Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life
Classification Title: Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life
Division: Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Department: Housing & Residence Life
Nature of Work:
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of a student’s on campus experience once occupancy is established. Besides the Director, this person supervises the greatest number of staff with the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Reports to the Director of Housing and Residence Life. Responsible for assisting all units with decision-making authority in the absence of the Director. Responsible for all personnel activities that relate to the student development staff in the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The Associate Director must maintain strong relationships with the Dean of Students Office, University Police, Counseling Center and Health Center staff and other university support services. This position’s primary responsibility is the design, development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of the Residence Life program. Prepare management’s discussion, analysis and recommendations for HRL, as requested by other departments, quarterly and annual assessment reporting for presentation to Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management as well as Division of Business & Finance as requested. Serves as a member of the Housing and Residence Life leadership team and plays a vital role in developing and interpreting policies, problem solving, crisis and emergency management, goal setting, and future planning. Manages budgets totaling $1.5 million (~$1.0 million in personnel dollars) and must possess an understanding of departmental and university budgeting processes and procedures. As head of one of the four divisions of the department, responsibility for 4 professionals and ~3000 bed RA and Graduate Staffing model. Functions supervised included: policy development and administration, public relations, publications, room assignment changes, budget supervision, payroll, personnel, discipline management, administrative judicial hearings, and summer residence programs. The Associate Director relies heavily on administrative skills to manage crisis intervention (including duty rotation with the Director), committee tasks, human resource processes, and staff training. Our principle role is to educate students. The Associate Director leads student development educators that serve this instructional mission. The above duties are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to indicate all responsibilities, duties and skills for which a jobholder may be held accountable and may in some cases only represent a portion of those actually shown.
Masters degree required. Supervision, project management, and multiple administrative task management experience required.
Master’s degree in College Student Development or related field. Five years professional experience in a Housing or Residence Life setting. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work effectively and independently in a culturally diverse, fast paced, environment and possess enthusiasm for higher education and have an overall commitment to excellence in customer service. Developed leadership and supervisory skills. Knowledge with managing discipline systems, crisis response, computer technology and budget coordination management. Previous experience with assessment, benchmarking and learning outcomes. A strong desire for leadership effectiveness, a motivating attitude and experience in a collaborative work environment
Salary: $50,196 minimum - $74,208 midpoint
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Required to report to campus after hours for supervision and coordination during a crisis. This may include living within a reasonable commuting distance.
Notice to Applicants:
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.