Residential Life Coordinator - Black & Pan-African Scholars House

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Work type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Residential Student Development, the Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is a live-in professional who oversees all the daily operations and leadership of the Black & Pan-African Scholars House and or their assigned residential community. The incumbent responsibility includes but is not limited to the following areas: lead Graduate Residential Life Coordinators (GRLCs), Resident Assistants (RAs), and Student Assistants (SAs), case coordination centering around student behavior, residential curriculum and community development, and administrative components. The RLC participates in departmental initiatives and leads or serves on committees as needed. The incumbent assists in the overall development and implementation of the Residential Life and Student Housing programs including the coordination of the residential life staff, programs, services, and facilities of the program. The incumbent is required to live in on-campus in university provided accommodations so that emergency response requirements can be met effectively and promptly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Staff, Development & Leadership
  • Student Behavior, Crisis Management, and Case Coordination
  • Residential Curriculum, Community Development, and Student Success

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Excellent knowledge of English grammar, business writing, punctuation, and spelling. Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports. Knowledge of practices, procedures and activities related to student Residential Life programs. Experience supporting Black and Pan-African Students in a university setting. Demonstrated experience with planning, developing, and conducting training seminars, workshops, and retreats. Demonstrated experience with selection and training of student staff, particularly in a Housing and Residential Life environment. Demonstrated counseling skills in, particularly in student development, conflict resolution, and group dynamics. Ability to assess needs quickly and effectively and intervene in student behavioral and crisis scenarios involving physical and/or emotional risk. General knowledge of personal and social problems typically encountered by college students. Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements. Ability to collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate factual data and make oral or written presentations based on these data. Ability to advise students individually or in groups on routine matters, and general knowledge of principles of individual and group behavior. Exhibition of a high degree of initiative and ability to work independently in complex situations, and of creativity, originality, and innovation in the development of training and orientation programs. Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment, and handle multiple work priorities, organize, and plan work and projects. Ability to develop accurate budget projections and monitor expenses. Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of state, federal, CSU, and CSULB policies and procedures. Demonstrated experience with applying sound professional judgment. Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills. Understanding of confidentiality standards related to FERPA and Title IX. Must live on campus in university provided accommodations so that emergency response requirements can be effectively and promptly fulfilled. Access to regular and reliable.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.  Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."

Education and Experience

• Earned bachelor’s degree and at least two (2) years of experience in student housing.

• Master’s degree in Student Development, Higher Education, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field, highly preferred.

• Livescan required.

Licenses / Certificates

Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on university business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.


Housing and Residential Life


Student Services Professional II


Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

Hiring Range: $4,610 - $5,000 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,610 - $6,556 per month


Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.

Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date. The incumbent works a 40-hour work week with varied shifts and times; evenings, weekends, holidays, and non-traditional hours.

Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. 

Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a '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.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to 

Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

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