Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50568
Classification Title Head Resident I
Collective Bargaining Unit CSUEU-Bargaining Unit 7
College/Department University Housing Services
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Temporary for 10 Months, some evenings & weekends required
Application Materials Required University Application, Resume, DMV and Cover Letter Required
Classification Salary Range $2,830 - $4,246
Anticipated Hiring Range $2,830 - $3,302
Recruitment Closing Date

March 25, 2013


University Housing Services (UHS) coordinates 24 hour daily operations and activities in residential housing for students in a living-learning environment and assists student in adjusting to campus life; provides emergency response and crisis management on a rotating basis; and participates in departmental, and campus committees as needed. 


The Residence Life Coordinator is one of ten live-in residence life staff members in a multicultural residence life program that houses 1200 students in traditional residence halls and approximately 1000 in suite-style halls.  The Residence Life Coordinator, under the general supervision of the Associate Director, Residence Life, and the direct lead of an Area Coordinator or Coordinator of Residence Education and Leadership, will oversee all daily activities in residence housing between 250-450 residents.  The Incumbent will provide adequate staff within the residence halls to coordinate daily operations, recommend for hire, train, lead, and provide significant input to regularly scheduled evaluations of all Assistant Hall Coordinators, Resident Advisors and Front Desk Assistant; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with residents; develop and maintain a Residence Life Program that addresses the needs of the residential population through needs assessment, programming, advising Hall Program Council; and assist in facilitating administrative operations of the department, including room assignments, occupancy reports, resident check-in/check-out, room change, work requests, equipment check-out, etc.  The incumbent will function as 24 hour crisis/emergency response personnel on a rotating basis; maintain proper documentation and perform appropriate follow up as necessary; and perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree AND two years of experience coordinating or directing college-level group activities including one year directing a residential community which has provided a wide exposure to student group problems and can demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.  One year of job related non paid experience or graduate study in a related field may be substituted for the one year of general experience and a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or a related field may be substituted for two years of experience. General knowledge of the personal and social problems typically encountered by college students; working knowledge of group dynamics and needs; working knowledge of managerial techniques, personnel practice, and inventory control.  The ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students and others; ability to relate to the present day population of college students; ability to deal with the personal and social problems of students; ability to keep records and accounts and make reports; ability to select, train, supervise, and evaluate student assistants and staff; ability to analyze emergency situations accurately and take prompt action; ability to prepare concise reports; ability to develop, organize and implement residence programs; ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; and the ability to perform arithmetic computations are required.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a Live Scan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Bachelor degree with commensurate experience or Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or a related field is desirable.  Two (2) years of professional experience in college student services or two years experience in college student services concurrent with participation in a related master’s degree program preferred.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


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.


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