The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Development works with the Residence Life Team to foster a residential environment that fulfills the goals and vision of the Office of Residence Life mission statement: To create safe and inclusive learning communities that support, challenge, and inspire all students to be ethical leaders and citizens in a diverse society.
The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Development is responsible for fostering an environment between students and staff conducive to both personal and professional growth and achieving the objectives of a successful student development program. This position oversees the programmatic aspects of a comprehensive community development program within the residence halls. Primary responsibilities include: supervision of Residence Directors (6-7); leadership for residence hall desk operations, lead the coordination and implementation of programs related to involvement, co-curricular and diversity and social justice and serve as a liaison and conduct hearing officer for Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services. Also, the Assistant Director will serve in an on-call rotation. The Assistant Director will carry out their responsibilities under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life.
The selected candidate will be well-organized and able to work well under pressure with multiple and consistently changing deadlines. To be successful in the position, the Assistant Director must have excellent interpersonal communication, organization, administrative skills and demonstrated experience with taking initiative. In addition, the Assistant Director will need a strong ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with multiple constituents including campus offices, students, staff, faculty members and various other community groups.
Finally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in working successfully with diverse groups of students, staff, guests, and customers such as non-traditional aged; religiously diverse; veterans; gender; international; people with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender; and persons of color.
Fort Collins is an award-winning city with a population of over 137,000 located on the Front Range of the Rock Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff. Located north of the Denver metro area, CSU is less than an hour away from one of the nation’s leading airports-Denver International Airport.
Required: • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education or related field • 3 years of full time (Post-Master’s) experience in Student Affairs • Progressive supervision experience with various levels of staff (i.e. paraprofessional, graduate, professional, etc) • Experience adjudicating student conduct cases • Experience in programming and community development on a large-scale • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice and inclusion • Experience with crisis management and problem solving
Preferred: • Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, group dynamics • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships • Experience with managing budgets and fiscal processes • Residence Life experience
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by Monday, March 24th, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The letter must address qualifications listed in the position job description (which is also posted on the Housing & Dining Services web site at www.housing.colostate.edu/jobs). References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.
Apply online by submitting applications materials uploaded in a single, combined document (Word or PDF format only) through the Division of Student Affairs’ application website located at www.studentaffairsjobs.colostate.edu. Applicants needing assistance or accommodations may contact Jean West at Jean.West@colostate.edu or (970) 491-4752. You will receive email confirmation when your application materials have been received. If you have questions about the position or search process please contact teri engelke at 970-491-4285 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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