Resident Director, Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence

Job description

The Housing and Residential Education staff at the University of Denver (DU) provides housing and support services for 2900+ students living within University housing. The Resident Director (RD) is a full-time, live-in professional staff member who plays an integral role in creating a residential community that encourages student and community engagement. RD's are expected to incorporate the mission, vision, and core values of Housing and Residential Education into their work while at DU. This position performs a variety of important daily operations including supervision of student staff, Graduate Resident Director (GRD), advising of student leadership, adjudicating conduct cases, managing their community's budget, supporting front desk operations, facilities, and occupancy, and serving on departmental and University-wide committees.

Housing and Residential Education strives for a community that supports academic achievement and success, personal growth and development, a respectful and inclusive environment which promotes diversity, promotes community service, and fosters leadership development and an engaged staff and student. The RD will help achieve these goals through effective programming, advising, supervision, positive role-modeling, and hands on involvement.

Position Summary
Under the supervision of an Associate Director, the RD is responsible for the direct supervision, training, and evaluation of a Graduate Resident Director and 15-30 student staff (Senior Resident Assistants, Resident Assistants, Desk Assistants). The RD is responsible for advising their community's residential student leadership opportunities. In addition to the essential duties listed, the RD provides leadership in the development of a robust academic and social environment for residents, while creating and maintaining a high level of safety, security, and well-being for all students. This is a 12 month, live-on position. This posting may be used to fill multiple openings.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Demonstrated record of building teams and collaborative partnerships with colleagues and key stakeholder groups.
  • Experience designing programs for and with diverse student and employee populations, and a demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of post-Master work experience within residence life and housing as well as someone who has demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work effectively with staff and students.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with some nights, weekends, and holidays.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by May 21, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed as they are received.

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

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $50,000.

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.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493731
Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 6/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable