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Administrative Positions

Employees whose work activities are substantially involved in the administration of the College, other than teaching, shall be designated as administrators by the President of the College.

Augustana welcomes employment applications for the following Administrative positions:


Title: Associate Director of Admission, Assistant Director of Admission or Admission Counselor
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Admission

The College invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Admission, Assistant Director of Admission or Admission Counselor. Position title will be based on experience and qualifications.

We seek candidates who can effectively articulate and sell the essence and value of a traditional, residential, undergraduate liberal arts education and the distinctive features of Augustana. A team-oriented disposition, competitive spirit, strong organizational skills, adaptability, high energy level, excellent writing and public speaking skills, the ability to engage students from diverse backgrounds, self-motivation, and a sense of humor are essential. Previous experience in college admission or sales preferred. A bachelor’s degree and driver’s license are required.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: effective correspondence with prospective students and other constituents including interviews and group presentations, event planning, application review, and the management of a geographic territory. These responsibilities include some travel and non-traditional hours, including evening and weekend commitments. This position requires a high degree of initiative, creativity, and self-direction.

Graduates of Augustana or similar-type liberal arts institutions will be given strong consideration. The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of web trends and social media, as well as competence in using current technology.

Send a letter of interest to Nancy Davidson, Vice President for Enrollment, describing qualifications for the position, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Assistant Director for Campus Life (Student Engagement)
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Residence life

General Description

The assistant director serves as a member of a team, providing leadership and support to a dedicated, creative, and dynamic staff with responsibility for leading a comprehensive student life program.  The assistant director provides support and supervision to students, participates in social and educational program development, supports the College’s mission, and collaborates with other departments and divisions to provide excellent service.

This is a 12-month, full-time position.

Supervisor
This position will report to the Senior Associate Director of Campus Life.

Responsibilities

Supervision

  • Supervision of student staff, including the Union Board of Governors, Volunteer Services work study students, and Serving and Learning Together (SALT) leadership.

Student Engagement
Orientation, Transition, and Persistence

  • Assist in coordination of Welcome Week activities for first-year students;
  • Assist in the coordination of first-year student residential programs;
  • Assist in the coordination of room and roommate placement for incoming first-year students;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of programming for the first-year experience, including the facilitation and continued development of The 30 Day Challenge and BOOST!;
  • In collaboration with Assistant Director staff (First-Year Programs) provide leadership and direction for all first-year Campus Life staff;
    Student Activities
  • In collaboration with Assistant Director staff (First-Year Programs and Community Development), coordinate the development and implementation of Campus Life student staff selection and training processes;
    • Coordinate recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of Campus Life student staff;
    • Administer, analyze and report staff evaluations;
    • Conduct annual review and publication of staff manuals and other materials;
    • Develop and facilitate staff development activities throughout the academic year;
  • Facilitate student activities programming and support for recognized student organizations;
    • Co-advise UBG;
    • Advise SALT
    • Develop and direct Volunteer Services;
    • Coordinate Student Activities Fair and similar events;
  • Collaborate with Assistant Director staff (Community Development, First-Year Experience) to facilitate Campus Life programming model;
  • Collaborate with Assistant Director staff (Community Development, First-Year Experience, Off-Campus Programs) to design and implement leadership development programming;
  • Coordinate Student Services program and events calendars;
  • Coordinate, Develop, and Facilitate Student Services website updates.

Crisis Management

  • Serve as supervisor for evening activities and programs.

Departmental Support

  • Assist and support Campus Life staff in achieving goals of the department;
  • Represent Center for Campus Life at college functions, programs, activities, and events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Manage online resources specific to student activities (getting involved, etc.);
  • Serve as Campus Life representative for coordination of the student portal;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred with a record of experience working with college student activities, events, and leadership development.

