Coordinator - Residence Director
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

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Residence Directors work with the Residence Life Team to foster a residential environment that fulfills the goals and vision of the Office of Residence Life Mission Statement: To create safe and inclusive learning communities that support, challenge, and inspire all students to be ethical leaders and citizens in a diverse society. Additionally, to support Residence Life Pillars: Connections, Diversity & Social Justice, Learning, Leadership Development and Professional Development. Residence Directors are full-time master’s level 12-month live-in staff members who provide a holistic approach to working with students and guests in a variety of areas in their lives including personal and academic concerns. Each Residence Director will coordinate and administer all aspects of a residence life program in one residence hall/residential complex, possibly including the development and support of a Residential Learning Community.

Responsibilities associated with this student-centered position may include the following: creating connections and implementing a student development program within a residence hall/residential complex of approximately 400-900 students; selecting, training, supervising and evaluating graduate and undergraduate student staff; coordinating a Residential Learning Community with staff, students and faculty; mentoring students related to academic success; developing and nurturing student leaders; advising student organizations; developing and implementing programs; adjudicating student conduct hearings; providing individual assistance to students; coordinating summer housing operations; and other duties as assigned.

The selected candidate will be well-organized and able to work well under pressure with multiple and consistently changing priorities. To be successful in this position, the Residence Director must have excellent interpersonal and written communication, organization, administrative skills and supervision experience. An expressed and demonstrated commitment to diversity & social justice and student development is critical for this position.

As an administrative official of the University, the Residence Director will be under the supervision of a Residence Life Central Staff Member. This position includes working with diverse groups of students, staff, guests and customers such as non-traditionally aged; gender diverse; religiously diverse; international; persons with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender; persons of color; and socio-economic status.


• Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or a related field
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity & social justice
• Previous supervision experience is required (minimum of 9 months experience).
• Previous Residence Life live-in experience

• Demonstrated commitment to academic success (i.e. working with residential learning communities, faculty members, academic focus programs/initiatives, etc)
• Demonstrated commitment to student and community development
• Student conduct experience
• Crisis management experience

Remuneration and benefits are commensurate with experience. Furnished two-bedroom apartment provided. The Residence Director may have one adult (spouse, partner, or adult guest) and any children or legal dependents living in their apartment during the employment period. In addition, a meal plan is provided when the dining halls are open and a partial meal plan is provided for spouse/partner/adult guest. Children from ages one to five receive a meal plan at no cost, and children from ages six to seventeen will receive a 1/3 reduction in the cost of board. We also have a pet policy; ask one of our staff for more information. CSU offers Domestic Partner benefits.

START DATE: approximately mid-June

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