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Executive Director of Housing & Residential Education

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Minimum salary of $91,000.
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Working Title:  Executive Director of Housing & Residential Education
UW System Title:  Residence Life Director

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs and provides innovative, strategic and comprehensive assessment and leadership for the programs, services and budgets related to campus housing and the residential experience for over 2000 residents. The Executive Director oversees a broad portfolio of responsibilities including providing an overall vision, managing personnel functions, fiscal oversight, occupancy management and living-learning communities to an auxiliary unit which employs 12 full-time and over 125 part-time employees; manages 27 facilities and generates annual revenues in excess of $5 million.

Directs all administrative, educational, and supervisory tasks of all campus residence life functions. Demonstrates significant interaction and responsibility with all functional areas of the housing operation including staff supervision, facilities management, student conduct, stimulating the development of educational, social and personal growth programs, group advising and promoting the safety and welfare of all residents.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Directs and evaluates residence life programs for institutional student housing communities to ensure alignment with academic initiatives, unit objectives, and strategic plans.
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for the unit among internal and external stakeholder groups providing organizational information and representing the interests of the unit .
  • Advises institutional leadership on housing issues and initiatives.
  • Develops and oversees the unit budget.
  • Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with Facilities Management, University Police and Emergency Management, Wellness Center and Student Counseling Services, and other University Inclusivity & Student Affairs departments and other university offices as needed.
  • Coordinate all aspects of occupancy management, including but not limited to making projections, contracting and the assignment process.
  • Engage in annual capital planning process that aligns with UW-Green Bay and UWS acquisition and procurement policies ensuring for basic renewal and upkeep of all physical structure.
  • Create and maintain procedures to measure the effectiveness of the department in meeting goals and objectives, including residential satisfaction surveys and other forms of assessment.



  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or a related field at time of application
  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in Housing & Residential Education
  • Leadership experience which includes personnel management, budget planning, outcomes assessments, events/programming, facilities management and strategic planning
  • Direct experience in a college environment to support equity, diversity and inclusion programs, activities and services
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision of professional staff
  • Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information


  • Ten years post master’s experience in Housing & Residential Education or a related field
  • Knowledge of college student development theory, issues/trends in higher education and a comprehensive vision of residential education
  • Bilingual, preferably in Spanish, Hmong, Oneida, or Somali

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Some travel as well as evening and weekend obligations.

Position is a full-time Limited appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Minimum salary of $91,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.

To Apply

Please go to the full job posting at, and select the applicable application link. 

Select the job title for which you are applying.  Click the "Apply for Job" button.  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password” and select "Sign In."  If you have not yet registered, click on "Register Now" to begin the registration process. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three references 
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Jennifer Buhr
Phone:  (920) 465-2886

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

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