Associate Executive Director of Housing & Dining Services

Fort Collins, Colorado
Nov 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Colorado State University is a land-grant institution classified with the Carnegie Doctoral Very High Research Universities and is the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. Among the nation’s leading research universities, CSU enrolls approximately 32,000 students. CSU was the first institution in the world to earn a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) Platinum score. Located an hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is a culturally vibrant and progressive community of 152,000. The city is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers easy access to numerous outdoor opportunities.

Reporting directly to the executive director, this is an executive leadership position in Housing & Dining Services (HDS). The executive leadership team is made up of the executive director, two associate executive directors, a business manager, and an executive assistant. As a member of the executive leadership team, the associate executive director will share responsibility for the overall operations of a completely self-operated, multi-unit auxiliary organization comprised of twelve areas: university housing, university housing projects and outreach, dining services, CSU Mountain Campus, conference & event services, HDS facilities, HDS Human Resources, technology services, RamCard office, workplace inclusion & talent management, communications & sustainability, and administration. These units employ an average of 450 full-time employees and over 1,700 student and non-student hourly employees who work in over 2.1 million sq. ft. of facilities, with an annual operating budget (including reserve accounts) totaling $105 million serving nearly 8,000 students. The associate executive director is directly responsible for the administration and management of the following six units within the housing & dining services’ organization: communications & sustainability, HDS facilities, HDS human resources, RamCard office, HDS technology services, and workplace inclusion & talent management.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, business, or a related field; seven or more years of progressive experience in Housing and/or Student Affairs in an institution of higher education; seven years full-time professional supervisory experience; a demonstrated understanding of and experience with a large, comprehensive housing & dining program; and an ability to relate effectively to all members of the university community, with an appreciation for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences and experience developing and supporting university priorities related to social justice, inclusion, and diversity.

Review of applications will begin January 21, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Jennifer N. Hiatt at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Colorado State website at

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.