Coordinator of Student Development

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in California

Date Posted January 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Coordinator of Student Development

University Housing – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Coordinator of Student Development
(Student Services Professional II)

Requisition Number:


The Coordinator of Student Development is a member of the University Housing team and the position is a full-time, live-in, entry level position within the department. The Coordinator of Student Development is responsible for the comprehensive implementation of a learning community based program and all aspects of the administrative coordination of a residence hall or apartment community housing 250-1000 residents. The Coordinator of Student Development duties include interviewing, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating a staff of 5 to 15 Resident/Community Advisors, student desk workers and in some communities, a graduate student assistant. The Coordinator of Student Development manages a programming budget, serves as the Advisor to the building government and is the initial University Hearing Officer for all behavioral situations. The Coordinator of Student Development is also responsible for the implementation of a departmental program component known as a Core Area and provides on-call coverage on a rotating basis.

Minimum Requirements:

• Master’s Degree by date of hire
• One year of professional student services experience (2 years of graduate internship experience may apply towards the one year of professional experience)
• Strong time management and organizational skills
• Ability to develop, assess and improve comprehensive learning community based residence hall or apartment program offerings using learning outcomes
• Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate, orally and in writing, in an effective and approachable manner with diverse constituencies, including students, staff, faculty, and parents
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check including fingerprinting

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in Education or related field
• Experience supervising a diverse college-aged student staff or group/club.
• Experience counseling and referring diverse college student populations.
• Demonstrated knowledge of or previous experience working within learning community based housing.
• Previous residence life work and/or leadership experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $3,566 per month. This is a temporary, ten-month position with the opportunity for summer employment and rehire for up to two additional years, based upon performance. Coordinator of Student Development staff members are provided with a furnished one or three bedroom apartment in their assigned community at a monthly rental assessment of $75. Cal Poly offers excellent benefits such as health, vision, dental care, a retirement plan, and professional development opportunities. Anticipated contract date is August 7, 2014 through June 19, 2015 with opportunity for rehire.

Application Process:

An official Cal Poly online application must be completed at (Requisition# 103138) and submitted along with a cover letter, and resume with three current reference contact information. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 3, 2014 and the application process will remain open until the positions are filled. We will be interviewing at The Placement Exchange and ACPA Conference.

University Housing-“Enhancing the Campus Experience": University Housing provides an enhanced and quality campus experience for students residing on campus. We strive for excellence in our administrative operations, our facilities, student learning, and community building. The mission of Cal Poly's University Housing Department is to provide a living-learning environment that encourages the academic and personal development for a diverse community, offering well-maintained facilities as well as ensuring financial viability and adequate reserves. There is a strong departmental commitment to excellence, teamwork, and professionalism.

University: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. It is located in San Luis Obispo, a city of over 50,000 residents situated on the scenic central coast of California midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on U.S. Highway 101. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly is noted for its excellence in undergraduate education, particularly in Agriculture, Architecture, Business, and Engineering. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cal Poly among the very best in its class for the last 21 years.

Applicant Questions: Please visit the University Housing website, for general departmental information.

Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals. EEOE

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About Us
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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