Assistant Director of Development for Residential Living

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Instructions to applicants

Due to COVID19 restrictions put in place by the local, state and federal government, Sul Ross State University is temporarily suspending posting of new positions and hiring to fill vacancies. We will continue to review the situation as it unfolds, to lift restrictions at the earliest possible time.

Job TitleAssistant Director of Development for Residential LivingLocationAlpineDepartmentHousing AdministrationJob No.Posting Date03/06/2020End DateUntil FilledYesAppointment DateSalary$35,568 - $36,587Required

Bachelor’s degree; one or more years experience in residence life including live-in experience. Good communication skills (written and verbal) to effectively work with students, co-workers, and parents; standard office machines and computer skills, word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Must be able to work under stress, work independently, and as a team member in a professional manner.


Master’s Degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling, or related field. Two or more years prior professional residence life experience with knowledge in student programming and training. Experience in billing and customer services. Bilingual in Spanish or other languages.

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:
 Staff Supervision and Development:
 Providing leadership, supervision, and development for the Resident Assistants and Housing Ambassadors.
 Design, implement, and conduct Resident Assistant training at the beginning of each semester and during weekly staff meetings throughout the year.
 Develop and implement a performance review process for Resident Assistants at the end of each semester.
 Observe and direct Resident Assistants’ community building efforts and administrative duties.
 Coordinating bi-weekly one on one meetings with Resident Assistants and monthly staff meetings or as needed.
 Advise, counsel, discipline, and recognizing staff for their behavior and actions.
 Develop and implement the on-going departmental process used to recruit and select Resident Assistants.
 Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and University policies regarding student employment.
 Supervise Part-Time Hall Director.
 Advise Residence Hall Association.
o Departmental Leadership, Management, and Administration:
 Participate in processes enacted to set policies and/or develop procedures.
 Assist with goal setting and housing strategic planning.
 Assist in budget planning for the department.
 Assist in the creation and execution of the mission, vision, and goals of the department.
 Assist in coordinating the Move-In and Move-Out process for residents.
 Communicates University policies to staff and students.
 Conducts monthly Health, Safety, and Risk Management checks in Resident Assistants’ living area.
 Report all maintenance issues in assigned areas and around Residential Living.
 Provide excellent customer service and professionalism to students, parents, and guests.
 Help coordinate the summer conference expectations and duties.
 Serves on the “On-Call” rotation for Residential Living on a rotating weekly basis.
o Community Development:
 Implement creative and innovative methods for developing connections between residents.
 Encourage an environment where academic success of residents can be realized.
 Maintain a highly visible presence in Residential Living to ensure community building, responsible community behavior, and cooperation among residents.
 Assist in the department’s response to student conduct cases, roommate conflicts, and other resident concerns.
 Work with other departments on campus to ensure community development for retention.
o Crisis Management:
 Assist staff with the development of relationships with SRSU University Department of Public Safety (campus police), Physical Plant, Counseling & Accessibility Services, and other offices necessary to manage crisis situations.
 Ensure that staff maintain awareness of campus response protocols and resources.
 Participate in year-round on-call rotation that provides support to the staff and residential population.
 Maintain awareness of campus response protocols and resources.
o Secondary Duties:
 Be cross-trained and know the job duties/responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Operations for Residential Living to be able to assist when needed.
o Additional Responsibilities:
 Serve on the Diversity and Inclusion University committee.
 Serve on other University committees as appointed.
 Complete all needed paperwork and duties on time.
 Represent University at conferences as needed
 Other duties as assigned

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Other Information

Exempt from overtime provisions; Irregular hours including evenings and weekends; travel with student groups; position is Security Sensitive.
Benefits include:
oTwo Bedroom, Two Bath Apartment
Fully Furnished (except bed larger than TXL)
In Apartment Washer/Dryer
All Utilities/Internet included.
oCub Meal Plan
30 Meals a Semester with $100 Lobo Bucks
oEmployee and Dependent Tuition Waiver Program
6 credits free for each long semester and 3 credits free for each short semester.
Some conditions do apply.
oCompetitive Texas State Benefits package to include:
Health Care
Prescription Benefits
TRS Retirement
Optional: Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, TexFlex, 457 Sexa$aver Retirement, and more.
oCounseling Services for Employee and Family
o14 – 18 University Holidays
oSick and Annual Leave Time
oDiscounted Recreational Sports Center Membership
oCell Phone compensation included in salary.

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (, is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (

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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
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