California State University

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.
Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.
Job/Department Summary:
Under the broad oversight of the Associate Vice President for Student Support Programs, the Executive Director has the delegated authority and independence to fulfill the mission and mandate for the Department of University Housing. The Executive Director provides leadership and vision to the residential life programs provided by University Housing and is directly responsible for all aspects of the daily and strategic operations of University Housing, Residential Life, Housing Facilitities, and Campus Residential Dining. The Executive Director oversees the administration and management of the campus student housing program for the University; directs departmental operations; oversees the management, repair, maintenance and construction of housing facilities. Incumbent is also responsible for department budget; sets goals and establishes implementation strategies, coordinates assessment activities and creates positive environments which enhance equity and support of diverse students and staff; Will prioritize and manage capital projects as well as develop and implement strategies that will contribute to the achievement of divisional and institutional priorities and growth. The Executive Director will be a leader and advocate for a living learning environment conducive to the educational success of our residential students. Under the incumbent’s leadership University Housing will foster residential environments that facilitates positive and proactive outcomes with regard to learning, commitment, civility, honesty, diversity, and human potential. Work will include Admin On Call Duty rotation one week per month. Work may include late night, early morning, weekend commitments, and travel as situations dictate/require.
Mandatory Vaccinations:
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

Strong human resource development and supervision experience.
Education, practical experience, and application of student development theory in the organization and development of a campus housing program.
Facility management, design and construction experience.
Administrative/management coordination, priority setting, evaluation and assessment experience.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree
Five (5) years of related experience in a mid to senior level student housing/residential life administration position (i.e., Assistant/Associate/Director). Experience will also include five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Time Base: Full-time- 1.0
Pay Plan: 12/12
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer – Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm.
Salary and Benefits Information:
Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $120,000 – $130,000 per year).
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit
Additional Information:
California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
The person holding this position is considered a “General Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and is required to comply with the requirements of this designation.
Serve as a member of the Emergency Operations Team and the Pandemic Management Team.
The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: University Housing and Residential Life – Director (all levels) 1,2)
Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver’s License as well as continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver’s Training course.
About Chico State:
Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.
The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).
Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 09/13/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

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