4D Experience Staff Co-Director

Job description

The University of Denver is committed to fostering the holistic well-being of our students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional). Informed by the university's Strategic Plan, DU IMPACT 2025, Chancellor Haefner centered a global, holistic, 4D student experience as one of five university strategic imperatives. This 4D, or four-dimensional, student experience framework provides a strong foundation upon which students can build successful futures that are purposeful and fulfilling.

Position Summary
The 4D Staff and Faculty Co-Directors will partner to cultivate an environment at DU for:

  • Advancing intellectual growth
  • Examining character
  • Promoting well-being; and
  • Pursuing careers and lives of purpose

Working together, the 4D co-directors will oversee the four dimension leads in furthering the day-to-day operation and growth of this signature strategic imperative. The 4D co-directors will work closely with the 4D Project Manager and with advisory boards comprised of faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and students to ensure the continued flourishing of the 4D experience.

The 4D Staff and Faculty Co-Directors serve as the campus leaders for advancing intellectual growth, examining character, promoting well-being, and pursuing careers and lives of purpose. With the four dimension leads, the 4D co-directors will develop a comprehensive program that promotes students global, holistic growth and well-being through leadership training and a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular programming, including pre-orientation immersive experiences, living-learning communities, peer and professional (faculty and staff) mentoring, workshops, and other personal, intellectual, and professional development opportunities.

To promote the growth and flourishing of our students, undergraduate as well as graduate and professional, the 4D co-directors will lead the strategic development, implementation, and assessment of innovative, evidence-based approaches to holistic student development. The 4D co-directors are expected to stay abreast of national (and international) higher education trends regarding holistic student development and to oversee and coordinate the work of the four dimension leads in implementing the programs strategic vision.

The 4D co-directors report directly to the Provost, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (SAIE), and Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, and provide counsel to the Chancellor and other university leaders in furthering the vision of the 4D Student Experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in higher education or a closely related field.
  • 6-8 years of relevant work experience including management experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Experience in developing, managing, and assessing program initiatives related to student thriving.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in higher education or a related field.
  • Proven leader, thinker, strategist, and manager with demonstrated ability in creating, developing, implementing, and assessing effective student leadership and developmental growth programming.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing effective peer and professional (faculty and staff) mentoring programs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on March 15, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 12.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.




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Job No: 493484
Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 4/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable