What are the conditions to be considered for the CDM position?

  • Must have worked at a Residence Life front desk for 2 full semesters before entering the CDM position
  • Enrolled CSU student, making progress towards your degree, and in good standing with CSU
  • The GPA requirement is a term and cumulative GPA of 2.0. Employees are expected to meet that requirement and maintain it during their period of employment. A GPA of 2.5 is preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • The CDM position is contracted for one academic year
  • Able to work overnight, weekend shifts and respond to emergencies
  • Able to work autonomously, take initiative and provide leadership while also working as part of a team
  • Strong administrative skills and attention to details

What steps do I need to take to become a CDM?

  • Read all information online pertaining to the application process, review the job description and ask questions to make sure you understand the position.
  • Access and complete the application online between November 13th, 2017 and December 15th, 2017.
  • For full consideration submit your completed application no later than 11:59pm on Friday December 15th, 2017.
  • Have your reference complete the online form no later than 11:59pm on Friday December 15th, 2017.
  • Your reference should be a Residence Life staff member. If you are unable to have a Residence Life staff member complete it please have someone who can speak to your abilities of a CDM complete the recommendation form.  A reference from family or friends will not be accepted.

Do I get to decide where I am placed?

  • We determine placements based upon the need of the communities and department overall. Our goal is to have a staff member that is able to connect with a variety of students.  Therefore, you will be able to provide a preference but we cannot guarantee you will be assigned to that hall.

When will I know if I am being offered a CDM position?

  • You will be notified in March 2018 of the status of your application and if offered a position. Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

If I am offered a position, can I turn it down and still remain in the candidate pool?

  • Unfortunately, no.  If you turn down the position for any reason, you are no longer a candidate for the CDM position.  You are welcome to apply during the next application process.

Is training mandatory?

  • Yes, training is mandatory for all CDMs. Attending all training dates are mandatory and will not be excused unless clearance has been given by the Assistant Director of Training, Selection and Development. Being unavailable for training dates could impact your application and selection as a CDM. Orientation and training dates for the Fall 2017 will start the first week of August.  Official training dates will be shared in hire letters.

Do I work over breaks?

  • Some halls remain open during breaks.  CDMs and their supervisors are expected to coordinate Community Desk coverage during Fall Break, Spring Break, and Winter Break in Parmelee and Westfall, which remain open during breaks.
  • CDMs may return from breaks early to help reopen halls, which can be determined by CDMs and their supervisor.

What is the remuneration for the CDM position?

  • $11.59/hour
  • The CDM position is a 20-hour a week position and will also include some on-call shifts. Compensation is provided for required participation in the CDM on-call rotation. CDMs are expected to be on duty about 8 days a semester, during which time they carry a Residence Life-issued phone to respond to calls from Community Desks that will require answering questions or covering desks when CDSMs do not show up for their shifts.


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