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Assistant Dean/Executive Director of Housing, Residential Life and Student Conduct

Claflin University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 26, 2023

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Development and Services, the Assistant Dean/Executive Director of Housing Residential Life and Student Conduct responsible for providing vision, leadership, and direction for a comprehensive Housing and Residence Life program that currently serves nearly 1,200 residential students. The Assistant Dean/Executive Director of Housing is responsible for a $ 13 million budget and the oversight of six full-time staff and over 50 student staff members. The Assistant Dean/Executive Director Housing is responsible for establishing and implementing short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures, monitoring, and evaluating programmatic and operational effectiveness, and enacting changes required for continuous improvement. The Assistant Dean/Executive Director of Housing must be a visionary and highly collaborative leader with the ability to facilitate organizational change to adapt to the changing needs of students. The Dean/Executive Director .of Housing will also be innovative, possess a passion for the student experience, and is responsible for all crisis management protocols and decisions.

The Assistant Dean and Executive Housing leads the charge and fosters collaborative partnerships with'Taculty, staff and otli6i tiniversity cóñtituencies ensuring best practices ih residence life, housing services, and efforts that suPört the academic mission of the university. The Dean/Executive Director of Housihg provides innovative leadership for ongoing critical Housing and Residence Life development, management, and stewardship priorities. This includes:

Projecting occupancy and overseeing the occupancy plan to achieve maximum results.

Maintaining a culture alid essential practices that put student safety and security first. Providing leadership support for expansion and continuous improvement efforts of Living Learning Communities.

Planning for appropriate maintenance and replacement of existing structures and engaging in planning for new construction as needed.

The Assistant Dean will serve as a university hearing officer and investigator for the student conduct process. They :will oversee and coordinate departmental sanctioning efforts. They will serve as the primary liaison with Housing & Residènce Life but will work collaboratively with other key constituents. The Assistant Dean will play a key role in training of the student, faculty, and staff, and will conduct pool members as well as the individual hearing officers.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in higher education/ college student personnel or related field, and a minimum of three years of full-time, progressive professional experience working in Residential Life, Housing, or closely related experience. The successful candidate must exercise high levels of discretion, independent judgment, and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with a large number of University community members and offices.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS include: Master's degree and significant professional experience with progressively increasing administrative responsibilities in student affairs at a high management level; experience in managing overall operations of residential life and housing, including policy development, marketing, managing staff, budgeting, billing, damage assessments, safety, mentoring students, implementing safety programs, alcohol awareness programs, educational programming, recreational and social programs, and orientation programs. The candidate must have a strong vision for a purposeful residential life program and demonstrated resourcefulness towards achieving/implementing such vision. Experience in student living-learning communities and assessment; a demonstrated understanding of how to promote student learning and academic success in a residential life environment; and demonstrated skills of leadership and communication, sensitivity to individual differences, and an interest and enthusiasm for working with students.

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