Assistant Director, Residence Life

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Housing (Orgn: 111520)

Division Name

Student Affairs

Position Title

Assistant Director, Residence Life

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Under minimum supervision and reporting to the Associate Director, Residence Life, the Assistant Director provides leadership and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Residence Life unit of AU Housing to ensure the residence halls are safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

Essential Functions

-Supervises five full-time Area Coordinators; leads staff in overseeing assigned residential areas, provides feedback and evaluation for performance, fosters a positive and teamwork oriented atmosphere, and oversees the Area Coordinators in their role as supervisors to graduate and undergraduate staff.

-Oversees the student conduct process for all on-campus residents. Reviews all Incident Reports, including after hours and on weekends, and decides the appropriate course of action for each report. Manages the Maxient database for Housing, including templates, user access, and data related to case resolution.

-Provides leadership to departmental training programs for student and professional staff. Trains professional level, graduate, and undergraduate student staff to ensure compliance with university policies and applicable laws.

-Oversees the community development efforts of residence hall staff to ensure resident needs are met. Leads Area Coordinators in management of staff efforts in community development, programming and area office administration. Establishes and guides the Residence Hall Association.

-Addresses student concerns in a proactive and timely manner. Communicates with campus partners to provide high quality residential experiences. Manages the Emotional Support Animal process, oversees well-being checks, and resolves resident, roommate, and parent concerns.

-Provides leadership throughout the student staff selection process to ensure successful hiring of all student staff positions.

-Responds to emergency situations and acts in an on-call capacity. Coordinates the Area Coordinator on-call schedule, notifies others of critical situations, and determines appropriate steps for staff to take during emergency situations.

-Manages the day-to-day operations of the residence hall staff. Represents the department on various committees, completes applicable reports and day-to-day administrative duties, and oversees budgets related to programming, Residence Hall Association, and assigned committees.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

Degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling/Psychology, or a similar field.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in Housing/Residence Life with at least 3 of these years directly managing a program or service. At least 1 year experience managing full-time employees.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of residential programming activities and operations. Knowledge of applicable laws such as the Clery Act, FERPA, VAWA, Title IX, and the Fair Housing Act.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

-Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling/Psychology, or a similar field
-Experience using Maxient conduct software
-Experience in advising a student organization, or similar experience

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$45,100 - $75,100

Job Category

Student Affairs

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

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

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Higher Education Administration, Counseling/Psychology, or a similar field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 5 years of experience in Housing/Residence Life with at least 3 of these years directly managing a program or service + 1 year of experience managing full-time employees? If you don't have this experience, do you have an advanced degree to use in lieu of years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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