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Rockhurst University is seeking a motivated and excited higher education professional to fill the position of Coordinator of Conference Services and Assistant Director of Residence Life.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Development, this position is responsible for strategic development, marketing and coordinating of Conference Services.  Additionally, this position supervises the overall operation of an assigned residential area, including organizational planning and community development.  This position collaborates with the Associate VP and other University administrators to serve as the primary conduct officer for all reports of inappropriate student behavior, and to manage student crisis situations.  This position will coordinate closely with Resident Directors in the overall development of the residence hall program through active leadership.


Primary duties of the position include the following:

Market for new business, negotiate contracts, schedule use of rooms and meeting spaces on campus, collaborate with representatives of conference groups to identify event and guest needs, and develop conference plans that integrate delivery of University Conference Services.   Harness the potential of available space by strategically marketing it to external stakeholders, generating revenue to enhance overall financial sustainability while cultivating meaningful community partnerships.
Day to day management of the University judicial process including proactive code of conduct education, advising hearing boards, Cleary Act data management, and assigned tasks as needed. 
Actively engage in and support Residence Life functions such as staff selection, training, supervision, crisis response, oversight of hall front desk operations, and student employment hiring. 


Requirements for this position:

Master’s degree in Marketing, Business, Counseling, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or a related field of study.
Minimum of two years of experience in a related field.
Experience in major event planning and management, preferably with University Conferences.
Experience in marketing, business communications and negotiations.
Demonstrated experience in designing, coordinating, and implementing residential education programmatic initiatives. 
Demonstrated experience in student leadership development and advising students.
Supervisory experience with demonstrated staff management and leadership skills preferred.
Valid driver’s license is required.
Ability to work periodic evening, overnight and weekend hours and to travel for occasional conferences and recruitment trips.
Ability to manage on-call responsibilities.


Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3,000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.  Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service.  Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education.  Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world.  We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.


Full-time Rockhurst employees enjoy an excellent benefits package including:

Short- and long-term disability
Life insurance
A 37.5-hour work week
Free undergraduate and graduate classes for employees – 6 credit hour limit per semester
Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
Vacation and sick time along with 15 paid holidays
Positive work environment
Leadership and development opportunities


The application process requires a cover letter with salary requirements, and contact information for three references.  Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system.

Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Rockhurst University is committed to creating a diverse working environment. The University recruits and employs successful candidates without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and/or disability in employment, educational programs, or activities that it operates.

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