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Our Culture


In every workplace, a distinctive "culture" is created from the beliefs, traditions, values, and perspectives of the team. Within our department, we blend over 130 dedicated professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff members committed to facilitating an exceptional and transformative experience for DU students.

Committed to excellence, we invest in our staff through comprehensive training, ongoing professional development, and access to valuable resources to ensure our team's success at DU, while nurturing the skills needed to be successful and competitive for future career aspirations. Explore our positions and learn more about how to join our team!

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Staff Value Statement

Housing and Residential Education at DU is committed to equipping our staff with top-notch training and valuable resources. We recognize and embrace the richness of our diverse community, including students, staff, faculty, and all those we encounter during work. Our investment in our team's personal and professional growth recognizes and honors each individual's unique needs, contributions, and journey. Our mission extends beyond mere support; we aspire to inspire lifelong learning and development to cultivate leaders and change agents.

We take pride in providing a range of opportunities that empower our team to build skills essential for success as student affairs professionals and beyond, with an approach that aligns seamlessly with the traditions of the Division of Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence and the University of Denver.

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Our Positions

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Our Benefits

Explore the benefits offered by HRE and DU.

  • Professional Development

    Learn about professional development initiatives through HRE.

    HRE offers and supports a variety of professional development opportunities for its professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Professional development funds to attend conferences, institutes, and trainings for professional and graduate staff.
    • Comprehensive annual departmental training for professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff.
    • Quarterly continued development opportunities for graduate and undergraduate staff.
    • Committee and workgroup opportunities for professional and graduate staff
    • Advisory council opportunities for graduate and undergraduate staff.
  • DU Benefits

    Learn about benefits offered to eligible employees at DU.

    Remote Days & Flexible Work Schedules

    HRE supports flexible work options, including remote days and hybrid schedules, in accordance with the policy outlined by DU and adopted by the Division of Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence. Full-time, non-administrative staff receive one remote day per week during the academic year. During extended University holidays, full-time, non-administrative staff receive two remote days, and administrative staff receive one.

    Human Resources & Inclusive Excellence Benefits

    DU proudly offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees who hold an appointed position that is at least 20 hours per week. This package includes options for health care and other types of insurance, retirement savings, paid and unpaid leave, the DU tuition waiver, and more. Many of the available insurance plans also offer coverage for eligible dependents.

    To learn more about employee benefits at DU, visit the HRIC Benefits.


Open Positions

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Program Coordinator for Residential Education

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Residential Experiences, the Program Coordinator for Residential Education plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation of Residential Education activities by providing programmatic, event, and administrative support. The Program Coordinator will support the essential responsibilities for Residential Education, including student education & engagement, recruitment, and hiring. This position assists in implementing HRE’s Residential Education Model (REM) by helping plan, coordinate, and execute large-scale programming. Administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to managing room reservations, coordinating resource allocations, placing catering orders, coordinating interview schedules, and formal employment processes for student staff.


Resident Director

Reporting directly to an Assistant Director, Community Director, or Associate Director for Residential Experiences, the Resident Director (RD) assumes leadership of their assigned areas, directly or indirectly supervising, training, and evaluating a team comprising 1-2 Graduate Resident Directors and 10-24 student staff. The RD is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of their residential community, implementing HRE's Residential Education Model (REM), and nurturing a vibrant social environment that cultivates a sense of belonging, well-being, and safety among residents for their assigned residential community. This position is a fractional (0.93FTE), 11-month, live-in role. Housing accommodations are provided, including weeks where this position may not perform job responsibilities.


Community Director

Reporting directly to the Associate Director for Residential Experiences and indirectly to the Director of Residential Operations, the Community Director (CD) assumes leadership of their assigned areas, directly supervising, training, and evaluating a team comprising a Resident Director, Graduate Resident Director, and indirectly supervising approximately 17 student staff. The CD is responsible for guiding the implementation of HRE's Residential Education Model (REM), fostering student leadership opportunities, supporting housing operations, and nurturing a vibrant social environment that cultivates a sense of belonging, well-being, and safety among residents.


Get to know the Housing & Residential Education team!

We are all committed to embracing new opportunities, valuing various viewpoints, upholding academic excellence, and nurturing an insatiable curiosity and drive to make a difference.

Meet Our Team