Residence Life Coordinator - Student Services Professional II (Temporary through July 1, 2014)
CSU East Bay
The California State University, East Bay, main campus is located in the hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The University has an educational center in Concord and a professional development center in Oakland. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). The university, with an enrollment of about 13,000 students, is noted for its excellence in applied education as well as for the beauty of its campuses and proximity to all major Bay Area cities. The campus community benefits from an increasingly multicultural environment and maintains a strong commitment to diversity.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life is responsible for providing oversight for an on-campus housing complex of up to 1,300 residents. The department provides off campus housing listings, services and programs to the general student population. The area of Residence Life consists of an Assistant Director, 3 Residence Life Coordinators, 2 Assistant Residence Life Coordinators (graduate students) and up to 24 Resident Assistants.
PLEASE NOTE: POSITION REOPENED. PRIOR APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.
This is a full-time temporary position that will end on July 1, 2014, with the possibility of reappointment for a maximum of 3 years.
The Residence Life Coordinator works under the general direction of the Director of Housing and Residential Life and receives direct work lead instruction from the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Oversees and responds to concerns related to at least one of three communities within the housing complex of up to 1,300 residents.
The Residence Life Coordinator participates in and makes recommendations on the following: recruitment, selection, training, crisis management, administrative duties, communication with families/guardians, and other related activities. Incumbent has specific responsibilities for coordinating paraprofessional selection, training, payroll, and evaluation processes; adjudicating conduct issues; leading programming efforts; implementing academic initiatives and programs to support our residents' academic needs; and leadership development within the residential community. Participates in the rotation of 24 hour on-call emergency response and preparedness. The Residence Life Coordinator is given some latitude in responding to the needs of students, staff and faculty within a policy framework. Some independent judgment is expected and exercised during day-to-day operations, requiring a sound knowledge base and good decision making skills.
Equivalent to two years of professional experience in a student services program or in a related field and equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with a major on a job-related field. Additional specialized experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Successful candidate must live on campus and assumes 24-hour on call duty on a rotating basis. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse student, faculty, staff and community is essential.
PREFERRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
Incumbent should have the ability to: work and carry out their daily duties with minimal supervision; show initiative and be able to use good sound judgment when dealing with issues that may arise; effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a diverse student population; ability to select, supervise, train, and evaluate student workers; handle multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and faculty; responsible for assessing situations and taking the appropriate action to resolve conflicts; be creative and supportive while helping develop programs that will aid the student resident population here at CSUEB; able to work independently; ability to develop and implement student programs; compose correspondence and reports independently; ability to maintain composure when responding to stressful situations; ability to be sensitive to individual student needs and concerns; able to mediate disagreements and disputes among student residents as needed; and work effectively while being efficient in a fast paced environment. Knowledge of current standards and practices for Residence Life Programs preferred; at least two years of Housing/Residence Life experience; experience advising student groups and adjudicating conduct cases; experience working with international students; public relations and promotional practices experience; knowledge in Student Affairs and/or related field. Must have working knowledge of: MS Office and its applications (MS Word, Excel and Access); practices, procedures and activities of the Housing Program; general knowledge of research and interview techniques and general knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
HOW TO APPLY: In addition to the standard CSUEB on-line application, please submit a letter of introduction, resume, and a list of references who have been in a position to evaluate your professional work. To apply on-line, please go to http://www.csueastbay.edu/jobs .
Deadline to apply: Open Until Filled.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a sensitive position, subject to the University fingerprinting process as a condition of employment.
This is a position with supervisory/lead responsibilities, subject to completion of the University on-line Sexual Harassment training as a condition of employment. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB 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.
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