Successful candidates will possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of student development, its application within a residential environment, and a demonstrated ability to encourage and support diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Ability to articulate the value of a residential experience to students, staff, faculty, and parents;
  • Strong background in large event planning and coordination;
  • Ability to create conditions that are accepting of differences regardless of gender, race, religion, abilities, class, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and political affiliation;
  • Experience with crisis intervention and conflict management;
  • Practical knowledge of program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes;
  • Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and electronic communication.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits, including a meal plan during the academic year.

Start Date

Position begins August 1, 2014.

Application Procedure

Candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current references. If requested, be prepared to submit transcript(s) from accredited colleges or universities. All information will be held in confidence.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send materials electrically to humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Assistant Director for Campus Life (Off-Campus Programs)
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Residence Life

General Description

The assistant director serves as a member of a team, providing leadership and support to a dedicated, creative, and dynamic staff with responsibility for leading a comprehensive student life program.  The assistant director provides support and supervision to students, participates in social and educational program development, supports the College’s mission, and collaborates with other departments and divisions to provide excellent service.

This is a 12-month, full-time, live-in position.

Supervisor
Position reports to the Director of Campus Life.

Responsibilities

Supervision

  • Direct supervision of a staff of undergraduate students and a graduate hall director.

Off-Campus Programs

  • Develop and implement intentional programming for off-campus students that engages students in the life of the campus and creates partnerships with local property owners and neighbors;
    • Develop and maintain a database of off-campus student addresses, landlords, and contact information;
    • Design and facilitate a neighborhood relations program that informs and connects neighbors with Augustana College;
    • Research local leases, rental rates, and city ordinances to better understand the off-campus housing market in the surrounding area;
  • Administer policies and procedures associated with approval to live off-campus;
    • In collaboration with Campus Safety and the Dean of Students Office, develop and facilitate “good neighbor” and fire safety training for all students approved to live off-campus;
    • Represent Campus Life as a member of the Housing and Meal Plan Review Committee.

Residence Hall Administration and Management

  • Responsible for managing a co-ed residence hall of 200 to 300 students;
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate a student staff;
  • Provide direction to student staff in the development and implementation of programming designed to foster academic success, career exploration, wellness, diversity, community service, community building and development, and leadership development;
  • Be visible and available to students and staff;
  • Serve as a conduct officer for incidents that occur in college housing facilities;
  • Responsible for programming and budget management;
    • Maintain office hours for residence hall and Campus Life offices;
  • Serve as a source of support and intervention for students experiencing personal and interpersonal difficulties;
  • Assess student needs and make referrals to appropriate offices and services.

Crisis Management

  • Serve in an on-call rotation for the larger residential education program.

Departmental Support

  • Assist and support Campus Life staff in achieving goals of the department;
  • Represent the Center for Campus Life at college functions, programs, activities, and events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Program assessment;
  • Manage online and social media resources that inform and promote understanding of residential education programs;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred with a record of experience working with college students in a residential setting.

Successful candidates will possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of student development, its application within a residential environment, and a demonstrated ability to encourage and support diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Ability to articulate the value of a residential experience to students, staff, faculty, and parents;
  • Ability to create conditions that are accepting of differences regardless of gender, race, religion, abilities, class, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and political affiliation;
  • Experience with crisis intervention and conflict management;
  • Practical knowledge of program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes;
  • Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and electronic communication.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits, including College-owned housing and paid utilities, as well as a meal plan during the academic year.

Start Date

Position begins August 1, 2014.

Application Procedure

Candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current references. If requested, be prepared to submit transcript(s) from accredited colleges or universities. All information will be held in confidence.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send materials electrically to humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Associate Director of Campus Life
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Residence Life

General Description

The Associate Director serves as a member of the Campus Life leadership team, providing leadership and support to a dedicated, creative, and dynamic staff with responsibility for leading a comprehensive student life program.  The Associate Director provides support and leadership to staff and students, guides housing processes and logistics, supports the College’s mission, and collaborates with other departments and divisions to provide excellent service.

This is a 12-month, full-time position.

Supervisor
Position reports to the Director of Campus Life.

