7 days ago


Minneapolis, MN


Location: Minneapolis, MN Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Jun 8 2021 Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Supports the Assistant Director of Residence Life with departmental planning, professional, and paraprofessional staff selection and training, student leadership and development. Provides essential leadership in crisis management, student welfare concerns, and administrative responsibilities relative to the operation of a comprehensive residential program in a vibrant, culturally diverse environment and meaningful work community. 


  • Support the academic mission of the College within the residence halls through student learning/development and community development programming.
  • Direct overall housing operations in residential and office facilities.
  • Oversee student and community development in residential complexes ranging from 105-350 residents.
  • Encourage students in identifying and fulfilling educational and transitional needs addressing a diverse population through residential curriculum and engagement.
  • Create effective outreach based on literature, research, assessment/evaluation, and practice
  • Promote students' involvement in campus/community governance and civic opportunities.
  • Communicate and enforce student responsibility as campus judicial officer.
  • Maintain an inclusive, respectful, and secure learning and living environment.
  • Sustain visibility and availability for students and staff through positive connections.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate student life staff members in teams ranging from five(5) to fifteen(15), with entry and lead positions.
  • Participate in the long range planning, goals, programming, staffing, and student learning objectives of the department.
  • Supervise the coordination and advancement of departmental goals and initiatives through committee and project work.
  • Management of budget for training, supervision, engagement, and community resources.
  • Represent department at campus functions, regional and national conferences, and professional development activities.
  • Helps to engage and promote a culturally competent residential living environment by fostering growth, understanding, and learning within the residence halls. 


  • All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).


  • Typical work environment is an office.
  • Regular phone, computer keyboard, mouse and monitor use.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive arm, hand, finger motions.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related experience, including a minimum of one(1) year experience in residential hall operations, student development and/or education.
  • Previous experience in a supervisor role demonstrating leadership skills
  • Demonstrated Cultural Competence


  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to effectively conduct a full range of administrative functions and project management, with solid organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead/teach others. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment; work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, and understanding.

Additional Information:

Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers:  the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. All faculty members are encouraged to develop significant, experiential learning opportunities in collaboration with one or more of these centers through curricular and co-curricular programming in our main campus in Minneapolis, as well as our satellite site in Rochester, MN, and academic centers in Central America and Southern Africa. Faculty members also design and offer Study-Away programs across all fifty states.

 For more than a decade, Augsburg's commitment to intentional diversity has been reflected in the student body as Black, Indigenous and other students of color comprise more than 70% of the student body. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.