Associate Director of Residence Life



Position Details

Requisition Number S434P Home Org Name Housing (Orgn: 111520) Division Name Student Affairs Position Title Associate Director of Residence Life Job Class Code AE39 Appointment Status Full-time Part-time FTE Limited Term No Limited Term Length Job Summary

The Associate Director of Residence Life is responsible for advancing the vision, mission, goals, and priorities of the Residence Life department. This position will lead the residence life staff to facilitate the development of a community environment within each residence hall area and the entire department. This community environment will support as well as contribute to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, occupational, spiritual, and cultural growth of the residents and staff.

Essential Functions

Serves on the departmental leadership team to provide vision, oversight, and assist in decisions related to Residence Life operations as well as the department as a whole. Serves on departmental committees to collaborate with other professional staff members and student employees in furthering the mission and vision of University Housing. Represents the department on campus-wide committees as asked to do so.

Supervises and works closely with the Assistant Director of Residence Life to manage and support all programs, initiatives, and operations of Residence Life including playing a key role in developing inclusive and supportive residential programs, overseeing and managing the housing student conduct process, and responding to needs of supervisees.

Develops and maintains the Residence Life budget and strategic plan. Provides strategic leadership in the development and management of initiatives and goals for Residence Life. Develops and oversees the implementation of Resident Life policies and procedures.

Provides leadership and oversees programs which support student success including Residential Learning Communities, the Faculty in Residence program, and any new initiatives introduced for on-campus housing. Builds relationships with campus partners and works collaboratively with other departments to create and maintain programs that support student success and traditions.

Administers annual Resident Assessment/survey of departmental programs, analyzes data and disseminates information to the department, campus partners and other stakeholders.

Acts in an on-call capacity and responds effectively to student crisis and campus-wide situations affecting students on campus including responding promptly, making quick decisions and adapting as necessary, and creating and carrying out communication to residents, parents, and stakeholders during and following any emergencies.

Provides response and support to parents, students, and residents with elevated concerns about their residential experiences. Decides how to resolve issues as they arise, who needs to know about the issue including department leadership, other departments, or current residents, and how best to communicate those issues and resolutions.


Education Level Master's degree Field of Study

Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.

Years of Experience 5 Area of Experience

Direct experience supervising and managing the areas of responsibility including residence life, staff training and development, student development, student conduct, and residential curriculum and budget planning.

Knowledge of residential programming, administration and budgeting principles.

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Education Level Field of Study Years of Experience Area of Experience Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills and Abilities Minimum Technology Skills Minimum License and Certifications
Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include:

-Experience with Banner, StarRez, Maxient, and Microsoft Excel.

-Demonstrated leadership with excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.


Salary Grade 35 Salary Range $51,900 - $86,400 Job Category Student Affairs Working Hours if Non-Traditional List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position Posting Date 09/24/2020 Closing Date 10/09/2020 EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link for Internal Postings http://www.auemployment.com/postings/19198 Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
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  3. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field?
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  4. * Do you have 5 years of direct experience supervising and managing the areas of responsibility including residence life, staff training and development, student development, student conduct, and residential curriculum and budget planning?
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