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#97907 Assistant Director of Residence Life

Filing Deadline: Thu 2/21/2019

This is a contract appointment that may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/12/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/21/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position has an anticipated start date of July 2019.


Under the direction of the Director of Residence Life, the Assistant Director of Residence Life (ADRL) coordinates significant portions of the residential life program. The ADRL plays an integral role in implementing the residential life program as it relates to creating a safe and secure living and learning environment, which supports students’ personal, educational, social and professional development and is supportive of the University's educational vision. The ADRL coordinates the Resident Advisor program, which includes the selection process, comprehensive trainings and providing work direction through weekly meetings and annual evaluations.

The ADRL advises Resident Advisors and residential programming boards to implement comprehensive programming models that reflect the UC San Diego Principles of Community and the University's educational philosophy. The ADRL assists in managing a portion of the residential programming budget. The ADRL collaborates with college and university officials and departments in the management of student crises.

In addition, the ADRL provides counseling and conflict mediation, enforcement of university policy and resolves conduct issues. The ADRL position requires well developed levels of, and demonstrated education and experience in, working independently, implementing organizational goals, understanding college student development, making decisions that impact individual residents, office administration and crisis response.

Using knowledge and skills as a seasoned, experienced Student Services professional, performs the full range of duties and responsibilities within a Student Life specialization. Assesses situations and determines appropriate action or referral. Works independently under general supervision to provide information and interpretation of complex policies, procedures and regulations. Identifies and responds to student needs for programs, services, and crisis intervention.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $189 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft.

HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021. Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

  • Must live on campus in university-provided housing.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be available for on-call emergency response including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Attendance at new student and parent orientations, Move-in & Move-out, the annual Leadership Retreat, the Sun God Festival, Family Day, Transfer Admit Day and other campus-based programs as assigned is mandatory.

Please click here to see the Housing Dining Hospitality websites - here and here.


  • Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization.

  • Thorough knowledge of and professional experience in advising and counseling techniques.

  • Skilled to manage a broad range of student services within the residential life community and knowledgeable of university services and resources.

  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance consistent with student-centered practice.

  • Strong abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills. Proven ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply professional approaches to solve problems and organize programs and projects.

  • Strong knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$43,900 - $55,900 /year
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable