Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing

College of Saint Benedict  |  St. Joseph, MN

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Job Overview

Posted about 4 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: St. Joseph, MN
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 2157

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

The Residential Life & Housing Department at the College of Saint Benedict invites applications for the full-time benefit eligible position (FTE .92) of Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing.   

Reporting to the Director of Residential Life & Housing, the Assistant Director is an integral part of the Residential Life & Housing leadership team, participating in strategic and long-range planning for both the department and the student development division.  In support of the four-year residential experience, the Assistant Director is responsible for leading the department's housing operations functions, including facilitating multi-step room assignment processes for new and returning students, supporting professional and paraprofessional staff in the department to resolve student issues, and liaising with campus partners to support assignments, room changes, and facilities. 
 
CSB Residential Life & Housing works with approx. 1600 women residents in six residence halls, 13 campus apartment buildings, and three houses. Residential Life & Housing staff include a director, assistant director, administrative assistant, 7 live-in area coordinators and residence directors, 42 paraprofessional resident assistants and community advisors, and 10 office assistants. All professional staff members in the department build close connections with students through their day-to-day work and involvement in campus events and within the community.
 

Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and maintain the information management system required to ensure an effective housing assignments process for multiple stakeholders including students, parents, Residential Life & Housing staff, Business Office (Student Accounts), and Physical Plant/Facilities at the College of Saint Benedict.
  2. Identify, respond to, and resolve maintenance issues occurring in residential areas in collaboration with Facilities personnel. Meet regularly with Physical Plant/Facilities to identify facility priorities including repair and maintenance within residential areas as well as any ongoing maintenance concerns. 
  3. Manage departmental communications, databases, and housing management system (HMS).
  4. Coordinate the departmental communication plan across multiple media including web, print and electronic formats, to reach current and prospective students, families, and faculty/staff audiences.
  5. Analyze student enrollment patterns to determine the impact on campus housing and recommend options for eligibility criteria and future housing plans.
  6. Assist in the preparation of the residential auxiliary budget and other reports in support of institutional planning and priorities including the 10th day occupancy and annual housing facility needs reports. 
  7. Serve as a resource to students, families, faculty and staff in responding to inquiries and concerns and resolving issues associated with room assignments and facility issues.
  8. Represent the institution in matters related to housing and residential life in a variety of forums, including work with admission, academic affairs, alumnae, parent groups, community organizations and college committees.
  9. Serve as a member of the Residential Life leadership team to provide strategic planning, budget management, policy development and program development for the residential life program.

Job Requirements

Required

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Minimum of three years' experience in residential life/housing.
  3. Experience with housing management software.
  4. Experience in housing operations or facilities management, and budgeting.
  5. Effective communication, organization and human relation skills
  6. Willingness and ability to maintain a high level of competence and professionalism. Discreet judgment and confidentiality are expected at this level of responsibility.
  7. Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evening and weekend hours is required.  Regular work hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
  8. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred 

  1. Master's degree
  2. Experience with CBord housing management software
  3. Experience with website and database tools, and with document and publication development
  4. Ability to work within a team and motivate others

Application Information

Applications are accepted online at http://www.employment.csbsju.edu. Applicants should complete the full application and submit a cover letter and resume. If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-5500 or employment@csbsju.edu. It is the policy of CSB to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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