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Company: University of California
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Posting Details
Position Information

Payroll Title: Student Life & Devt Specialist 3 

Job Code: 4564

Job Open Date: 3/5/2021

Job Close Date: 

Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled: 3/21/2021

Department Code-Name: DSRS - Residential & Community Living

Percentage of Time: 100%

Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): 99

Grade Type/Grade: 19

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

Work Location: Res Life Trailer

Pay Rate/Range: $50,300 annual

Days/Hours: 40 hours per week - hours vary


Department Marketing Statement

Residential & Community Living is responsible for the overall student life program in eight residence halls and nine apartment complexes (10,000+ residents) with a focus on student development and leadership programs, a residential curriculum approach, and conduct and accountability. In addition, R&CL is responsible for resident placement through University and Community Housing Services. 

Brief Summary of Job Duties

Under the supervision of the Resident Director, the Assistant Resident Director is a live-in staff member who is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the student life program in their respective community. The Assistant Resident Director will work with anywhere from 400-1400 residents. The Assistant Resident Director is responsible for serving as part of the on-call rotation, supporting and implementing the residential curriculum model, initiating and maintaining outreach to students, counseling students, supervising Resident Assistants and other student staff, advising hall council, and managing the building's community development plan.

This is a 10.5 month, live-in, contract position starting in early August with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of one additional term. Position also includes a furnished apartment and meal plan (when the Dining Halls are open and fully operational). This position will require night and weekend hours as needed. Multiple positions available.

  Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage time, adapt to change and work collaboratively with others.
  • Excellent communication skills for interacting with a diverse group of students and staff. Ability to engage constructively with students.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with university/college students in student government or equivalent organizations.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
 Desirable Qualifications
  • Familiarity with a curricular approach.
  • Deep working knowledge of UCSB Housing of UCSB Student/Campus Life.
  • Working knowledge of UCSB Housing policies and procedures.
  • Experience in supervision, staff training, and event planning in a residential community setting.  
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
Special Conditions of Employment
  • UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act
  • Satisfactory criminal history background check.
  • UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment. 
  • This position will require night and weekend hours as needed.
  • This is a 10.5 month, live-in, contract position starting in early August with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of one additional term. Position also includes a furnished apartment and meal plan (when the Dining Halls are open and fully operational).

The University is closely monitoring the rapidly changing developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As this public health emergency has caused a significant amount of disruption and uncertainty within the University community, please be advised that an offer of employment for this position may require that the University have flexibility regarding the start date.

For more information regarding how UC Santa Barbara is responding to COVID-19 and other related news, please visit: If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 or may be sick, please contact your supervisor.


Special Instructions:

For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.

  Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

Supervision / 25% Daily    

  • In the absence of the Resident Director, the Assistant Resident Director assumes full management of residents and staff in the community.
  • Provides supervision, training, and evaluation for 8-17 student Resident Assistants
  • Provides supervision, training, and evaluation for 8-10 student Desk Attendants
  • Provides supervision for 2-4 student Real Talk Facilitators
  • Participates in recruitment and hiring process for 130+ Resident Assistants
  • Assists with planning and implementation of Student Leadership Development (SLD), a comprehensive 2-3 week training program for student staff and leaders; this may include facilitating workshops, collaborating with campus partners and/or engaging in team development
  • Assists with planning and implementation of regular on-going enrichment sessions for student staff and leaders; this may include collaboration with campus partners
  • Meets regularly with other professional staff to assist with the following: review student behavioral and conduct concerns, residential curriculum, student staff supervision and development, committee work, special projects and other administrative and managerial functions
  • Assists with planning weekly staff meetings that provide updates, information and on-going training and development for Resident Assistants and Desk Attendants
  • Approves employee time cards and resolves discrepancies

