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Residential Life Coordinator (Student Services Professional II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Working Title:  Residential Life Coordinator (Temporary)

Department Name: University Housing

Division: Student Affairs

** Successful candidates in these temporary appointments may be appointed from a few days up to one year depending on the assignment.  Temporary appointments must end on or before the end of the fiscal year, with the possibility of renewal if funds and/or program needs exist.

Classification Title: Student Services Professional II

Classification Salary Range: $4,610 - $6,556  per month

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $4,610 - $4,841 per month.

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position:

The Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is a member of the University Housing team. In collaboration with the Director, Associate Directors, other professional staff, and students, this position will carry out the mission, vision, and goals of the University Housing program. The Residential Life Coordinator helps to coordinate housing initiatives that foster curricular and co-curricular engagement for students living on campus and is responsible for supporting and contributing to an atmosphere that facilitates responsibility, maturity, inclusion, safety, and respect.

The RLC is a full-time, live-in position within the department. Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Residential Life and the direct leadership of the Senior Residence Life Coordinator, the RLC will assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive campus living, learning community development plan and all aspects of the administrative coordination of a residence hall or apartment community. This position performs moderately complex student services professional work in that it requires the knowledge, skills, and ability to use judgment in applying the principles, techniques, standards, guides, and characteristics of a particular student service program or activity. The involvement with professional associations, university committees, events, and functions are structured within this role to support the development and growth of the incumbent.

Individuals who are interested in a team-oriented, academically centered and socially-just environment are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent is required to live in a department-provided apartment and adapt to an on-campus lifestyle; the incumbent works a 40-hour work week with varied shifts and times, including some evenings, weekends, and non-traditional hours. The incumbent will participate in an after-hours on-call rotation with other professional staff and serve as essential campus emergency response personnel as required by the department and University. The incumbent must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. The incumbent will be expected to spend extended amounts of time with large student groups. The incumbent may also need to climb stairs to access individual student rooms and facilities.

Please note that the living space provided to the employee is furnished, and intended for the employee, and their immediate family, as applicable. Employee may not provide, lease, or otherwise allow this professional staff apartment to be used as a residence by any other individual(s) without advanced written approval from the Vice President of Student Affairs or designee. In the event employment with California State University Dominguez Hills ends, the individual will have fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of separation to vacate the living space. If additional time is needed, the individual may submit a request in writing, which can only be approved by the Vice President or designee.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Educate students concerning their rights and responsibilities as Residence Hall/Apartment and University community members; trains and leads Resident Assistants on appropriate and effective boundary setting techniques.
  • Serve as disciplinary meeting officer for low-level community standards violations.
  • Counsel and refer students individually on academic, social, and personal concerns and adjustments.
  • Responsible for serving as a member of a 24‐hour on‐call response team (including evenings, weekends, and holidays) and responding to issues of student or facility crises.
  • Cultivate mutually supportive relationships on and off-campus.
  • Fosters the development of a safe and healthy community.

Minimum Qualifications:


Two (2) years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job‑related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.


Graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job‑related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year‑for‑year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications about other program or service areas Services Office.
  • General knowledge of and experience with the personal, social, and academic challenges encountered by traditional and non-traditional college students.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in emergencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field.
  • Experience counseling and referral of diverse college student populations.
  • Experience supervising a diverse college‐aged student staff or group/club.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or previous experience working within living-learning community-based housing.
  • Previous work experience in residential life, fraternity/sorority life, student activities, or related student affairs areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform administrative tasks. Demonstrated ability to develop and carry out successful programming for a residential community, or equivalent. Core Competencies – embody the following competencies: Collaboration and teamwork-oriented. Effective oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills. Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis on problem-solving and resolution. Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Graduate internship/assistantship experience within a residential life or housing program may apply to professional experience.

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:                           

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.
  • 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.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Employees at California State University, Dominguez Hills shall abide by the Nondiscrimination Statement.

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