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Director, Residential Education and Campus Housing
California State University in Rohnert Park,, California
Date Posted 05/14/2021
Admin-Residence Life and Housing
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on Monday, June 14th.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Residential Education & Campus Housing (RE&CH) provides innovative, strategic, and comprehensive assessment and leadership for the programs, services, and budgets related to campus housing and the residential experience for over 3200 residents. The incumbent oversees a broad portfolio of responsibilities including providing an overall vision, managing personnel functions, fiscal oversight, occupancy management, living-learning communities, and directing global operations of RE&CH. The incumbent fosters strong, collaborative relationships with campus partners across all the University divisions and works closely with Facilities Management on new construction, renovation, and maintenance plans to provide clean, suitable, and accessible accommodations. The incumbent provides direction for the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the operations of the campus housing program, residential education curriculum, communication and marketing efforts, occupancy management, programming, student development, residential mail services, and assessment plans and outcomes. The incumbent supports the use of technology and sustainability measures to enhance the delivery of programs and services. The incumbent participates in the Student Engagement leadership group and must be a visionary and highly collaborative leader with the ability to facilitate organizational change to adapt to the changing needs of students.

Key Qualifications

This position requires seven to ten (7-10) years’ experience in Student Affairs or other relevant disciplines including leadership in residential education and/or university housing areas, along with five to ten (5-10) years’ progressively professional experience in residential education and/or student housing. Master’s degree in Student Affairs/Personnel, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Prior experience in higher education, and/or in the CSU system highly preferred. Intermediate proficiency with computer technology and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) required.

The incumbent must demonstrate integrity and sound judgment in performing duties; possess the ability to supervise the work of staff and recommend appropriate personnel actions; be able to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed; deal with stressful situations while maintaining composure; and contribute to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication and problem solving skills as necessary. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously, adjusting quickly to changes needed on a daily basis. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations. Must also possess the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.

Salary and Benefits

Salary placement for this position depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $8,155 a month. This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.

Supplemental Information

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

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

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to Human Resources (hr@sonoma.edu). The ADA Coordinator is also available (hrleaves@sonoma.edu) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

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