Director of Residence Life

Oxford, Ohio
Feb 27, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 3855 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)

Overview of the Office of Residence Life

Miami University’s Office of Residence Life (ORL) provides a vibrant learning and living environment for approximately 8,000 undergraduate students living in 40 residence halls and 5 apartment-style buildings. All first-year and sophomore students at Miami are required to live on campus, and we currently offer 37 learning communities, housing between 70 and 450 students in each. ORL is responsible for all elements in the halls that are related to student life and programming, including staffing, student development and learning, crisis management, and community development. ORL also works in close collaboration with other university offices regarding occupancy, long-range planning, and facilities.

Overview of the Position

The Director of Residence Life is a staff member in the Division of Student Affairs and provides visionary leadership and administrative oversight to ORL by providing guidance, strategic direction, and support for the overall mission and goals of the residential program at Miami University. The Director: i) operates within the strategic framework of the division of Student Affairs and partners closely with other SAF departments and ii) facilitates collaboration with campus partners, including faculty, in order to provide students with a safe and vibrant learning environment that supports the academic mission of Miami University. 

The Director provides leadership and supervision of a diverse staff including 11 central and administrative staff members, more than 50 live-in residence life professional and graduate student staff, and more than 250 student staff members. This individual has responsibility for a budget totaling over 5 million dollars and reports to the Associate Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs.

The Director is charged with shaping the environment and experiences of students by evolving and executing the residential curriculum through services focused on learning outcomes connected to academic success, effective community engagement, intrapersonal development and cultural competency of our residents. 

The anticipated start date for this position in July 1, 2017.


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