Residence Life Employment

Housing & Residence Life here at HSU offers many positions for faculty, staff, and students. Residence Life specifically offers two professional level positions: Faculty/Staff-in-Residence & Residence Life Coordinators. Faculty/Staff-in-Residence positions are only offered to HSU faculty/staff and the other is open to all.

For student employment please visit our Student Staff page and for other Housing related jobs visit HSU's Human Resources website.  

Below are descriptions and application processes for our Residence Life positions. 

Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) - APPLY HERE!

The Residence Life Coordinator (Student Services Professional II) is a Full-time, live-in, 12-month position(s) in Housing & Residence Life. Responsible for student, community and social justice advocacy within the residence halls; comprehensive oversight of four to twelve Resident Advisors, one Student Assistant, and up to three Learning Communities; in an overall area housing a total of 210 - 550 students. This position is responsible for the coordination of housing initiatives that foster curricular and co-curricular engagement for students living on campus. Involvement with professional associations, university committees, events and functions is strongly encouraged and supported. Educators interested in working with a socially just, team-orientated, academically centered, and environmentally responsible organization are strongly encouraged to apply. Below you will find brief descriptions of our RLC positions.  Full Job Descriptions are available during our selection periods.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the lead oversight of the Associate Director for Residence Life with assistance by an Area Coordinator in the Department of Housing & Residence Life, the Residence Life Coordinator will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Community Action Conference (Conduct) – Review information reports; hold community action conferences to determine responsibility in incidents; issue findings; develop and administer educational sanctions focused on student development; attend student conduct norming meetings.

 

Professional Staff Team Member - Attend weekly meetings with supervisor; promote & execute Residence Life Mission Statement. The intention of Residence Life is to focus on the education & holistic growth of the student by creating a safe, socially just, and environmentally responsible community; support the university mission; prepare and attend professional development programs; participate in departmental planning efforts; develop goals & objectives for each year; complete administrative paperwork; coordinate with Housing divisions; cultivate mutually supportive relationships with the campus community; serve as a positive role model and mentor for new members of the team.

 

Advise Student Leadership Organizations - Advise and encourage area council; meet with council executive members weekly, assist with Residence Hall Association initiatives and  advise delegations or committees for regional and national conferences.

 

Mentoring & Advising Residents - Help facilitate student growth and development; provide necessary referrals to campus resources; mediate conflicts; promote the Community Respect Statement; foster a sense of community and health within the residence halls.

 

Duty/Emergency Response - Participate in system-wide evening, weekend, and holiday on-call duty rotation; follow National Incident Management System (NIMS) protocol; monitor & report Cleary Act violations; respond to emergencies and crises. The job requires moderate physical effort when responding to emergencies. Moderate physical effort includes quickly responding to the scene of fire alarms, walking up hills and stairs, and carrying duty supplies. These tasks may need to be done during power outages and/or elevator malfunctions.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university and two years’ professional experience coordinating or directing college-level activities. A Master’s degree, completed by June 2018, in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Successful candidates will possess: a general knowledge of the personal, social, and academic challenges encountered by college students; working knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education; an understanding of student development, cultural identity development models, leadership development theories, and social justice action continuums; a familiarity with the principles of community development; working knowledge of management techniques and personnel practices; solid administrative and organizational skills; effective interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; the ability to set goals and priorities, make reasoned and balanced decisions in moderately complex situations, and meet deadlines; computer proficiency; and the ability to foster and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse student, staff, faculty and community members.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work or other related field strongly preferred. Prior experience working with on-campus housing and advising special interest groups (non-traditional, cultural, LGBTQQIA, etc.) is highly desired. Bilingual professionals are encouraged to apply.

Residence Life Coordinator - Housing

Responsible for student, community and social justice advocacy within the residence halls; comprehensive management and supervision of Resident Advisors, one Student Assistant, and communities housing a total of 210 - 550 students. Involvement with professional associations and university committees, events and functions is strongly encouraged and supported. Educators interested in working with a socially just, team-orientated, academically centered, and environmentally responsible organization are strongly encouraged to apply.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

RLC for Academic Initiatives

The Residence Life Coordinator for Leadership Development supervises student staff for the Living Learning Communities in housing.  This person meets regularly with campus partners, and ensures that events are planned with purpose.  They are responsible for creating and assessing the learning outcomes, along with developing the application process members of the communities.  This position also co-advises the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).  These are student run organizations that serve as the voice and representatives of the students living in the Housing community. This position is also responsible for the coordination of housing initiatives that foster curricular and co-curricular engagement for students living on campus. Involvement with professional associations and university committees, events and functions is strongly encouraged and supported. Educators interested in working with a socially just, team-orientated, academically centered, and environmentally responsible organization are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty/Staff-in-Residence

The Faculty/Staff-in-Residence reside on campus. They sponsor and participate in educational programs and provide informal mentoring for students. They are also responsible for engaging students in activities that integrate curricular and co-curricular education.

Faculty / Staff-in-Residence

A part-time (10 hours per week) academic year position and will be in addition to the successful candidate’s faculty unit employee appointment. Faculty applicants must have a concurrent employment at Humboldt State University as a tenure-line faculty unit employee or temporary faculty unit employee with at least a .8 timebase to be considered. Staff applicants must have a concurrent employment at Humboldt State University in a full-time staff classification to be considered. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • General knowledge of the personal, social, and academic challenges encountered by college students;
  • Working knowledge of strategies for academic success;
  • Working knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education;
  • Effective interpersonal and intercultural communication skills;
  • Basic event planning skills;
  • Computer proficiency; and
  • Ability to foster and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse student, staff, faculty and community members.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience living or working in the residence halls;
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with other departments or community organizations;
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating co-curricular events; and
  • Demonstrated experience formally or informally mentoring college students.

Compensation*:

  • Use of a rent-free furnished faculty apartment on campus;
  • Paid utilities, including water, gas, electric, trash, high speed internet and wireless, local phone calls, and cable television;
  • Mini-meal plan;
  • Use of Housing Staff parking spaces (parking permit must be purchased); and
  • Access to housing gym.

*Compensation may be subject to taxation

 FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

FIR/SIR Application Procedure

Applicants should complete and submit the FIR/SIR Application, Statement of Support, and a curriculum vitae or résumé to the Associate Director for Residence Life