancing student learning and faculty success and is committed to providing San Francisco State students with an exceptional educational experience. “Throughout her career, Dr. Mahoney has been dedicated to student success and has made a profoundly positive impact on the lives of tens of thousands of students across the CSU,” said CSU Trustee Rebecca Eisen, chair of the SFSU search committee. “She is the type of bold thinking leader who will continue to elevate SFSU.”

Approximately 8,500 students graduate from SF State each year and the Gator alumni family is more than 321,000 strong. The University’s distinguished alumni can be found in virtually every walk of life. Their accomplishments include 21 Pulitzer prizes, 16 Oscars, the invention of the microprocessor, and (jointly with SF State faculty) the discovery of the first exo-planets beyond the solar system.

Prior to her appointment at SF State, Mahoney served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. Earlier in her career, she served as the associate vice president for undergraduate studies and interim vice provost & dean of undergraduate studies at California State University, Long Beach. Mahoney served in a variety of leadership roles at Purchase College, State University of New York, including associate provost for Integrative Learning and vice president for student affairs.

President Mahoney has been recognized for her work in support of student success and academic excellence by the CSU Long Beach Office of Students with Disabilities, the Purchase College Student Government Association and the United University Professions.

Mahoney received a bachelor’s degree in American Stu dies from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University. She is the author of “Elizabeth Stoddard and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Culture” and has lectured extensively on the construction of whiteness in the U.S. and the construction of gender globally.

Beth Hellwig, Interim Vice President

Beth Hellwig, Ph.D., was named interim vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at San Francisco State University effective August 5, 2019. Hellwig has more than four decades of experience in higher education, serving in many leadership positions related to academic affairs and student life.

Most recently, Hellwig was vice chancellor for student affairs & dean of students at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Previously, she served as dean of students at Gonzaga University. She has also held numerous positions related to student life at other universities, including the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University and Montana State University.

As the University’s vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Hellwig leads a team responsible for a broad portfolio of student support services. This includes incoming student programs, residential life, career development, services to students with disabilities, student conduct and ethical development, student health and psychological counseling, leadership and multicultural development, international education, student recreation and fitness, admissions, records and enrollment management, financial aid, University police, emergency preparedness and parking and transportation services.

Hellwig earned a Ph.D. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Law and Political Science from New Mexico State University.

Mission and Vision Statements


From the heart of a diverse community, San Francisco State University honors roots, stimulates intellectual and personal development, promotes equity, and inspires the courage to lead, create, and innovate.

SF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world’s great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State encourages its students, faculty, and staff to engage fully with the community and develop and share knowledge.

Inspired by the diversity of our community that includes many first-generation college students and the courage of an academic community that strives to break down traditional boundaries, SF State equips its students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. With the unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the university, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.


San Francisco State University aspires to be the nation’s preeminent public urban university. Building on a century-long history of offering broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University will provide a learning community in which students can equip themselves to meet the challenges of the 21st century workplace and world. We will become an institution of choice for many by offering comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection in multiple real-world contexts. We will implement this vision in one of the world’s great cities and its surrounding metropolitan area, making the San Francisco Bay region our classroom as we prepare our students to become active, ethical citizens of a pluralistic democracy, possessing a global perspective.

SFSU upholds and embodies the American ideal of e pluribus unum – “out of many, one.” It seeks not only to reflect diversity in its students, faculty, staff, and administrators but also to build a unified and vibrant community by exploring and affirming the many forms of that diversity.

The University aspires to these goals in a turbulent environment. The role of public higher education in modern society is in flux. We face an immediate future of uncertain funding, increasing competition, changing demands, and a shifting student population. Against these challenges, we are committed to developing fully the potential of those from around the state, nation, and world who choose to attend as students or who choose to work at the University, while benefiting the citizens of California whom it is our mission to serve.

As a complex organization, we are made up of many people and experiences. In order to encompass that complexity, we have developed visions for the future of SF State from four perspectives: the Academic Experience, the Student Experience, the Employee Experience, and the University and Its Environment. These four visions, developed by a cross-section of the University community and articulated on subsequent pages of this document, represent our values and aspirations.

