Director of Residence Education
The Office of Housing and Residence Life at Old Dominion
University is seeking candidates for the Director of Residence
Education (full-time, 12 month) position. This position is
responsible for directing the residence life program for
University-owned housing through developing programs, services,
staff, and campus residential environments which contribute to the
academic support and interpersonal growth of students living on
campus. This position also serves as one of three director roles
within the Housing and Residence Life (HRL) department and is
responsible for coordinating with department areas to promote the
mission and vision focused on student success. Reporting to this
position are one (1) administrative assistant, three (3) assistant
directors, eight (8) professional residence hall directors,
thirteen (13) graduate students, and 150 student employees.
Essential responsibilities include: staff development and
supervision; collaboration with department and campus partners;
developing a student leadership and training program for student
employees and student participants; budget management; risk
management and crisis response; assessment and evaluation
practices; strategic planning; and experience with integrating best
practices into the overall program to maximize a seamless learning
experience which is responsive to residential students.
Required Education: Master’s degree in a relevant field.
Required Qualifications: Thorough knowledge and demonstration of student development theory as it applies to a university student housing and residence life program. Demonstrated commitment to a student-focused philosophy and experience working with different student population needs. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and an understanding of and appreciation for individual differences. Creativity, innovation, and experience in program design and implementation including experience with a residential curriculum including collaborating with campus and community partners. Demonstrated experience in staff supervision and leadership including hiring, training, developing and evaluating full-time professional staff and student staff. Demonstrated experience in risk management, on-call response protocols, and university judicial affairs in application to a housing and residence life program. Demonstrated experience in assessment including development of program and service goals, creation of assessment tools, and summary assessment reports. Demonstrated experience in fiscal management including creating budget proposals and tracking expenditures. Demonstrated collaboration skills with internal and external partners, ability for successful written and oral communication skills, and the ability to lead teams toward designed outcomes. Demonstrated strong technology skills including Microsoft Office and a customer relations management tool. Working knowledge of higher education laws pertaining to a housing and residence life department including but not limited to Campus Security Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Clery Act, and other relevant state, federal, and local laws, statutes, and ordinances.
Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is May 31, 2021 and will remain open until filled.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.