Assistant Director of Residence Life
Position Title: Assistant Director of Residence Life
Department: Housing and Residence Life - 40010
Vacancy Number: E270
Position Number: 1559
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
The Assistant Directors of Residence Life provides oversight for approximately half of the UNCW on-campus residential population of around 4,150 residents (but expected to increase to 5,200 over the next 5 years). The Assistant Directors splits direct supervision for the 8 post-masters professional staff (RC) and indirect supervision for the 8 graduate staff members (ARC), 87 Resident Advisors (RA), and approximately 100 desk receptionist (DR), with staff expected to grow over the next 5 years. The Assistant Directors will be responsible for implementing UNC Wilmington’s Community Development Model that focuses on intentional interactions, educational engagement, and community connections.
The Assistant Directors split responsibility for a variety of Residence Life collateral responsibilities including, but not limited to, graduate staff recruitment, graduate staff training, RA recruitment & selection, and RA training. The Assistant Director will also assist with other departmental efforts as needed. In addition, the Assistant Director will support the RCs in running their respective committees or collateral assignments.
Additional responsibilities for the Assistant Directors include shared oversight of a $348,000 Residence Life budget, serving on a rotating crisis response coverage for the UNCW campus, assisting with UNCW’s retention efforts, coordinating summer conferences or summer housing, and serving as the Associate Director of Residence Life’s representative in their absence.
They will also be responsible for interfacing with a variety of campus offices / partners including: the Dean of Students Office, the Counseling Center, the Campus Activities and Involvement Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Student Health among others. The Assistant Directors will also serve on campus or division of student affairs committees. In addition, the Assistant Directors will complete other duties as assigned.
Education: Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.
Work Experience: Position requires 3-5 years post Master’s degree work experience in housing and residence life. An applicant should have work experience in residential life, supervision and training of student staff, student group advising, student conduct management, duty coverage and crisis response, supporting students in distress, budget management, and programming planning and development.
Knowledge: An applicant should have knowledge of student development theories, counseling skills, crisis intervention/response, conduct practices, community development and community standards principles, team development and management strategies, educational programming theories, and student advising best practices.
A preferred applicant would have experience working with diverse students and residential communities, supervising graduate and/or entry level staff, providing campus duty coverage, significant experience responding to crisis situations, and supporting students experiencing difficulties.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Office of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina Wilmington supports the philosophy that a college education facilitates the development of the total person and recognizes residence hall living as an integral part of the educational process. In fulfilling our roles as educators, we are committed to holism, which combines the principles of student development and the concepts of wellness in community living. The Residence Life program is designed to assist students in realizing their full potential as individuals, members of the residential community, and members of the University. Residence hall living fosters increased awareness and advocacy for the individual differences, developmental self-responsibility, self-concept, self-direction, interdependence, and the mastering of increasingly complex developmental tasks. The residence halls provide an environment where students are able to meet their educational goals through an integration of various learning opportunities that combine classroom learning with learning opportunities outside the classroom.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 07/12/2018
Priority Consideration Date: 08/13/2018
Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.