SUMMARY Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Situated on the shore of the Carquinez Strait 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.
Corps of Cadets Oversight
• Provide leadership training, mentorship and direct supervision to the Corps of Cadets in support of leadership and management development.
• Ensure Corps of Cadets standards of conduct and uniform and grooming requirements are in compliance and enforced at all times.
• Monitor and assess the performance of assigned Company Corps of Cadets Staff Officers in the performance of their assigned duties.
• Oversight of the Cadet watch standing requirements to ensure watch standing and scheduling requirements are properly manage and executed
• Train and educate Cadets in the execution of assigned duties and responsibilities to include formation muster, instruction, and inspection requirements. Support new student orientation program as necessary.
• Conduct Corps of Cadets leadership and professional development seminars through the Commandant’s Office. Support the planning and execution of the Cadet Leadership Development program during Orientation and scheduled Corps Staff Training events.
Assist in Administering Random Drug Testing Program
• Coordinate with Third Party Administrator and Substance Abuse Professional to administer and facilitate Random Drug Testing Program at the Academy. Ensure compliance with DOT Standards and Coast Guard Regulations.
• Attend and conduct training sessions, schedule, planning, and generation of student lists and notification correspondences. Initiate discipline procedures when necessary and conduct follow-up counseling sessions.
Training Cruise Participation
• Participate in annual training cruise as Company Commandant or, Acting Commandant of Cadets; serve as Commanding Officer of Training Ship (COTS) representative on shipboard discipline hearings at sea; perform relevant shipboard administrative duties. As part of the Training Cruise duties, provide oversight of the quarterdeck in-port and be responsible for student shipboard conduct at all times in accordance with procedures as modified by the COTS. Ensure consistency between the campus and annual training cruise leadership development programs and policies.
Campus Stewardship Program
• Supervise assigned Corps of Cadet’s Company involvement and management of the Campus Stewardship Program. Ensure Company Cadets have awareness of this program and are participating as required.
Shipboard Requirements: Ability to function successfully in limited living and working spaces, climb ship ladders and stairs and transit narrow hallways, and to perform assigned duties maintain balance while occasionally experiencing rolling motion aboard ship; ability to lift and move moderate weights (up to 50 lbs.) in a safe manner.
Cruise Requirements: The incumbent will be required to participate in an annual 62-day training cruise aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear (TGSB). This will require the incumbent to obtain a Merchant Mariners Document issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. This will include a background check, physical and drug test, proof of citizenship or the eligibility to work in the U.S., and a Social Security card. Each year the incumbent must pass a pre-cruise physical exam and drug test to participate on the training cruise.
Mandated Reporter: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.
Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed 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 continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, AND
Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience or related experience working with the college age demographic. A master’s degree in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Counseling, or a directly related field OR service as a Commissioned or Non-Commissioned Officer in the Department of Defense may be substituted for one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of leadership education and training
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent listening and evaluating skills
• Ability to deliver training and lead presentations
• Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and cooperative working relationships within a diverse multi-cultural environment
• Personal integrity and leadership by example
• Ability to apply techniques in motivating and evaluating students or assigned personnel
• Ability to function in a structured, uniformed environment of an academy
• Familiarity with the uniformed services or uniformed academies.
• Maritime industry in an operational or training environment.
• Military service in an operational and/or training environment.
• Knowledge of shipboard leadership training requirements.
• Experience and knowledge of program management; techniques in motivation and evaluation; classroom instruction; mentorship, team building