Associate Director, Housing and Residential Education

Job description

Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver. SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education, Student Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Health and Counseling, Inclusion & Equity Education, Disability Services Program, Cultural Center, Access & Transitions, Learning Effectives Program, Veterans Services, Student Outreach and Support, Student Rights & Responsibilities, Budget, Operations and Division Resources, New Student and Family Programs, Community and Driscoll Commons.

The Housing and Residential Education staff at the University of Denver provides housing and support services for 2900+ students living within University housing. The Associate Director (AD) position is a full-time, live off professional staff member who plays an integral role in creating a residential life program that encourages student and community engagement. This leadership role within Housing and Residential Education, is also responsible for the development of a supportive living and learning environment. The Associate Director plays a significant role in furthering the mission of the University of Denver, the strategic initiatives of the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence and the mission, vision, and core values of Housing and Residential Education. This position performs a variety of important daily operations including supervision of professional staff, adjudicating conduct cases, managing and providing oversight for multiple budgets, supporting residential operations, providing leadership for department committees, and serving on divisional and University committees or task forces.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Associate Director has primary oversight of the Community and Staff development in the Residence Halls and Apartments. The Associate Director is responsible for the direct supervision, training, and evaluation of Resident Directors (RD) and the indirect supervision, training, and evaluation of Graduate Resident Directors (GRD), and student staff (Senior Resident Assistants, Resident Assistants, Desk Assistants). In addition to the essential duties listed, the AD provides overall vision and 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 residents.

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four years of work experience within residence life, supervisory experience, community programming development experiences.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work effectively with staff and students.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, May 20th, 2021.

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 10.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $58,000 - $63,000.

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: 493711
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 6/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable