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22 Mar 2017

Full-Time Assistant Director – Community Development

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater – Posted by SACJobs Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

UW-Whitewater is seeking an Assistant Director of Community Development within University Housing.

POSITION SUMMARY: Supervise several Complex Directors, an intern, and subordinate staff in designated area. Provide coordination for the overall Residence Life conduct system. Manage the daily operation of the student conduct system, which includes working with the student conduct board. Coordinate the Diversity Advocate (DA) program, including selecting, training and supervising the DA’s, as well as coordinating the diversity related program curriculum. Work with other aspects of community development with staff and students and coordinate several educational initiatives.


This description attempts to indicate the kinds and levels of responsibilities given this title and shall not be construed as defining all specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. It is not intended to limit or modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of their employees. Statements of employee duties are not intended to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of responsibility.


1. Supervise Complex Directors (and indirectly supervise subordinate staff) in a designated residence hall area.

2. Supervise the Residential Learning Advisor in their conduct work.

3. Supervise the Student Sustainability Coordinator.

4. Coordinate the various operations of the designated residence hall area.

5. Serve as a direct source of communication between individual residence hall complexes and central staff.

6. Oversee crisis intervention responses in the designated residence hall area.

7. Serve as the primary administrator for residence hall student conduct matters.

8. Conduct selection, training and advising of conduct board members.

9. Train and oversee residential education team members in their duties relative to the conduct process.

10. Design, revise, and distribute community development and student conduct related publications.

11. Supervise the scheduling of hearings, maintenance of centralized conduct files, and completion of all paperwork involved in the conduct process, including the management of the conduct database.

12. Design, administer, and evaluate educational sanctions.

13. Compile and analyze conduct statistics, providing reports to the Dean of Students, Associate Director and other offices as requested.

14. Work with any community development tools and models, for Resident Assistants and for students.

15. Serve as the coordinator of the educational component of the sustainability program.

16. Serve as the coordinator of the common area damage program.

17. Oversee alcohol educational efforts in the residence halls.

18. Select, train, coordinate and supervise the Alcohol & Other Drug Peer Educators.

19. Assist with retention efforts in the residence halls, including residentially-based academic communities, and other special living options pertaining to student success

20. Conduct yearly fire drills in each of the residence halls and involve appropriate personnel in educating students about fire safety.

21. Participate in the overall administration of University Housing by serving on committees, attending staff meetings, representing the office as requested, cooperatively assisting colleagues, and assisting with financial management.

22. Will be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills

23. Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director or Associate Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, Communications or related field. Four years, post-masters full-time experience in housing/residence life or related field.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with a student conduct system. A demonstrated commitment to social justice, ability to work with diverse groups of people, enthusiasm, organizational skills, perseverance, humor and tact would all be desirable characteristics. This position requires some evening and weekend work.


  • Start Date: 7/3/2017 – Approximate
  • Education: Master’s Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 – 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

How to Apply

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW- Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. - See more at: ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 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. SPECIAL NOTES: 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. Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants for positions may indicate in writing that his or her identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statutes 19.36 (7)(a). The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660. TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by April 20, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or For questions regarding the position please contact: Terry Tumbarello Associate Director of University Housing University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 262-472-5275 TO APPLY: Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents: - A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position; - Current resume; - Name, phone number, email address and relationship summary for 5 professional/supervisory references

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Assistant Director and Community Development.


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