Assistant Vice President - Housing and Residence Life and Campus Recreation

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Assistant Vice President - Housing and Residence Life and Campus RecreationVP Student Affairs

Location: New Orleans, LA


The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Housing and Residence Life and Campus Recreation is a senior-level administrator in the Division of Student Affairs.  As the chief administrative officer for Housing and Residence Life and Campus Recreation, the AVP will provide the necessary leadership, vision, and direction to enhance a student-centered and learning-focused environment for Tulane University students.  Within the parameters of sound fiscal management, the AVP develops programmatic and facility initiatives to enhance the student residential and recreational experience.  This position requires high-level collaboration across the campus with partners in almost every major department, including Operations, Facilities, Campus Services, and Dining.


As a leader, the AVP provides direction to over 50 full-time staff and 500 student employees in the administration and operation of the residential and recreation programs.  As part of this portfolio, the AVP provides the direction for all residential education programs and the development and maintenance of academic partnerships.  The AVP also assists the Dean of Students and the Office of Student Resources and Support Services in managing students in crisis as part of the University's crisis response system.  The AVP represents the department, the Division of Student Affairs, and/or the university on select committees, task forces, and advisory boards.  This position is part of Tulane's hurricane planning efforts and serves as the primary Student Affairs representative for a large part of the university's All Hazards Planning. The AVP for Housing/Recreation ideally resides in Tulane University-owned housing near campus in order to help respond to egregious emergencies, but this expectation can be discussed with the Vice President of Student Affairs.


Position will require evening and weekend hours.

Review of applicants will begin on May 24, 2021

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, or closely related field.
  • 8 years of Housing and Residence Life or Campus Recreation administration experience in positions of increasing responsibility to include large scale capital projects management and development; facilities management; renovations; and revenue stream development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration or related field.
  • 5 years demonstrated experience in budget development, financial management, and resource management.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, programming, and student life development.
  • Successful record of linking residential programs and academic programs, leading to strengthened residential environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of facility environments with outsourced and internal maintenance and custodial functions.




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Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 6/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time