Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekends.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 26, 2018.
"Please attach a cover letter, resume (or curricula vitae) and diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino. (Maximum 250 words)"
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. The "value added" by a CSUSB education ranks in the top 4 percent in the nation, according to the Collegiate Learning Assessment. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and it has the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so. The university offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs, education credential and certificate programs, and a doctoral program.
The Department of Housing and Residential Education (DHRE) works to support and foster the development of the whole student, provide safe and affordable housing, positively shape the quality of the campus experience, and create conditions that motivate and inspire students. Driven by the academic mission of the University, DHRE collaborates with numerous campus partners to support, foster, and create diverse learning communities that assist in student retention, promote student learning and success, and foster an inclusive, culturally diverse living and learning campus environment. DHRE consists of some 1,500 students living on campus, 30 full time professionals, almost 100 student staff, and five Faculty-in -Residence. The Department of Housing and Residential Education is currently developing new living learning communities, a Sophomore Year Experience, and constructing a new housing and dining facility scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Housing and Residential Education, the Director for Residential Life and Education provides leadership and strategic vision to, and is responsible for, the comprehensive development and management of the residential life program grounded in student development theory and best practices that supports the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and CSUSB. Serving as a member of the DHRE leadership team, the Director should be committed to the following principles: student learning, engagement and development; assessment; student persistence; staff development; best or promising practices; developing and expanding campus partnerships. The Director of Residential Life and Education has full responsibility for the overall development, management, and general leadership of a comprehensive Residential Life Program for students residing in campus housing, including coordination of activities, academic initiatives, programming, personnel, and budgeting, as well as the coordination of functions, which have a direct impact on residential living. The position is a full-time, 12-month, live-off appointment.
The Director for Residential Life and Education will join an energetic professional team and will work closely with the Executive Director of Housing and Residential Education and other senior administrative team members to lead the department towards achieving its goals and to uphold the mission of supporting student learning and academic success. The Director collaborates closely with faculty and a variety of campus units regarding student success and support, emergency preparedness, security, and with campus offices. These offices include Student Conduct and Ethical Development, Student Development, Undergraduate Studies, Academic Affairs, Admissions, University Police, the Career Center, Student Health Center, Athletics, Orientation and First Year Experience, Counseling and Psychological Services, and any other areas and functions which are necessary to maintain a high level of student learning, customer service, student development, and occupancy in anticipating and meeting the academic, social and cultural needs of campus residents and for facilitating the most conducive living environment for student educational growth.
Among a broad array of desired qualities, the successful candidate will be a visionary and collaborative leader with the ability to strategically manage and facilitate organizational change; take a critical look at this area of the Department; demonstrate exceptional fiscal planning and budget management skills; help lead strategic efforts and planning for Residence Education, including developing annual goals and professional development plans which maximize campus partnerships, resources, and synergistic relationships throughout the department; have a broad understanding of living-learning communities and how to shape environments that support comprehensive educational and developmental programs; manage high level student issues; promote learning outcome assessment and evaluation; and work in a culture of accountability to ensure that that department image is strengthened through daily actions.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or closely related field.
A minimum of 5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in residence life and housing.
Experience in administration, budget management, advising student groups, management/supervision, assessment, and project management.
Demonstrated experience supervising, developing, and motivating a large and diverse professional and student staff team.
Experience with student engagement and development programming, focused on first-year, upper class, and graduate students' developmental needs.
Experience with developing, sustaining and improving living learning communities.
Experience building collaborative partnerships with faculty, administrators, students, parents/families, and community partners.
Experience working with diverse student populations.
Demonstrated experience with crisis management skills, including problem-solving and critical thinking.
Ability to manage multiple collaborative projects and systems simultaneously.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
Strong interpersonal, analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Understanding and utilization of best or promising practices.
Serve as a member of Housing and Residential Education's leadership team and assists in the development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive residential life program grounded in student development theory that supports the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and CSUSB's Graduation Initiative 2025.
Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, academic year, student- staff training curriculum, as well as ongoing professional development and student staff recognition opportunities.
Coordinate with the University's CARE Team to support students of concern.
Determine current and future directions for special interest, theme, and living-learning communities, as well as develop recruitment efforts and strategies for continual improvement of living learning communities, and work with faculty to ensure the integration of curricular and co-curricular elements.
Lead and support campus and collaborative efforts to manage high-risk drinking and drug use, using evidence-informed management strategies, as well as provide relevant information to larger campus-wide alcohol conversations.
Partner with the Coordinator of Assessment to develop assessment strategies and communicate assessment results related to student learning and development to staff and faculty within and outside Student Affairs.
Directly supervise 7- 8 full-time professional staff, and indirectly supervises 70 student workers and leaders within assigned area.
Oversee the Faculty-in-Residence program.
Determine actionable steps for implementation of high impact practices.
Coordinate, implement, and evaluate all student engagement and community initiatives focused on holistic student development for first-year, upper-class, and graduate students.
Oversee the Residence Hall Association and the Village Councils to endorse student leadership, advocacy and self-governance.
Assist in the development and implementation of new student orientation programs, including Open Houses, Week of Welcome, Transfer Day, and Counselor's Day.
Maintain a knowledge of and compliance with University procurement procedures.
Serve in an on-call capacity and provide leadership in crises, and coordinate a 24-hour on-call system.
Oversee the development and coordination of department wide professional development opportunities.
Serve on departmental and divisional committees and leads projects as required.
Serve as a liaison across the CSUSB community and acts as a referral resource for faculty, staff, students, and parents.
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.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
Additional Salary Information: Depends on Qualifications
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.