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Residence Life Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job No: 513937; 5/3/2022

Student Services Professional II
Housing and Residence Life

Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; temporary appointment expires on or before one year from the date of hire; may be extended, may become permanent; nights, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis; exempt classification.

Essential FunctionsUnder the supervision of the Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) provides the direction, leadership, and management of a student residence hall or apartment complex. The RLC works to establish an atmosphere that is conducive to accomplishing the goals and objectives of Housing and Residence Life, the mission of the Division of Student Life, and the mission of the University. The RLC will work as a team to supervises a 24-hour residence hall or apartment complex for 1,000 to 2,500 students, a staff of up to 65 Resident Assistants, and 3 to 6 Program Assistants, 5 to 15 Student Assistants, and the RHA. The RLC provides students with advising, co-curricular education, crisis management, community development and general oversight of housing facilities assigned to them. The position also maintains low level housing adjudication of conduct, and minor budget management. This position requires living on campus in a residence hall or apartment complex in an unfurnished apartment. The incumbent will encourage student responsibility for individual behavior as well as positive contributions to group behavior within the residence hall community and manage all programs provided to the community by Resident Assistants, Program Assistants, and Residence Hall Association. The incumbent will support and supervise student leaders in taking appropriate action to address students whose behavior needs to be limited or corrected to meet contract requirements and community living standards. As well as advise students to make appropriate and empowering choices that promote retention, deal with peer pressure, and manage conflict, alcohol, drugs, and community living responsibilities. The incumbent will manage and facilitate student leader recruitment and an extensive multi-day selection process for Resident Assistants and Program Assistants, and Student Office Assistants. The incumbent must participate extensively in annual, national, recruitment for RLCs and ARLCs. This may include attending conferences and interviewing potential student leader members, serving as a host for their visit, attending REO interview sessions, RLC informal meetings, candidate open forums/presentations and one or more meals with candidates. The incumbent must provide daily office hours through which students may schedule appointments. The incumbent must present workshops or sessions in areas related to university student personnel issues.

Required Qualifications & ExperienceEquivalent to 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. Equivalent of two years of professional experience directing a Residence Life complex that has provided a wide exposure to student group problems 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 the professional experience The incumbent must have knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Possess strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills; as well as good reading and writing skills. The incumbent must have the ability to work independently and develop solutions to complex problems; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; relate to the present-day population of college students and help them with their personal and social development; keep records and accounts; select, train, and evaluate student assistants and staff; analyze emergency situations accurately and take prompt action; prepare concise reports; develop, organize, and implement residence programs; perform mathematical calculations; assess needs quickly and effectively and intervene in student behavioral and crisis scenarios involving physical and/or emotional risk; advise students individually or in groups on routine matters, and general knowledge of principles of individual and group behavior; advise students individually or in groups on routine matters, and general knowledge of principles of individual and group behavior; and to maintain dignity and self-control in stressful situations. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon 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.


Desired Qualifications: A master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Higher Education, Student Services, Counseling, or a related field is preferred. Experience using student conduct databases such as Maxient or assignment databases such as StarRez.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on May 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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