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Assistant Director of Operations at Cornish College of the Arts
Salary Range:
50000.00 To 55000.00 (USD) Annually
Assistant Director of Operations:

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director of Operations is to help provide leadership and direction for operations and facility management for a college housing community of approximately 430 students.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Timely processing and payment of all invoices.

-Negotiations, management, and supervision of all contracts with outside vendors.

-Supervision of the Welcome Desk, including 1 FTE Welcome Desk Coordinator and 10+ student Welcome Desk Assistants.

-Responsible for planning major building events including new student check-in, end of year checkout, health and safety inspections, and annual room turns.

-Oversight of summer conference program including supervision of summer staff, contracting with groups and individuals, collection of payments, and processing check-in/outs.

-Live on campus and participate in the professional staff, on-call rotation.

-Assist in maintaining facilities emergencies until maintenance supervisor/vendor arrive.

-Generate and maintain resource manuals for Welcome Desk team.

-Contribute to the development and implementation of the site marketing plan.

-Assign and maintain appropriate key access to relevant staff.

-Communicate residential facilities needs for maintenance team.

-Partner with and is a liaison for campus partners, security, dining, admissions, etc.

-Design and implement annual, student staff hiring process in partnership with AD of ResLife.

-Track and report weekly, monthly, and annual occupancy information.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage an on-campus operation for COCM in partnership with Cornish College of the Arts.

Experience & Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in a higher education environment, preferably with experience in a college or university’s housing, residential life, conference services, or facilities management department. The ideal candidate will also have strong administrative, customer service, and collaborative skills.

A bachelor’s degree is required for consideration for this position. All candidates must successfully pass a background check and drug screening prior to employment.


This position has a salary range of $50,000 to $55,000 per year, commensurate with experience and education, and includes an on-campus apartment as part of the compensation package. COCM offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, and 401k match and professional development funding.

To Apply:

All applicants must complete an application through our online application portal. You will need to submit a resume, cover letter, and three references as part of the application.

Cornish College of the Arts:

Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the performing and visual arts, multiple public programs, and extension courses. The College’s founder, Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who have followed her, believed in education through exposure to all the arts. Cornish’s main campus is located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, located just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay waterfront, and the Seattle Center. Cornish also maintains programs in Capital Hill and the Seattle Center.


Capstone On­-Campus Management (COCM) is a group of student housing professionals and the leader in managing on­-campus student housing for non­profit owners on college and university campuses. Along with our campus partners, we implement and support custom management solutions that best reflect the education, philosophy, and goals of the institution. We take pride in developing close relationships with our campus colleagues, pursuing excellence, and providing remarkable service.

Associate Director for Student Care at University of Portland

This position is an integral member of the Residence Life Leadership team, specializing in case management informed by best practices in social work. Working across department and division lines to coordinate care for students of concern living on campus, this position will work closely with the Care Team Coordinator to provide leadership and guidance to residence hall directors in their roles as non-clinical case managers. Serving on a central office team that includes the Director of Residence Life and associate directors for housing operations and community standards, this position will also be involved with residence life work related to department leadership, supervision of professional staff, and program coordination vital to the student experience.

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick & vacation time, tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)


Student Care:

Collaborate with University’s Care Team Coordinator and Director of Residence Life to coordinate support for at-risk students.

Supervise and support residence hall directors in their roles as non-clinical case managers.

Serve as an active member of University’s Early Alert and Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment teams.

Connect students with resources through key partners and resources internally and externally to ensure an early intervention approach.

Communicate in a timely and effective manner with campus partners, particularly academic affairs, who are integral to the network of care and support provided to students.

Oversee a graduate student from an area master’s program in social work:

Provide appropriate orientation and training opportunities for the MSW student’s field placement at the University of Portland.

Prepare for and provide at least one hour of weekly individual supervision for the MSW student.

Complete quarterly field evaluations of the MSW student.

Department Leadership:

Coordinate Residence Life departmental initiatives related to student leadership, development, and formation. These include, but are not limited to, training and development of Resident Assistants and management of the residence hall-based co-curricular Ambassador Student Leadership program.

Assist with the on-going training and development of Residence Life professional and paraprofessional staff.

Provide direct supervision and guidance to full-time residence hall directors.

Serve in an on-call rotation with director and other associate directors to provide administrative backup for emergencies and other evening and weekend consultations with residence hall staff.

Participate in other departmental and/or University programs as assigned, which may include serving as a University hearing officer in the student conduct or Title IX process or serving as an instructor for the resident assistant leadership course (if qualified).

For more information and to apply visit https://up.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=61792