Director of Residential Education and Associate Director of UHDS

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Jul 22, 2014
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C-Level & Executive Directors

Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty

Department: Univ Housing and Dining 160600 MHD

Position Summary: The University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of Residential Education and Associate Director of UHDS position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director of University Housing & Dining Services.

Residential Education, a unit within University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS), has primary responsibility for enhancing students' academic and personal success through programs, activities, and connections with the campus community. In support of OSU and UHDS missions and goals, the Director of Residential Education is responsible for strategic planning, resources allocations, budget and expense oversight, and establishing, implementing, and evaluating the goals and policies for Residential Education. The Director is the primary liaison between Residential Education and OSU's academic departments and leads collaborative efforts to develop projects and programs designed to increase students' academic success and well-being. The position oversees a staff of 21, including 4 direct reports, and has an annual operating budget of $2.1 million. The Director also assists in providing strategic direction to UHDS as a member of the Unit Leadership Team.

A personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments is a core value of University Housing and Dining Services. UHDS recognizes the importance of learning both in and out of the classroom, and supports the concept of education as an individual as well as a community experience. UHDS strives to provide students, faculty, staff, and guests with safe, economical, convenient, and comfortable living and dining options, and the department works to maintain the highest educational and service standards. UHDS houses 5,000 students and offers a variety of living and dining options in 15 residence halls, three dining centers, and a limited number of family apartments. UHDS is an auxiliary enterprise which is funded solely by customers who use our services -- we receive no State or General fund allocation. UHDS is committed to an appreciation for diversity, and fosters an open, respectful and enjoyable living, learning and working environment.

Oregon State University is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designation and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of about 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 20,000 undergraduate students and 3,900 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 3,500 U.S. students of color and 3,000 international students, 600 of who reside on campus. The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.

Position Duties: 45% Unit Leadership and Supervision: Responsible for providing overall leadership to the Residential Education Unit of UHDS. Directly supervises Assistant Directors of Residential Education; oversees the work of approximately 15 full-time staff and graduate teaching assistants and approximately 130 paraprofessional staff (Resident Assistants and student employees). Ensures that the principles and functions of these staff members are well understood, aligned, and integrated with UHDS and OSU mission and colleagues, in the service and education of residential students.

15% Academic and Residential Initiatives: Works with university-wide taskforces and initiatives specific to student success and academic engagement. Develops and supports academic resources, residential initiatives, marketing and assessment plans that directly impact the campus and specifically within UHDS. Serves on several sub-committees within this role. In collaboration with other Res Ed professional staff, develops dynamic, purposeful networks and partnerships with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs colleagues, and student organizations, groups, and individuals, to create engaging living-learning environments in University Housing and experiences that enhance student success. Fosters resident-students' citizenship, development, safety, and sense of belonging and community. Works with colleagues to conduct initiative-specific assessments, share reports on the results of these efforts, and develop action plans based on them.

15% UHDS Conduct and Safety: Serve with Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Residential Education as liaison for UHDS/Residential Education to Office of the Dean of Student Life, Conduct and Community Standards, Student Health, Office of Public Safety, Oregon State Police, Corvallis Fire Department and Corvallis Police Department. Provides overall direction for residential conduct and mediation in conjunction with OSU Conduct and Community Standards, and the Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Residential Education; in particular hears appeals of disciplinary and administrative actions. Provides overall leadership in establishing and maintaining a just and disciplined residential environment. Provides leadership and direction for Department's relationships with students to ensure safe, secure, healthy living and learning environments. Includes fire/safety/security policies and practices, in conjunction with department, university, and city colleagues who work in these areas. Serves as a senior leader in incident and emergency preparedness and response.

10% Residential Student Retention: Develops strategies for promoting student success and engagement and therefore retention and continuance through their contract. Works with the Associate Director of Assessment to develop tools for Residential Education staff for tracking retention, early alert efforts, and metrics for analyzing improvement in retention. Produces reports to reflect retention program efficacy and progress in improving residential student fall to spring retention.

Position Duties (continued): 10% Campus and Community Involvement: Serves on various OSU committees and groups, which could include the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT), Academic Advising Council, Academic Success Initiatives, Student Care Team, Community Care Team, among others; represents UHDS, UHDS Executive Director and participates in community relations groups and activities as assigned.

5% Department Leadership: Serves on UHDS Unit Leadership Team; plays a key role in department-wide leadership and inter-unit planning, professional development, and relationship-building. Serves as a leader of UHDS in the absence of the Director of University Housing and Dining Services.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: This position is deemed essential and the incumbent is expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures.

Position requires evening and weekend work.

Position requires occasional overnight travel.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, or related field.

A minimum of six years leadership and management experience in a higher education setting.

A minimum of three years of experience in a setting which includes supervision of full-time professional staff, and demonstrated success with team building and creation of shared vision and values.

A minimum of three years of experience in conduct, specifically one-on-one interactions and conduct conversations with residents, referrals and incident reports.

A minimum of three years of experience in safety and crisis management, including, but not limited to: emergency response, facilities management, crowd and event management; assessment of liability, community outreach, integration and repair.

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs; assess, improve and enhance programs over short term and long term.

Proven ability to develop collaborative and purposeful networks and partnerships among multiple constituents, stakeholders, and colleagues. Proven ability to work successfully with student groups.

Effective communication and listening skills.

A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity.

Strong evidence of successful working relationships and accomplishments with individuals and communities of staff, students, and faculty of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Demonstrated supervisory and/or advisory abilities in teaching, coaching, and/or fostering the development of individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Administrative management experience to include developing, managing and leveraging a large budget and related resources to aid in strategic planning, fiscal management, and efficient day to day operations.

Demonstrated competence in enhancing student academic success.

Pursuant to UHDS Policy, this position is required to maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification (if cognitively and physically able to do so) within 90 days of employment or when training becomes available by the department. Training is provided at department expense. Duty to act ends at summoning professional emergency assistance.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree.

Experience working with international students and staff.

Fluent in a second language, preferably a language representative of the students served at OSU.

Demonstrated successful experience in collaboration and shared leadership of a comprehensive university housing and dining program.

Evidence of participation in a professional organization(s) and a demonstrated commitment to continuing education.

Proven experience in utilizing data in assessing, planning, delivering, evaluating and demonstrating results in programs or initiatives.

Experience creating successful living-learning environments.

Experience in advising, teaching, research and publishing, and work on faculty groups and committees.

Familiarity and experience working with maintenance, custodial, or facilities operations.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 06-04-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 07-28-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: $55,008 - $96,204

Posting Number: 0012504

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