This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on Monday, April 17.
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Reporting to the Director of Residential Education and Campus Housing (REACH), the Associate Director of Residential Education provides leadership, guidance, and daily oversight of Residential Life Programs, a component of Residential Education and Campus Housing (REACH) within Student Affairs, and supervises staff and student personnel. The incumbent oversees daily management of the central department office and represents the department in the Director's absence. The incumbent manages the recruitment, hiring, training, and performance management of the Area Coordinator positions and student employees including recruitment, hiring, and training for the RA, TLA, and Sustainability Coordinator positions. In conjunction with the Director of REACH, the incumbent assists in the creation and management of the budget for the department, along with all marketing needs. The incumbent is responsible for developing and recommending courses of action and implementing proposed solutions, utilizing a combination of high-level analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills to address problems and projects through all stages. The incumbent also acts as a liaison between the department, students and larger university community regarding student employees within REACH.
This position requires seven to ten years of experience in Residential Life and Housing, along with five years of progressively responsible and applicable management and/or supervisory experience. Ten years’ experience highly preferred. Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education 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. Student Affairs experience highly preferred. Experience with leadership development as well as is required. Advanced proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of OrgSync and PeopleSoft preferred.
The successful candidate should possess an advanced knowledge of the principles, practices and major trends in Residential Life and Housing. Experience with student staff training programs is required and knowledge of campus resources as they relate to first year students, programming experience on a college campus. The ability to respond to crisis situations and make appropriate recommendations is required. Understanding of student developmental theory, experience with thematic housing and experience in programming in a university setting is 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.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $6,500- 7,000 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.
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.
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