Assistant Director of Housing Operations & Residential Life

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 26, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic and operational success. Responsible for the residence life program which includes selecting, training, and co-managing all residential areas on campus. Work is substantially complex and varied and requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines.

Essential Functions:

Independent judgment is required to identify, select and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures as well as interpret precedents. This is a live-off position. Supports and encourages programming and a positive, inclusive community of approximately 900 students in the residence halls.

  • Advises and counsels students on personal and academic matters, making referrals as necessary.

  • Manages administrative needs of area including facility concerns, occupancy, conduct audits, and room assignments/consolidation.

  • Responsible for the secondary contact with residents who violate residence hall and/or university policies through educational sanctioning and intervention.

  • Coordinates training and selection of student and professional staff.

  • Oversees desk operations in residence halls, which include the selection, training, organization, scheduling and supervision of the desk staff.

  • Responds to conduct concerns or emergency situations in residence halls.

  • Maintain fiscal and ethical responsibility for area budget.

  • This position requires evening and weekend hours.

  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relates to the position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presenting to groups and in a one-to-one setting.
  • Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. (Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs) and mobility on campus necessary.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects. Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently; use judgement and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills . Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills . Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents .

  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.

Qualifications :

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field preferred.
  • 1-3 years working in a college/university setting with young adults. Experience in a small, private, urban setting preferred.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of organization structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background-check and drug testing.

Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.