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Associate Director for Housing and Residence Life

University of North Texas

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Title: Associate Director for Housing and Residence Life

Employee Classification: Assoc Dir Housing

Campus: University of North Texas

Division: UNT-Student Affairs

SubDivision-Department: UNT-Housing

Department: UNT-Housing-Admin-163800

Job Location: Denton

Salary: $65,882

FTE: 1.000000

Retirement Eligibility:

About Us - Values Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year. We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team. Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at

Department Summary

The Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Texas is a growing organization which serves over 6400 students in 14 residence halls. Our department is organized into the following areas: Residence Life, Systems and Services, and Facilities and Business Operations. UNT Housing contributes to the mission of the university by promoting safe and inclusive living environments, fostering student connections and campus engagement, and providing diverse learning opportunities.

Position Overview

The position manages a residential area including direct supervision of 3-5 full time staff employees including Community Directors and Desk Coordinators, indirect supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff, and oversight of student crisis and behavioral concerns. This position also coordinates departmental operational functions in such areas as recruitment, selection and/or training of professional or student staff, conduct and community standards oversight, and student group advising.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in related field five years' of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws relating to area of assignment, including safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed and supervised.Knowledge of University organizations, operations, policies and procedures including assigned function/area.Advanced communications skills both orally and in writing.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.Sensitivity to student needs and the ability to relate to students, parents, faculty and staff, and the public.Ability to direct and coordinate diverse work efforts.Excellent supervisory and management skills.Knowledge of and ability to support the function and goals of a large and complex housing and residence life organization.

Preferred Qualifications

The Preferred candidate for the position will possess the follwing additional qulifications:

*Master's Degree in higher education, student affairs administration or a related field and 4 or more years of related experience in increasingly advanced supervisory roles in higher education environment
*Residence Life experience is beneficial

Required License/Registration/Certifications

Job Duties:

  • % - Supervises 3 -5 full time employees including Community Directors and Desk Coordinators by conducting regular 1 on 1meetings, providing feedback and progressive accountability, facilitating development opportunities, and completing formal evaluations. Serves as secondary supervisor to all full and part time staff in residential area. - ()
  • % - Manages the implementation of a departmental operation function to regulatory expectations and programmatic goals. Assesses the departmental operation and recommends changes to ensure best practices and organizational efficiencies. Operational functions may include recruitment, selection and/or training of professional or student staff, conduct and community standards oversight, and student group advising. - ()
  • % - Participates in Housing MidLevel management team. Leads departmental committees and initiatives as assigned. Serves as a member of the Housing and Residence Life midlevel leadership team to assist in executing departmentwide initiatives and decisionmaking. Actively engages participation in systemwide and universitywide programs and role models involvement. - ()
  • % - Assists with strategic planning, tactical implementation, and assessment of programs and services in Housing and Residence Life relative to functional area. Assigned by the Director of Residence Life that contributes to the overall Departmental strategic goal attainment - ()
  • % - Participates in oncall rotation to assist and support hall staff response to crisis and concerns. Coordinates and assesses responses to students of concern. Relays crisis response information to Housing and Residence Life Leadership and the Dean of Students Office to facilitate student care. - ()

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm; Occasional evenings and weekends

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a Security Sensitive Position.

Special Instructions:


For information regarding our Benefits, click here.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit -- and takes actions to prevent -- discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates complaints of discrimination and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose any form of harassment or discriminatory practice, file a charge or report, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.


Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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