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Assistant Director of Residential Life (Educational Engagement)

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022
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Residential Life

Job Posting Title
Assistant Director of Residential Life (Educational Engagement)

Job Description


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 residents.

Position Summary

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 assistants.
  • 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 department.
  • Work apart of our care teams and advocate for our students.
  • 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 conferences.
  • 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 clients.
  • 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 university offices.
  • Encourage and promote a safe on campus community that values inclusion and diversity.
  • Oversee departmental conduct management through the use of Maxient.
  • 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 safety.
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant or related field.
  • 2 years relevant full-time professional experience. At least 1 year of supervision experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field.
  • Experience with crisis management.
  • General understanding of residential life processes and procedures.
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan projects effectively.
  • Successful experience in building collaborative partnerships.
  • 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 position.

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications/ experience.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Applications submitted prior to December 1, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

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:

Kim Cebula


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.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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