Director of Housing, Residential Life + Campus Conduct, San Francisco Art Institute

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Director of Housing, Residential Life + Campus Conduct, San Francisco Art Institute


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Reporting to the Vice President + Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Housing, Residential Life + Campus Conduct serves as the Senior Housing Officer (SHO) and is primarily responsible for leading and supervising a comprehensive leased housing and residential life program (approximately 150 students), including the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, and goals. Provide direction to build communities that are culturally rich, socially robust, inclusive, and respectful of diversity. Undergraduate students who live off campus should receive assistance from Housing and Residential Life with the transition to independent living. The director serves as the main liaison to students and families regarding campus-provided housing and off-campus housing.


This position requires a high degree of interpersonal and communication skills. The position requires access to confidential information regarding students, thus the exercise of discretion and independent judgement is required. The Director also actively assists with other programs, events, and services administered through the Student Affairs Office, and has the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of Student Life responsibilities. As an educator within the division of Student Affairs, the Director works closely with colleagues to deliver inclusive community and skills development specific to SFAI’s student population.


This role is a full-time, live-on, 12-month position. In addition to salary and institutional benefits package, an apartment located within an SFAI residence hall is provided with included utilities and amenities (internet, cable) as well as a $500 café cash stipend per semester.



The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of significance.


Community Development

Develop a supportive multi-cultural environment through community programming and contact with students and staff Serve as the primary coordinator for alleged violations of SFAI’s Student Code of Conduct, setting the vision for the campus conduct process. Interpret and enforce SFAI’s Student Code of Conduct and Housing Policies + Procedures; adjudicate alleged violations of the Code of Conduct and Housing Policies + Procedures. Serve as a member of SFAI’s Equity Resolution Process pool.



Serve as first point of contact on all matters related to campus-coordinated housing and off-campus housing with prospective students and their families Work closely with the Admissions office to support incoming students and assist with their transition into the residence hall community Update and produce housing publications including the Off-Campus Housing Guide and housing website information Serve as a liaison between Student Affairs and SFAI with partner institutions in providing SFAI-sponsored housing to non-SFAI students Serve as primary coordinator for PreCollege Housing in collaboration with Assistant Director and Public Programs staff Work closely with other departments (ex. Equity, Access + Inclusion, PreCollege, first-year programs, Academic Advising, Counseling, etc.) to support specific populations, improving access to resources in the residence halls as part of institutional retention efforts On-Call, Emergency Response, Counseling, and Referral of Students


Coordinate and participate in rotating evening and weekend on-call schedule. Respond to crisis and emergencies related to housing In concert with the Vice President update and maintain all housing emergency protocols, documents, and training of students and staff Counsel and refer individual students and groups regarding personal and academic needs and institutional procedures. Is available, approachable and responsive to students and families Training and Staff Supervision


Recruit, select, and evaluate the Resident Advisors Coordinate and lead training sessions for resident advisors and front desk assistants at the start of each semester, and as needed throughout the year. Coordinate and lead training for Summer RAs and Housing and Residential Life Summer Interns each summer. Provide the staff direction, support and feedback through regular one-on-one meetings Student Affairs Team Participation


Assist with major Student Affairs programs, events, and services, including but not limited to Orientation and Commencement Participate in weekly or biweekly Student Affairs Office meetings and Student Support and Advocacy Team, and Retention Task Force Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) in accessing SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).




A Bachelor’s degree , and,

Three, (3) three years’ experience in housing and/or residence life , or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

a Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel, Higher Education, Social Work, or related area is preferred.

Demonstrated commitment to the values of access, inclusion, and diversity in higher education Experience working with a diverse population, including international students and students with disabilities Demonstrated ability to achieve desired results working collaboratively in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders while being sensitive and responsive to the diverse needs of students, families, faculty, and staff, with a high degree of cultural competency and collegiality Significant experience in program design, management, and implementation as well as assessment and evaluation Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that values diversity, and positively portrays the institution and its programs, personnel, and philosophies Commitment to social justice, inclusion, and equity with experience in providing support and advocacy for diverse communities (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, size, religion/spirituality, and socioeconomic status) Outstanding verbal, writing and presentation skills. Must be able to communicate and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and all external constituencies Proficiency in computer skills including the Microsoft Office Suite, databases, electronic communication, and web based applications Appreciation for art and design, developed through employment, education, or personal interest, highly desirable



Institution/Department Description

Review of applications will begin immediately. To learn more about working at SFAI please visit our website at


Founded in 1871, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art. Located in the Russian Hill District of San Francisco, views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Coit Tower are visible from campus. SFAI’s residence hall is located in the heart of San Francisco’s downtown district. Just moments away from Union Square, the residence hall is located a mile from the historic 800 Chestnut Street campus. This location situates students near galleries, alternative art spaces, world-renowned museums, shopping, and other entertainment venues. Public transportation to and from the two SFAI campuses and throughout San Francisco is readily available. In Fall 2017 SFAI opened a new facility at Fort Mason Center, a cultural hub for the city, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge!


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