Resident Safety & Security / 20% Monthly

  • Serves as part of the after hours professional on-call rotation for University-owned housing
  • Serves as a first responder to crisis and emergencies for a population of approximately 6,000 residents
  • Manages incident response, documentation and follow-up; this may include communication with impacted parties, police, fire and/or paramedics
  • Serves as a first responder for facilities emergencies; this may include damage assessment, communication with maintenance staff, securing impacted area(s), relocating residents, investigating causes and writing follow-up reports
  • Serves as a first responder for natural disasters; this may include organizing residents to safety, setting up triage and communication systems, recording issues and decisions, and/or coordinating preliminary facility inspection
  • Assesses potential community threats, engages building emergency lock-down system as necessary and coordinates shelter in place for residents
  • Oversees evacuation of residents when the fire alarm sounds, investigates false alarms and facilitates necessary follow-up
  • Coordinates additional security plans for major events such as Halloween, Deltopia and large scale athletic events
  • Collaborates with campus partners to educate residents on safety protocols

Student Conduct & Counseling / 20% Weekly

  • Meets with residents and determines appropriate response on lower level conduct issues; this may include alcohol, noise, theft and/or vandalism
  • Meets with residents and determines appropriate response regarding mental health concerns; this may include depression/anxiety, eating disorders, roommate concerns, and/or anger management
  • Refers cases to University Conduct Hearings, utilizes restorative practices in conduct responses
  • Collaborate with campus partners and make referrals, as needed; this may include Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health, Social Work, Disabled Students Program (DSP) and/or Student Mental Health Coordination Services
  • Assists with creating and implementing orientation sessions for residents and student staff regarding respectful and positive living environments, community standards and upholding University policy and conduct code
  • Implements a conduct response plan for the community; including documentation, reporting and tracking

Community Development & Student Government / 20% Daily

  • Works within a curricular model to facilitate student engagement, learning and development
  • Assists with the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan to cultivate Living Learning Communities and collaborate with Faculty in Residence
  • Provides training and advising for respective student government body; including recruitment and coordination of executive board elections
  • Supports efforts to create and foster an inclusive community; implements equitable and socially just community development practices
  • Assists Student Leadership Program Advisors with advising on events sponsored by the Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  • Implements a holistic communication approach with residents and stakeholders
  • Assures adherence to University, departmental and risk management policies and practices

Administration / 15% Daily

  • Directs all administrative functions and services of the front desk
  • Facilitates the room change process with residents in collaboration with University and Community Housing Services
  • Coordinates administrative processes for fall move-in, break closures/openings and spring move-out
  • Adheres to departmental financial policies and practices with regard to staff training and professional development funds
  • Monitors the community development budget; reviews finances quarterly
  • Assist with and participate in UCSB's spring Open House
  • Serves on a variety of departmental and campus committees
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Privacy Notification Statement

The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 (effective July 1978) requires the University to provide the following information to individuals who are asked to supply information about themselves: Application: The principal purpose for requesting information on the Application is for applicant-tracking purposes and to collect applicant contact information. Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form: Information furnished on this form is requested by UCSB's Affirmative Action Office. The University of California, Santa Barbara is a Federal contractor and, therefore, must comply with Affirmative Action regulations issued pursuant to Executive Order 11246, Federal Revised Order No. 4, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Furnishing the information on this form is voluntary. There is no penalty for not completing this form. The offices responsible for maintaining the information supplied on this form are the UCSB Human Resources Office and the Affirmative Action Office.

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Notice of Availability of the UCSB Annual Security Report

The University is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (Clery Act), UCSB publishes an Annual Security Report to provide information regarding campus safety and security policies, crime statistics, and resources to current and prospective students and employees. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes reported to Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property, and on public property adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes campus policies concerning crime prevention, crime reporting, alcohol and drug use, sexual and interpersonal violence, student discipline, and other matters. To access the Annual Security Report, visit A copy of this report may also be requested by contacting the UCSB Police Department (call 805-893-3446 or visit 574 Public Safety Bldg., Santa Barbara, CA 93106 during business hours). To learn more about the Clery Act and CSA duties and reporting requirements, please visit

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