Position Name, Institution
Assistant Director of Residential Life for Educational Development
Mid 60s-low 70s
Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Residential
Life, the Assistant Director of Residential Life for Educational
Development is responsible for the development and management of a
comprehensive Residential Life Program for almost 4,200 residents
living in University Housing Services. The program includes the day to
day operation of five residence halls housing 2,100 first year
students and two apartment complexes housing 2,100 upper division
students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
The Assistant Director for Residential Life for Educational
Development has significant responsibility for crisis management,
administrative duties, budget, communication within and outside the
university, and other related activities with additional specific
responsibility for managing professional and paraprofessional staff
training; administering a centralized conduct process and
adjudication; overseeing educational and social programming efforts;
and coordinating major events and projects. The Assistant Director for
Residential Life for Educational Development works cooperatively with
all University Housing Services (UHS) staff in support and
implementation of the UHS mission. The position requires political
acumen as it interfaces with the media, legal counsel, parents,
President’s Cabinet, and other key stakeholders. This position also
involves complex collaboration with a variety of entities including,
but not limited to Student Affairs, Counseling Services, Student
Health and Wellness, academic colleges, Student Involvement, and
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Oversees the residential conduct system for the campus residential
population in conjunction with the Office of Student Conduct and
• Alternates assuming 24-hour on-call duty with the other Assistant
Director and/or Associate Director for Residential Life, ensuring
continuous coverage for all residences.
This is a position in the CSU – Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and
serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require
adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of
Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information
Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired
for this position may be required to complete an outside employment
disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code
February 22, 2018
Application Screening begins March 19, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first
This position is open until filled; however, applications received
after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the
Required Application Material:
Letter of interest
List of References
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application
Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the
online application may result in your application not receiving
Note To Applicant
Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be
required to complete a background check. The standard background check
includes: criminal check, employment and education verification.
Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be
required. All background checks are conducted through the university’s
third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs
associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or
certification(s) will be required at time of hire.
SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS.
(i.e. H1-B VISAS)
All San José State University employees are considered mandated
reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU
Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Statement
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider
qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression,
sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital
status, veteran status, or disability.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for
applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Qualifications and Experience
Education and Experience
• Master’s degree required from a four year college or university in
Higher Education or a related field
• Three years of progressive experience in Residential Life
• Five years of progressive residence hall experience
• Progressive supervision experience
• Staff training and development experience
• Residential Curriculum experience
• Project Management experience
• Experience providing education and training about diverse
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of theoretical concepts of student development.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to effectively lead others and communicate with diverse
• Ability to multi-task to support “One Stop Shop” model of Higher
Education Customer Service and coordinate deadlines.
• Ability to be flexible to changes and frequent interruptions, and
to manage multiple tasks at once.
• Ability to perform complex tasks involving independent judgment,
and ability to plan, coordinate, and initiate actions necessary to
implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations.
• Ability to identify, develop, and coordinate plans for use of
resources (e.g., staffing, budget, and materials) and to define
procedures for ongoing administration and maintenance.
• Ability to identify supervision needs of staff and vary
supervisory style if necessary.
• Ability to work with and provide work lead direction to RLCs and
• Knowledge in operations and systems analysis, statistical, and
• Ability to understand, interpret, and apply policies and
regulations in specific situations to analyze and solve organizational
and operating problems related to student and residential community
• A valid California driver’s license is required within three
months of the date of hire for the operation of any vehicle required
for this position.
• Ability to complete the Defensive Drivers Training Program
provided by the State of California for CSU campuses.
Residential Life seeks to facilitate the development of Spartan Strong
residents. We define a Spartan Strong resident as one that develops
meaning points of connection to SJSU, is invested in the safety and
security of themselves and others, is actively involved in the
development of inclusive communities and takes pride in being a SJSU