Assistant Director - Learning Communities, Leadership & Inclusion

Residence Life

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Office of Residence Life
Assistant Director- Learning Communities, Leadership, & Inclusion University Overview
Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is the premier public regional university with an enrollment of 12,043 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 11 master's degree programs, and one specialist degree program. It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,769 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

Hayes Hill Title/Level: Student Services Program Manager II/Level 5

Position: 12 month fixed term academic position

POSITION SUMMARY: Supervise full-time Complex Directors, the Residential Learning Advisor (Graduate Assistant) one intern and subordinate staff in a designated residence hall area.  Provide Residence Life’s coordination for the Learning Community Program, oversee the advising of NRHH & RHA, including co-advising.  This position will also coordinate many of  Residence Life’s Equity and Inclusion initiatives such as coordinate the Diversity Advocate program, including selecting, training and supervising the DA’s, as well as coordinating the diversity related program curriculum, Boxes & Walls and the Global Village.  This is a live-out position.

1. Supervise Complex Directors (and indirectly supervise subordinate staff) in a designated residence hall area.
2. Coordinate the various operations of the designated residence hall area.
3. Serve as a direct source of communication between individual residence hall complexes and central staff.
4. Oversee crisis intervention responses in the designated residence hall area.
5. Serve as the direct supervisor to the Residential Learning Advisor
6. Serve as Residence Life’s primary contact with the university Learning Community program
7. Facilitate regular communication between the Complex Director’s and the Learning Community Coordinators, as well as the Learning Community office.
8. Coordinate and participate in planning meetings with the Learning Community office, each individual learning community and their respective Complex Director.
9. Coordinate, train and assess learning community programming in the residence halls.
10.Facilitate a community comprised of student representatives from all residential learning communities to work to identify means to maximize their living, learning experience.
11.Advise and/or supervise the advisors for the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Residence Hall Association (RHA). Oversee leadership development programs for students in the residence halls to nurture and promote student learning and involvement.
12.Work closely with the Assistant Complex Director Staff & Residential Learning Advisor  in their role as advisors to the Leadership Involvement Teams (LIT) including planning of leadership retreats, residence hall complex programs and other hall issues.
13.Select, train, and supervise the Diversity Advocates.
14.Coordinate Boxes & Walls, an interactive oppression program that occurs every October.
15.Coordinate the Global Village including serving as the primary contact with Center for Global Education in supporting our international students.
16.Coordinate Residence Life’s Gender Neutral Housing initiatives.
17.Coordinate the Residence Life “Hall Sponsor an Athletic Team” program.
18.Participate in the overall administration of the Office of Residence Life by serving on committees, attending staff meetings, representing the office as requested, cooperatively assisting colleagues, and assisting with the financial management.
19.Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Director or Associate Director.

Required Qualifications: An earned Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Communications or related field.  Four years, full-time experience in residence life or other applicable student affairs areas. This position requires some evening and weekend work.

Preferred Qualifications: A preferred candidate will demonstrate oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and with groups and excellent problem solving skills. Ability to work with diverse groups of people, enthusiasm, organizational skills, perseverance, humor and tact would all be desirable characteristics. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervision is received from the Associate Director of Residence Life.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Functional and/or administrative supervision is exercised over several Complex Directors, as well as employees under their supervision.

This is a 12-month position with a start date of June 1, 2013. Additional benefits include an excellent health/retirement package, and professional development funds. 

This is a twelve month appointment with a minimum annual salary of approximately $47,381.

Review of applications to begin on March 1, 2013 and continue until position is filled. 
A complete application will include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, relationships, addresses and telephone numbers of five professional references.

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged. Applications are to be sent to lyonsd@uww.edu

Mailed applications should be sent to:
Donna Lyons
Office of Residence Life
Goodhue Hall # 200
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Questions about the position should be directed to Terry Tumbarello, Associate Director of Residence Life, tumbaret@uww.edu, or 262-472-5275.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.  UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment.  A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.