Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.

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Assistant Director, Residential Education

The Assistant Director for Residential Education serves as a member of the student life team. Utilizing a curricular approach, the Assistant Director provides direct supervision and support to the Coordinators for Residential Education (CREs) within their assigned college/unit. The incumbent works to develop and implement curricular initiatives that support the educational priority for staff and residential students. The Assistant Director will work in collaboration with the Associate Director to review multifaceted organizational problems, develop courses of action, and implement proposed solutions.

College Programs Coordinator

College Programs Coordinators (CPCs) are responsible for all college-wide programming including new student orientation and commencement, as well as supporting and/or overseeing the development, implementation, and management of cultural, educational, social, recreational, academic support, and outreach programs and activities at their assigned college community. CPCs serve as the lead for the Activities team and work closely with the Residential Life team and other college staff to provide comprehensive community programming for students.

Coordinator for Residential Education

Coordinators for Residential Education (CREs) provide a variety of direct support services to residential students in residence halls and apartments and assist with the management of the residential education program. CREs are responsible for community building in an assigned residential area; educational, multicultural, developmental and college-wide programming; advising, conflict mediation, policy enforcement and conduct; on-site crisis and emergency response coordination; student staff recruitment, selection, supervision, training and evaluation; housing and facilities management; safety and security, advising student groups; and special projects.

Coordinator for Conduct and Education

Coordinators for Conduct and Education (CCEs) are members of the CHES student conduct team and liaise with individual colleges and units. CCEs implement student conduct curriculum, train university conduct officers and student staff, and develop and implement proactive educational opportunities relating to student conduct.