Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Student Living, this position is responsible for providing leadership and vision for all facets of Housing & Residential Life (H & RL) which is one of the largest departments with a campus housing program of more than 3,000 students with an operating budget and reserve accounts. The Executive Director oversees Residence Life, Apartment Life, Housing Facilities, Technology Services, Housing Marketing, Housing Operations and Administration. The Executive Director sets standards of operation and performance for H & RL facilities, programs, services, and personnel. This position collaborates with multiple campus administrators, faculty, and staff colleagues in support of university-wide initiatives and events. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation of H & RL ensuring the vision, mission, and goals of the organization are successfully accomplished through high standards of operation and performance for all H & RL facilities, programs, services, and personnel. The Executive Director of H & RL is responsible for developing strategies with university leaders in support of university student recruitment and retention efforts.
LEADERSHIP - Responsible for the overall mission, vision and execution of the residential curriculum for CWU. Including; staffing, training and development of all staff within University Housing and Residence Life; - Provide administrative oversight and supervision of professional staff in assigned work units at all CWU locations, including guidance, support, and evaluation of unit directors, personnel, and programs to ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies, and regulations; - Vision of Living Learning Communities and working with staff charged to develop programs and increase faculty engagement; - Develop mission, vision and strategies for all of the housing facilities standards; - Develop mission, vision and strategies in concert with CWU facilities preventative maintenance, capital projects, auxiliary projects; - In conjunction with the Director of Residence Life, develops and coordinates the mission, vision, values, and goals of University Housing and Residence Life Living-Learning Communities (LLC); - Vision and development of marketing materials representing housing and residence life in consultation with enrollment management and public affairs;
FISCAL/BUDGET MANAGEMENT - Oversee all legal housing contract, lease, information service programs (Adirondak) with Director Housing Operations and Marketing; - Develop contract policy, records and enforcement of all community standards, housing contract and apartment lease - Develop and oversight for fiscal strategy to manage projects for 30 year master plan with Associate Dean of Student Living, CFO and Auxiliary partners;
OPERATIONS - Develops, maintains and facilitates participation in activities directed toward residential communities that value and support diversity, multiculturalism and inclusiveness; - Staff working with behavioral intervention to students including counseling, mediation, problem solving, policy incidents and referrals of individuals or groups of students regarding personal concerns, academic needs, or policies; - Serves as a senior level conduct hearing officer and Title IX cases with Rights and Responsibilities and Dean of Student Success that serves as contact and responder for students and university officials; - Responds to and supports medical, safety and security emergencies and to students in personal crisis through on call responsibilities. Serves as departmental representative in these situations and exercises independent judgment with response and communication to supervisor; - Reviews incident reports, follows-up with students involved in documented incidents, determines various levels of behavioral sanctions and enters incident report data into computer records; - Interprets, and counsels students on university policy violations and determines educational sanctions and or responsibilities for policy and behavioral infractions that best meet student needs, and contractual obligations to the University. - Reports occupancy and data to leadership of university with occupancy reports and data information.
SUPPORT OF ACADEMIC MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY - Serve on enrollment management and retention collaborative university wide teams; - Serves as instructor for the RA-Class Psychology 275 in conjunction with Director of Residence Life or designee. Develops and enhances the course curriculum to achieve the desired learning outcomes of the course; - Works with LLC Faculty/Staff to develop, enhance, assess, and evaluate their LLC to ensure each LLC is meeting their desired mission, vision, and goals; - Assess and evaluate the LLCs on a regular basis to determine feasibility for sustaining each LLC; - Assist with inquiries about the development and proposal of new LLCs in conjunction with the Director of Residence Life and Director of Housing Operations and Marketing.
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - Directly supervise 3 Directors; - Oversees supervision of Residential Life and Housing Staff; - Oversee all staff advisors of Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary; - Actively engage in recruitment and hiring new employees; - Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring; - Conducts formal performance evaluations; - Ensures employees have necessary resources; - Oversees and directs the work of staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues; - Promotes professional development opportunities; - Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement; - Communicates information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community; - Takes corrective action in a timely manner; - Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance; - Schedules employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked; approve payable time and absence requests; - Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results; - Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork.
Other duties as assigned - Example: Represents the University Housing and Residence Life and serves on campus-wide committees as assigned; - Assist the First-Year Experience and Retention Initiatives as directed. - University Essential Personnel responsibilities
Master's degree required in student affairs administration or equivalent area;
Minimum of five years administrative experience in a mid to senior administrative position(s) of a university Housing & Residence Life operation;
Experience supervising housing and residence hall staff;
Demonstrated experience with budget development, management, and fiscal reporting;
Highly-developed skills and experience with planning, coordinating, and facilitating university-wide projects/programs;
Experience working with students and staff on inclusion issues and support the creation of a diverse environment;
Strong oral and written communication skills such as reports, proposals, professional correspondence, presentation content, and materials and an ability to relate effectively to all members of the university community, with an appreciation for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences and experience developing and supporting university priorities related to social justice, inclusion, and diversity.
Terminal degree including but not limited to either: PhD, EdD (related to Higher Education) JD, MBA;
Experience developing paraprofessional and professional training programs;
Experience developing academic initiatives including yet not limited to Living Learning communities;
Experience working in a crisis and emergency management response team in a residential setting;
Experience participating in student conduct processes;
Title IX experience;
Experience working on University committees with multidisciplinary membership attempting to solve campus-wide issues or developing new or sustaining campus-wide programs;
Experience supervising and counseling students;
Understanding of assessment techniques and co-curricular initiatives;
Experience with curricular instruction.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office environment and in facilities across campus. This position involves some evening and weekend work, and occasional travel to programs and conferences. etc.
This position requires on-call responsibilities. Daily work is conducted in an office setting with site visits to assigned area residence halls, student rooms, common areas, and community rooms. On-call responsibilities may be conducted on-campus with the possibility of response to situations outdoors. Some weekend hours may be assigned as needed.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: March 7, 2018
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.