Assistant Director of Residential Education, Recruitment & Development

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA
Closing date
Sep 12, 2021

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Job Details

The Housing and Residential Education staff at the University of Denver provides housing and support services for 2900+ students living within University housing. 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.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Residential Education, the Assistant Director performs a variety of staff recruitment and development functions, such as leading and managing hiring processes, including creation and revision of position descriptions, candidate relations, interview logistics, on-boarding and training development for professional and student staff. The Assistant Director directs the unique and complex Human Resources needs of HRE and serves as a point of contact who understands, interprets, and conveys the University and Human Resources processes and practices. The Assistant Director develops and facilitates standard practices that enable consistency across the organization to recruit, select, hire, on-board and train quality staff. The Assistant Director supervises 3 Resident Directors and indirectly supervises 3 Graduate Resident Directors, approximately 50 Resident Assistants. In addition to the essential duties listed, the AD collaborates with colleagues to provide 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.

Essential Functions

Recruitment & Hiring

  • Develops and executes talent acquisition strategies, ensures timely hires and management of
    hiring process, including staff coordination and candidate relations.
  • Manages all administrative processes related to hiring, including logistics, review of position
    descriptions and job postings, PageUp Talent Acquisition software management, evaluating
    applications, coordinating interviews, candidate communication, travel preparations, space
    management, record maintenance and processing expense reimbursements.

Staff Training, Supervision, and Development

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates three (3) Resident Directors and indirectly supervises 3 Graduate Resident Directors, approximately 50 Resident Assistants.
  • Oversees, develops and implements the departments new staff orientation and on-boarding processes for professional and student staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Student Affairs/College Personnel, Business, or a related area of study.
  • Two-four years of post-Master work experience within residence life as well as someone who has demonstrated leadership and supervisory ability and ability to work effectively with staff and students.
  • Demonstrated record of building teams and collaborative partnerships with colleagues and key stakeholder groups.
  • Experience leading hiring efforts and designing trainings for and with diverse student and employee
    populations, and a demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evening office hours and occasional weekend commitments are expected.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, July 28th, 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 9.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $58,000.

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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