Residence Life Administration
Requested Start Date:
October 1, 2021
Normal Work Schedule:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends
The Senior Director provides administrative leadership for the
Department of Housing Operation and Residence Life. Serves as
budget manager and has fiscal and operational responsibility for
the Department of Housing Operation and Residence Life. The
employee administers and directs all activities associated with the
operation of Jacksonville State University’s Department of Housing
Operation and Residence Life. Encourages and supports opportunities
for staff development at all levels of the department’s
organization. Investigates and responds to concerns of students,
parents, university staff members, and others in such a manner as
to provide accurate information, good customer service, and to
foster good public relations. Work is reviewed for compliance to
university policy and for accomplishment of goals and
· Manages the
development and implementation of the Department of Housing
Operations and Residence Life’s unit goals, objectives, policies,
and establishes appropriate service and staffing levels; allocates
· Evaluates and
assesses staffing needs on a timely basis and recommends changes to
the Vice President for Student Affairs, as appropriate, to respond
to needs and changes in the operating environment.
administrative, professional, and staff members, as well as
graduate and student workers, which will include training,
evaluating, providing feedback on performance, and taking
corrective action as necessary.
departmental compliance with existing university and state fiscal
and personnel policies and procedures.
for the overall operation of eight residence halls, seven apartment
facilities, and the university’s guest suites.
· Encourages and
communicates the expectation that programs and activities of an
educational, recreational, cultural, and social nature be provided
for all students. Ensures that programming is balanced with regard
to meeting interests and developmental needs of students from
diverse backgrounds. Ensures that students are involved in the
development and implementation of programming. Identifies academic
and extracurricular interests of students by formal and informal
contacts and methods.
· Ensures that
adequate feedback mechanisms are developed, and opportunities
provided for residents to evaluate all aspects of university
housing operations (i.e., policy, facilities, staff, and services)
on a timely basis.
current trends in student housing to determine potential
application or impact to the department.
marketing strategies for the Department of Housing Operations and
housing application and assignment data to determine accuracy of
projected occupancy of university housing and residence life
facilities for specified periods of time.
preparation of the annual operating budget and recommends housing
rental rates needed to meet budgetary needs to the Vice President
for Student Affairs.
· As budget
manager, reviews operating budget to compare revenue and expense
data with budgeted amounts. Develops, analyzes, and manages
budgeted resources to accomplish program, facilities, and personnel
objectives; make adjustments for seasonal or emergency needs as
· Works in close
collaboration with other university departments in the planning and
implementation of all summer camp programs and activities to ensure
a high level of utilization of campus facilities/services
throughout the year.
· Works in close
collaboration with the university’s Physical Plant to establish
facility repairs and replacement criteria, scopes of work,
frequencies, schedules, and funding requirements. Coordinate the
development of both short-range and long-range plans for
maintaining university facilities and ensure all residential
facilities are in proper repair and cleanliness.
· Represents the
university with appropriate regional and national professional
· Serves on
university-appointed committees as assigned.
· Ensures that
all departmental policies and procedures are consistent with
university financial policies.
· Serves as the
chief community standards appeals officer.
· Performs other
related duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Business
Administration, or related field required.
· at least five
(5) years' experience in the central office function of
administration and management of a student affairs program
· Valid driver’s
1. Cover Letter
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