Several common themes emerge. Though echoed in different ways in the various sections, they are key unifying elements in a comprehensive vision of the University’s future. These themes are:

  • Academic excellence.
    The University best serves those who choose to study here by creating demanding and rigorous learning experiences that encourage students to grow. All students will have experiences that challenge them to integrate the knowledge they are acquiring and to apply it to solve problems in multiple real-world contexts in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Improved access and flexibility for diverse communities.
    The wide range of people coming to San Francisco State University in differing capacities necessitates a strong commitment to improved access and flexibility. This commitment will shape the way the University serves its students and delivers its academic programs; the access to resources it provides its employees; and the efforts it makes to meet the needs of the community by providing educational and other services to a wide audience.
  • Engaged and expanded intellectual community.
    The University encourages its members to engage fully with the community, to share knowledge, to move beyond traditional boundaries, and to develop new knowledge to meet new opportunities and serve the needs of multiple internal and external constituencies.
  • Institutional culture that supports change and innovation.
    To meet the challenges of a changing environment, SFSU must continue to innovate. We will endeavor to create a University that welcomes innovation, whether it is in delivery of learning opportunities, streamlining of services, building of institutional spirit, or engaging with the community. We will align our processes, procedures, incentives, and evaluation criteria with our central vision and mission.

Strategic Plan

The new strategic plan is built around five values that reflect SF State’s shared heritage and aspirations – Courage, the Life of the Mind, Equity, Community, and Resilience. In pursuit of these values, the plan identifies a number of initiatives that the campus will undertake over the next several years as we work together to build the future of SF State.

  • Courage
  • Life of the Mind
  • Equity
  • Community
  • Resilience

To review the entire strategic plan, please visit:

Academic Programs and Faculty

Academic Affairs is composed of 15 units that include seven colleges, the library, and an array of administrative offices that support SF State students, staff, and faculty.


Total Faculty – fall, 2019: 1,965

Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty – fall, 2019: 854

Female Faculty: 467

Male Faculty: 387


About San Francisco, California

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. One of the world’s most famous cities, it is the 13th-most populous city in the United States and the fourth-most populous in California, with 884,363 residents as of 2017. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles, mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco is the heart of the Bay Area, a nine-county major metropolitan complex with a population of more than 6.6 million, making it the fifth-largest market in the nation. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world’s leading regional economies and centers for international commerce, with an industrial base composed of thousands of technology and professional-services firms, regional and international airports, and seaports. San Francisco’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit permeates the commercial centers where leading internet and multimedia products are being developed every day.

One of the world’s most ethnically diverse communities, San Francisco enjoys a formidable position in the global marketplace. The Bay Area’s long-standing cultural and commercial ties with Asia and its diverse Asian population are critical components to maintaining San Francisco as the true gateway to the Pacific.

Northern California in general and the San Francisco Peninsula have a world-renowned quality of life. Situated at the core of an area celebrated for its high-tech innovations, the Peninsula includes Daly

City, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Burlingame, Millbrae, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Belmont, Half

Moon Bay, Redwood City, San Carlos, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los

Altos, Santa Clara, and San Jose. This area includes a blend of business and residential communities.

Benefits Overview

San Francisco State University offers the following comprehensive and competitive benefits to employees:


Medical, Dental, Vision and Flex cash


Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) Plan, Pretax Parking Deduction Plan


CalPERS Retirement Plan


The CSU 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plan (SRP). The State of California (CALHR) savings plus 457 deferred compensation plan, and The State of California (CALHR) savings plus 401(k) thrift plan


Nonindustrial Disability Insurance (NDI), Industrial Disability Leave (IDL), Workers’ Compensation, and Long-Term Disability (LTD)


Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave, Catastrophic Leave, Parental Leave, Organ Donor Leave, Jury Duty


CSU Family Medical Leave (FML) and Leaves of Absence


Life Insurance Benefits, Voluntary Life Insurance, Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, CalPERS Preretirement Death Benefits


Fee Waiver Program, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Home and Automobile Insurance, Legal Plan, Pet Insurance, Medex Travel Assist Program, Life Services Toolkit, Credit Union, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Application & Nomination

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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