Assistant Director of Supervision

Boulder, Colorado
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number:


Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:

University StaffSchedule:

Full-TimePosting Close Date:

13-Jun-2021Date Posted:

01-Jun-2021 Close All Job SummaryResidence Life at CU Boulder encourages applications for an Assistant Director of Supervision! This position is a 12-month, live out professional exempt position within Residence Life. The primary purpose of this position is to support the program development, supervision, facilities, and hall and community development of an entire residential neighborhood at CU Boulder. This role will be a pivotal linkage to ensure that students are prepared to be outstanding contributors to their residence halls, their classes, the campus, and society.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreResidence Life is an innovative and ground-breaking organization that builds dynamic residential living and learning communities using practices that are socially just and sustainable. We are characterized by our dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring staff; our attractive facilities; outstanding dining experiences; state-of-the-art technology; and quality conference services. We promote experiences to support and challenge students to create the tools to build their lives and achieve academic success. What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeNeighborhood Development and Supervision
  • Directly supervise 6 professional master’s level hall directors and 70+ student staff members in multiple capacities.
  • Support training and professional development efforts to encourage the growth and learning of professional staff within the neighborhood.
  • Conduct intentional performance reviews for professional staff and maintain ongoing accountability committed to supervisory learning.
  • Assist the implementation of processes to recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate highly talented, student affairs focused staff at all position levels of Residence Life.
  • Support ongoing efforts to recruit, hire, and train student staff within the neighborhood.
  • Assist hall directors to build inclusive and caring relationships with student staff and students within the residential community.
  • Support the development and integration of faculty within residential spaces through living-learning communities and residential academic programs.
  • Lead the development of neighborhood traditions and curricular approach efforts to deepen student learning and belonging.
  • Assist outreach efforts that uphold community standards and support student health, wellness, and safety.
  • Support students and families and provide resources to support student health and wellness.
  • Advocate student concerns to the university and community populations.

Operations and Administration
  • Guide residence life initiatives to create a flawless residential environment that exceeds student needs and expectations.
  • Assist Summer Conference/Summer School housing operations for assigned university residence halls.
  • Serve as a residence life liaison to maintenance, environmental services, dining services, reservations, and finance units for neighborhood needs and development.
  • Support facilities, environmental services, and security staff to ensure safe, secure residential spaces for all students within the neighborhood.

External Relations
  • Provide excellent support and leadership to all external partners through service-minded attention to the broader housing, student affairs, and university missions, and serve on student affairs/academic committees as needed.
  • Assist in developing academic residential initiatives that accelerate the academic, interpersonal/behavioral, sense of community, and leadership skills for all residential students.
  • Collaborate with occupancy management and faculty for residential spaces within RAPs and other specialty communities.
  • Collaborate with parents regarding concerns for students in the halls.
  • Assist with Orientation and pursue opportunities to deepen the class year experience within the residence halls.
  • Assist in campus retention and enrollment management efforts.

Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Assessment
  • Provide exceptional leadership for all strategic planning, implementation, and assessment, all assigned initiatives, and all committee work in Residence Life and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Develop, implement, and interpret assessment opportunities for residence life committed to community development.
  • Assist in the development and provide leadership for the completion of strategic goals and initiatives that further the organizational philosophy, mission, and programs within Residence Life.
  • Act as representative of Residence Life and student affairs on campus.

Emergency Response
  • Advise and evaluate all emergency and crisis responses.
  • Serve in an on-call rotation for 7,000+ residents.
  • Provide crisis management assistance through immediate response and follow-up.
  • Uphold departmental and university crisis response policies and procedures.

Fiscal Resource Management
  • Administrate all fiscal processes with maximum integrity and timeliness.
  • Follow all federal, state, university, and departmental budget procedures.
  • Assist in handling the residence life budgets.
  • Allocate budget dollars to support critical initiatives.
What We Can OfferThe salary for this position is $62,000.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Groundbreaking. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education or related field. (Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.)
  • 3 years of progressive student affairs/academic experience upon hire. Experience must also demonstrate responsible organizational authority in a residence life/housing program.
What You Will Need
  • Dedication to service, ability to navigate a sophisticated political environment, experience working with internal partners with conflicting goals.
  • Operational knowledge of technology, computer programs, and budget development.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Proven commitment to social justice and inclusion in a residential setting.
  • Proven experience with student conduct, crisis intervention and emergency response.
  • Experience partnering with academic affairs and university faculty members in an academically rich residential environment.
  • Experience with a first-year student experience residential program.
  • Experience with developing learning outcomes and evaluations.
  • Experience supervising professional and/or paraprofessional staff.
  • Operational knowledge of technology, computer programs, and budget development.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by June 13, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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