Associate Director, Housing and Residential Life

San Marcos
May 25, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Associate Director, Housing and Residential Life

Job Number: 2017312

Location: San Marcos

Department: Dept of Housing and Residential Life

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field.
• Post-master’s full-time university housing or residence hall management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A minimum of 5 – 7 years of post-master’s full-time experience in a university setting.
• A minimum of 3 – 5 years of progressive experience supervising full-time professional housing staff (Hall Directors, Area Coordinators, etc.).
• Previous experience in budget development and management.
• Experience developing, implementing and evaluating the Residential Curriculum program model designed for college student personal growth and educational development.
• Experience working with formal living-learning opportunities for residents.
• Previous teaching experience, at the college level.
• Demonstrated understanding of comprehensive student development philosophy.
• Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with diverse student and staff population.
• Established skills in oral and written communications.
• Proven leadership abilities.

Job Description:
The Texas State University Department of Housing and Residential Life is searching for a student-centered professional to serve as the Associate Director for Residential Life and Education. The Associate Director will join an energetic professional team and will work closely with the Director of Housing and Residential Life and other senior administrative team members to lead the department towards achieving its goals and to uphold our mission of supporting academic success.

The Associate Director for Residential Life and Education is the senior professional staff member for the Residential Life and Education unit, responsible for coordinating all programs, budget, and staffing within the 24 residence halls and university apartment complex, currently serving approximately 7,000 students. The university has experienced significant growth over the last 15 years, and will continue to grow, at a managed pace, in its undergraduate and graduate enrollment. In addition, the department of Housing and Residential Life has constructed almost 1,800 new residence hall beds, closed and demolished several halls and apartments, and renovated a number of halls. The university has established a new campus master plan, which calls for additional construction and continued renovation.

Job Duties:
The incumbent has primary responsibility for establishing student learning outcomes for a Residential Curriculum model; developing and implementing formal living-learning community programs, personal development programs, and leadership development programs. In addition, the Associate Director will select, supervise, and train all staff, including five Assistant Directors, who supervise the Hall Director staff (plus other specific responsibilities such as staff selection, staff training, advising RHA, LLC, and Residential Curriculum programs), a Coordinator for Camps and Conferences, 5 Graduate Assistants, two Administrative Assistants, and over 200 student staff. The Associate Director will be responsible for an annual budget of $1.5 million. The Associate Director will also provide leadership in crisis situations and will coordinate a 24-hour staff on-call system.

Additional Information to Applicants:
This position is open until filled with a first review date of June14, 2017.

Desired start date: September 1, 2017/negotiable.

The selected candidate will be asked to verify education through certified transcript.

Job Open Date: 05/23/2017

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
Apply Online at Texas State University
Texas State University main webpage
Summary of Benefits
Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce


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