Job Posting Title
Assistant Director of Residential Life (Educational
The Department of Residential Life's mission is to assist in the
preparation of citizen-leaders by fostering community, providing
access, focusing on resident needs and supporting the educational
experience. Fort Hays State University has six halls and two
apartment complexes housing up to approximately 1,700
The Assistant Director of Residential Life is responsible for
supporting the vision of the department while providing leadership
to staff and students. Under the leadership of the Director of
Residential Life, the Assistant Director is responsible for direct
supervision of four Community Directors, and indirect supervision
of four graduate assistants. This position serves as the advisor
for the Residence Hall Association (RHA).
- Work in conjunction with the director of Residential Life to
develop and implement a comprehensive on campus living program
focused on student success.
- Directly supervise four full-time professional community
directors and support the supervision of four graduate
- Assist in the training and evaluation of professional community
directors and graduate assistants, and support the training of
community assistants and front desk student staff members.
- Evaluate student staff programming model and look for
opportunities for resident engagement.
- Advise the Residence Hall Association.
- Work with campus partners to build relationships with-in the
- Work apart of our care teams and advocate for our
- Investigate and respond to concerns of students, parents, and
university staff members in a manner that provides care and
accurate information while fostering positive relationships.
- Execute all administrative and customer service elements of
summer camps and conferences, including scheduling, placements,
check-ins, billings, and collections of summer revenue for summer
- Work collaboratively with facilities and housekeeping partner
to ensure successful building turnovers throughout summer.
- Continually seek new opportunities to increase summer revenue
through marketing and recruitment of new summer conference
- Partners with the other assistant director to develop and
oversee departmental committees.
- Provide comprehensive training to full-time, graduate, and
student staff in the areas of crisis and risk management to ensure
the security and safety of students.
- Participate in Residential Life sponsored programs, university
visit days, senior recognition programs, and special weekends.
Represent the Residential Life Office on division and university
committees, and establish collaborative relationships with other
- Encourage and promote a safe on campus community that values
inclusion and diversity.
- Oversee departmental conduct management through the use of
- Participate in on-call rotation. Provide crisis and emergency
response for all housing areas.
- Work with outside venders such as Res Life Cinema, Swank Care
Packages, and OCM.
- Have a basic understanding of the Clery Act and Title IX
federal requirements in relation to student conduct and campus
- Assume the role of director or assistant director in their
absence and assist with various projects, communications and
reports, and attend various meetings on their behalf.
- This description is not designed to contain or be interpreted
as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant or related field.
- 2 years relevant full-time professional experience. At least 1
year of supervision experience.
- Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, or
- Experience with crisis management.
- General understanding of residential life processes and
- Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan
- Successful experience in building collaborative
- Demonstrated experience in exercising good judgment.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to build and manage teams effectively.
- Knowledge of StarRez and Maxient programs.
This is a 12-month position responsible for working on the
residential life team to deliver a vibrant residential living
community that engages students for success at Fort Hays State
University. Versatility and collaboration are the keys to this
Commensurate with qualifications/
Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/
Applications submitted prior to December 1, 2022 will receive
To apply for this position, please
Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be
Required Application Documents:
Applicants submit a cover
letter, resume and names and contact information for three (3)
professional references. All applicant documents should be
submitted in one PDF.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately
20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on
Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health
care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for
the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent
recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive
Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill
Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking,
running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large
lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and
camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to
Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to
excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60
restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and
very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming,
low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who
call "Hays, America" home.
Notice of Non-discrimination
– Fort Hays State University is
an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability
or veteran status.
Final candidate will have consented to and
successfully completed a criminal background check.
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