Director of Student Development
Concordia University - Seward, NE

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Position Summary: This position supports the undergraduate student’s residential life experience here at Concordia University, by providing a framework that allows for the care and discipline of students, so that their experience is positive and successful.

Classification: Salaried, 12 month, full time, w/benefits


*Bachelor’s degree required.
*At least one year of experience working with college-age students.
*Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
*Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices and their impact on human culture.
*Knowledge of student development techniques and trends.
*Knowledge of Higher Ed laws and regulations.
*Proficiency in use of software applications including Microsoft applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing. Experience with Banner software helpful.
*Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
*Ability to communicate professionally with a diverse constituency.
*Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
*Must demonstrate an active Christian faith and an ability to relate to students of various Christian faiths.
*Must be available and willing to serve in weekend and nighttime on-call rotation, and to work some late nights and weekends.
*Must be willing to live within close proximity to the University.
*Encouraged to teach a section of First Year Seminar to freshmen.

General Duties:

*Supervises the residence hall staff, including coordination of selection process, training, evaluation and ongoing development.
*Oversees all student housing matters including annual room selection process, housing complaints, roommate issues and interventions. Assists with housing placement for all new students each semester and the input of all relevant housing information into Banner.
*Addresses student and parent concerns in a timely manner.
*Maintains residence staff network through meetings and activities.
*Participates in on-going continuing education as it relates to student development and residence life administration. Maintains and distributes resources for residence hall staff development.
*Provides individual assistance to students; assists with student adjustment to living in the residence halls through the RAs and RCs.
*Connects with all students on campus for the purpose of developing a positive rapport with Student Services including attending and participating in campus functions
*Builds teamwork and collaborates with Student Success Center to provide an integrated network for parents and students; participates in all team meetings.
*Assists in crisis intervention when deemed necessary by the Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health, Director of Health Services or the 504 Compliance Officer.
*Assists in student retention strategies and initiatives, including Bulldogs Unlimited and individual cases of at-risk students.
*Works collaboratively with the Director of Student Life Administration and Assessment and the Housing Coordinator.
*Supervises and collaborates with the Student Activities Director.
*Implements the Concordia University Student Code of Conduct policies. This includes serving as an administrative hearing officer, investigating allegations of conduct violations, meeting with students, formulating appropriate discipline response in accordance with university guidelines, accurate recordkeeping, referring students to appropriate services and overseeing student discipline probation case management.
*Serves on approval team for students entering the education program. Takes the lead in organizing and planning the annual RA/RC renewal retreat.
*Advises the Community Restoration Committee and supervises the two co-chairs, meeting bi-monthly.
*Other duties as assigned.

To Apply:

Staff application forms are available in print format at, in the Human Resource Office, Weller 102, 800 N. Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, age, genetic information, marital status, HIV status or any other prohibited bases of discrimination, as provided under applicable state and federal law. However Concordia is an institution of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and, to the extent allowed by law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.