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Assistant Director, Residential Curriculum & Leadership

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/24/23

Job Description

Assistant Director, Residential Curriculum & Leadership

Job No: 520526
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Life, the Assistant Director for Residential Curriculum & Leadership leads the development of the residential curriculum and collaborates with academic departments and campus partners to ensure residents are receiving appropriate educational opportunities to enhance their personal and academic success. Additionally, this position provides direction for the Residence Hall Association and other student leadership opportunities. They oversee department-wide programs (e.g. Beach Days, family weekend, etc.), and lead marketing and communication efforts for the department. The incumbent creates, synthesizes, executes, and interprets department assessments in concert with Student Affairs Assessment Department. Furthermore, the incumbent provides services that are equitable, inclusive, and culturally sensitive to enhance the quality of campus life. This position uses a student centered and equity minded approach in all communication and service efforts.
Key Responsibilities

  • Residential Curriculum Design and Execution
  • Lead to Residential Life Coordinators and Management of Assigned Communities
  • Facilitate Major Department Programs, Academic Collaborations, and Assessment
  • Residence Hall Association and Student Leadership Initiatives
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Possess a working knowledge of student development theory, leadership development, and multicultural issues, particularly in relation to the needs of on-campus housing students. Experience in counseling, advising, and programming for college-level students. General knowledge of personal and social problems typically encountered by college students and new professionals. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse student population. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, student organizations, and off-campus agencies. Ability to quickly and effectively assess needs and intervene in student behavioral and crisis scenarios involving physical and/or emotional risk. Ability to accurately and conscientiously monitor budget and be accountable for expenditures. Understanding of confidentiality laws and standards, and a demonstrated ability to properly handle confidential information. Must be able to work variable hours as situations arise. Sound professional judgment is an essential skill for this position. Excellent organizational skills in order to maintain projects, names, dates, and places, in an accurate manner. Ability to exercise sound time management skills to control projects and work proactively to mitigate delays, legal confrontations, budget problems, and additional complications that may jeopardize project or HRL goals and objectives. Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, or hostility. Comprehend emergency response protocols. Skill in crisis intervention and problem solving. Skill in writing concise, logical, and grammatically correct correspondence and analytical reports. Ability to communicate effectively on a one-to-one basis or in group setting to obtain information, explain policies, procedures, etc. Ability to manage, organize, and demonstrate command of a complex and continuously changing array of information, dates, places, and people in a systematic way in order to optimize efficiency and minimize duplication of effort in the process of completing projects. Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, procedures, etc. to define the problem, identify relevant issues, and generate reasonable and appropriate alternatives. Skill in reading technical contracts, reports, and job specifications. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.) and Internet applications. Ability to learn and use resident management applications (StarRez) and conduct software (Maxient). Ability to work on several projects at one time. Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with peers, department, university personnel, and the public within a diverse, multicultural environment. Ability to work effectively, respectfully, and productively as part of the team through close collaboration with colleagues and coordination with others. Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and communicate clearly and effectively with students, staff, peers, administrators, campus and university personnel, clients, state officials, vendors, professionals, management, etc. Ability to work under fluctuating workload conditions with frequent interruptions, distractions, and emergencies. Ability to explain policies, procedures, etc. to staff from multicultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds. Ability to consistently report to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position. Ability to work odd hours as needed when addressing trouble calls. Ability to speak in public and experience giving presentations. Ability to maintain a positive and respectful attitude.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Required: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with upper or graduate coursework in counseling and guidance, human relations, or related fields and four (4) years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas.

Preferred: Three years of responsible professional student services experience in Housing and Residential highly preferred. Master's degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field highly preferred.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid California driver's license and ability to drive a university vehicle required.

Housing and Residential Life

Student Services Professional IV

The salary range for this classification is $5,351 to $7,633 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon 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.

Application Closes: Nov 03, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.