Responsibilities

Supervisory

  • Direct supervision of two full-time, live-in Assistant Directors for Campus Life;
  • Indirect supervision of two part-time Graduate Assistant Hall Directors and 22 student Peer Advisors and 5 student Community Liaisons in apartments and theme houses.

Housing Administration

  • Facilitate room and roommate assignments for all residential areas - residence halls, apartments, and theme houses;
  • Provide direction to Campus Life regarding all housing logistics, room changes and roommate conflict management in all residential areas;
  • Shared responsibility for the summer conference housing program;
  • Coordinate vacation housing program for students during periods when the College is in recess - Christmas, spring , and summer breaks;
  • Early Arrivals program, which includes the hiring, training, and supervision of a temporary staff;
  • Auxiliary programs management (microfridge, loft, and linens);
  • Responsible for marketing open spaces and maintaining optimal occupancy levels;
  • Department liaison to housekeeping and facilities services;
  • Conduct officer for incidents that occur within college-owned housing.

Student Staff Supervision, Advising, and Counseling

  • Shared responsibility for staff recruitment, selection, and training;
  • Support and intervention for students experiencing personal and interpersonal difficulties.

Community Development

  • Provide a high degree of visibility and availability to students and staff;
  • Effectively and insightfully engage diverse populations of students, staff, and faculty.

Crisis Management

  • Serve on an on-call rotation for the larger Campus Life program.

Departmental Support

  • Assist and support Campus Life staff in achieving goals of the department;
  • Represent Center for Campus Life at college functions, programs, activities, and events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Program assessment;
  • Manage online and social media resources that inform and promote understanding of residential education programs;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred with a record of experience for working with college students in a residential setting.

Successful candidates will possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of student development, its application within a residential environment, and a demonstrated ability to encourage and support diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Experience working in a college residence hall program;
  • Ability to articulate the value of a residential experience to students, staff, faculty, and parents;
  • Ability to create conditions that are accepting of differences regardless of gender, race, religion, abilities, class, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and political affiliation;
  • Experience with crisis intervention and conflict management;
  • Practical knowledge of program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes;
  • Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and electronic communication.
  • Commitment to promoting living-learning communities, leadership and community service, and enhancing student retention.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits.

Start Date

Position begins August 1, 2014.

Application Procedure

Candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current references. If requested, be prepared to submit transcript(s) from accredited colleges or universities. All information will be held in confidence.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send materials electrically to humanresources@augie.edu


Title: Residence Hall Director
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Residence Life

General Description

The Residence Hall Director (RHD) will be responsible for the administration and facilitation of a residence hall community.  This position will provide ongoing support and supervision to student staff, participate in social and educational program development, support the College’s mission, vision, and core values, and collaborate with other departments and divisions to provide comprehensive service to students.  The RHD will serve as part of a dedicated, creative, and dynamic Campus Life Staff with responsibility for leadership of a comprehensive student life program.

This is a 12-month, full-time, live-in position.

Supervisor
This position reports to the Senior Associate Director for Campus Life.

Responsibilities

  • Supervision
    • Direct supervision of a staff of undergraduate students.
  • Residence Hall Administration and Management
    • Responsible for providing leadership and direction for one co-ed residence hall of 200 to 300 students;
    • Select, train, supervise and evaluate a staff of student Peer Advisors (PAs);
    • Provide a high degree of visibility and availability to students and staff;
    • Serves as a student conduct officer for policy violations or concerns that occur within residence halls;
    • Responsible for administration of hall programming and operations budget;
    • Provide direction to PA staff in the development and implementation of programs and activities for residents that foster academic success, career exploration, wellness, diversity, community service, community building and development, and leadership development;
    • Serve as a source of support and intervention for students experiencing personal and interpersonal difficulties;
    • Assess student needs and refer them to appropriate offices and services, advocating for students where necessary.
  • Crisis Management
    • Serve as a member of an on-call rotation for the larger residential education program.
  • Departmental Support
    • Assist and support Campus Life staff in achieving goals of the department;
    • Represent the Center for Campus Life at college functions, programs, activities, and events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Program assessment;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred with a record of experience working with college students in a residential setting.

