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DIRECTOR OF STUDENT HOUSING & STUDENT LIFE

FIRST REVIEW OCTOBER 21, 2022 – OPEN UNTIL FILLED

$5,283 TO $6,498 PER MONTH

$63,400 TO $77,973 PER YEAR

12 MONTHS / 40 HOURS PER WEEK POSITION, MONDAY – FRIDAY

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: WEED CAMPUS

Under the Vice President of Student Services, the Director will oversee the daily operations of the residential lodges. The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing programs and services that address Student Life. This includes an annual self-supporting residential program utilizing the on-campus residence hall facilities. The Director will also serve as the back-up advisor to the Residence Hall Association, Associated Student Body (ASB) Student Government, and the campus clubs that charter through the ASB. Additional duties include; Student Life activities including campus student activities and events; the College Student Conduct Administrator; primary contact for and co-chair of the Behavior Intervention Team.

  • RESIDENCE HALL (LODGES) ADMINISTRATION:  Oversees the work of the residential life staff and leads their hiring, training, and assignment of duties and responsibilities.  Interprets, applies and communicates district policies, rules, and regulations for both students and staff.  Reviews, updates, and recommends changes to policies, rules, informational/promotional materials and fee structures.  Approves student residence hall applications and payment contracts; signs residence hall license agreements (as appropriate); conducts or coordinates health and safety inspections of residence hall facilities; establishes and maintains manual and computerized record keeping systems for student, budgetary, administrative, maintenance, and other records; coordinates department staff retreats, as authorized.  Participates on District shared governance and other committees, as appropriate and as assigned.  Attends meetings as appropriate on and off campus.  Works closely and communicates with cafeteria staff to ensure lodge students are adequately and properly nourished.
  • LODGES FACILITY PLANNING:  Works closely with the Director of Maintenance to coordinate maintenance needs and plan replacement and repair schedules to meet short and long-range Lodges/department facility and equipment needs.  Assists in evaluating the condition of facilities and furnishings and helps to project future needs which could include, but not limited to, common kitchens, student recreational areas, and other lodge resident amenities. Develops department program goals and objectives and prepares and monitors budgets developed in support of those goals.  Develops opportunities for residents to give input regarding the quality of life in the halls, and uses such input to improve and expand existing programs, as appropriate.
  • RESIDENCE AND STUDENT LIFE ACTIVITIES: Oversees staff to initiate, plan, and coordinate activity program for residents and other students. Leads and oversees staff enforcement of rules and regulations and maintains safety and security. Implements and runs the Intramurals program at COS.
  • BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION TEAM: Co-chairs and facilitates College’s Behavior Intervention Team.  This includes implementing and coordinating student crisis reporting process; working with faculty, staff and students regarding identifying students in crisis; and monitoring appropriate individual and Behavior Intervention Team responses.
  • STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Reviews and investigates reports of student misconduct, initiating disciplinary action as warranted.  Acts as Vice President for Student Services Designee/Student Conduct Administrator in investigating and adjudicating conduct incidents.  Mediates student conflicts and assists in the development of strategies for conflict resolution; enforces College and residence hall rules, regulations and policies; evaluates student academic/behavioral progress, as appropriate.  Makes recommendations regarding the student conduct process and policies.  Tracks information and prepares and submits the annual CLERY Act Report.
  • STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Serves as the back-up advisor to the Associated Student government when the Assistant Director of Housing is unable to perform their duties. Works with the association, its chartered organizations, and other College programs to plan and present campus activities. Supervises all student body elections. Assists students in the preparation of an annual budget.  Monitors the ASCR budget and approves all expenditures of the association.
  • CONFERENCE PLANNING, COORDINATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:  The Director is responsible for marketing and developing self-supporting residential programs to maximize the income-generating potential of the college’s on-campus housing facilities.  Special emphasis will be placed on developing a full summer program schedule.  The Director will attend, as appropriate, trainings and professional development activities.
  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in supervision of residence halls, student activities, property management, management of student support programs, student discipline, or other related experience that would adequately show the candidate has that ability to meet the requirements of the position.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in a related field.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Regular Attendance

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of residence hall management; student conduct, student organizations and student development, college policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of safety codes and privacy laws.
  • Familiar with accounting procedures.
  • Ability to provide leadership in residence hall management, student activities, student organizations, student discipline and student events/programming.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Operate a PC and related software.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other people.
  • Work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment

  • Professional Office environment
  • Constant interruptions
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work

Travel

  • Occasional travel is expected for this position

Physical Demands

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file materials
  • Ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds

Benefits:

The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. The employee participates in CalPERS through District and employee contributions.

Selection Process:

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.

Conditions of Employment:

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination is required for this position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Physical
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 30.48
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 37.48