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Assistant Vice President for Housing, Recreation, and Childcare

University of Central Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Children budget.

  • 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 and projects.

  • 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 ideas.

  • Navigate the departments through changing political priorities and demands.

  • Solve problems creatively, plan strategically, and implement change.

  • Make decisions independently and facilitate group decision processes.

  • Develop and communicate a vision and provide innovative leadership.

  • Include, engage, and energize a complex group of constituents, including students, parents, staff, administrators, and the external community.

  • 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 graduation rates.

  • 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 child development.

  • Demonstrate financial acumen in auxiliary, student fee, and private partnership budgets.


Salary is negotiable


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