Residence Life Director Assistant

Job description

The University of Kentucky is currently seeking applicants for 6 Residence Life Director Assistant positions for the Residence Life Department.

Assistant Directors in Residence Life are newly created positions at the University and are part of a departmental restructuring to better support the department and professional growth. Assistant Directors are responsible for supervision of in-hall staff across multiple buildings, including two or three Resident Directors, Graduate Assistant Resident Directors, and student staff. Each Assistant Director will also have primary responsibility for one of the following six major functional areas within the department: staff recruitment, staff training, crisis management and desk operations, student development and leadership, student conduct, and residential curriculum. Each Assistant Director serves as a member of the Leadership Team, serves on-call, and is involved in establishing key performance indicators and practices within their respective functional responsibility.

To be considered for all Residence Life Director Assistant positions you must submit an application to each. One application will not be considered for all 6 openings. To apply for all 6 positions, reference the following job numbers: RE14964, RE14965, RE14967, RE14968, RE14969 and RE14971.

Job Title
Residence Life Director Assistant

Requisition Number

Working Title
Assistant Director for Student Development and Leadership

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 25 lbs; sitting for long periods of time.


Primarily days (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), with some evenings and weekends as required.


MS Access, MS Office (word, PowerPoint), and Database Management.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, or Public Administration.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/16/2018
    Application Due: 7/27/2018
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