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Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life

California State University, Los Angeles
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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Job ID: 514862; 05/25/2022


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

In addition to the oversight of Cal State LA’s comprehensive student housing and residential life program, the Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life will also have principal responsibility for guiding the development of our recently completed state of the art and premier residential community, South Village, designated for first- and second-year students. The residence features a robust offering of dormitory-style rooms, study spaces, community lounges, fitness center, dining hall, and many more amenities intended to promote student success and enhance the campus experience.

The Position: The Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life provides vision, guidance and leadership for the overall planning, development, and business operations of Housing Services and Residence Life. The Executive Director will: Implement best practices related to residential life programs and services, ensuring the establishment of a vibrant living and learning community that positively impacts residents' academic success and overall campus experience; lead the development of effective relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators at Cal State LA in order to make certain students are able to leverage the full potential of resources available on the campus that contributes to the overall mission of the University; oversee the selection, development, supervision, and evaluation of staff; facilitate internal and external professional development opportunities for management and staff; ensure adherence to Human Resource policies and procedures and resolve high-level employee concerns; develop a comprehensive budget planning and implementation process that ensures compliance with all University and CSU financial policies and requirements; develop annual occupancy and revenue projections in keeping with the long-range goals, aligned with the University's strategic priorities; ensure the development of fiscally sound operating budgets, including revenue projections and expenditure plans based on occupancy, rental rates, and summer conferencing activities; ensure all required financial assessment and reporting are completed currently; ensure the proper administration of the residential education and co-curricular programs that operate 24 hours/day within student housing, in collaboration with various University departments; provide oversight for the effective implementation of a 24-hour response system for student concerns, facility emergencies, and crises management protocols in collaboration with Public Safety, Facilities Services, and Risk Management; ensure the effective communication with the CARE team and Community Care Team regarding student concerns; collaborate with Public Safety, Public Affairs and Communications, and University Counsel for the development and review of policies and procedures pertaining to community safety and security; regularly assesses and evaluate the operation with a focus on continuous quality improvement, retention, and student success; establish plans for short and long-term improvement of housing buildings and grounds; work with the housing leadership team and the division strategic initiatives manager, oversees marketing efforts, including all publications and printed materials, customer service activities, and special programs; manage contracts and other legal documents supporting the Housing Services operation; process evictions and other legal issues with advice from University Counsel; represent the department and campus at regional and national meetings to maintain knowledge of best practices, support professional development ,and strive to enhance the student housing experience; ensure that all required housing related reports and compliance material are prepared in a timely manner and submitted to the appropriate agency, including CSU Chancellor's Office; and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor's degree and three to five years of progressively responsible experience in a student housing environment. Experience as head of a Housing/Residential Life department or program is highly preferred.

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 system-wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree. Proven record of accomplishment in the various facets of the administration of a complex university housing operation. Leadership demonstrated by a record of accepting responsibility, taking prudent risks, and accomplishing organizational goals by fulfilling the potential of staff members. Proven record of successfully working with students, faculty, staff, and external community members. Ability to develop innovative programs to meet student needs. Excellent analytical written and oral communication skills.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment:  The Administrator II appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University.  All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan. 

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on June 30 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

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