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Director, Student Housing and Conference Services

Pay commensurate with experience

Associated Students, California State University, Northridge, Inc.
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Posted: 3/20/2018

Job Description

The Director, Student Housing and Conference Services provides leadership, vision, and management direction for Student Housing and Conference Services (SHCS).  Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life, the incumbent serves as the chief housing officer of the University and oversees a comprehensive housing program designed to promote the University's learning and student success centered mission. As the chief administrator for the University's student housing program, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating extensive strategic planning, goal setting and assessment initiatives; implements best practices related to residential life programs and services; provides direction and oversight for budgeting, long-term financial forecasts, physical plant and facility operations, conferencing and administrative operations; ensures effective marketing and retention efforts to maximize occupancy; and directs emergency preparedness and crisis response efforts. The Director provides leadership that ensures programs and services are aligned with the department's goals of positively impacting retention and graduation rates among residential students; ensures that academic, social, recreational, cultural and safety programs and services that facilitate a living environment conducive to student success and directly oversees related assessment efforts. The incumbent anticipates future housing trends and how to best accommodate those trends programmatically as well as through the initiation of building and renovation programs.  In collaboration with the university's executive leadership, various campus departments, and the Chancellor's Office, the director oversees and contributes to the development of CSUN’s housing master plan. The director ensures the completion of annual renovations and upgrades to existing buildings and the planning and construction of new buildings, including the review of architectural and construction documents and follow up on contracts related to furniture, fixtures, technology and equipment.  The incumbent is a responsible for administering a $25 million annual budget with various reserve funds; directly supervises 6 professional employees and has overall supervision responsibility for approximately 87 staff and 160 student employees in five operating units – Residential Life, Facilities Operations, Administrative Services, Financial Services and Human Resources, and Residential Computing Resources.  The Director collaborates closely with other University stakeholders regarding academic, programmatic and student support services, including academic colleges/departments, the University Counseling Services, The University Corporation, Department of Police Services, Facilities Planning, Student Accounting and Cash Services, and University Budget Management. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited institution with a Master's degree in higher education administration, student personnel or related field. Equivalent to a minimum of six years of full-time, progressively responsible higher education supervisory/leadership experience within student housing operations and residential life is required, with a minimum of three years in a leadership/management role.

How to Apply: Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references.  NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Applications received through Monday, April 16, 2018, will be considered in the initial review and review will continue until position is filled. For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

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