Director of Residential Programs and Services
Posting Number F0700P Working Title Director of Residential Programs and Services Department Housing Residential Progs & Services About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
University Housing’s mission is to provide comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported. University Housing operates as a self-supporting auxiliary unit within the Division of Student Affairs. More than 8,000 students live on campus, where University Housing manages more than 2.8 million square feet of space in 22 residence halls, 20 apartment buildings, four Greek Park houses and 18 buildings on UGA’s nearby Health Sciences Campus. The department employs more than 700 staff members to conduct the operations of a comprehensive and integrated student housing organization.
College/Unit/Department website www.housing.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Minorities & Females Advertised Salary $100,000 Anticipated Start Date 01/02/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 07/21/2020 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Priority consideration will be given to those who complete the application process by August 24, 2020; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.
Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement
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Classification Title Director, Subdivision/Unit AD FLSA Faculty Rank Administrative Faculty Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position (as defined in the job posting)
Reporting to the executive director of University Housing, this position serves as a leader of the Residential Programs and Services unit. An active and engaging member of the department’s management team. The position supervises two associate directors, an assistant director, a security coordinator and an administrative associate. The position provides leadership and vision to the Residential Programs and Services ( RPS ) unit within University Housing
• Have a master’s degree in higher education or a related field
• Completed a minimum of seven years full-time experience with demonstrated advancement in residence life/housing or related field
• Seven years of progressive experience with hiring, training, supervising and evaluating various levels of staff; including but not limited to students, graduate assistants, residence hall directors and administrative assistants.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
• Doctorate in higher education, student personnel or related field preferred
• 10+ years of progressive experience in campus housing, student affairs or a related field
• Two years experience overseeing a comprehensive residence life unit
• Two years experience building and/or enhancing academic programs in residence halls, including Living Learning programs, Faculty Fellows programs, a residential curriculum and/or other academic initiatives
• Two years experience working with budgets, facilities management, renovation projects and strategic planning
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
• Enjoy working with a diverse and academically competitive student population
• Possess the ability to train and guide both direct and indirect reports who serve as supervisors with developing a similar skill set
• Ability to make decisions in a timely fashion both independently and by facilitating productive discussions to solicit feedback from individuals and groups
• Ability to foster and maintain an inclusive living and working environments for students and staff members
• Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with various campus partners and community partners
• Ability to remain calm under pressure with regard to meeting competing deadlines and when responding to emergency situations
• Possess strong, collaborative, communication skills and the ability to express ideas and opinions clearly both verbally and in writing
Readiness to work in a mission-driven department and possess the ability to articulate the mission to residents, faculty, staff and other stakeholders
• Willingness to build strong relationships with staff members while maintaining the ability to hold them accountable
• Willingness to learn. Open to personally engage and motivate others to engage in professional development opportunities at various levels including: department, campus, local community, state, region and nation
Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.
• Provide leadership and vision to the Residential Programs and Services ( RPS ) unit within University Housing
• Directly supervise two associate directors, a security coordinator, an assistant director and an administrative associate. Indirectly supervise 5 assistant directors and senior coordinators, 16 hall directors, 17 graduate residents and doctoral interns, and seven administrative staff. The director also oversees a large student staff (400-600) including resident assistants, C.L.A.S.S advocates, desk workers and office assistants
• Establish and manage the staffing model for the unit; participate in recruitment, selection and training of professional, management and student staff within RPS
Percentage Of Time 40 Duties/Responsibilities
Student Safety, Crisis and Behavioral Management (20)
• Serve as a key manager and responder for student crisis and behavioral intervention in the residence halls. Will serve as a member UGAs Behavioral Assessment Response Committee ( BARC ), collaborating closely with offices who work with students in need (Dean of Students, Student Care and Outreach, Student Conduct, University Health Center, University Police)
• Provide direction for safety and security staffing functions within the residence halls, responding to emergencies involving students, staff and the facilities.
• Respond to concerns of students, parents and others regarding any and all aspects of the residence hall communities; develop and maintain mutually supportive relationships with other university staff and units
Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
• Lead a comprehensive academic initiatives program in the residence halls, collaborating with others on campus to support, promote and enhance academic partnerships (curricular learning model, Living Learning Programs, faculty involvement in the residence halls, etc.)
Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
• Serve as a member of the housing directors group, along with executive director, assistant to the executive director, director of housing facilities, and director of administrative services and communications. Also serves a member of housing management team, which includes the director and two associate directors from each unit
• Develop and manage budgets for the residence halls; contribute to the establishment and direction of the department budget
• Interpret and enforce university and department regulations, policies and procedures. Take the lead in development and implementation of policy pertaining to the operation and management of the residential life unit, conference services and security functions of the department
• Prepare periodic management reports and summaries, research operational data and apply measures of effectiveness including needs assessments and program evaluations
• Perform other duties consistent with the purpose of this position as assigned
Percentage Of Time 20 Posting Specific Questions
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