Assistant Director of Residential Life for Educational Development

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24469
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3318
Department: Housing Coordination


Classification: Administrator I
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Residential Life, the Assistant Director of Residential Life for Educational Development is responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive Residential Life Program for almost 4,200 residents living in University Housing Services. The program includes the day to day operation of five residence halls housing 2,100 first year students and two apartment complexes housing 2,100 upper division students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

The Assistant Director for Residential Life for Educational Development has significant responsibility for crisis management, administrative duties, budget, communication within and outside the university, and other related activities with additional specific responsibility for managing professional and paraprofessional staff training; administering a centralized conduct process and adjudication; overseeing educational and social programming efforts; and coordinating major events and projects. The Assistant Director for Residential Life for Educational Development works cooperatively with all University Housing Services (UHS) staff in support and implementation of the UHS mission. The position requires political acumen as it interfaces with the media, legal counsel, parents, President's Cabinet, and other key stakeholders. This position also involves complex collaboration with a variety of entities including, but not limited to Student Affairs, Counseling Services, Student Health and Wellness, academic colleges, Student Involvement, and campus auxiliaries.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Oversees the residential conduct system for the campus residential population in conjunction with the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development.
- Alternates assuming 24-hour on-call duty with the other Assistant Director and/or Associate Director for Residential Life, ensuring continuous coverage for all residences.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Education and Experience

- Master's degree required from a four year college or university in Higher Education or a related field
- Three years of progressive experience in Residential Life

Preferred Qualifications

- Five years of progressive residence hall experience
- Progressive supervision experience
- Staff training and development experience
- Residential Curriculum experience
- Project Management experience
- Experience providing education and training about diverse populations

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Knowledge of theoretical concepts of student development.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to effectively lead others and communicate with diverse individuals.
- Ability to multi-task to support "One Stop Shop" model of Higher Education Customer Service and coordinate deadlines.
- Ability to be flexible to changes and frequent interruptions, and to manage multiple tasks at once.
- Ability to perform complex tasks involving independent judgment, and ability to plan, coordinate, and initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations.
- Ability to identify, develop, and coordinate plans for use of resources (e.g., staffing, budget, and materials) and to define procedures for ongoing administration and maintenance.
- Ability to identify supervision needs of staff and vary supervisory style if necessary.
- Ability to work with and provide work lead direction to RLCs, ARLCs (graduate students), and student staff.
- Knowledge in operations and systems analysis, statistical, and research methods.
- Ability to understand, interpret, and apply policies and regulations in specific situations to analyze and solve organizational and operating problems related to student and residential community housing needs.
- A valid California driver's license is required within three months of the date of hire for the operation of any vehicle required for this position.
- Ability to complete the Defensive Drivers Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses.

Posting Date

February 22, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins March 19, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
List of References
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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