Associate Director (PRN26550B)

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 23, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah is a public, 4-year institution committed to providing an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience for students and the University community. The “U” is a PAC-12 institution with over 33,000 students. Housing & Residential Education (HRE) houses 4,200 students residing in 34 unique residential facilities, the newest of which, Kahlert Village opened Fall 2020. The University Housing Campus Master plan calls for continued growth and construction to meet the housing demand making now an exciting time to work for HRE.

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with our residents.

Position Overview:

This position is an integral member of the leadership team of the Department of Housing & Residential Education within the Division of Student Affairs. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with colleagues who are overseeing the areas of Residence Education, the Office of the Dean of Students, University of Utah Police Department, University Counseling Center, and many other departments on campus to advance a comprehensive and successful conduct and resident outreach system.
The Associate Director should actively seek to understand trends and directions of conduct management to support social justice. Each resident is a unique person who has lived many different experiences and the Associate Director should mold the conduct system to assist all. The effective conduct management method must include knowledge of diversity, power/privilege, and multiculturalism.
The Associate Director reports to the Director of Residential Education and directly supervises (2) Resident Outreach Coordinators and in-directly (18) conduct officers.

The Associate Director provides leadership and supervision to the areas of student conduct and student of concern outreach management, emergency response, and restorative justice practices.

The Associate Director serves as part of the department response team in cases of emergency. They are also part of the reporting line for significant incidents or crisis that occur during non-business hours.

 University of Utah Job ID# PRN26550B - 00307 - Housing & Residential Educ

COMPENSATION: $75,000/year

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time. This position is considered to be an essential personnel position for the department. As such, must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing missions of the University.

The Associate Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight for a comprehensive conduct and resident outreach program. This position is responsible for the following major areas:
1. Primary HRE liaison to the Office of the Dean of Students. This will include weekly case meetings with the ODOS, consolations with case management, and follow-up as needed.
2. Providing regular updates to both the Associate Dean/Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards and the Director of Residential Education will be consistent in this role
3. Acting Title IX Liaison in HRE.
4. Oversight of the student conduct processes, student of concern outreach management, and liaison with campus stakeholders.
5. Oversight of department and campus crisis management and emergency response protocols, liaison with campus emergency management.
6. Frequent collaborations with the University Police Department, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, General Counsel, Counseling Center, Center for Student Wellness.
7. Assessment of initiatives and processes to align with intended outcomes.
8. Policy development and implementation, compliance with University policies and rules.

As an Associate Director, this position has responsibility to align strategic direction of their responsible areas, and department as a whole, with the University goals:
• Promote student success to transform lives
• Develop and transfer new knowledge
• Engage communities to improve health and quality of life
• Ensure the long-term viability of the university

This position will be outside of the formal after business hour support for on-call staff as a part of the department response team in the case of an emergency, but will be called if Management Team level staff need assistance. Thorough response to critical inquiries or needs from families, students, staff, faculty, alumni, and other campus constituents is an expectation along with knowledge of legal issues pertinent to housing.

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Department Specific Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in higher education or related field
• At least five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a position that involves thinking strategically and organizing and managing residential and educational conduct and resident outreach.
• Demonstrated experience with student leadership, student conduct, crisis intervention and emergency response.
• Commitment to a student-centered educational mission that focuses on student success and engagement
• Understanding of restorative justice practices, research, assessment and evaluation techniques; ability to accurately interpret reported data.
• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to social justice work and inclusive excellence.
• Strong experience in crisis and emergency response as well as threat assessment.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including writing, public speaking and presenting, teaching, and responding to customer needs
• Familiarity with different assessment methodologies and application of the resulting outcomes

Preferred qualifications
• Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and students in other university departments
• Experience in conduct software (Advocate) and the administration.
• Ability to multi-task and remain organized in a high energy, fast paced department.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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