Assistant Director for Staffing, Selection and Training

Colorado State University

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Position Location

Fort Collins, CO

Work Location

Position is fully in-office/in-person

Research Professional Position


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Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title

Management I

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Employee Benefits

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on


Description of Work Unit

Housing & Dining Services
Housing & Dining Services (HDS) is the largest department on campus with 450 full-time staff and 1,700 hourly and student staff, and nearly 8,300 students live on campus. HDS is responsible for the management, finance, administration, and program development of all University housing facilities, including residence halls, university apartments, and Mountain Campus.

As a department, HDS works to create dynamic housing and dining experiences that enhance personal growth and global engagement. We do this through implementation of our values of customer first service, commitment to students and staff, integrity, respect and teamwork, inclusiveness and diversity, innovation and stewardship. Within HDS, Workplace Inclusion & Talent Management as a work unit, provides training, on-going development, assessment initiatives, employee development, on-boarding and retention to support the creation of quality, equitable environments for students and staff to fulfill the mission, vision and values.

University Housing
University Housing is responsible for 15 on-campus residence halls and four apartment communities housing nearly 8000 residents ranging from first-year students to families. The mission is to create vibrant and inclusive communities throughout students’ on-campus housing experience, while enhancing learning, personal/social growth, and global engagement. Our goal is to provide University Housing staff inclusive environments that fosters holistic professional development, which supports their work with students, campus partners and guests in a variety of areas in their lives and develops learning communities where residents can thrive and be retained as successful students.


Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.

CSU’s Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program, Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership Discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visit to learn more about working at CSU.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Staffing, Selection & Training is responsible for fostering an environment conducive to both personal and professional growth for students and achieving the objectives of a successful University Housing program that connects to the academic mission of CSU. This position is responsible for the visioning and implementation of on-going staff selection and training processes of a comprehensive learning community program, for all full-time, graduate, and paraprofessional staff members of University Housing. Primary responsibilities include supervision of up to two FTE coordinators and/or up to two graduate assistants, developing and implementing staff selection processes, leading the vision and development of staff training, and serves in an on-call rotation. The Assistant Director will carry out their responsibilities under the supervision of the Associate Director for Residential Learning.

To be successful, the Assistant Director must be well-organized and able to work effectively under pressure with multiple and consistently changing deadlines, possess interpersonal communication skills, administrative skills, and demonstrated experience taking initiative. The Assistant Director position requires a strong aptitude for establishing and maintaining effective and collaborative working relationships with multiple campus offices and constituents, including students, staff, and faculty within the university community

In addition, experience working with diverse individuals such as non-traditional aged, religiously diverse, gender, international, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and persons of color is essential to be effective in the Assistant Director position.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • 3 years of full-time professional experience facilitating training in a large organization
  • Direct and Indirect supervision of various levels of staff Experience with interviewing and selecting staff for a large organization
  • Demonstrated experience working with people from a broad diversity of backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience using data or analytics in decision making

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, group dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Experience developing and managing budgets and working with organizational fiscal processes
  • Experience with residential communities in a college/university setting
  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education or a related field

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category



  • Serve as a member of the University Housing Leadership Team to provide overall leadership, direction, coordination, collaboration and guidance for all University Housing programs, services, and operations.
  • Contribute to the University Housing vision, mission and values through participation in strategic planning, department goal setting and determining priorities.
  • Lead University Housing staff in the development of goals and objectives for staffing, selection, and training initiatives
  • Budget (currently up to $500,000): Responsible for developing and managing staffing, selection, and training annual budget; uses discretion on prioritization and utilization of funds; reviews and approves all expenditures.
  • Develop strategic and cohesive connections with staff in various university offices, including Student Diversity Programs and Services, Police Department, CSU Health Network, Training and Organizational Development, etc. to help with the development of staff training sessions/methods, as related to how our work bridges with campus partners.
  • Exhibit a working knowledge and understanding of the concepts of student development, student rights and responsibilities, and University/Housing policies and procedures through both statement and example, to inform decisions related to staff recruitment, selection, and training processes
  • Facilitate collaborative opportunities for University Housing staff at all levels to contribute to the development and execution of training, development, and selections process.
  • Facilitate on-going training and development strategies for all staff throughout the academic year.
  • Provide information to the department staff on current issues (locally/regionally/nationally) in Higher Education; specifically related to involvement, professional development and training opportunities.
  • Demonstrate professional commitment to inclusiveness and diversity by involvement in professional development, and service to the profession and/or cultural activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional development by actively engaging in university, divisional and departmental development activities
  • Stay current in higher education, employee learning, diversity and inclusion, etc. (through readings, trainings, workshops, conferences, etc.) in order to keep on track with nation-wide trends
  • Attend regional or national workshops/conferences for continued development and training

