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Associate Director of Residential Education for Safety and Conduct (Administrator I)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

Position Summary

The Residential Education Office is designated as the University department responsible for planning and administering Residential Education programs and services including those in traditional residence halls and apartment complexes. The Residential Education Office serves to enhance student life and success through a comprehensive living-learning experience that provides academic and personal support, contact with faculty, educational programs, community activities, student leadership development and multicultural learning opportunities. The department is part of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity/Dean of Students sub-division.

The Residential Education Office strives to provide safe and supportive on campus living learning communities where diverse students are challenged to develop holistically; as scholars, citizens and leaders. Residential Education staff members are dedicated to providing curricular and co-curricular experiences to develop and enhance residents’ academic success, awareness and appreciation of diversity, and civic responsibility. Residential Education’s values are a set of core beliefs that guide our work with students, colleagues, faculty and other constituents. While contributing to the goals of the University and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, staff members of the Residential Education Office strive to:

  • Achieve excellence in all that we do.
  • Address students as unique individuals with multidimensional needs and unlimited potential for personal development.
  • Promote integrity, accountability, responsibility, respect and collaboration.
  • Promote the connectedness between curricular and co-curricular learning.
  • Embrace, celebrate, and educate on issues related to diversity.
  • Develop communities that embrace civic responsibility, life-long learning, and healthy lifestyles.
  • Maintain balance and perspective, serving as sound role models for others.
  • Innovate, evaluate, and refine programs to best meet the needs of the changing student
  • population.

To accomplish these objectives, Residential Education employs approximately 16 Residence Hall Coordinators, 10 Assistant Program Coordinators, 200 paraprofessional team members, a central office staff of 17, and a variety of student assistants.

The Associate Director of Residential Education for Student Safety and Conduct (ADRE) reports  directly to the Director of Residential Education and is responsible for professional staff  supervision, oversight of front desk management, crisis management, program implementation,  and budget planning.  

The ADRE supervises four to six full-time professional employees (Assistant Program  Coordinators) in performing their job duties as members of the residence hall staff for a  residential population of between 7500-8200 students. The ADRE provides oversight for the management of the front desks located in on-campus housing facilities. This includes desk assistant selection and training processes as well as proposing and tracking desk budgets.  The ADRE is also responsible for behavioral control and contract enforcement processes which encourage individual student responsibility for behavior within the residence hall community.  The ADRE partners in the implementation of the residential conduct process, and serves as a  Conduct Officer for student disciplinary cases that take place in the residential communities.  

The ADRE develops and maintains relationships with faculty, college administration and staff,  and representatives from various public agencies and professional organizations. The ADRE will participate as appropriate in various Residential Education programs and will carry out other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Education. 

For more information regarding Residential Education, click here.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be flexible and thrive in a fast-paced environment in a growing department focused on meeting the changing needs of students living in on-campus residential communities.  They will have experience creating safe and inclusive communities for diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff supervision skills that challenge and support the professional development of new professionals in student affairs.  They will possess the ability to work collaboratively across departments and divisions on a college campus, organizational talent that allows for managing multiple deadlines and departmental priorities, and the willingness to work evenings and weekends when participating in departmental and campus-wide events (i.e. Residence Hall Move-In, Welcome Week, Explore SDSU, etc). 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or a related field
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in a residential education environment
  • Previous management and supervision of graduate or full-time, professional residence hall staff
  • Experience with Student Conduct

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working with and supporting the success of diverse student populations in a large urban university setting
  • Freshman transition and identity development teaching experience
  • Experience working with and understanding of developmental needs of freshmen/first year and sophomore/second-year students.
  • Experience planning and implementing large-scale program development and campus events
  • Experience with Front Desk opeations

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits; 
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University system wide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 11, 2022. To receive consideration, apply by July 10, 2022. 

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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

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.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at or 619-593-3953.



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