Associate Director of Residence Life

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Residence Life, Student Life

Position Title: Associate Director of Residence Life
Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Residence Life, the Associate Director of Residence Life manages, coordinates, and provides leadership for all programs related to Residence Life student development and resident education efforts. The Associate Director implements the strategic vision and direction for student development programs in the residence halls and apartment housing while making recommendations on related policies.  This position has the authority to act, make decisions, and interpret policy as the Director of Residence Life in the Director’s absence from campus.



  • Assist in the establishment and implementation of short- and long-range department goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; assess program effectiveness; implement changes required for improvement.
  • Serve on the Residence Life Leadership team responsible for supporting the overall mission and direction for the department of 10 full time employees and housing 1800+ students.
  • Manage budget for all of Resident Education, including student programming funds, Residence Hall Association, Faculty budgets, and staff training.


  • Responsible for the direct hiring, training, supervising, advising, and evaluating Residence Life Coordinators (4). Indirectly hire, supervise, train and evaluate  paraprofessional Hall Directors (7), Community Director (1), Community Assistants (6), and Resident Assistant (45)staff, Lead Desk Assistant 5), and Desk Assistant Staff (60+).
  • Oversee design, implementation, evaluation and assessment of staff selection and staff training processes.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, supervising and evaluating summer intern staff and summer live-in student staff.
  • Responsible for advising the Faculty Friend initiative and facilitating the success of the program.

Residential Education & Support

  • Oversee development and management of educational, social justice, wellness, social, and Theme Learning community programming initiatives for the residence halls and apartment housing
  • Oversee the Residence Life conduct process administered by the Residence Life Coordinators. Includes tracking and facilitating all adjudication within the department in conjunction with the Director of Residence Life. Serves as a judicial officer as well.
  • Oversee the development and management of the Themed Learning Community program, includes recruitment of faculty, oversight of programming, assessment, housing assignments, and pre-orientation programs.
  • Handle emergency and crisis situations that pertain to students living within Residence Life housing. Serve as the back-up on call to the Residence Life Coordinators in the on-call rotation for the Residence Life and Student Life division.
  • Plan, implement, and assess student development efforts in Residence Life, and collaborate on similar efforts within the larger university community and all facets of student life.

Full Position Description: Download File Associate Director of Residence Life PD.pdf

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field from an accredited four-year institution of higher education.
  • Multiple years of progressively responsible professional experience within a comprehensive residence life system in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in the development and training of staff, both professional and student.
  • Demonstrated abilities in administrative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, parents, and staff.
  • Outstanding administrative, technology, planning, training, supervisory skills, and a sense of humor are essential.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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