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Supervision and Staffing


  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, mentor, advise, and evaluate 2 AP FTE direct reports: Coordinator for Staff Selection and the Coordinator for Staff Training
  • Conduct mid-year review and annual performance evaluation for FTE direct reports and make salary decisions (negotiates hiring salary and determines annual merit increases)
  • Provide guidance to direct reports regarding professional development needs, career development, and career decisions
  • Schedule and conduct individual weekly meetings with direct reports
  • Serve as a mentor and role model to direct reports in relation to performance expectations, professional development, and student staff development/leadership
  • Provide work direction and guidance to Associate Directors, Assistant Directors, Coordinators, and live-in staff, Resident Managers in the areas of staffing, recruitment, selection, training and development
  • Participate in the selection, training, and mentoring of full-time, graduate and paraprofessional staff for a 12-month operation

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Recruitment and Selection


  • Create and implement a vision, in collaboration with the University Housing Leadership Team for recruitment and selection processes for full-time, graduate and undergraduate staff
  • Lead the recruitment and retention of diverse paraprofessional, graduate, and full-time staff to department
  • Incorporate tenants of inclusive excellence and social justice into recruitment and selection processes
  • Lead and coordinate professional live-in staff search processes
  • Collaborate with Housing & Dining Services, Office of Equal Opportunity and University Human Resources with all aspects related to recruitment, selection and hiring to complete necessary paperwork and administrative protocols related to recruitment and selection. This position is not responsible for creating the legal protocols but will instead consult with other resources on campus when creating and implementing selection processes.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Directors, Assistant Directors and Coordinators in University Housing to provide leadership for paraprofessional and graduate staff accountability, including the staff discipline process.
  • Responsible for writing full-time, graduate and paraprofessional position descriptions.
  • Leads the partnership with the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master’s Degree program and other graduate programs for selection and evaluation of graduate students in University Housing.
  • Chair Administrative Professional, and state-classified search committees.

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On-Boarding and Training


  • Design, implement and coordinate on-boarding, training and development based on competencies for all full-time University Housing staff in a 12 month operation
  • Develop and implement a training and development program for University Housing that advances entry-level professional staff and mid-level professional staff in their competency development (including AP and State-Classified Staff)
  • Ensure that training covers a broad range of topics including, but not limited to supervisory skill development, staff professional and personal development, safety, diversity and inclusion, customer service, communication skills, crisis management, and other Housing competencies
  • Collaborate with Associate Directors, Assistant Directors, and Coordinators to ensure training needs of professional staff across the department are being met
  • Lead the incorporation of tenants of inclusive excellence, social justice, and intercultural competence into training and development programs
  • Lead the management of full-time staff arrivals and departures including closure activities and HR processes. This includes ensuring there are welcome materials, contracts, computer access, clean offices, supplies, apartments are ready for live-in staff, name tags, business cards, etc. Coordinate and schedule the arrival dates and communications with appropriate HDS staff, as well as the with the incoming staff member.
  • Implement University Housing assessment initiatives of for all training and programs to ensure quality and value; assess if established goals have been met; and make appropriate modifications based on assessment results
  • Provide leadership to various University Housing and programs including, but not limited to professional development and training committees
  • Collaborate with HDS and Division of Student Affairs to share training resources and opportunities
  • Serve on the HDS Training Committee as a representative for University Housing
  • Ensure full-time staff are in compliance with required Housing & Dining Services and University training requirements

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  • Participate in the on-call duty rotation, duty processes; assist with the campus crisis management and respond to critical incidents for 8,000 residents.
  • Serve as requested on University Housing committees and/or as the representative for Housing and Dining Services and the Division of Student Affairs on campus and/or community committees.
  • Participate and engage in departmental processes and projects such as recruitment and selection and lead initiatives responding to student retention and campus climate.
  • Counsel, consult, and advise students on an individual and group basis as necessary, and refer when appropriate to proper resource agencies on campus.
  • Evening and weekend commitments as assigned or dependent on student programming, events, trainings, etc.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by University Housing Director and/or HDS Executive Leadership Team.

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses
how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. If you have questions, please contact Amy Mosser,

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License – Must possess a valid State of Colorado driver’s license., On-call Status, Travel – Travel related to recruitment conferences is expected., Special Requirements/Other – Sex Offender Background Check

Search Contact

Amy Mosser,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The
Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the
Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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