St.  Catherine University

Area Director - Residence Life

Location
St. Paul, MN
Posted
May 12, 2022
Closes
Jun 11, 2022
Ref
1-20220297-STAFF
Contact
St. Catherine University
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Information

Position Title Area Director - Residence Life Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Res Hall - Prog and Edu Position Summary Information

Advertisement The Residence Life department at St. Catherine University invites applications for an Area Director position. This is a regular, full-time position.

Grounded in centering the student experience and founded at an institution committed to social justice, the Residence Life department provides innovative and educational services that lifts voices and offers support, by fostering meaningful experiences for our students and families living on campus. The Area Director supports the learning and engagement of a diverse group of students living on campus through the direct supervision of our Residence Coordinator position. This role serves as a support and advocate with students in their leadership and influence at St. Kate’s and beyond. This live-on position also serves in a duty capacity, helping students through learning moments and crisis. This position reports directly to the Director of Residence Life.

Responsibilities:

  • Support strategies and initiatives to support, recruit, and retain students of all identities, with attention to students of marginalized identities to the residence halls. Utilize data driven and intentional ideas to create experiences to retain students.
  • Use data driven practices to inform and improve our current departmental practices
  • Select, train, evaluate and supervise a 1.0 FTE Residence Coordinator or Graduate Student, support supervision of paraprofessional staff members during both the academic year and summer.
  • Support the administration of the Residence Life Program, including major annual events such as room preview, fall move-in, housing sign-up, staff selection, etc.
  • Oversee and organize implementation of community development and engagement plan.
  • Support the Living Learning Communities and programming efforts
  • Support student leadership initiatives that engage students and create ties to university
  • Curate content for our social media and departmental communication plan.
  • Serve as a formal student conduct hearing officer for the university.
  • Assist in the development of Residence Life policies and procedures.
  • Provide coaching, support, and mediation to students in crisis.
  • Support approximately 700+ students in 8+ facilities with crisis intervention in duty rotation.
  • Assume shared on-call campus duty year-round and coordinate emergency response as needed, which may include coordination with off-campus partners such as local hospitals.
  • Serve as a liaison to the facilities department and assist the Director of Residence Life in facilities management for designated areas.
  • Manage and monitor assigned budgets for areas of responsibility.
  • Provide leadership and support to campus committees and long-term work-groups supporting the common goal of student retention and persistence.
  • Participate in summer conferences and event services applicable to Residence Life.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats. Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of full-time residence life experience or a Master’s degree with one year of residence life experience as either a student or a full-time employee.
  • Experience in emergency response and crisis intervention.
  • Supervision of student staff.
  • Experience collaborating successfully with colleagues and external partners

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience adjudicating student conduct
  • Student support follow up and management

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service. EEO Statement St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565. Application instructions for STAFF Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org. Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 20220297-STAFF Posting Start Date 05/12/2022 Application Deadline 06/01/2022 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. * For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus. 

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s). 

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.  
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  5. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States. 
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  7. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • DisabilityConnect.com
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • DiversityConnect.com
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTConnect.com
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • VeteransConnect.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
800-945-4599
651-690-6000 Human Resources
Derham Hall 113
651-690-6565
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