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Thank you for considering UW Residential Life, a unit within Housing and Food Services on the UW Seattle Campus.
The Assistant Director for Apartment Life, Assessment, & Co-Curricular Programs serves a strategic role within Housing & Food Services as a member of the UW Residential Life leadership team and is responsible for daily operations of all campus apartments, oversees Residential Life assessment initiatives and provides support and direction to Residence Education co-curricular programs.
We seek a leader who will build on our successes and continue to refine and improve services to our students, staff, faculty and guests, drawing inspiration from our customers and strategic priorities.
Supervision •Directly supervises three professional staff (Area Director Nordheim Court, Area Director Mercer Court D/E, and Specialist for Academic Initiatives) specializing in residence education and student development in the implementation of a comprehensive residential life program; and one classified staff member (Program Assistant for Apartment Life). •Second-line supervision of three professional staff (Resident Directors) and one classified staff member (Family Housing Program Supervisor) specializing in residence education and student development in the implementation of a comprehensive residential life program and up to 50 student staff.
Administrative Management •Establishes goals and objectives, collaborating with HFS and University management to ensure delivery of services to students •Collaborates with other departmental offices to ensure delivery of services to residents •Participates in short and long-range planning, developing goals and objectives for the Residential Life unit and areas of responsibility •Responds to and manages crisis situations as well as participates as a team member in crisis management and on-call responsibilities •Manages the move-in and move-out processes for apartment residents •Works closely and collaboratively with representatives from Facilities Operations, Student Services, Marketing, and other units in managing apartment operations and occupancy •Develops and implements program policies and procedures •Provides written reports and documents as requested •Develops, monitors, and tracks budget expenditures for areas of responsibility •Provides input and recommendations concerning all aspects of environmental management •Serves on Department Committees as designated, including the Residential Transitions Group, the EFS Emergency Management Planning Team, and the Occupancy Management Committee •Serves as a Conduct Hearing Officer as outlined in the Residential Life Conduct Process Guide
Program Coordination and Student Development •Directs the planning, implementation and assessment of residential academic initiatives •Directs the development, coordination, and assessment of the living-learning communities •Participates in the Resident Director recruitment and selection processes •Participates in the development and implementation of Resident Adviser and Community Assistant recruitment and selection processes •Works closely and collaboratively with Residential Life Management Team in the development of in-service training programs •Assists in the development of initiatives to promote a welcoming living environment for all residents
Residential Life Assessment Responsibilities •Coordinates and oversees work of the Residential Life Assessment Committee •Develops and manages implementation of the Autumn Resident Survey and other Residential Life assessment activities •Directs analysis of Residential Life assessment initiatives and disseminates results to stakeholders •Coordinates timing and execution of Residential Life assessment initiatives with HFS Communications & Marketing
Professional Development •Maintains an awareness of current issues and developments within the field of student personnel •Attends professional development workshops and training seminars held within HFS and the Division of Student Life •Participates in local, regional and national professional organizations •Performs other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS •Master’s degree in Student Personnel or a related field •Three years of fulltime post-graduate residence hall and/or student apartment related experience required
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for requirements
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience that demonstrates: •Supervision of professional staff •Strong oral and written communications skills •Pursuit of ongoing training and personal development •Exposure to an academic environment •Commitment to promoting diversity, employment and community equity •Ability to develop ideas and implement them through teamwork and collaboration •A proven track record of delivering results, building accountability for staff and creating a positive working environment characterized by teamwork and innovation
Position is posted until filled. For priority consideration, please apply by November 16th, 2019.
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