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Assistant Complex Directors (ACDs) are graduate students that supervise RAs and are the primary assistants to the CD/ RHD. Most of the ACDs are graduate students enrolled in the College Student Personnel Program and intend to have a career in college student affairs. Typically, we search for ACDs during the Oshkosk Placement Exchange and as a partner with the CSP Program during Western's CSP Days.  

See a complete job description of the ACD position (including opportunities, functions and compensation of the ACD position).

Assistant Complex Director – Residence Halls 

The ACD for Residence Halls is an assistantship in the operation of a traditional residence hall program and involves various administrative and management functions as well as all areas of student development. As an assistant to the Residence Hall/Complex Director, the ACD position provides opportunities to learn and develop the expertise and skills needed to function effectively in a residence hall environment, a student services division, or any similar organization. Assistant Complex Directors in traditional residence hall environments work to provide an environment conducive to the fusion of living and learning for students who are seeking a more "traditional" residential living environment. The traditional residence hall student ranges in age from 18 – 25.

Assistant Complex Director – Graduate and Family Housing 

The ACD for Graduate and Family Housing is an assistantship in the operation of a graduate and family housing, which is usually in an apartment style setting. This position also involves various administrative and management functions as well as all areas of student development. As an assistant to the Complex Director, the ACD position provides opportunities to learn and develop the expertise and skills needed to function effectively within apartment style living, a student services division, or any similar organization. Assistant Complex Directors in graduate and family housing environments work to provide an environment conducive to the fusion of education, family and independent living.

Assistant Complex Director – Leadership and Orientation 

The ACD for Leadership and Orientation Programs is a functional area assistantship within Residence Life. The graduate assistant will work directly with the Assistant Director for FYE and Orientation Programs as well as the Director of Residence Life. The Graduate Assistant will coordinate University Housing and Dining Services' participation in all Discover Western events and the Experience Western program; as well as coordinate FYE programming and initiatives. Additionally, the graduate assistant will work in an advising capacity with the Inter-Hall Council organization on campus. The graduate assistant will also work in a residence hall community as a member of the building Headstaff. In hall responsibilities will include indirect supervision of RAs, hall government advising, duty and crisis response.

 


 

College Student Personnel Graduate Program

Program Description

The Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies offers a Master of Science in College Student Personnel. The program emphasizes professional education that integrates academic course work with internship and practical experiences. The program is designed to have the flexibility to provide professional preparation for a variety of college and university positions. It is appropriate for those students with career goals of working in admissions, student activities, housing programs, student unions, placement offices, and other student affairs areas. The program integrates theory with practice by combining academic preparation with a series of practical assignments in various student affairs areas. The curriculum includes courses in the areas of higher education, the behavioral sciences, counseling, and research.

Admission Requirements

The student must meet the regular admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and be recommended by the Selection Committee of the program. Personal references, interviews, and an essay are required by the Program Selection Committee. Interested persons should contact the program coordinator for information about admission procedures.

Learn more about the CSP Graduate Program

Current Openings

  • Currently, we are searching for qualified candidates for the 2012-2013 academic year. Visit www.wiu.edu/CSP for more information about the application process.