Assoc Dir-Housing & Res Life

Cheney, WA
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title Assoc Dir - Housing & Res Life

Job Summary

We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position:

The Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) is a full-time, 12-month, professional and, reports directly to the Senior Director of HRL. This position is primarily responsible for staff recruitment, selection and training, professional staff supervision, crises and conduct case management, leadership development, and delivering a comprehensive residential program supporting student success. The Associate Director will work in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Residence Education on the programming and residential curriculum for residence hall students and student staff. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with campus colleagues in an effort to find opportunities to create transformative experiences for our students. This position will maintain a focus and priority on building a staff with the skills and abilities to work with the diverse and first generation student populations that EWU serves.

The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university fund or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 18. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check.

Physical Demands

Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resources at to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree and at least five years of post-master's experience with progressive responsibilities in residence life or housing.
  • Successful experience supervising professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Experience developing and staff training and professional development opportunities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Experience managing crises and emergencies.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, including experience analyzing and resolving conflict, successfully navigating group dynamics, and effectively building teams.
  • Working knowledge of regulations affecting residential life programs (i.e. Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, Title IX, etc.)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Knowledge of and experience with best practices for residential life in the following areas: support of student learning and success; academic achievement; diversity and inclusion; social integration; wellness and well-being; life and career preparation; empowerment and accountability; and values clarification.

Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education or related field.
  • Experience working with other student affairs departments or committees including developing partnerships for joint initiatives.
  • Experience working with, and advising, student leadership.
  • Experience working with Star Rez and Banner.
  • Bilingual Spanish.
  • Experience with program development and assessment of residential curriculum.
  • Experience with strategic planning.

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills