Associate Director - Residence Life

Lowell, MA
May 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Associate Director - Residence Life

Residence Life

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Posting Date:

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:

Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The Office of Residence Life employs three Associate Directors. Each Associate Director participates as a member of the Residence Life Management team, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations within Residence Life. Primary areas of responsibility for two of the Associate Directors include supervision of professional Area Coordinators and Resident Directors and oversight of leadership development, the residential curriculum and departmental committees.

In addition, each Associate Director has a primary functional responsibility for departmental leadership in areas such as staff selection and training, living-learning communities, inclusion and diversity education initiatives, student success and persistence.

Responsibilities for the position include:

Directly Supervise 4-6 Professional Area Coordinators and Resident Directors

Provide oversight of departmental committees including diversity education, residential curriculum and learning communities.

Coordinate leadership development opportunities for residential students.

Indirectly supervise graduate fellows including graduate Assistant Area Coordinators.

Establish and maintain partnerships with academic schools and colleges, deans, faculty, staff, and university partners.

Provide direction and leadership for the Office of Residence Life in the absence of the Senior Associate Director of Residence Life.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Master Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel or a related field is required
-Minimum of 5 years of increasing experience and responsibilities in Residence Life, including housing, judicial, administration and development
-Three to four years in a middle management residence life position supervising full time professional staff
-Working knowledge of contracts, project management, and capital renovations
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Working knowledge of housing assignment processes
-Proven ability to address student needs and establish a positive rapport with students, students groups, faculty/staff, and parents while demonstrating openness and integrity

Other Considerations:
-Competency with various software and computer applications including word processing, database management, spreadsheet, PeopleSoft, StarRez, and Crystal Reports
-Demonstrated experience developing and working with teams
-Strong communication skills, both written and oral
-Affinity with the overall mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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