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Director of University Housing

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Posted Date
Apr 26, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time

Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado is among the nation’s leading research universities, enrolling approximately 34,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1870, CSU is classified with the Carnegie Doctoral Very High Research Universities and is the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. CSU’s rankings include its recognition as a top tier university in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of “America’s Best Colleges and Universities.” Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant and progressive community of 165,000, situated on the front range of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to numerous cultural opportunities.

Housing & Dining Services (HDS) works to create a safe and supportive on-campus living and learning environment. The largest department on campus, HDS employs 450 full-time staff and 1,700 hourly and student staff, and is responsible for all residential facilities, including residence halls, university apartments, and the CSU mountain campus. Through the values of customer-first service, integrity, respect, inclusivity, innovation, and stewardship, HDS develops dynamic housing and dining experiences to enhance personal growth and global engagement.

Reporting to the associate executive director of university housing & dining services, the director of university housing leads the vision to foster a vibrant and inclusive residential experience at CSU for its 8,700 residential students. This student-centered position supervises up to two associate directors, 2-5 assistant directors, and one program manager. The director provides vision and oversight for an additional team of 40 full-time professional staff, 24 graduate students, and 450-500 undergraduate student staff across the department. The portfolio includes shepherding diversity, inclusion, and assessment efforts; infusing student learning into the community development experience; and crisis response and management. The unit’s annual operating budget is $13 million.

Seven years of professional work experience with progressive levels of responsibility in housing and residence life in higher education and five years of direct supervision of full-time professional staff are required. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with university stakeholders, and have excellent supervision, organizational, and crisis management skills. The director must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ten or more years of professional work experience in housing and residence life is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Julie A. Leos at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The salary range for this position is $105,000-$120,000.

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Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

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