Assistant Director of Campus Life

Augustana University  |  Sioux Falls, SD

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Job Overview

Posted 6 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Campus Life

Onsite Event Position ID: 2050
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life Service Learning/Volunteerism
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 892

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$36,000 - $36,000
Additional Compensation:
University-provided apartment with paid utilities and a campus meal plan during the academic year.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$36,000 - $36,000
Additional Compensation:
University-provided apartment with paid utilities and a campus meal plan during the academic year.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

About Augustana
Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, private, residential, comprehensive university of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Sioux Falls, SD. Central to our mission are five core values—Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community, and Service—that serve as the foundation for the University’s academic and student life programs.

As a residential university, Augustana is committed to learning and growth beyond the classroom. The Center for Campus Life completes the student experience by providing essential programs, services, and activities that foster individual development, encourage involvement, and create an inclusive campus community.

General Description
The Assistant Director of Campus Life (Multiple Positions) serves within the Center for Campus Life, providing leadership and support to a dedicated, creative, and dynamic staff with responsibility for leading a comprehensive student life program. The Assistant Director will provide ongoing support and supervision to students and staff; participate in social and educational program development; support the University’s mission, vision, and core values; and collaborate with other departments and divisions to provide excellent service.

Specifically, Assistant Directors serve in one of four primary capacities, providing leadership and oversight for the areas of Residential Education, Civic Engagement, Student Activities or Housing Operations. Anticipated availability for the 2019-2020 academic year includes one position each in Residential Education (as a traditional Hall Director), Civic Engagement (as a live-on Student Engagement professional) and Housing Operations (as a live-on housing professional). While all Assistant Directors are expected to live in on-campus housing, only those within Residential Education will experience a traditional live-in role, wherein they are responsible for all aspects of the community in which they reside. All Assistant Directors will serve in an on-call capacity for our Augustana’s residential campus.

Assistant Director positions are 12-month, full-time positions within the Center for Campus Life and report to an Associate Director of Campus Life.

Primary Responsibilities

Specific to the capacity in which they serve, Assistant Directors can expect the following responsibilities...

Assistant Director for Civic Engagement

  • Serve as the primary Advisor for Serving and Learning Together (SALT), to include attendance at all organizational meetings and the general guidance to a leadership team of 10 students who coordinate student service projects for the general membership;
  • Serve as the primary Advisor for Teen Town Co-Chairs, responsible for fundraising, purchasing, and the distribution of gifts for local teens during the month of December;
  • Serve as the primary Advisor for the MLK Challenge (a day of service in honor of Dr. King);
  • Serve as the primary Advisor for the Viking Days Committee (Augustana’s Homecoming celebration student planning team);
  • Facilitate efforts to connect students to the Sioux Falls community through service, including the development and execution of programming that enables student reflection and connection across varied experiences, provides opportunity for thoughtful community discourse, and leads institutional efforts to instill service as a value central to the Augustana experience;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community service organizations and volunteer directors;
  • Develop and implement standards for student participation in service events, as well as the tracking and reporting of student service data.

Assistant Director for Residential Education

  • Facilitate two co-ed residence hall communities housing as many as 450 students, to include the supervision of up to 15 student staff, budget oversight for assigned functional area(s), and adjudication for residential conduct concerns;
  • Administer facility management, to include check-in and checkout processes, room and roommate changes, identification and communication of maintenance and custodial needs, roommate mediation, and key administration;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a residential education program designed to foster academic success, career exploration, wellness, diversity, community service, community building and development, and leadership development;
  • Commit to being present, available, and accessible for students, staff, and institutional stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Serve as a primary point of support and intervention for students experiencing personal and interpersonal challenges.

Assistant Director for Housing Operations

  • Assist with the implementation and assessment of all housing processes, to include the coordination of housing assignments, roommate matches, move processes, and key distribution and inventory, with specific oversight of first year housing processes and campus move-in days;
  • Supervise a staff of student desk assistants within the Center for Campus Life and Dean of Students office suites;
  • Manage off-campus housing requests and the coordination of commuter student services;
  • Serve as initial contact for all housing related inquiries, including Residential Education and Housing email, website and social media management;
  • Assist with the development and tracking of housing data and occupancy rates, the maintenance of capital resource inventory, and necessary trainings for all Residential Education staff;
  • Develop and maintain strong functional relationships with key offices and stakeholders throughout the Augustana community;
  • Assess student needs and make referrals to appropriate offices and services.

Assistant Director for Student Activities

  • Serve as the primary Advisor for the university student programming board, the Union Board of Governors (UBG), to include close mentorship and guidance of  Head Governor(s), a Governor-At-Large, and Co-Governors for the areas of Coffeehouse, Culture and Fine Arts, Dance, Entertainment, Film, Big Event and Marketing;
  • Oversee the Big Event planning process, to include the development of bids, contract negotiations, and the promotion of ticket sales as well as the creation and development of strong relationships and excellent communication with talent representation;
  • Assume fiscal responsibility for UBG budget, totalling ~$100,000 annually, including weekly talent payments and credit card reconciliations;
  • Coordinate Semester Shutdown (end-of-semester all-campus programming, twice annually);
  • Serve as the institution’s primary facilitator of Viking Central, the student engagement software (Campus Labs Engage), including design and implementation of ongoing promotional and training plans.

Additional Responsibilities

Regardless of specific area assigned, Assistant Directors will also be responsible for...

  • Crisis management and student conduct;
  • Serving in an on-call rotation for campus;
  • Adjudicating student conduct concerns, as appropriate to each Assistant Director’s functional area;
  • Managing summer projects, such as summer housing, camps, and conferences;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. Successful candidates will possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of student development, its application within a residential environment, and a demonstrated ability to encourage and support diversity and inclusion.

  • The successful candidate will also possess the following:
  • Ability to articulate the value of a complete Campus Life experience to students, staff, faculty, and parents;
  • Ability to create conditions that are inclusive of all within the entire spectrum of a diverse community;
  • Experience with crisis intervention and conflict management;
  • Practical knowledge of program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes;
  • Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and electronic communication.

Application Information

To apply, provide a cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three current references. Please forward this information electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Positions will remain open until filled. The university will be interviewing candidates at The Placement Exchange, March 6th through 9th in Los Angeles, CA. Candidates who will be attending TPE are encouraged to include their candidate number with their cover letter. Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

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