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CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles https://www.csun.edu/leadership-principles. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Residential Life, the Assistant Director for Residential Life serves as a central member of the Student Housing's Leadership Team, sharing responsibility for the administration of a housing operation with an annual budget nearing $30 million and a design capacity to serve approximately 3,540 residents. The incumbent supports services and programs coordinated by the Associate Director for Residential Life promote quality of life, well-being and personal development for students living on campus in facilities operating 24 hours, seven days a week.
Provides leadership and direction to support a vibrant, diverse and welcoming residential community with a focus on academic success, student leadership, and community development - all grounded within a framework of equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Effectively supervises and leads a diverse professional and para-professional staff to support strategic planning, program development, and successful initiatives that support key student learning and engagement outcomes.
Oversees and supports crisis intervention and critical incident responses efforts; leads efforts to cultivate and promote residence hall communities that support and respect individual differences and diversity.
As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education administration or comparable program of study preferred.
Two years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in a university residential life/housing operation is required.
Experience serving as a supervisor of professional staff within a residential life/student housing operation is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
Demonstrated knowledge in developing and delivering inclusive and learning-centered programs and services that promote student success among diverse populations in student housing. Demonstrated and thorough knowledge of Residential Life operations, programs and activities. Demonstrated commitment to serving and meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
Experience in designing, coordinating and evaluating goals, strategies and initiatives aimed at supporting student learning outcomes. Demonstrated understanding of student safety, emergency management and student behavior/conduct best practices. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, oral communication and writing skill.
Ability to successfully manage crisis situations, lead professional staff and engage with multiple stakeholders to support positive outcomes. Ability to set program goals, implement projects, and work effectively with the staff, students, departments and administrators. Ability to effectively hire, manage, evaluate, motivate and supervise both professional and para-professional employees.
Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $77,580 to $88,272 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited 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.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Applications received through September 19, 2022, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
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. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site: https://www.csun.edu/matadors-forward/faculty-and-staff-fall-guidelines
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.