Associate Director of Resident Life for Communities
The Department of Resident Life (DRL) at the University of Maryland serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership apartment communities. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of 88 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department values respectful, equitable, and inclusive practices and actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, DC metro area just eight miles from downtown DC and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at www.reslife.umd.edu.
General Description of Duties:
The Associate Director of Resident Life for Communities provides leadership—vision, direction and oversight—to the implementation of administrative and community development strategies that create a successful academic residential community of approximately 12,500 students in a variety of types of residence halls. The Associate Director serves as a member of the senior management team for the Department. The Associate Director provides direction and leadership to the activities of 39 professional and 500 student staff members in their responsibilities for student and community development, student behavior management, personnel and administrative policy and procedures, physical facilities concerns, staff supervision and development, and on-duty crisis/emergency management. The Associate Director encourages innovation and collaboration to address student needs. As a cornerstone of the position, The Associate Director leads and models practices that foster equity and inclusion in a diverse community of residents, student staff, and professional staff.
The Associate Director builds liaison relationships with academic and student affairs agencies and provides oversight to liaison roles of residence life professional staff with Residential Facilities, Dining Services, Living/Learning Programs, Department of Public Safety, Counseling Center, Mental Health and Health Center staff. This position assumes leadership in the implementation of the On-Campus Student Housing Strategic Plan, is directly involved in the development of enhancements to the residential education program and the implementation of facilities construction and renovation projects managed by Residential Facilities. The Associate Director supervises on-duty staff management of emergencies for the entire residence hall program and serves in the on-call rotation. This position is classified as an essential University staff member and is required to submit financial disclosure statements to the State of Maryland.
Master’s degree in college student personnel administration or a directly related field of study required; a minimum of six to eight years of progressive responsibility and experience in full-time residence life administrative experience required. Experience supervising full-time staff required. Must actively demonstrate an appreciation for and promotion of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in all areas of work.
Applicants may submit a resume, cover letter, and reference list at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/81817 . For best consideration, submit materials no later than April 18, 2021.