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Assistant Director for Living Learning Communities

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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The Assistant Director for Living Learning Communities advances the mission of the Office of Leadership & Learning to support the development of civically engaged leaders through living-learning communities, service-learning and civic engagement, and leadership development programs. The Assistant Director assumes responsibility for the marketing, development, enhancement, implementation, and assessment of the overall program for Living Learning Communities (LLCs), oversees the program for the Community Learning Centers (CLCs) and Owens House Learning Commons, and supports the overall living learning community program assessment activities. This individual plays a critical role in collaborating with teaching faculty, Housing & Residence Life staff, and department and campus colleagues to enhance and develop living-learning communities which integrate the living and formal classroom environment. The Assistant Director supports the University and Division’s strategic plan for shaping living and learning environments to support student academic success and personal growth.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in student affairs, higher education or related field. Considerable related experience functioning in a full-time capacity to include experience working with residential living or learning environments. Some administrative experience in higher education, including administering a budget, planning, and staff supervision. Demonstrated knowledge of the national research pertaining to learning communities, living-learning communities, student success, retention initiatives, best practices, and first-year programming in higher education. Demonstrated program development, management, and assessment knowledge and skills. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to plan and achieve short and long range goals driven by the mission and goals of the department and division. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to effectively prioritize, successfully perform responsibilities autonomously, and work collaboratively and effectively with students, faculty, and staff in a dynamic and diverse work environment.

Applicant Review Date: Monday, September 5, 2022

To apply, please visit  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.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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