Successful candidates will possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of student development, its application within a residential environment, and a demonstrated ability to encourage and support diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Ability to articulate the value of a residential experience to students, staff, faculty, and parents;
  • Ability to create conditions that are accepting of differences regardless of gender, race, religion, abilities, class, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or political affiliation;
  • Experience with crisis intervention and conflict management;
  • Practical knowledge of program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes;
  • Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and electronic communication.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits, including a residence hall apartment with paid utilities, as well as a meal plan during the academic year.

Start Date

Position begins August 1, 2014.

Application Procedure

Candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current references. If requested, be prepared to submit transcript(s) from accredited colleges or universities. All information will be held in confidence.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send materials electrically to humanresources@augie.edu


Title: Graduate Assistant Hall Director
Position Type: Part Time
Department: Residence Life

About Augustana

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, private, residential, comprehensive (liberal arts and professional) college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Sioux Falls, SD. Central to our mission are five core values—Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service—that serve as the foundation for the College’s academic and student life programs.

As a residential college, Augustana is committed to learning and growth beyond the classroom. The Campus Life program is grounded in a commitment to not only support each student's academic pursuits, but to contribute to the personal growth of students through a wide variety of programs and activities.

Position Summary

Graduate Assistant Hall Directors (GAHDs) engage with students, work to create a welcoming and supportive community environment, facilitate positive student relationships, involvement, and promote ethical student development.

The assistantship is a paid study-related work experience designed to provide opportunity to work in Augustana College’s Campus Life department, to acquire valuable professional experience, and to interact with colleagues from a larger staff of professionals that are a part of Augustana’s Student Services division.

This is a 10-month (August through May), part-time, live-in position, reporting to an Assistant Director of Campus Life.

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

Community Development and Residence Hall Administration

  • Responsible for managing a co-ed residence hall of 50 to 100 students;
  • Provide a high degree of visibility and availability to students and staff;
  • Serves as a student conduct officer for incidents that occur within college-owned housing;
  • Responsible for residence hall programming and managing a budget;
  • Maintain daily office hours within the assigned residence hall and in the central Campus Life office;
  • Responsible for on-call rotation duties with other residence life administrators.

Student Staff Supervision

  • Select, train, supervise and evaluate student staff;
  • Provide direction to student staff in the development and implementation of programs and activities for residents designed to foster academic success, career exploration, wellness, diversity, community service, community building and development, and leadership development.

Counseling and Advisement

  • Serve as a source of support and intervention for students experiencing personal and interpersonal difficulties;
  • Assess student needs and make referrals to appropriate offices and services.

Department Support

  • Represent the Campus Life department as necessary at college functions, programs, activities, and events;
  • Collaborate with other Campus Life staff in the development of processes that includes staff selection and training, room selection, summer conferences and housing, etc.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and facilitation of Campus Life initiatives, such as the first-year experience, the Theme House and apartment programs, overall community development and programming efforts, or housing administration as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Must be enrolled in graduate study and have a strong commitment to working with students within the context of a private, church-related college environment.

Successful candidates will possess the following experience, knowledge and abilities:

  • Ability to effectively articulate the value of living in community to students, staff, faculty, parents, and community members;
  • Ability to create an inclusive environment which embraces and celebrates differences regardless of gender, race, religion, abilities, class, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or political affiliation;
  • Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and electronic communication.

Compensation

Competitive stipend, including an apartment with paid utilities, as well as a meal plan during the academic year.

Application Procedure

Candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current references. If requested, be prepared to submit transcript(s) from accredited colleges or universities. All information will be held in confidence.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send materials electrically to humanresources@augie.edu


Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana College

Email: humanresources@augie.edu
Email submissions are preferred.

~OR~
Human Resources
Augustana College

2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and may be required to submit official transcripts upon employment.