1. Personnel Management. Provide department leadership, supervision, and general administration. Responsible for hiring, training, developing work plans, setting work direction, and evaluating staff. Supervise an Assistant and Associate Directors that are responsible for the day-to-day functions and development of programs relating to Student Housing and Residence Life
2. Residence Education Program Management. Provide direction and oversight for programs supporting student academic and personal success, including, community development and cultural diversity, student leadership, policy development and judicial process, crisis intervention, academic success initiatives, and legal issues. There are meetings with students individually and in groups.
3. Facilities Management. Maintain the physical environment of all residence hall space in a manner that supports student academic and personal success.
4. Dining and Fiscal Management. Develop and monitor annual auxiliary budgets in excess of $15M, forecast and manage occupancy, forecast and manage revenue and expenditures; develop and manage technology initiatives including department internet, cable, and phone service in residence hall rooms and administrative spaces. Manage $4M campus dining contract with the campus vendor in collaboration with the Campus Dining Team.
5. Strategic Planning. Create annual and long range financial, facilities and program plans, incorporating Minnesota State guidelines and best current practices in university housing administration.
6. Public Relations. Build and maintain strong internal and external relationships to develop social, cultural, and recreational activities, enhance space utilization, connect students to resources and inform students and staff of policies and procedures. Develop and maintain strong relationships with external parties such as parents, the media, and professional organizations. Represent WSU's Housing and Residence Life at a System, State, and National level. Work closely with the Student Union and Facilities Services to ensure collaboration and student satisfaction.
7. Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of Winona State University. Including but not limited to serving on committees and participating in professional development to remain current in the field.
Five (5) years of experience in University Residence Life or Student Life and Development Leadership
Preferred Qualifications: Experience supervising professional, support and student staff
Experience in finance management and budgeting
Experience in residential life programming (i.e.: student and community development, cultural diversity, academic support programs, student judicial systems administration, residence hall student governance, crisis intervention and management, program assessment, and mediation and resolution of student and parent conflicts.)
Experience in student housing operations management
Experience in campus dining operations
Experience in annual and long-range planning
Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment. Experience in effectively and efficiently utilizing computers to conduct business (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, databases, and web application software) Demonstrated commitment to equity, access, and excellence in higher education Excellent human relations skills. Demonstrate ability to persuade and negotiate decisions that affect multiple stakeholders. Demonstrated time management skills including ability to prioritize and manage multiple and competing priorities Demonstrated skills in creative problem-solving Excellent oral and written communication skills
A complete online application will include: 1. A cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed previously;
2. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume;
3. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate);
4. A statement explaining your personal or professional experiences in working with diverse populations (such as persons from differing race / ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, gender, or mental and physical ability) as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and inclusive academic and employment culture and community at Winona State University. Statements should be 1 page or less;
5. Contact Information for at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
About Winona State University: Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today WSU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota (MN). Winona State was named the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.