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Director of Residential Education

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 8, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
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Full Time
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Director of Residential Education

Job No: 506801
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Working Title

Director of Residential Education

Classification Title

Administrator I

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Thursday, November 18th @ 11:59pm

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

Reporting to the Sr. Director for Housing Business Operations and Residential Education, the Director of Residential Education is responsible for the leadership and management of the core and critical residential education areas. This includes supervision, leadership, and evaluation of seven (7) Residential Hall Coordinators (RHC-SSP II classification), one Assistant Directors: programming, training, and hiring, and two graduate students and approximately 50 paraprofessionals and 75 student employees. The incumbent is also responsible for the overall coordination, staffing, policy and budget development, and management of all on-campus residence halls (2100 bed spaces); guide the live-in staff team towards the development of residence hall communities that integrate the students' residential and academic experiences; assist in the development of quiet study areas, academic support programs and the facilitation of faculty involvement in the residence hall communities (Faculty in Residence/Faculty Mentor Program). The Director is responsible for adjudication of residence hall and University Policy violations (Title 5) involving residence hall students. The incumbent will work closely with the Assistant Director of Housing Business Operations in creating an environment of innovation and creativity while also valuing individual and group differences; instill in staff through teaching and role modeling the departmental values of Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Customer Service, Professionalism and Innovation.

This position has complete oversight and ultimate responsibility for 2100 residents, eight full time staff members and approximately 125 student staff. Incumbent has final decision making authority as it concerns all student staff hiring, training and termination. Incumbent's breadth of responsibility includes the ability to recommend all full-time staff hiring and termination. The incumbent will represent the department on University committees with the ability to make decisions directly affecting the residential education operation.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 3,750.00 - $ 10,417.00

Hiring Range: N/A

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Hours may vary depending on operational needs.

Department Information

Offering various and diverse living and learning experiences, the University Housing Services Office is an integral part of the educational mission of Sacramento State. As such, the office strives to create a welcoming and stimulating environment that prompts students to participate in co-curricular activities that promote life and leadership skills, social responsibility, and academic success.

Minimum Qualifications


Required Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in High Education, College Student Personnel, Business Administration or related field required.
  • Three to five years' experience in a mid-level or senior level housing/residential position
  • Experience supervising entry and mid-level staff
  • Experience with staff training and development
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication and administrative skills
  • Experience with crisis management and student conduct
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check


    Ability to pass background check

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with collective bargaining
  • Experience with the development and implementation of social justice education initiatives
  • Programming experience with residential theme communities/faculty mentoring programs
  • Involvement in professional associations and/or organizations
  • Budget and assessment experience

  • Required Licenses/Certifications


    Documents Needed to Apply

    Resume and Cover Letter.

    About Sac State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to" href="">student success," href="">diversity, equity and inclusion," href="">community engagement," href="">philanthropy, and" href="">campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Background Check Disclaimer

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

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
    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. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
    Eligibility Verification
    Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

    Note to Applicants:

    Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

    Advertised: November 04, 2021 (1:25 PM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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