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Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residential Engagement - Student Services Professional IV

California State East Bay
California, United States
$5,351.00 - $7,633.00
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary Range: $5,351.00/month to $7,633.00/month. PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $5,351.00/month to $6,492.00/month.


Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit




Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.




Performs duties under limited supervision from the Associate Director, Residence Life to lead the Residence Life program within the Student Housing and Residence Life (SHRL) Department. Additionally, performs highly complex professional Student Services work independently; reviewing complex individual, group, or organizational problems; developing and recommending course of action, and implementing proposed solutions. Must utilize a combination of high level analytical and interpersonal skills working on complex problems from the investigation and analysis stage through the solution and implementation stage.


In conjunction with the Associate Director, Residence Life provides leadership and oversight to the residential community, which is currently comprised of 4 residential communities that house approximately 1,600 residents. Provide general guidance and direction to the residence life staff which is comprised of full time Area Coordinators, Assistant Area Coordinators, and student assistants (Senior Resident Assistants, Resident Assistants, Front Desk Assistants, and Administrative Assistants). Provides oversight and lead work direction to Assistant Area Coordinators.




Work Lead Responsibilities

  • Provides direct work lead oversight to Residence Life staff member(s).
  • Works directly with Assistant Area Coordinators as it relates to programming, Front Desk Assistants and RHA, and overall department initiatives.
  • Plans work, trains, advises, sets expectations, determines what results have been accomplished, and evaluates resulting working product of Residence Life Staff, under the guidance and leadership of the appropriate Administrator.
  • Serves as part of the Residence Life team by developing tasks, projects, and initiatives based on departmental division and campus goals
  • Successfully support, coordinate, and execute overall departmental initiatives.
  • Under the guidance of Human Resources and the appropriate Administrator, assists with complex personnel issues by providing feedback when needed especially with regard to possible solutions and assessing for future success.


Staff Recruitment, Hiring, and On-Boarding

  • Facilitate the process of staffing the professional team and student staff in the residential communities, such as the following roles: Assistant Area Coordinators, Area Coordinators, Resident Assistants, Residence Hall Association, etc.
  • Oversee all administrative tasks from search, recruitment, hiring, offers, and on-boarding processes, including national recruitment, cross-campus search committee, and facilitation of interviews in conjunction with the Student Housing and Residence Life Human Resources contact.
  • Review position descriptions and Terms & Conditions; proposes changes to the Associate Director for Residence Life and revises as needed.
  • Facilitate and create streamline on-boarding process for staff members, including trainings/resources, transitional support, and introduction to professional and leadership growth opportunities. 
  • Assess staffing needs and identify recruitment strategies for position vacancies.
  • Maintain and oversee recruitment accounts on specific job sites.
  • Manage updates to training manuals and processes manuals pertinent to successful on-boarding of new staff.


Budget Coordination

  • Oversee an annual budget for daily operating expenses. Amount of budget dependent on operating programs and services.
  • Responsible for oversight of the programming budget and dissemination of funds.
  • Oversee committee budgets and proposals for residential engagement expenses.
  • Responsible for developing and managing systems to keep track of spending and balances for each specific fund.
  • Provide guidance and resources as necessary to staff (Area Coordinator, Assistant Area Coordinator, and RAs) to provide oversight for programming budget within specific community and/or programs.
  • Make budgetary recommendations to the Associate Director for Residence Life.
  • Monitor actual expenses in comparison to budgeted expenses.


Liaison/Committee Work

  • Develop liaison relationships with other university departments to coordinate efforts where appropriate.
  • Serve on University committees as designated. Committees may include, but limited to: ATOD Education Sub-Committee (Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs), Clery Reporting, Title IX, and Student Leadership Development.
  • Maintain membership in state, regional and national professional organizations.
  • Participate on SHRL departmental task forces and committees as designated.


Other Duties and Support Functions

  • Advise and counsel students on social, personal, cultural, academic and disciplinary issues.
  • Coordinate Department opening at beginning of each quarter and closing at end of each quarter.
  • Functional back-up for Professional-On-Call and may be asked to serve in on-call rotation on emergency basis.
  • Functional back-up to Project Management Coordinator.
  • Functional back-up to activation of emergency response center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director for Residence Life. 






Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.


A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job‑related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job‑related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.




Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related. 




Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.




As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.




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



To view the full job announcement and to apply to the position, please visit and click on Faculty, Staff and Management Employment Opportunities.


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