Assistant Director for Residence Life
University Housing is seeking a team member that is passionate and committed to college student development and creating inclusive and equitable residence hall living environments. The successful candidate for the Assistant Director for Residence Life position will have demonstrated a history of student engagement, investment in continual learning and development, and incremental supervision of student and professional staff. This position is a member of the University Housing leadership team, directly responsible for the implementation of the residential curriculum, and supervises 3-5 live-in, masters-level, Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs). This position coordinates all staffing functions (marketing, selection, training, and continued development) for all live-in student staff positions, including Resident Advisors (RAs), Hall Managers (HMs), Academic Resource Coordinators (ARCs), and Student Leadership Assistants (SLAs). Additionally, this position develops and implements the in-hall and on-campus student leadership and engagement programs for the department, including oversight of the SLAs. This position reports to the Director of University Housing and includes occasional evening and weekend work as required.
Anticipated start date: January 2022
Minimum / Required
- Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs and Higher Education, or related field.
- Minimum of four years, post-masters, full-time experience in student affairs.
- Demonstrated investment in continued education regarding equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or belonging as it pertains to creating inclusive environments.
- Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to successfully challenge and support staff members.
- Ability to implement successful leadership programs for residence hall students.
- Demonstrated success in coordinating and presenting student staff training programs.
- Working understanding of residence hall curriculum or other residential programming models.
UW-Stout’s University Housing Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.
University Housing is an auxiliary operation which provides housing to approximately 3,000 students. Living on campus is required through the second year of college with students residing in traditional and suite-style buildings. The department employs nearly 40 professional staff, over 100 live-in student staff, and nearly 120 student assistant staff. A department organizational chart can be found here.
Department Vision: University Housing builds an environment where connections are made, potential is realized, and lives are purposefully transformed.
Department Mission: University Housing partners with students, colleagues, and families to provide secure and well-maintained communities that inspire discovery, reflection, and lifelong learning.
University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich,¿dynamic,¿and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.
A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being¿Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.¿
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.
UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.
The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter*
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by November 21, 2021 Applications submitted after 11/21st may be reviewed until the position is filled.
Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Alfred Beseler
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Bev Biggart
Job Family: Supervisory