Senior Associate Director, University Housing - Residence Life

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Feb 27, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Michigan is one of the great public research universities of the United States. Since the nineteenth century, the University has served as a national model of a complex, diverse, and comprehensive public institution of higher learning that supports excellence in research; provides outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; and demonstrates commitment to service through partnerships and collaborations that extend to the community, region, state, nation, and around the world.

Reporting to the Senior Director for University Housing and Auxiliary Services, the Senior Associate Director, University Housing-Residence Life is responsible for the planning, oversight, and strategic management of residential life and community development for the approximately 13,000 undergraduates, graduate students, and students with families who reside in the University’s residence halls and apartments. The Senior Associate Director provides supervision and general direction to Undergraduate Residence Education, Graduate Residence Education, front desk operations, living learning communities, and conduct and restorative justice. In addition, the Senior Associate Director supports, and provides leadership for, initiatives that strengthen co-curricular learning and prepare students for success in a complex, multicultural, and changing world as involved citizens and leaders. Direct reports to the Senior Associate Director are the Assistant Director Housing Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Director Graduate Residence Education, and Director Undergraduate Residence Education. The Senior Associate Director provides leadership for 75 FTE staff members and oversees a budget of $7 million.

A master’s degree in student personnel, higher education or a comparable field and a minimum of six years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience in housing and residence life are required. A doctoral degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess strategic thinking and planning skills; the ability to work collaboratively with students, families, faculty, and staff at all levels in a complex and diverse environment; knowledge of facility management, student development, collaborative learning, residence hall/apartment programming, learning communities/special interest housing, and staff development; demonstrated personal and professional commitment to diversity and a solid understanding of, and appreciation for, cultural, ethnic, and individual differences; and a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and work effectively in an environment characterized by change.

Review of applications will begin March 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson

University of Michigan – Senior Associate Director, University Housing – Residence Life

Mark A. Hall, Vice President

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