Assistant Director of Residential Education, Recruitment & Development

University of Denver, Denver Colorado, US

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Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver. SAIE supports students in their holistic development through advocacy, collaboration, and education, and we strive to be full partners in students' learning experience. SAIE values student centricity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; adaptability; and accountability. The Division's strategic priorities are: Enrich the holistic student experience Elevate & Embed diversity, equity & inclusion Engage purposeful partnerships Enhance staff development, learning & wellbeing Enact sustainable practices & operations SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education; Student Engagement; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Health and Counseling Center; Inclusion & Equity Education; Disability Services Program; The Cultural Center; Access & Transitions; Learning Effectiveness Program; Veterans and Military Resources; Student Outreach and Support; Student Rights & Responsibilities; Budget, Operations, and Division Resources; New Student Programs; Parent & Family Engagement; and Community and Driscoll Commons.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 Represents the department at local, regional, and national recruitment conferences as required Assists in the review and standardization all recruiting processes and practices for HRE, maintains consistency across all steps of recruitment, hiring, and on-boarding processes Serves as a liaison to Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence Business Operations & Human Resources and Inclusive Community Staff Training, Supervision, and Development Supervises, trains, and evaluates 3 Resident Directors and indirectly supervises 3 Graduate Resident Directors, approximately 50 Resident Assistants Oversees, develops, and implements the department's new staff orientation and on-boarding processes for professional and student staff Manage the comprehensive staff education program, including designing, planning, and implementing on-boarding, training, and professional development opportunities for professional and student staff Leads and manages all professional and student staff performance evaluation and recognition initiatives Analyzes and uses assessment data to improve employee recruitment, hiring and training processes Oversee the residential life program in designated supervisory area, including student engagement, community development, and administrative processes Duty Responsibilities Participate in a 24/7 Senior Administrator on-call duty and emergency response system for the entire DU residential population The On-Duty Assistant Director will respond to all emergency and crisis calls and keep the Executive Director and Student Affairs Executive Leadership Team informed of life-threatening emergencies or serious disruptions that may require campus intervention or follow-up Departmental Duties Assist in the recruitment and selection of professional & graduate staff Assist in the departmental training of professional and student staff Provide oversight for assigned HRE committees and serve on divisional committees or task forces (as assigned) Develop working relationships with key campus partners, including but not limited to: Human Resources & Inclusive Community, Department of Campus Safety, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Office of Student Engagement, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost, the 4D Experience, Health and Counseling Center, Living & Learning Communities, and other University related services Attend events and programs sponsored by the department and/or the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, including those that periodically occur on weekends and evenings Other duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Familiarity with housing software systems, such as StarRez Attention to detail, with a highly organized approach to data/project management Understanding regarding Housing operations, processes, front desk operations Ability to analyze and interpret data, processes and needs based on limited information and to research solutions Strong written and verbal communication skills Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work with a diverse population of administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents Knowledge of legal issues and risk management practices Required Qualifications Master's 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 Strong operational experience Strong leadership experience Evening office hours and occasional weekend commitments are expected Preferred Qualifications 2-3 years of supervisory experience Working Environment Standard office environment. Unexpected interruptions occur often, and stress level is moderate to high. Noise level is quiet to moderate. Physical Activities Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs. Work Schedule Employees required to work onsite Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with some weekends, evenings, and holidays. Application Deadline For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) December 23, 2022. Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Salary Grade Number: The salary grade for the position is 8.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 candidate's sex or any other protected status. Benefits: 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: Resume Cover Letter The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see nondiscriminationstatement. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history