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Complex Director

Posted: 05/02/2023

Complex Director Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions Department: UHDS RESIDENCE LIFE Locations: Macomb, IL Posted: May 1, 2023 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: FT - Continuous Job Description: APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2023 (negotiable) The Complex Director is an integral part of University Housing and Dining Services at Western Illinois University. Complex Directors oversee functions of residential complex including supervision, community development, administrative, and crisis response. The Complex Director collaborates closely with other members of the University Housing and Dining Service team, numerous Student Services departments, and faculty and staff throughout Western Illinois University. RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision Direct supervision of 2-3 graduate assistants Indirect supervision of 20-30 undergraduate staff members and full-time Residence Hall Clerk Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate graduate and undergraduate staff members. Community & Student Development Provide leadership in promoting an atmosphere of inclusion for diverse student body and staff within the complex that supports academic achievement and fosters responsible decision-making. Coordinate community and student development through service learning initiatives, social and educational programming, human issues education, faculty involvement programming, and the development of living learning communities. Provide advice and counsel for individual students, student leaders, and student groups. Educate residents through conduct conferences on the Student Conduct Code and Housing Policies. Administrative Coordinate the administrative functions of a residence hall complex, which include: facility management, maintenance, information desk operations, student employment, and payroll budget. Crisis Response Provide crisis intervention and emergency response by participating in an on-call duty rotation for complex. Ensure effective follow-up and referrals when necessary. Additional Opportunities could include Serve as a chairperson/member to departmental and campus committees. Instruct a credit-bearing training course for Resident Assistants. RANK & SALARY: The Complex Director is considered an administrative and professional position with a base salary of $37,008, furnished apartment with washer/dryer and internet connection, and a dining plan available when food service is in operation. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: Requirements: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in College Student Personnel/Higher Education or related field plus previous Residence Life experience; or Master's degree in any field and significant Residence Life experience by the start of appointment. (Master's degree must be received by start date of employment.) This is a 12 month live-in position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience in supervision of staff. Successful administrative experience. Demonstrated commitment to community and student development. Experience in on-call crisis response management. Additional Information: THE DEPARTMENT: University Housing and Dining Services is a nationally recognized housing department with strong commitment to student leadership, student interactions and student learning. See for more info. THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review as one of 36 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 7600 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois. WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism ( Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals. At WIU, we will: • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities. • Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates. • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding. • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services. • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices. • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds. • Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates. • Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. Application Instructions: APPLICATION: Complete applications include: 1) a letter of application 2) current curriculum vita or resume 3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references 4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL **Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size. Screening will begin on: May 15, 2023 and continue until position is filled. Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation. Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Jessica Butcher at For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law. For full job description and to apply, visit Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved. jeid-98f60f175c3c424a8af1302738116b73