Director of Residential Life and Housing
Located on a beautiful 300-acre
campus in Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has
more than 22,000 students and is the largest independent
institution of higher education in Florida. NSU is the largest
independent institution of higher education in the Southeast, and
it is the 6th largest independent institution nationally. NSU
awards associate, bachelor, master, educational specialist,
doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields.
The university is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and
professional schools of osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, optometry,
allied health and nursing, medical sciences, dental medicine, law,
marine biology and oceanography, business and entrepreneurship,
computer and information sciences, humanities, conflict resolution,
family therapy, interdisciplinary studies, education, psychology
and counseling, and family programs.
Residential Life and Housing at the NSU Ft. Lauderdale Campus
Nova Southeastern University invites inquiries, nominations, and
applications for the position of Director of Residential Life and
Housing at the Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale
We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, student-centered
professional committed to formulating and shaping a residential
culture that provides a safe, developmental and fulfilling
experience for our residential population!
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Services, this
professional creates the vision and develops the culture of the
Residential Life and Housing program; furthers the mission of the
Division of Student Affairs and the University in the direct
supervision of full-time and graduate assistant staff. This is a
high student contact position and requires enthusiasm for working
with undergraduates and a commitment to the community concept.
Essential Job Functions:
- Responsible for ensuring the Office of Residential Life and
Housing has a clear vision, goals, and a basis of standard
operating procedures to enhance the student living environment,
student safety, student development and training, fiscal solvency,
and long-term facility management.
- Formulates, recommends, implements, and evaluates policies,
procedures, programs, processes, and systems within the office to
ensure that residents have high quality facilities and
- Partners across the university to foster student success and a
university community while leveraging partnerships and marketing
strategies to meet occupancy, revenue and engagement goals.
- Develops and administers related budgets, including revenue
forecasting, planning, and monitoring of expenses.
- In conjunction with the university chief judicial officer,
manages daily residential judicial processes including training of
staff on the educational conduct process.
- Oversees the selection, supervision, training and evaluation of
professional and paraprofessional staff members.
- Works pro-actively to assist students experiencing personal
difficulties and makes appropriate referrals to University
resources to foster engagement and retention.
- Manages and participates in an on-call rotation to provide
crisis management for medical, psychological and other emergencies;
serves on campus-wide planning groups for response to emergencies;
supports university response to campus-wide emergency
- Serves the University on various committees.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires a Master’s degree, five (5) year's of
experience supervising full-time staff; experience leading the
vision and development of student experiences.
NSU considers applicants for all positions without regard to
race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age
disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally
To view a full position description and qualifications, and to
apply online, please visit http://nsucareers.nova.edu and
reference position #994810.