Assistant Director for Residential Engagement (180987)
Boise State University
August 10, 2018
Salary $47,800 and includes an
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.
Housing and Residence Life is committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse staff and faculty whose backgrounds and identities fulfill the needs of Boise State students.
Any applicant interested in this position will possess an understanding of Multicultural Competencies as it relates to an inclusive workplace environment. This includes but is not limited to:
A recognition that specific populations on college campuses and in society are marginalized.
An understanding that your life experience influences how you build/maintain relationships.
Essential to consistently treat everyone with respect, fairness, and dignity.
Knowledge that effective communication across differences is imperative for a successful and supportive environment.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Housing and Residence Life, the Assistant Director for Residential Engagement is responsible for shaping the environment and experiences of primarily first and second year residents. This is completed by providing services and programs focusing on connecting students’ residential living experience with their classroom learning, campus leadership opportunities, and career exploration; with the ultimate goal of persistence to graduation. The Assistant Director’s primary roles are to oversee the First Year Residential Engagement Program, Second Year Residential Engagement Program, Intentional Interactions Model (RA community development philosophy), residential community move in/out, and support the Coordinator for Residential Leadership, who oversees RHA and NRHH. In addition, this position will work with several campus partners to bolster retention for students living on campus, as well as help adapt successful strategies within Housing and Residence Life to the greater Boise State student experience. As the University strives for a more engaged residential population, enhanced partnerships with Academic Affairs and specific programs targeted for residential students’ academic success is vital to the department and this position.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities Include:
Oversee and enhance the First- and Second-Year residential engagement experience in partnership with university initiatives.
Collaborate with the student Career Center to connect their initiatives related to career exploration into the on-campus residential experience.
Work closely with University Foundations to incorporate curricular components into the fabric of the student residential experience.
Work closely with Admissions and New Student Programs staff to increase recruitment, persistence to enrolling, and retention of First Year students seeking to live on campus.
Intentional Interactions Model:
Responsible for coordinating the implementation of an Intentional Interactions Model for how Resident Assistants (RAs) build community.
Promote the development of a multicultural community through assisting students in establishing a genuine respect for, and appreciation of, personal differences.
Create an environment through staff that encourages students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, interpersonally, and ethically toward personal autonomy and interdependence.
Staff Supervision and Support:
Responsible for training, supervision, continued development, and evaluation of the Coordinator for Residential Leadership and two student Program Coordinators.
Support student Program Coordinators in developing and implementing a Night and Weekend Program model in line with the FY REP and 2Y REP.
Responsible for coordinating all aspects related to Move-in Day, including serving as the main liaison with the Rec Center, coordinating administrative needs and food and water for all Housing and Residence Life student and staff members.
Develop training content and facilitate training/professional development connecting inclusive excellence to the responsibilities of this position.
Assist in the coordination and collection of assessment data; recommending and initiating solutions to problems or issues in systems and procedures, striving to make sure residents’ needs are continually met in a supportive, caring manner.
Maintain budget oversight for areas of responsibility, prepares and allocates spending within assigned areas, demonstrates sound fiscal management practices so that funds are allocated appropriately.
Address behavioral problems and emergencies, as applicable.
Serve on 24-hour “Back-up” duty (day, evening, holiday, and weekend) 365 days a year in rotation with other senior level Housing & Residence Life staff supporting RDs on Duty and responding to a variety of emergencies.
Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant professional experience.
Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field and 5 years of supervisory experience.
Experience with Inclusive Excellence, Social Justice Advocacy, StrengthsQuest, Positive Student Development Theory, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership.
Working knowledge and/or operation of the following computer software/programs: Microsoft Office, Peoplesoft, Adirondack Solutions (The Housing Director), Google Apps, Simplicity (Advocate Conduct module), etc.
Fluency in a second language (e.g. Spanish) to better meet the needs of students in the Boise State Community.
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Proven experience in identifying and addressing students’ needs in developmentally intentional and appropriate ways.
Experience in planning, implementing, overseeing, and/or assessing large scale educational, social, and academic programs.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with campus support services, businesses, community organizations, faculty, staff, and other diverse groups and services.
Ability to perform work involving independent judgment, complex computer software, data tracking and comparison, and a wide variety of complex procedural and policy applications.
Knowledge of inclusive excellence and experience building and overseeing inclusive environments for the benefit of a diverse population.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision;Flexible Spending Accounts; Employee Assistance Program; Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D); Retirement; Time Away From Work; Voluntary Benefits; Tuition Fee Waiver Benefit; Discounts; Other Benefits
Internal Number: 180987
About Boise State University
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/.