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Assistant Director of Paraprofessional Selection & Training

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Deans, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Residence Life at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for an Assistant Director of Paraprofessional Selection & Training ! The CU Boulder Assistant Director of Residence Life position is a live out professional exempt position. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate a comprehensive training program for various student staff and student leader positions, and lead all aspects of the student staff experience through facilitation of regular check-ins and ongoing in-service development opportunities.

This role will support the program development, supervision, facilities and hall and community development of a residential neighborhood at CU Boulder.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Residence Life is an innovative and ground-breaking organization that builds dynamic residential living and learning communities using practices that are socially just and sustainable! We are characterized by our dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed staff; our attractive facilities; outstanding dining experiences; innovative technology; and quality conference services. We promote experiences to support and challenge students to create the tools to build their lives and achieve academic success.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Human Resource Management
  • Directly supervise 2-3 professional master’s level hall directors and indirectly supervise 50+ student staff members in multiple capacities.
  • Assist in implementation of recruitment, hiring, supervision and evaluation processes for student affairs focused staff at all professional level positions in Residence Life.
  • Conduct intentional performance reviews for professional staff and maintain ongoing accountability focused on learning.
  • Assist professional staff to build inclusive and caring relationships with student staff and students within the residential community.
  • Manage the training team for student staff.
  • Be responsible for the creation and assessment of a comprehensive training and development program for student staff.
  • Ensure all federal, state, university, and departmental hiring processes are followed.
  • Ensure university training requirements for all residence life student staff are met.
Strategy & Planning
  • Provide exceptional leadership through strategy, planning, implementation, and assessment, for all assigned initiatives and committee work in Residence Life and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Support the development and furthering of the organizational philosophy, mission, and programs within Residence Life.
  • Assist the development, implementation, and interpretation of benchmarking and community surveys for residence life.
  • Assist in development and provide leadership for completion of residence life strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Participate in vision creation, resources, and strategic implementation in the Residence Life strategy/planning process.
  • Act as representative of Residence Life and student affairs on campus.
Co-Curricular & Student Leadership
  • Assist in programs that accelerate the academic, interpersonal/ behavioral, citizenship, and leadership skills for all resident students at the university.
  • Assist in the development, articulation, and implementation a student development model for the residence halls.
  • Advocate student concerns to the university and community populations.
  • Assist in campus retention and enrollment management efforts.
Operations & Administration
  • Guide the residence life initiatives to create a seamless operational and administrative environment that exceeds student needs and expectations.
  • Chair departmental working groups and represent the department to the university and Boulder community committees as assigned.
  • Serves as a residence life liaison to maintenance, environmental services, dining services, conference services, occupancy management, and finance units.
  • Assist with facility concern in residence halls.
External Relations
  • Provide excellent support and leadership to all external collaborators through service minded attention to the broader housing, student affairs, and university missions.
  • Serve and lead student affairs committees as needed.
  • Work with parents regarding concerns for students in the halls.
  • Assist with New Student and Family Programs.
Fiscal Resource Management
  • Administrate all fiscal processes with maximum integrity and timeliness.
  • Follow all federal, state, university and departmental budget procedures.
  • Assist in managing the residence life budgets.
  • Allocate budget dollars to support critical initiatives.
Emergency Response
  • Direct and evaluate regional emergency and crisis responses.
  • Serve in an on-call rotation for 7,700+ residents.
  • Provide crisis management assistance and follow up.
  • Uphold departmental and university crisis response policies and procedures.
What You Should Know
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement .
    • New employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccination or receiving a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • Work Schedule: M-F 8-5pm with some night and weekend responsibilities. Flexible work schedule may be available.
What We Can Offer
  • The salary range is $65,000- $68,000 annually.
  • Onboarding assistance is available within Student Affairs division guidelines.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

Be Statements
Be adaptable. Be game-changing. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education or related field. (Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.)
  • 3 years of progressive experience in a residence life/housing program..
  • Experience should also demonstrate responsible organizational authority in a residence life/housing program.
  • Experience working with faculty partnerships in a residential setting.
  • Previous supervision experience.
What You Will Need
  • Proven experience with student conduct, crisis intervention and emergency response.
  • Demonstrated dedication to social justice and inclusion in a residential setting.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Experience with leading staff training and/or selection.
  • Experience working in a residential environment, preferably a residential college or residential curriculum model.
  • Experience with a first year student experience residential program.
  • Experience with developing learning outcomes and evaluations.
  • Operational knowledge of technology, computer programs, and budget development.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by October 12, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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