Reporting to the Director of Residence, the Associate Director of Residence provides strategic leadership and daily administration for a dynamic residence life unit.
Iowa State University is ranked among the top fifty public universities by U.S. News & World Report, is a leading land-grant institution, and is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities. As a major international university, Iowa State offers a student experience rich in social, cultural, and academic diversity. Approximately 30,000 students from all 50 states and 110 countries attend Iowa State, with 10,426 students living in residence. Located in Ames, a community of 50,000 residents noted for its exceptional quality of life, Iowa State melds a strong sense of community with a tradition of Big 12 sports and a broad array of cultural opportunities.
Reporting to the Director of Residence, the Associate Director of Residence provides strategic leadership and daily administration for a dynamic residence life unit. The Associate Director is responsible for creating positive living/learning communities and for shaping environments that support students’ academic success and personal growth. This position provides leadership and direction for the residence life unit which includes a focus on academic success, multicultural student services, leadership and community development, staff development and supervision, administrative responsibilities, and an assessment program. Through participation in a central decision-making and planning group, directs long range fiscal, facility, and administrative policies for the total department. The Associate Director must have a high standard of integrity, excellent judgment, and the ability to manage conflicts and crisis situations in addition to strong skills in the areas of creative problem solving, communication, decision making, and delegation. Effective delegation of task/project responsibilities (including outcomes assessment) to staff supervised by this position is imperative in order to be successful. Knowledge of the academic/faculty culture is important. A strong commitment to diversity and creating a multicultural inclusive environment is essential. Lastly, the successful candidate will have a collegial and engaging interpersonal style. The position oversees 26 full-time staff with 8 direct reports, approximately 8 graduate students and 200 undergraduate student staff, and manages a $2.8 million budget. This position has a very high profile at Iowa State and the Associate Director works collaboratively with a wide variety of institutional stakeholders including a broad array of Student Affairs offices and faculty in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies graduate program.
Required qualifications: A bachelor's degree and six years of progressively responsible experience in residence life/housing OR a master's degree and four years of progressively responsible experience in residence life/housing. The degree must be in Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, or a related area.
Preferred qualifications: Experience supervising, mentoring, and motivating a large and diverse staff. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with faculty and staff to create academic environments. Experience with student development and leadership development theory to guide program goals; assessment/research techniques; organizational development; fiscal planning and budget management; and program assessment and strategic planning. Experience which demonstrates success in cultivating relationships and creating collaborative partnerships with staff, faculty, students, parents, and numerous stakeholder groups. A doctorate or other terminal degree is also a preferred qualification.
Review of applications begins January 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com  under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Peter Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.
SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group
ISU – Associate Director of Residence
Peter W. Rosenberg, Senior Associate
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