Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Manager, Residence Life at Simon Fraser University

SFU Residence and Housing is an inclusive community fueled by our engaged staff and resident community from around the world who make SFU their community. We provide housing, conference, and guest accommodations to all residents and partners. We are committed to engaging students, families, the campus community, and guests, to create experiential learning and leadership opportunities, and to deliver purposeful living and learning environments that contribute to the academic and personal success for everyone. We believe in a ‘community-first’ and collaborative approach and strive to create a work environment and overall campus experience where what you do matters, ideas are recognized, opportunities exist, and growth and development are fostered.

The Manager, Residence Life is responsible for providing leadership, supervision, management support, and direction to the Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs), and the Coordinator, Orientation & Community Development (Coordinator, ROCD). The Manager oversees the Residence community Standard program, including the development of the curriculum; the training of staff; the education of the residents; and the management of the dayto-day conduct case load that arises within the residence community. The incumbent also oversees the recruitment and hiring of all Residence Life student staff and volunteers; leads the planning and implementation of large scale co-curricular initiatives for the Residence Life unit (e.g., Co-curricular initiatives); and develops and utilizes learning and development outcomes for student staff training programs. The Manager assists the Associate Director, Residence Life in providing strategic vision and direction for the Residence Life unit.

 Undergraduate degree in Education, Psychology, or a related discipline, and four years of related experience in the development and management of student training programs, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
 Excellent knowledge of Student Development Theory and the transition needs of university students.
 Excellent supervisory skills.
 Excellent and staff and volunteer management skills.
 Excellent leadership, mentorship, and team coordination skills.
 Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and presentation).
 Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
 Excellent organizational, research, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning skills.
 Excellent program development, implementation, and evaluation skills.
 Excellent statistical analysis and reporting skills.
 Excellent budget planning and financial administration skills.
 Ability to provide critical incident debriefing and crisis response.
 Proficient in the use of assessment models, assessment tools, data collection, and the ability to interpret the results gained.
 Proficient in the use of student information systems (e.g., PeopleSoft, SIMS), and standard office applications (e.g., word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications).

SALARY RANGE: $59,050 to $70,517 per annum

START DATE: April 15, 2018
A detailed resume and cover letter quoting Competition #068 must be received in our office by 4:30 pm on February 26, 2018, addressed to the attention of Deborah Walker, Human Resources Advisor.  Please follow the application instructions at: http://www.sfu.ca/hr/prospective_employees/HowToApply.html.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

**Please note that this position is under review.  The proposed re-evaluation will be shared with shortlisted candidates.

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