Job Details

California State University, Sacramento
  • Position Number: 3067185
  • Location: Sacramento , CA
  • Position Type: Residence Life and Housing

Associate Director of Residential Education

Job No: 511674
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

*4/13/22 - We are still accepting applications for this job posting. Previous applicants in this recruitment need not re-apply.*

Working Title : Associate Director of Residential Education

Classification Title: Administrator I

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): April 7, 2022, 11:59 PST

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

Reporting to the Sr. Director for University Housing, the Associate Director of Residential Education is responsible for the leadership and management of the core and critical residential education areas. This includes supervision, leadership, and evaluation of seven (7) Residential Hall Coordinators (RHC-SSP II classification), and two graduate students and approximately 55 paraprofessionals and 75 student employees. The incumbent is also responsible for the overall coordination, staffing, policy and budget development, and management of all on-campus residence halls (2100 bed spaces); guide the live-in staff team towards the development of residence hall communities that integrate the students' residential and academic experiences, academic support programs and the facilitation of faculty involvement in the residence hall communities (Faculty in Residence/Faculty Mentor Program). The Associate Director oversees residence hall and University Policy violations (Title 5) involving residence hall students. The incumbent will work closely with the Residence Hall Coordinators in creating an environment of innovation and creativity while also valuing individual and group differences; instill in staff through teaching and role modeling the departmental values of Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Customer Service, Professionalism and Innovation.

This position has complete oversight and ultimate responsibility for 2100 residents, seven full time staff members and approximately 125 student staff. Incumbent is involved with decisions as it concerns all student staff hiring, training and termination. Incumbent's breadth of responsibility includes the ability to recommend all full-time staff hiring and termination. The incumbent will represent the department on University committees.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 3,750.00 - $ 10,417.00

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience and education

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. Hours and days will vary including evenings and weekends. (Leadership On-Call)

Department Information

Offering various and diverse living and learning experiences, the University Housing Services Office is an integral part of the educational mission of Sacramento State. As such, the office strives to create a welcoming and stimulating environment that prompts students to participate in co-curricular activities that promote life and leadership skills, social responsibility, and academic success. For more information:

Required Qualifications
  1. Master's Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Business Administration or related field required.
  2. Three to five years' experience in a mid-level student service position
  3. Experience supervising entry and mid-level staff
  4. Experience with staff training and development
  5. Excellent interpersonal and written communication and administrative skills
  6. Experience with crisis management and student conduct
  7. Successful completion of a criminal background check


A background check must be satisfactorily completed post-conditional offer

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience working with collective bargaining
  2. Experience with the development and implementation of social justice education initiatives
  3. Programming experience with residential theme communities/faculty mentoring programs
  4. Involvement in professional associations and/or organizations
  5. Budget and assessment experience

Required Licenses/Certifications

Driver's License and maintenance of a good driving record

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
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. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: March 08, 2022 (8:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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