Associate Director of Residential Education for Community Engagement (515861)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jun 22, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training Human and Social Services

Job Description

Description:

Position Summary

The Residential Education Office is designated as the University department responsible for planning and administering Residential Education programs and services including those in traditional residence halls and apartment complexes. The Residential Education Office serves to enhance student life and success through a comprehensive living-learning experience that provides academic and personal support, contact with faculty, educational programs, community activities, student leadership development and multicultural learning opportunities. The department is part of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity/Dean of Students sub-division.

The Residential Education Office strives to provide safe and supportive on campus living learning communities where diverse students are challenged to develop holistically; as scholars, citizens and leaders. Residential Education staff members are dedicated to providing curricular and co-curricular experiences to develop and enhance residents' academic success, awareness and appreciation of diversity, and civic responsibility. Residential Education's values are a set of core beliefs that guide our work with students, colleagues, faculty and other constituents. While contributing to the goals of the University and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, staff members of the Residential Education Office strive to:

  • Achieve excellence in all that we do

  • Address students as unique individuals with multidimensional needs and unlimited potential for personal development

  • Promote integrity, accountability, responsibility, respect and collaboration

  • Promote the connectedness between curricular and co-curricular learning.

  • Embrace, celebrate, and educate on issues related to diversity

  • Develop communities that embrace civic responsibility, life-long learning, and healthy lifestyles

  • Maintain balance and perspective, serving as sound role models for others

  • Innovate, evaluate, and refine programs to best meet the needs of the changing student population

To accomplish these objectives, Residential Education employs approximately 16 Residence Hall Coordinators, 10 Assistant Program Coordinators, 200 paraprofessional team members, a central office staff of 17, and a variety of student assistants.

The Associate Director of Residential Education for Community Engagement (ADRE) reports directly to the Director of Residential Education and is responsible for professional staff supervision, crisis management, program implementation, budget planning, research, and facilities planning.

The ADRE supervises four to six full-time professional residential education employees in performing their job duties as members of the residence hall staff for a residential population of between 7500-8200 students. The Associate Director of Residential Education is also responsible for behavioral control and contract enforcement processes for four to six halls, which are growth-producing and encourage individual student responsibility for behavior within the residence hall community. This ADRE will work closely with residential populations serving our sophomore/second-year students.

The ADRE provides departmental oversight and implementation of programming focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and civic engagement. In collaboration with campus partners, the Associate Director plans, budgets, collaborates with various campus offices, and begins the planning/contracting process for departmental and campus-wide events, including Welcome Week, Aztec Nights, and OneSDSU events. In addition, the ADRE serves on campus committees related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and civic engagement (e.g. OneSDSU committee, Identity and Allyship Awareness Program committee, etc.).

The ADRE develops and maintains relationships with faculty, college administration and staff, and representatives from various public agencies and professional organizations. The ADRE will participate as appropriate in various Residential Education programs and will carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Residential Education.

For more information regarding Residential Education, click here.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be flexible and thrive in a fast-paced environment in a growing department focused on meeting the changing needs of students living in on-campus residential communities. They will have experience creating safe and inclusive communities for diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff supervision skills that challenge and support the professional development of new professionals in student affairs. They will possess the ability to work collaboratively across departments and divisions on a college campus, organizational talent that allows for managing multiple deadlines and departmental priorities, and the willingness to work evenings and weekends when participating in departmental and campus-wide events (i.e. Residence Hall Move-In, Welcome Week, Explore SDSU, etc).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or a related field.

  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in a residential education environment.

  • Previous management and supervision of graduate or full-time, professional residence hall staff.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with and supporting the success of diverse student populations in a large urban university setting

  • Freshman transition and identity development teaching experience

  • Experience working with and understanding of developmental needs of freshmen/first year and sophomore/second-year students.

  • Experience planning and implementing large-scale program development and campus events

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;

  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;

  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and

  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University system wide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 6, 2022. To receive consideration, apply by July 5, 2022.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated 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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. 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.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at cmartinez12@sdsu.edu or 619-593-3953.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

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