Area Coordinator - SSP II (Temporary through May 31, 2022, with the possibility of re-appointment for a maximum of 3 years from (499598)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Public Health

Job Description


Salary and Benefits

The starting salary will be between $4,304.00/month and $4,500.00/month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

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About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

Serving as a student facing member of the Division of Student Affairs, the work of the Area Coordinator (AC) is structured to support the Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Priorities of the university. Employed by the Department of Student Housing and Residence Life (SHRL), the AC is a temporary full-time, 12-month live-in professional staff member, with the possibility of re-appointment based on performance, departmental need and available funding for a maximum of 3 years from the date of hire. The AC is supervised by the Associate Director of Residence Life but also receives direction and support from the Assistant Director of Residence Life. The Area Coordinators at Cal State East Bay are expected to initiate "high-touch" front-line interaction with students as they develop formal and informal relationships. They are expected to build communities that focus on student learning and development, supporting student needs, and inclusivity for all students. Area Coordinators provide direct oversight for their designated residential area and provide lead work direction to a student staff team. This position does not conform to a standard 9-5 work day and requires the individual to work evenings and weekends to best meet the needs of the community. The AC is responsible for the following areas in their specific residential community: case management centering around student support, crisis management, student conduct, supervision and leadership, curriculum implementation and supporting student success. In addition, the AC assists in the overall development and implementation of Student Housing and Residence Life programs and services.

The duties of the AC may vary from area to area depending on a number of factors (skill set of the AC, number of supervisees, level of autonomy of residents, size/condition of buildings, nature of floor communities, etc.) but the duties cover the general expectations of the position.

This is a temporary, full-time live-in position through May 31, 2022, with the possibility of re-appointment based on performance, departmental need and available funding for a maximum of 3 years from the date of hire.


Case Management and Student Conduct
  • Serve as a case manager to assess and address student concerns and crisis situations.
  • Serve in the professional on-call rotation. This live-in position requires working variable hours, including late night and weekend hours.
  • Ensure the safety and security of all members of the residential community.
  • Provide coordinated support for students in need as advised by the university's Care Team.
  • Supports emergency and crisis needs that may arise on either department or campus level, inclusive of any protocol activation including the Emergency Operation Center.
  • Provide support and resources to residents experiencing academic difficulties and/or personal challenges in areas such as: interpersonal relationships, food insecurity, housing insecurity, identity development, adjusting to college, etc. As needed, the AC will refer students to appropriate university and/or community resources.
  • Respond to the needs and concerns of residents in a conscientious, appropriate, and timely manner.
  • Resolve community related concerns (roommate conflicts, community incidents, etc) utilizing effective interpersonal skills, fact gathering, and analytical skills to determine the severity of the situation and provide necessary steps and resources to resolve it.
  • Ensure students understand University Policy, SHRL Policies, and the SHRL license agreement and address policy violations as needed.
  • Serve as a conduct officer for the residential community.
  • Implement conduct sanctions utilizing an educational approach.
  • Maintain confidential records as defined by FERPA, Clery, Title IX, and the CSU Executive orders.
  • Provide Student Housing and Residence Life leadership team members with accurate, detailed, and timely information related to student crises and community incidents.
  • Utilize conduct software as trained and directed.
  • Consult with Residence Life professional staff about student medical, physical, and mental health related concerns.
  • Consult and collaborate with campus partners regarding student concerns as needed.

Residential Curriculum/Student Learning/Student Success
  • Collaborate with the Assistant and Associate Director of Residence Life to develop and implement the department's residential curriculum that supports student learning and success. This includes actively writing lesson plans for strategies identified within the curriculum sequencing.
  • Support student staff/leaders in understanding the department's learning goals and outcomes.
  • Provide training and support to student staff/leaders to ensure successful implementation of curriculum strategies.
  • Demonstrate learning-centric approaches when working with students and student staff.
  • Assist in ensuring residential life programs and services align with the department's learning goals and outcomes.
  • Assist with the on-going assessment of the department's residential curriculum including providing/collecting on-going feedback to better implement strategies.
  • Support student success in alignment with CSU and university goals and initiatives.

Leadership & Lead Work Direction/Advising Student Staff
  • Contingent upon the designated residential area, provide leadership development, work direction and coaching to 1-2 Senior Resident Assistants and 11-14 Resident Assistants.
  • Lead weekly team meetings and facilitate regular leadership development activities with student staff in designated residential area.
  • Assist in coordinating monthly all-staff meetings that provide on-going professional development opportunities.
  • Ensure regular one-on-one meetings with Senior Resident Assistants (SRAs) and designated one-on-one between AC and Resident Assistants are conducted. SRAs are then responsible for majority of on-going Resident Assistant one-on-one meetings with training and support from the AC.
  • Provide on-going feedback and periodic formal review for student staff/leaders.
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, and placement of student staff/leaders.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of on-going training and professional development opportunities for student staff/leaders.
  • Chair/co-chair selection and training work groups and report updates/needs to the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
  • Serve as support for Area Delegate in designated residential community.

Housing Operations Processes/Administration
  • Oversee and participate in the day-to-day operations of designated residential area including follow up on building maintenance concerns as needed.
  • Coordinate and ensure completion of room changes, key inventory, move-ins and move-outs processes for residents throughout the year including submitting completed paperwork to the appropriate Housing staff.
  • Facilitate periodic Housing processes, including Roommate Agreements and Health and Safety checks, and annual Move-In/Move-out experiences.
  • Support delivery of any confidential written correspondence to residents.
  • Track area expenses and budget for assigned residential community.
  • Complete expense reports for departmental purchases made with a university P-Card.
  • Submit reports as requested (on-call morning reports, annual area report, etc.)

Other Duties and Support Functions
  • Promote team collaboration among all Student Housing and Residence Life student and professional staff.
  • Participate in the creation, implementation, and assessment of departmental procedures, initiatives, and services to ensure they align with the department's mission, vision, and goals.
  • Represent Residence Life on designated department committees as needed.
  • Represent the department during University events including Preview Day, Admitted Students Day, Orientation, etc.
  • Represent the department on designated university committees as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director and/or designee.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling.
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports.
  • Knowledge of practices, procedures and activities related to student Residential Life programs.
  • General knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques, and ability to listen and reason logically.
  • General knowledge of group facilitation, oral presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to rapidly acquire a general knowledge of overall operation, functions and programs of CSU East Bay.
  • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements.
  • Ability to collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate factual data and make oral or written presentations based on these data.
  • Ability to maintain dignity and self-control in stressful situations; and ability to respond to emergency and crisis situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and private and public agencies.
  • Ability to advise students individually or in groups on routine matters, and general knowledge of principles of individual and group behavior.
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment, and to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills.
  • Ability to live on-campus and assume 24-hour on call duty on a rotating basis.

Minimum Qualifications


Equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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