The Assistant Vice President for Housing, Rec and Childcare is a
member of the SDES Vice President's leadership team. This position
provides comprehensive responsibility for the management of
university owned, managed, and leased housing with over 7,500 beds
and strategic oversight of campus recreation and wellness and the
Creative School for Children. The incumbent will have
responsibility for these areas with includes both auxiliary and
student fee funds generating over $67M with over 140 full-time
staff and over 700 part-time OPS staff.
Primary responsibilities include:
- This position/classification may be moved at the management's
discretion within SDES to a commensurate level position as
determined by the Vice President of Student Development and
Enrollment Services or their designee.
- Lead, direct, and manage all aspects of a comprehensive and
collaborative department of Housing and Residence Life (including
residence life, occupancy management, rent collection, and
finance), with strategic oversight and supervision of the
departments of Recreation and Wellness (RWC) and the Creative
School for Children (CSC).
- Responsible for the development and administration of the
Housing and Residence Life auxiliary budget and revenues ensuring
self-sustainability and long term stewardship of facilities and
assets. Oversees the creation, presentation and administration of
the Rec and Wellness Center budget and the Creative School for
- Create, foster, and perpetuate a safe, dynamic, and inclusive
culture of exemplary student service and learning in the
departments of housing and residence life, campus recreation and
wellness, and creative school for children. Serve as critical
personnel in campus based emergencies and crises. Advise and
recommend strategic courses of action to senior institutional
leadership and constituents as requested or required.
- Actively cultivate and sustain critical campus partnerships
including but not limited to those with Facilities Operations,
UCFPD, faculty, staff, students, parents/families/care givers,
vendors, property owners/representatives, and others in meeting
unit needs as required. Collaborate and advise on facility
construction, renovation, housekeeping and maintenance priorities
- Oversee the strategic recruitment, training, supervision,
evaluation and on going success and support of USPS, A&P, and
OPS employees in Housing and Residence Life, Recreation and
Wellness and Creative School for Children. Create and support a
thriving culture of employee success and engagement including on
going recognition for service excellence.
The selected candidate will:
- Demonstrate an obvious passion to serve the needs of students
by fostering living and recreation and childcare engagement
environments focused on student well-being and success.
- Work successfully in a diverse setting of people and
- Navigate the departments through changing political priorities
- Solve problems creatively, plan strategically, and implement
- Make decisions independently and facilitate group decision
- Develop and communicate a vision and provide innovative
- Include, engage, and energize a complex group of constituents,
including students, parents, staff, administrators, and the
- Express ideas clearly and speak successfully to a variety of
audiences in a variety of situations.
- Lead staff during a crisis or emergency event.
- Envision creative and innovative ways in which Housing,
Recreation and Wellness, and Creative School for Children can
support the educational mission of the university.
- Demonstrate experience working with residential learning
communities, academic support and integration initiatives, and/or
multicultural programs that drive student success, retention, and
- Navigate the balance between convenience and security.
- Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships
and build consensus.
- Work within the setting of a fast-paced, dynamic, broad scope,
metropolitan, public research university.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current higher education policy,
student trends, housing issues, facilities planning and
construction, and best practices in recreation and wellness and
- Demonstrate financial acumen in auxiliary, student fee, and
private partnership budgets.
Salary is negotiable