Colorado State University is a land-grant institution classified with the Carnegie Doctoral Very High Research Universities and is the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. Among the nation’s leading research universities, CSU enrolls approximately 32,000 students. CSU was the first institution in the world to earn a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) Platinum score. Located an hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is a culturally vibrant and progressive community of 152,000. The city is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers easy access to numerous outdoor opportunities.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs, this position is responsible for all facets of Housing & Dining Services (HDS), which is the largest department on a campus housing more than 8,000 students. The Executive Director oversees Residence Life, Apartment Life, Dining Services, CSU Mountain Campus, Conference & Event Services, Housing & Dining Services Facilities, Technology Services, RamCard Office, and Administration. The Executive Director sets standards of operation and performance for HDS facilities, programs, services, and personnel. This position collaborates with multiple campus administrators, faculty, and staff colleagues in support of university-wide initiatives and events. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation of HDS ensuring the vision, mission, and goals of the organization are successfully accomplished through high standards of operation and performance for all HDS facilities, programs, services, and personnel. The Executive Director is responsible for the administration and management of a completely self-operated, multi-unit auxiliary organization with an annual operating budget and reserve accounts totaling $105M. This position is responsible for over 2.1 million sq. ft. of Housing & Dining Services facilities, administration of nine departments, approximately 450 full-time employees, and over 1300 student and non-student hourly employees.
Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree and ten years progressive professional experience in student affairs administration at a college or university or a master’s degree in student affairs administration or related degree, and 15 years progressive professional experience in student affairs administration at a college or university; experience supervising full-time professional staff; a minimum of five years administrative experience in a senior administrative position of a college or university Housing & Dining operation; highly-developed skills and experience with planning, coordinating, and facilitating university-wide projects/programs; demonstrated experience with budget development, management, and fiscal reporting; demonstrated written communication experience such as reports, proposals, professional correspondence, presentation content, and materials; and an ability to relate effectively to all members of the university, community, with an appreciation for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences and experience developing and supporting university priorities related to social justice, inclusion, and diversity.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Jennifer N. Hiatt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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