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Assistant Director of Residence Life Operations

University of St. Thomas
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Education Administration & Leadership
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of St. Thomas

Assistant Director of Residence Life Operations

Residence Life

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Director of Residence Life Operations. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of Residence Life and Conference Housing.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Residence Life assists with the administration, supervision, management and programming for Residence Life, and is responsible for the daily operations of the Residence Life Office. This position will actively contribute towards furthering our Student Affairs Board of Trustee charges to strengthen UST's (a) student success efforts and (b) Catholic mission and faith integration efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the overall administration and daily operation of on-campus residence halls;
  • Coordinate with the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Campus Ministry to help grow and develop the faith-based UST Households, including recruiting both on and off campus participants;
  • Foster a community environment with opportunities for personal, spiritual and academic growth and leadershipdevelopment by operating from a student development framework;
  • Oversee the selection, training, scheduling, evaluation, organization and daily work of the Residence Life Office and Front Desk Staff;
  • Oversee the selection, training, scheduling, evaluation, organization and daily work of one graduate assistant;
  • Develop, implement and report out on measures of success for all UST Living Learning Communities and Households;
  • Provide support to the Director for preparation and management of budgets for on-campus residence halls and with long range budget planning;
  • Assist with the annual review and revision, as needed, of the Residence Life policies and procedures;
  • Assist the Director with oversight of the maintenance and appearance of Residence Life facilities and coordinate housing services with appropriate University offices and personnel;
  • Assist with the selection, training, and evaluation of the Residence Life student leadership team, including active involvement with the Centralized Leadership Process;
  • Support, interpret, and enforce University and Residence Life policies, procedures and regulations among Residence Life staff and residents and serve as a University conduct officer as needed;
  • Serve on University committees and collaborate with Student Affairs offices, including attendance at all major Campus Life events;
  • Participate in University recruitment and retention initiatives;
  • Participate in professional development through University, department in-service programs, student affairs committees, conference attendance and involvement in professional associations;
  • Perform other delegated responsibilities assigned by the Director of Residence Life, and/or the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
  • Serve as part of the Residence Life On-Call team.

Experience, Education, and Skills Requirements;

  • A Master's Degree required preferably in the areas of Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Education, Counseling, Theology or related field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a university setting in areas such as residential life, event planning, other functions in student affairs, and Catholic student leadership.
  • Work experience should show demonstrated skills in leadership, group dynamics and programming.
  • Commitment to and ability to articulate the University's Catholic mission and identity in an inviting and engaging manner;
  • Must be detail oriented and demonstrate an ability to plan well;
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task and complete assigned work as scheduled;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with multiple constituents;
  • Proficient in use of computers, including skills with word processing, database, PowerPoint, and internet;

Working Conditions

  • Living on campus in a University-provided two bedroom apartment is required.
  • Regular evening work and occasional weekend work are required.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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