Assistant Director of Residence Life

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Residence Life, Director/Executive/Management, Middle Management

Position Title: Assistant Director of Residence Life
The Opportunity:

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Residence Life, the Assistant Director of Residence Life manages, coordinates, and provides leadership for programs related to Residence Life student development and resident education efforts for a second-year, upper-class, and graduate campus housing. The Assistant Director supports the development and implementation of the strategic vision and direction for student development programs in the residence halls and apartment housing while making recommendations on related policies. The Assistant Director of Residence Life is a live-on position.  



  • Responsible for the direct supervision of Residence Life Coordinators (2-3). Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) are full-time live-in professionals responsible for the leadership of a designated residential area.
  • Facilitate development and ongoing training of supervisees through weekly one on one meetings, professional development plans, and annual evaluations.
  • Co-develop summer and on-going training for entire professional staff team.
  • Indirectly hire, supervise, train and evaluate paraprofessional Community Directors (2-4), Resident Assistants (12-22), Lead Desk Assistants (2-3), and Desk Assistant Staff (25+).
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and training for professional and paraprofessional staff.


Residence Education and Support

  • Implement and assess student development efforts in Residence Halls and Apartment Housing areas as it relates to supporting services and programmatic efforts.
  • Assist in the development and management of educational initiatives for second-year, upper-class, and graduate-focused housing.
  • Oversee Theme Learning Neighborhoods in second-year communities, and support student programming, liaising between the academic faculty, appropriate branding, and assessment.
  • Oversee the Residence Life conduct process administered by the Residence Life Coordinators within a designated area. Includes tracking and facilitating all adjudication within the department in conjunction with the Associate Director of Residence Life. Serves as a judicial officer as well.
  • Handle emergency and crisis 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.
  • Maintain strong relationships with campus colleagues such as university police, student wellness center, student activities, academic success, general counsel and the Dean of Students office.
  • Participate in Residence Life programs, orientation programs, and campus specialty weekends.
  • Work with students, parents, and other stakeholders to support students experiencing academic or personal difficulties.
  • Dine with students in campus dining facilities when appropriate for student development, and maintain a thorough knowledge of the comprehensive campus dining program to respond to student and family questions and concerns about the dining program.



  • Collaborate with facilities management and custodial services to ensure the maintenance of the residential community through regular, intentional communication.
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Occupancy Management and Associate Director of Facilities and Operations to collaborate on large department-wide operations.
  • Coordinate the ACUHO-I Internship program.
  • Serve as primary liaison with summer conference services and summer intern program.
  • Contribute to the Division of Student Life and the greater campus community through participation in annual events, programs, meetings, and committee work.
  • Professional Development that contributes to your daily work and the department is supported and encouraged.
  • Serve on departmental and campus committees.
  • Contribute to the feedback and ensuring the quality and service of the campus dining program services.
Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for the Assistant Director include a master’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education in student affairs administration or a related field and progressive professional experience within a comprehensive student affairs or residence life system in a higher education setting. Outstanding administrative, planning, and supervisory of professional staff skills are essential. Employment will be contingent upon the satisfactory results of a background check of the candidate.

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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