This posting will be used to recruit for several open positions.
Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce an opening for an Associate Hall Director for the Maple Hall Residential Life program.
HFS provides on-campus housing and dining to over 10,000 student residents each year. We employ over 1,200 classified, professional staff and student staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus. Our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all. We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Key Responsibilities: This is a Professional Staff position that oversees the development and administration of a Residential Life Program within a residence hall or apartment environment.
Supervision •Directly supervises a staff of 7 undergraduate Resident Advisers (RAs) in developing communities for and responding to the needs of Maple Hall residents; provides indirect supervision for entire RA staff of 17 in responding to the needs of approximately 750 residents. •Provides recognition for positive RA job performance; consults with the Resident Director to implement unit performance management process to address performance concerns as necessary. •Participates in the unit processes designed to effectively select, train and supervise student staff. •Assists in planning and implementing of in-service activities that serve as on-the-job training and that promotes opportunities for personal growth and development for a diverse paraprofessional student staff team. •Participates in instructing the Spring Quarter Resident Adviser Training course.
Advising Student Groups •Serves as primary advisor to students involved in the Maple Hall Council; consults with supervisor as needed to ensure clarity of expectations in advising student groups. •Promotes collaboration between Hall Council leaders and the RA staff. •Participates in student leadership-development trainings, round table discussions and assessments.
Building Operations Management •Serves as primary advisor to students involved in the Maple Hall Council; consults with supervisor as needed to ensure clarity of expectations in advising student groups. •Promotes collaboration between Hall Council leaders and the RA staff. •Participates in student leadership-development trainings, round table discussions and assessments.
Student Conduct •Facilitates conduct meetings with students emphasizing personal responsibility and an understanding of how one’s behavior impacts self and others; represents Residential Life at Peer Review Board or Administrative Hearings as required. •Utilizes educational sanctioning in accordance with established conduct philosophy and guidelines; consults with supervisor and conduct office as required to ensure alignment and consistency in applying the Residential Life Conduct Process.
Crisis Management •Implements Departmental/University emergency and crisis response protocols. •Collaborates and consults with supervisor and other Student Life professionals regarding students needing additional support/resources. •Provides follow-up with students, campus services and parents as necessary.
Professionalism •Supports and assists in the leadership of delivering the mission, goals, values, and culture of Residential Life, Housing & Food Services, and the University of Washington. •Fosters and maintains a workplace climate that is supportive of all employees and students regardless of their identity, respectful of differences, and open to multiple perspectives. •Participates in professional-development activities, included but not limited to: Departmental workshops, presentations, and article/book discussions. •Role models an understanding of, and respect for, existing policies and procedures. •May serve as a member of Residential Life Team committees; seeks opportunities to develop new and/or enhances current programs and activities.
IMPACT TO THE UNIVERSITY An effective residential life program supports student retention, socialization, and academic success. Collaboration within HFS and the University contributes to consistency and alignment with University-wide goals and objectives. This position provides a direct interface for residential students to the services and resources provided by Housing & Food Services and the University of Washington.
POSITION COMPLEXITIES HFS Residential Life houses nearly 10,000 students in residence halls and single-student and family apartments. This position utilizes development and applied environmental theory within this complex and quickly evolving environment.
The Associate Hall Director must: •Live on-campus in a residence hall or apartment community. •Work an eleven-month service period. •Work extended hours during peak times of the academic year. •Limit extended vacations to summer quarter, Winter Break, and Spring Break.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and one year residence hall supervisory experience required.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.
Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree in student personnel or related field.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT •A satisfactory outcome from the employment reference check processes and education verification.
BENEFITS •Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement. •Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day. •Subsidized transit and parking passes. •Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.
This position will work a Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm schedule, however, it requires evening and occasional weekend commitments throughout the year
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.