Assistant Director Residential Education

The Residential Education Leadership Team posing outside on the steps

Our three Assistant Directors play an integral role in the experience of nearly 2,900 students on the Residential Education Leadership Team and intentionally work to help position their staff teams (undergraduate, graduate, and professional staff) to help all students build connections, get involved, and achieve success. Assistant Directors are actively engaged staff who are committed to enhancing campus partnerships and providing appropriate support and challenge to those they supervise.

Here you will find information about our Assistant Director position at Minnesota State Mankato, our Residential Life team, and other details about the department, university, and the Mankato community. Continue to visit this website to learn more information about application process and position.

View Assistant Director responsibilities and download a copy of the position description below.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Director include:

  • supervise a combination of full-time Hall Directors (HDs) and Student Services Coordinator (SSCs) graduate assistants; indirectly supervise a combination of undergraduate Student Assistants (SAs), Grad student interns, Community Advisors (CAs) and Desk Assistants.
  • lead an actively engaged community development framework that help all students build connections, get involved, and achieve success.
  • supervise conduct process in residence communities.
  • direct departmental efforts in staff selection or staff training.
  • involvement and leadership in departmental and University committees and policy formation.
  • work closely with campus partners.

Position Description

View the qualification for the Assistant Director position below.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications (Factor 1)

  • Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel or related field and minimum of one-year full-time post master’s experience in Residential Life (or related student affairs area) prior to start of employment.
  • Prior to the date of appointment, this position requires a criminal background check conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

Note: A minimum of 3 years full-time experience (post bachelor’s and prior to start of employment) in Residential Life or related student affairs area may be substituted for master’s degree and one-year post master’s experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the student conduct process (hearing officer, conduct board advisor/member) in a University setting.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and interpersonal.
  • Demonstrated supervision experience (graduate or professional staff).
  • Excellent administrative skills, including an ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in applying student development theory.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide range of University personnel.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

View Assistant Director compensation, in addition to bargaining unit information, below.

Our Assistant Director position is classified as a Range C non-exempt position with base salary determined by experience. Salary schedules can be found in the MSUAASF General Benefits link below. Additionally, Assistant Directors receive $50 for each 24-hour on call shift.

Bargaining Unit

Assistant Directors are part of the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (ASF). The most recent ASF Bargaining Unit contract can be found fellow.

MSUAASF General Benefits

Employee benefit information can be found below, in addition to Residential Life benefits.

Currently, ASF members shall be entitled to enrollment, on a space available basis, in courses at any Minnesota State state university without payment of tuition or fees, except laboratory fees and special course fees. Such enrollment shall not exceed twenty-seven (27) semester credit hours per fiscal year. For purposes of this section, a year begins the first day of fall semester and concludes the day before the beginning of the succeeding fall semester. The ASF member's spouse or dependent children shall be eligible to share this right within the limits established above, with waiver of tuition only. Eligible dependent is defined as a child (biological, adopted, step-child, or legal ward) of up the twenty-five (25) years of age.

ASF members currently receive a professional development allocation each year. During 2021-2022 members received $740.

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