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HFS provides on-campus housing to over 10,000 student residents and operates over 40 dining and café locations that serve the entire campus community. In order to successfully accomplish this, we employ over 1,200 students, classified and professional staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus. As reflected in our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
The Residence Education Specialist develops and manages West/North Campus amenities facilitating residence education programs, initiatives and activities to support residential students in achieving success academically, socially and personally using student development and applied environmental theory.
Residence Education: •Develop and manage implementation of educational events and activities to ensure they are in alignment with and support our residence education goals using student development and applied environmental theory •Develop and maintain campus and community partnerships that support student learning and engagement in Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill •Develop and manage proactive wellness programs and campus partnerships in Fitness Center West/Mill •Contribute to the support of living learning communities (LLCs) as appropriate •Establish and maintain ongoing assessment of usage and achievement of goals in Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill •Foster student leadership by empowering students to plan and implement activities, workshops, classes and fairs in Area 01/Mill •Support the Residential Life leadership programs through collaborations with student organizations, including hosting events, and supporting events needs within Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill
Operations: •Recruit, train and supervise student hourly employees in Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill •Manage the day to day operations of Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill •Effectively collaborate with HFS Facilities Services to ensure an adequate schedule for cleaning and maintenance of Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill •Oversee the management and maintenance of equipment in Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill •Establish and maintain safety standards, procedures and training for staff and students in Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill •Manage access parameters and use permissions for Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill utilizing Innosoft Fusion •Oversee the purchasing and management of consumable resources at Area 01 •Manage supplies and resources, including maintaining a comprehensive inventory of retail items •Develop, monitor and track budget expenditures of areas of responsibility •Collaboratively manage marketing efforts of Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill, including communications plan, web presence, marketing and newsletters •Establish and maintain space usage priorities for staff and student leaders; develop and manage reservation system for equipment and spaces
Summer Operations: •Collaborate with HFS Conference Services to identify summer building usage •Provide oversight to summer operations for Residential Life, including summer school and ACUHO-I intern program; recruit and train summer student staff •Provide guidance and support to Resident Directors managing summer operations
Other Functions: •Communicate regularly and provide updates to all Residential Life staff •Serve as a member of the Residential Life Team •Contribute to Residential Life initiatives such as annual staff selection, and opening/closing activities •Contribute to the coordination of Residential Life recognition efforts •Perform other duties as assigned
IMPACT TO THE UNIVERSITY This position advances the core mission of the University by developing and supporting residence education in unique residential amenities to support academic, social and personal development.
POSITION COMPLEXITIES HFS Residential Life houses nearly 9500 students in residence halls and single-student and family apartments. This position oversees the operationalizing of student development and applied environmental theory within this complex and quickly evolving environment.
WORKING CONDITIONS Position works a regular day shift with some evening and weekend events and activities. Position involves program and project management, chairing meetings and speaking publicly.
SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises student employees serving as desk receptionist for Area 01 and Fitness Center West/Mill.
REPORTS TO Senior Residence Education Manager
QUALIFICATIONS •Master’s Degree in Student Development or a related field OR a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of relevant professional experience. •Three or more years of experience working with Residence Life and academic success initiatives in higher education. •Demonstrated commitment to student learning/development and collaboration with staff, faculty and students in delivery of programs and services. •Knowledgeable regarding student development and learning, residential academic initiatives and University programs and services. •Strong written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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