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University of Washington Bothell
Bothell, Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 1, 2024

Req #:230542
Department:UW BOTHELL
Job Location: Bothell Campus
Posting Date:02/01/2024
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary:$6,120 - $6,500 per month
Other Compensation:
Shift:First Shift
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Priority consideration will be given to applications completed by 3/8.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Bothell is seeking an Assistant Director of Residential Life to join their campus team! Learn more by visiting our website.

The assistant director collaboratively provides educational and administrative leadership for the residential life program, and is directly responsible for residential education, DEI and community development, administrative processes, and supervision of the professional and student staff.? Duties include goal setting and implementation at various levels, ensuring effective collaboration with EMSA colleagues and Capstone Management Partners, and University stakeholders; providing leadership to professional staff and student leaders in their efforts to foster community development, intercultural competency development, academic success and personal growth. Manages the operation of student housing at UW Bothell and collaborates in the development and direction of the Residential Life Program.

Residential Life houses 360 students but will grow to over 1000 students in Fall of 2024. This position oversees the day-to-day management of the student housing program for the university in close connection with Capstone Management Partners. This position requires a knowledge of student development and applied environmental theory within this complex and quickly evolving environment; requires collaboration across the University and with private partners to achieve desired outcomes while accommodating diverse interests; and manages health and safety issues and crises


Residential Education

· Oversee the implementation of the curricular approach in Residential Life in connection with the campus student engagement model to focus on learning, connection and development of the student

· Provide leadership in the development of diverse and inclusive communities that foster academic success and personal growth

· Provide leadership in reviewing and developing policies and processes

· Participate in assessment, planning and evaluation of short and long-range goals and objectives for Residential Life programs

· Work closely and collaboratively with larger student engagement team in the development of student leadership programs and initiatives

· Manage the development and implementation of student leader positions in residential in regards to recruitment, selection and onboarding processes

· Participate in planning process for development of new residential life programs

· Plan, implement, and assess curricular goals and initiatives

· Facilitates and teaches the Res Life Student Leader course in spring quarter

· Oversee the organization of area/building team meetings consisting of representatives from Residential Food Services, Desk Services, and Facilities Operations

· Establish goals and objectives, collaborating with student engagement, Capstone Management Partners and Aramark to ensure delivery of services in student housing

· Manage residence halls, desk services and mail to ensure that they meet established goals and objectives

· Liaison with Capstone Management and Aramark as well as campus partners to provide seamless delivery of services to residents, from assignment of rooms to checkout at the end of the year

· Develop budgets, monitoring and tracking implementation and reporting on expenditures

· Review and approving expenditures and pro card purchases

· Provide written reports and documents


· Recruit, hire, onboard and supervise three professional live-in staff members who serve in the Resident Director on-call rotation

· Recruit, hire, onboard and supervise 8-10 student staff to staff the front desk and provide mail and package service.

Crisis Management and Response

· Respond to and managing crisis situations as well as participating as a team member in crisis management

Division-wide Roles

· Serve on Departmental and University committees as designated

· Represent Residential Life at various collaboration settings

· Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in education or related field and at least three years’ experience working in a college setting and a housing program.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• perience working in a diverse and inclusive environment and a demonstrated ability to understand perspectives and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
• Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills
• Demonstrated collegiality and inclusive leadership experience
• Experience with crisis management and serving on call in a college setting


• Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Education, Social Work or a related Field
• At least one year of full-time supervision experience
• Experience with implementing and using a residential curriculum
• Experience conducting and using assessment
• Ability to apply current student learning and development theories and research
• Pursuit of ongoing training and personal development
• Exposure to an academic environment
• Ability to develop ideas and implement them through teamwork and collaboration
• A proven track record of delivering results, building accountability for staff and creating a positive working environment characterized by teamwork and innovation


The position works a regular Monday through Friday schedule; however, it also requires significant evening and weekend commitments throughout the year and remains on-call 24/7 for emergencies.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

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