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Mark Bercheni, Manager
Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall
Mail: Dept 3422
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: 307.766.5606
Fax: 307.766.5607
Email: c-comp@uwyo.edu
Office Hours
Regular: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summer: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming not a job opening announcement. Look for current job openings at the following link: http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/hremployment/listjobs.html. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Associate Director, Residence Life & Dining Services (Residence Life or Facilities Management)

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3712

UW Job Family: 34

SOC Code: 11-9081

Pay Grade: 25

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Performs duties as directed: assists the Director with the operational, financial, and personnel functions; responsible for facilities operations and maintenance programs; design, develop, implement, or enhance comprehensive services and program structure integrating the academic University Mission with the residential component of student life and provide leadership and facilitation in ensuring student learning models, services, and programs are provided, assure compliance with state, federal and University rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, Curriculum, Psychology, Learning Theories, or a related field

Experience:

4 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Housing residential programs and services.
  • University rules and regulations.
  • University accounting/budget system.
  • Personal computers and word processing, database, and spreadsheet software applications.
  • Organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion.
  • Financial/business analysis and techniques.
  • Faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • New student assimilation issues.
  • Organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Student support programs and services.
  • Effective program presentation methods and techniques.
  • Workshop development, implementation and assessment.
  • Student recruitment and retention issues.
  • The Freshman Year Experience model/services.
  • Satellite services procurement, development, and implementation.
  • University class development, teaching, curriculum development, and assessment.
  • New education technologies and availabilities.
  • University regulations regarding judicial and behavioral matters.
  • Pertinent state and federal rules and regulations governing designated area.
  • Professional writing and presentation.
  • Project coordination, implementation, and assessment.
  • Human resources policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Budget development and compliance.
  • Facilities operations and maintenance programs.
  • Research methods

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Research, write technically and evaluate statistics.
  • Effectively resolve student crises, conflicts and problems.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and supervisory skills.
  • Manage time.
  • Manage budgets.
  • Assess program needs/outcomes and develop new or enhance existing programs to meet division, department, and University goals and objectives.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Examine and reengineer operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management.
  • Coordinate quality assurance programs in area of specialty.
  • Establish, direct, and enforce policies and regulations which pertain to campus life and to student development.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Establish and direct crisis management services, activities, and procedures for distressed students.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a diverse community.
  • Use a variety of computer formats and related software.
  • Work evenings, weekends, and serve 24-hour on-call on a rotational basis.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Associate Director, Residence Life & Dining Services (Residence Life):
Provide student learning and residence education including designing, developing, implementing, or enhancing academic support services; recruiting and involving faculty in program(s) and services; presenting programs and workshops on academic skills; incorporating satellite services from other departments; developing academic classroom experiences in halls; collaborating/ incorporating Freshman Year Experience model/services; developing satellite tutoring, writing and math services; teaching related courses; and ensuring quality technology access and training for students with technology administrator(s).

Provide research on student retention and program assessments; present workshops and programs regarding research findings to local, regional and national conferences and institutions.

As directed, provide student leadership and community development by being advisor to the executive branch of the Residence Hall Association including leadership, training and planning to modify and adjust judicial program, procedures and systems; collaborating with Freshman Year Experience program to ensure principles are applied into residential community and services; ensuring compliance with University Regulations regarding judicial and behavioral matters; and providing leadership training, education and advisement to all student leaders.

Lead and develop operating procedures, protocols and plans; incorporate and develop systems that comply with national/professional standards.

Ensure compliance, enforcement, and correct interpretation of University, department, state or federal rules and regulations.

Write articles and presentation papers for professional publications, journals, and conferences.

Assist with special projects and events such as summer conference groups, as directed.

Perform other duties, as assigned.

Associate Director, Residence Life & Dining Services (Facilities Management):

Assist director by managing human resources function, as directed.

Responsible for personnel, program and service budget including budget development, compliance and accurate interpretation of policy and procedures, and providing savings and reallocation recommendations including cost projections and financial reporting, as directed.

Responsible for facilities operations and maintenance programs; supervise housing facilities maintenance.

Serve as a liaison with Physical Plant, Facilities Planning, and construction/renovation personnel.

Lead and develop operating procedures, protocols and plans; incorporate and develop systems that comply with national/professional standards.

Ensure compliance, enforcement, and correct interpretation of University, department, state or federal rules and regulations.

Provide research on student retention and program assessments; present workshops and programs regarding research findings to local, regional and national conferences and institutions.

Assist with special projects and events such as summer conference groups, as directed.

Perform other duties, as assigned.

Supplemental Functions:

Act as Director, Residence Life & Dining Services, as directed.
Serve on committees, as appointed.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office/residence hall environments.
Occasional travel.

Distinguishing Features:

Associate Director: The Associate Director level acts with full-delegated authority as Director. As the Unit Administrator directs the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the unit including fiscal planning and management and strategic planning, hiring, firing, grievances and conflict resolutions, employee evaluations. The majority of support staff report directly to this level. The Associate Director level is the senior level and direct successor to the Unit's Appointing Authority in their absence. 
Assistant Director: The Assistant Director assists the Unit Administrator with the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the unit or directs a specified entity within the unit.
In a Unit with both an Associate Director and Assistant Director level, the Associate Director level is the level with a much broader scope of responsibility and is called upon to "act as Director with full decision-making authority in their absence." In a Unit with only one level (either an Associate Director or an Assistant Director), whichever level is present may be called on to temporarily "act on behalf of Director in their absence, as directed."

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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