Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

Roanoke, Virginia
Mar 22, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life. 

This position is responsible for the immediate supervision of a residential area housing approximately 300 undergraduates.  The Assistant Director (AD) oversees the programmatic and administrative operations of seven residential facilities within their area of responsibility, including traditional residence halls and several special interest communities.  Residence life responsibilities include staff recruitment, supervision, training, and development; community development through educational and social programs; specialty housing administration; and assisting with behavioral and conduct issues.  Housing responsibilities include academic year and summer housing assignments, assisting with residential building maintenance needs, and monitoring and addressing safety and security issues.

The assistant director supervises the Head Resident Assistant for Staff Development and 14 undergraduate RAs in their daily tasks.  Additionally, the AD works closely with the Student Affairs, Facilities Management, Campus Security, and Enrollment Management areas of the university.  The AD is required to live on campus, as they serve as a campus-wide on-call resource on a rotational basis, and may be called at any time to assist with student emergencies.  This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree in student personnel administration or a related field.  Candidates must have excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, detail, accuracy, organizational, multitasking, decision-making, problem-solving, and report writing skills; and proven abilities to meet deadlines, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with multiple constituencies.  Must also have demonstrated success working with diverse populations, Microsoft Office proficiency, ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as scheduled, and ability to work in student residential buildings that are not handicap accessible.  Additionally, applicants must have a valid driver’s license with minimal violations and a personal automobile that’s available 24/7.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.  Preferred applicants will have experience in residence life, particularly those with specialty housing community development, and experience in a small, single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and contact information for three references to  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities. 

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.