Posting Number 20112574
Position Title Complex Director #497901, #442021, #442022, #442023,
Position Type Staff
Department Cardinal Village Operations
Position Summary Information
Job Summary/Basic Function
About This Role:
The Complex Director (CD) is responsible for the residential life
functions one or more residence halls. The CD fosters a safe, positive, and
inclusive community environment that encourages students to develop their full
potential. This position includes educational, supervisory, and administrative
functions that promote student engagement, academic success, personal
development, and a strong sense of community. Given the unique nature of this
live-in position, the position has a renewable contract for up to four years
ending on July 15 of each year. Staff will be asked in March to make a
commitment for the following year. Should a staff member be hired mid-year,
additional time to end on July 15 may be offered.
What You'll Do – Position Duties
As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through
accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
Staff Selection & Development:
Train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate staff of Resident Assistants
(RAs) and a staff of Desk Assistants (DAs)
Coordinate weekly staff meetings with RAs at which information is
communicated, ongoing training is offered, and team-building opportunities
Conduct weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with RAs
Coordinate monthly all-staff in-services in conjunction with other
Monitor and maintain an in-hall duty rotation system
Oversee the management of a programming budget
Assist in the recruitment and selection of new student staff
Empower RA staff to resolve roommate conflicts, serving as a resource in
the establishment of roommate contract agreements to mediate conflict
Community Development :
Responsible for all social media contact with students concerning Housing
& Residence Life.
Reports to the Director of Housing & Residence Life on social media
outreach to students.
Monitor and provide support and guidance in the implementation of a
programming model put forth by the Office of Residence Life
Support the mission of the Office of Residence Life through purposeful
Support the academic mission of Lamar University
Attend and support hall programs, maintaining visibility throughout the
Advise and develop leadership skills of Community Council (student
Create and maintain an environment conducive to respect for the
environment and for one another
Adjudicate student conduct cases as designated Director of Housing &
Administration/Hall Operations :
Maintain an accurate roster of residents that is up-to-date at all times,
coordinating occupancy verifications monthly
Serve as an active member of one or more committees designed to complete
Attend Residence Life staff training at the beginning of each fall and
Process paperwork in a timely manner in accordance with all policies and
Issue violation notices and fine letters for housing and handbook
Maintain judicial records through effective use of student conduct
software and providing accurate student files.
Create and manage the work schedules of RAs and DAs to maintain
Meet one-on-one weekly with Director of Residence Life
Coordinate hall openings and closings
Facilitate room changes
Coordinate monthly health and wellness checks
Ensure a safe environment with thorough facilities/security systems and
Conduct weekly walk-through and report on-going facility and safety
Facilities Management/Summer Responsibilities :
Conducting thorough room-to-room maintenance inspections throughout the
During the summer months work with summer school, new student orientation
and/or summer conference housing.
Inputting work orders into a Computerized Maintenance Management System
Maintain open lines of communication with Facilities Management staff
Conduct fire drills in conjunction with Risk Management
Serve as a staff member from April-August in assisting with New Student
Coordinate the assignment/move-in/out processes of summer residential
Other Duties/Responsibilities :
Serve on an a professional and para-professional 24-hour on-call rotation
for emergency situations that arise after-hours, weekends, including some
Use departmental protocol to respond to crisis or emergency situations
which includes providing guidance to paraprofessional staff, parents, and
Provide functional guidance and leadership in individually specified areas
or projects as needed.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Housing & Residence Life
Who We Are:
Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long
learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital
contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast
region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is
home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas
colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University
System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the
lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more
than 100-degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always
proud to be Cardinals.
Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where
students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.
Benefits – Job Perks:
At Lamar University one of the ways, we show value to our team members is by
offering the following perks:
Our Comprehensive Benefits Package
Health, dental & vision insurance
State of Texas Retirement plans
Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications
One year paraprofessional or professional experience in working in higher
education residence life.
Bachelor's Degree Required.
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected
Veteran's Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran
applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education or related
Security Sensitive Statement
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of
the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain
criminal history record information.
Posting Date 02/10/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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