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21 Feb 2017

Senior Area Coordinator-Programming & Selection

California State University, Sacramento – Posted by SACJobs Sacramento, California, United States

Job Description

Job Summary
Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Director of Residential Life, the Senior Area Coordinator
performs the following functions:
Lead Work Direction and Leadership
• Provide leadership and direction for 3 Residence Life Coordinators and 2 graduate assistants.

Community/Student Government Programs
• Oversee and provide direction for Theme Community Program.
• Directly advise the Residence Hall Association and RHA Graduate Assistant.
• Provide academic advising to a small cohort of undeclared first year students.
• Oversee the recruitment and selection of staff and paraprofessional staff.
• Provide leadership and direction with regards to reslife Programming Model.
• Work with the Residence Life Coordinators on supervising the programming assistants (CEBs)
• Coordinating Fall Welcome, Homecoming Weekend, Parent/Guardian weekend, Women of Influence, and other large complex programming initiatives.

Crisis Management and Emergencies
• Be available for campus and departmental emergency response (via cell phone) 24/7, as part of the on-duty
rotation carrying a duty cell phone. This particular job function requires being on campus after hours, weekends, and

For more information on Housing and Residential Life, please visit:

Required Qualifications

• University student services experience (e.g. advising, admissions, residential life, student programming or
• Experience working with students from various ethnic andsocioeconomic backgrounds
• Experience providing lead work direction
• Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in
the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical
Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree
and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

• Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by
upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such
are job-related.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to independently prioritize, plan and organize work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide direct programs and/or services to a diverse student population
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse
• Ability to compile, prepare, write and review reports
• Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
• Familiarity working with school-based record/data systems/software (example: PeopleSoft)
• Ability to understand, interpret, analyze and apply complex rules, regulations and procedures
• Ability to understand and analyze the nature of problem spresented by constituents, present solutions, and project
the consequences of alternative courses of action

• Ability to carry out complex assignments without detailed instructions

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with students considered to be at risk
• Masters degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, Management, Public Administration,
Sociology, or related field
• Experience working with a residential programming model,including lifestyle communities and Faculty in Residence Programs
• Experience coordinating staff selection on a University campus
• Involvement in professional associations and/or organizations such as NACURH (National Association of College and University Residential Halls)
• Experience in assessment of programs (e.g. theme floors and the Residential Hall Association)

For a complete listing of benefits and requirements and to apply please visit our Human Resources website at the
following link:

Start Date: 7/1/2017 – Approximate
Education:  Master’s Degree Preferred
Work Experience: 0-2 Years

How to Apply

How To Apply Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs webpage located at Once there, applicants can also click on the instructions link to see how to apply. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State. Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application. 1. Letter of interest (Cover letter). 2. Current curriculum vitae/resume. 3. Three (3) references who can speak to a broad range of candidate¿s professional qualifications (including name, title, and telephone number). For questions regarding this search, contact: Baron Siegfried Marsh HR/Employment Services Phone: 916-278-6076 Email:

Job Tags: Programming and Senior Area Coordinator.


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