Associate Director of Residential Education

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Associate Director of Residential Education

Classification Title: Administrator I

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, June 16, 2024 @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

Reporting to the Sr. Director for University Housing, the Associate Director of Residential Education is responsible for the leadership and management of all aspects of the residential education program. This includes supervision, leadership, and evaluation of seven (7) Residential Hall Coordinators (RHC-SSP II classification), two (2) Assistant Directors (ADs are SSPIV classification), two (2) graduate students, and 53 Resident Advisors, 6-8  Residence Hall Association Student Leaders, and 75 approximately student employees (Front Desk Assistants). The incumbent is also responsible for the overall coordination, staffing, policy and budget development, and management of all on-campus residence halls (currently 2100 bed spaces, new residence hall adding approximately 350 beds coming on line 2026); guide the live-in staff team towards the development of residence hall communities that integrate the students' residential and academic experiences, academic support programs and the facilitation of faculty involvement in the residence hall communities (Faculty in Residence/Faculty Mentor Program). The Associate Director oversees residence hall and University Policy violations (Title 5) involving residence hall students. The incumbent will work closely with the Residence Hall Coordinators in creating an environment of innovation and creativity while also valuing individual and group differences; instill in staff through teaching and role modeling the departmental values of Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Customer Service, Professionalism and Innovation.

This position has complete oversight and ultimate responsibility for 2100 residents, nine (9) full time staff members and approximately 125 student staff. Incumbent is involved with decisions as it concerns all student staff hiring, training and termination. Incumbent's breadth of responsibility includes the ability to recommend all full-time staff hiring and termination. The incumbent will represent the department on University committees.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,083 per month - $8,750 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,938 per month - $11,703.00 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. Hours and days will vary including evenings and weekends.

Department Information 

Offering various and diverse living and learning experiences, the University Housing Services Office is an integral part of the educational mission of Sacramento State. As such, the office strives to create a welcoming and stimulating environment that prompts students to participate in co-curricular activities that promote life and leadership skills, social responsibility, and academic success. For more information:

Required Qualifications 

  1. Master's Degree in High Education, College Student Personnel, Business Administration or related field required.
  2. Three to five years' experience in a mid-level supervisor position
  3. Experience supervising students (i.e. Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants), and full-time professionals from entry level Coordinators through Assistant Director leads.
  4. Experience in developing and implementing student and professional staff training and development.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and written communication and administrative skills.
  6. Experience with crisis management, on-call support, and student conduct.
  7. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.


  • Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with collective bargaining agreements and represented employees.
  2. Experience with the development and implementation of social justice education initiatives.
  3. Programming experience with residential theme communities/ faculty mentoring programs.
  4. Involvement in professional associations and/or organizations.
  5. Experience with Budget oversight and program assessment.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

Applicants will respond to the following supplemental questions:

  1. Sacramento State is actively engaged in a university-wide antiracism initiative. Please describe your approach to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace. In addition, describe how you might work to support and advance these values through this position. What experience do you have serving a diverse student population?
  2. This role involves excellent customer service skills in communicating with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the broader University community. Please describe your philosophy or approach regarding customer service.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on 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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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