Western New Mexico University, a public, comprehensive, regional institution serving a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students, is located in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU’s Deming campus serves a diverse population of 400 non-traditional students. WNMU’s accredited programs include nursing, occupational therapy, education, business, social work, and child development. Exemplary teaching, quality programs, commitment to diversity, and enhanced regional service characterize WNMU’s mission.
WNMU’S STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
IS RECRUITING FOR A
DEAN OF STUDENTS AND DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE
(Job Code 251/Full-Time/Exempt)
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. The Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life is responsible for the overall leadership, development, supervision, administration and management of the Housing and Residential Life program and areas related to the Dean of Student Affairs including, but not limited to recommending policies and procedures to pace with changing developments in the field; administration of the student code of conduct; coordination of the University Threat Assessment Plan; maximizing housing occupancy goals; developing and coordinating, as it relates to housing, budget planning and management, and purchasing. The Director provides oversight and management of the University’s contract dining services operation in conjunction with the VPSA & EM. Develop short and long range vision for the department and lead department staff in the implementation of plans. Assure that a variety of student life opportunities are offered to all students. Research, develop, and implement a comprehensive residence education and programming model for currently 3 residence halls (335 student) and 2 apartment complexes (62 apartments), creating living learning communities. (Construction of 600 additional beds with phase one [198 beds] being completed by fall 2013 and phase two [400 beds] by fall 2015). Develop programs and policies affecting student life, including serving as the first line contact and problem resolution for parents, students and others. Develop and implement a student judicial system; serve as Chief Conduct Officer of the University. Includes coordination and supervision of due process procedures as they relate to student behavior and discipline. Coordinate the development and implementation of safety and security education programs, protocols and drills for residential students and staff, coordinate the University Threat Assessment Plan and partner with Campus Police on community policing initiatives. Supervise and manage the Residence Life staff including support staff, one Housing Assistant and supervision of four Hall Directors, fourteen resident assistants and four work studies. Additional staff requirement as new halls come on line. Oversee all aspects of the selection and training of the academic year and summer resident assistant staff. Demonstrate strong commitment to further developing critical partnerships within Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (Registrar, Financial Aid, First Year Experience, Admissions, Student Health Services, Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities, Campus Recreation, Outreach Programs) and across the University including but not limited to: Business Office, IT, Campus Police, Maintenance, Academic Affairs departments and Special Events. As a senior member of Student Affair & Enrollment Management serve on the Enrollment Management Team, to inform enrollment planning and management related to housing trends (i.e., vacancies, withdrawals, student demographics). Provide oversight for operational and administrative processes including the housing budget, annual housing inventory review and development and management of a strategy to maximize space allocation in residence halls; housing selection and assignments as well as room changes for fall, spring and summer housing; new student assignments; all communications and policies and procedures associated with opening and closing of halls, early arrivals, health and safety inspections, through the Area Coordinators, Housing Operations; and review and implementation of all residential life policies and procedures. Work with the Director of University Maintenance on the upkeep of residential facilities, and the development and management of general cleaning, deep cleaning, and summer cleaning schedules. In conjunction with the General Manager of Mustang Dining manage all aspects of the dining service contract operations including but not limited to: meal plan budget projections, analysis, and dining cost center; addressing student and faculty concerns, advocacy for operational and service improvements; and ensuring compliance with the stated conditions of the contract. Oversee the client expectations with and ensure vendor compliance with contractual agreements for residential cable (Comcast) and laundry equipment (MAC.GRAY). Lead and monitor technology solutions for administrating residence life services for Millenium key card access programs for residence halls, working closely with the vendor on upgrades, trouble shooting and training for card system and fire suppression system. Efficiently analyze, forecast, and manage all Housing and Residence Life budgets. Manage all aspects of the Housing and Residence Life on call staff rotation including providing ongoing training, feedback and support; training new staff members on protocols and procedures; and creating on-call schedules in conjunction with members of the team. Advise and counsel students on personal, academic, and community matters; refer when necessary and/or appropriate. Serves on Student Affairs and campus committees as deemed appropriate. Serves as chair of the Housing crisis team as well as an on-call member of the University crisis team; respond at any time if called to assist in any campus crisis response; coordinate, respond, and/or assist with student and campus emergencies/crisis; work with local hospital staff to assess student’s status and evaluate ability to return to campus; conduct necessary follow-up with Campus Police, local agencies, and/or parents and staff as needed; assist with coordination, communication and implementation of emergency response plans and actions. Duties will include up to 15% of university work and can change as deemed necessary by the Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. Collaborate with Student Health Services, and other university departments on campus wide alcohol and drug education. Collaborate with Student Health Services and other university departments on campus wide Wellness and mental health education. Assist Facilities Management and the Sustainability committee on campus wide Sustainability initiatives and education; and performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution required with a minimum of seven (7) years’ of post-master’s professional experience in residence life and housing and/or other Student Affairs related areas.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience serving on campus-based project management team for the planning, building, and opening of new residence hall building is also highly desirable. Experience with diverse groups and Proficiency in Spanish.
SALARY: $70,000 Annually
Review of application materials will begin on Friday, January 18, 2013 and will continue until filled. While no deadline has been established, for optimal consideration candidates should submit completed applications by Thursday, January 17, 2013.
TO APPLY: Submit a WNMU application, a letter of intent, resume, a copy of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of an offer to interview), and five references with names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers to: Western New Mexico University, Human Resources Department, 1000 W. College Ave./P.O. Box 680, Silver City, NM 88062. (The Human Resources Office is located In the Juan Chacon Building behind the School of Nursing Building in room 105 downstairs). The WNMU application can be found online at: http://www.wnmu.edu/jobs/employmentapp.shtml . All finalists will be required to sign an authorization for a background check prior to an invitation to interview.
Western New Mexico University serves a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students including non-traditional students. Exemplary teaching, quality programs, commitment to diversity, and enhanced regional service characterize WNMU’s mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, handicap, or national origin. WNMU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It’s not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of criminal, education and employment screening.