Residential Education Coordinator

California College of the Arts  |  San Francisco, CA

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residential Education Coordinator

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: San Francisco, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 15575


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
0-1 Year

Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
0-1 Year

Position Description

Residential Education Coordinator


San Francisco

Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Education, the Residential Education Coordinator (REC) assists in implementing the mission, vision, and values of the Residential Education, Housing, & Dining Program at CCA. The Residential Education Coordinator oversees the assigned Residence Hall (s), and supervises Residential Assistants in those communities. This position also assists in supporting Summer Programs housed in the residential communities and supervises summer resident assistants. In all aspects this position ensures that the residential students are provided with an atmosphere that promotes learning and enhances their academic and personal development.

The selected candidate will be well-organized and able to work with a diverse global population. To be successful in the position, the Residential Education Coordinator must have excellent interpersonal communication, organization, administrative skills and demonstrated experience in understanding the needs of a global residential population.

NOTE: This position is a 12-month, live-in position (based on San Francisco campus or .02 miles from main campus, depending on hall placement) with an opportunity for renewal each year. It requires evening, weekend and holiday work responsibilities which includes on-call rotation during evening, weekend, holiday and campus closures.
Essential Job Function(s)

Program Management and Administration: 40% of time Responsibilities



  • Oversees the daily operations, management, and coordination of the services and facilities for the assigned residential community.
  • Responsible for upholding Residential Education, Housing & Dining and College policies and procedures including student conduct, staff hiring, training, and supervision.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key personnel in other departments, including Division of Student Affairs, Facilities Management Capstone Management, Housing/Dining, Enrollment Services, Summer Programs and Public Safety in support of the assigned residential student experience.
  • Acts as a liaison between assigned hall facilities management staff and Residential Education.
  • Supports the opening and closing of the residences in the assigned Residence Hall community.
  • Provides fiscal management of the program budget for the assigned Residence Hall community.
  • Participates in a on-call rotation and acts as a primary contact person for all residential student crises.
  • Supports the Residential Education & Housing teams in addressing student concerns and conflicts that arise in the residence halls.
  • Supports Auxiliary Services and Special Programs for summer housing programs.
  • Oversees assigned summer residential programs and supervises summer support staff.
  • Participates in weekly Housing Operations cross departmental meetings.
  • Participates in weekly Residential Education team meetings.


Program & Student Development: 40% of time Responsibilities



  • Provides leadership in and is responsible for the creation and implementation of the continuing residential curriculum through integration of students' curricular and co-curricular experiences to enhance the missions of Residential Education, Student Affairs, and the College.
  • Supports a distinctive setting where student academic success is encouraged through residential experiences and outstanding customer service.
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to develop programs and initiatives, which support the academic mission of the College.
  • Takes a leadership role in the development of an environment that supports and promotes opportunities for individual growth, respect for persons and property, and a sense of community living and shared responsibility.
  • Supports residential community standards violations and renders educational and corrective sanctions for violations of residential policies.
  • Serves as a Student Conduct Officer for the Office of the Dean of Students in addressing student concerns and grievances by providing advocacy, support, and mediation as necessary.
  • Addresses transition, adjustment and related issues which affect student life at the College and furnishes referrals to services on and off campus when needed.
  • Serves as an intake officer/investigator for the College regarding student complaints of unlawful harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct.
  • Represents Residential Education and the Division of Student Affairs in student life matters, campus committees, and professional organizations.

Student Supervision, Training and Selection: 15% of time Responsibilities



  • Conducts the selection, training, supervision and evaluations of the Residential Assistants.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled individual and group meetings with Residential Assistants
  • Participates in the selection and training of student volunteers, professional staff and interns.


Non-Essential Job Function(s) 5% of time Responsibilities



  • Represents the Residential Education and the Division of Student Affairs in student life matters, campus committees, and professional organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position directly supervises Residential Assistants and Summer Residential Assistants.

Minimum Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree required,
  • Master's degree preferred in counseling, student personnel/higher education administration, adult education, social work, psychology, or other related field. Understanding of student development theory.
  • 1-3 years of professional or graduate experience in higher education is preferred.
  • Prior experience in Residential Education, Housing & Residential Life, or Student Affairs is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience or related skills.
  • Ability to balance collaborative and independent work.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs and issues of students in the arts/design/architecture fields, particularly students entering college for the first time.
  • Proficiency in using Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel and strong general computer skills.


San Francisco

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Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.

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