Residential Life is a department within the Division of Student
Affairs providing a world-class housing experience that engages
students within an innovative and educational environment that
supports best on-campus housing practices and promotes student
The Assistant Director for Residential Life provides leadership to
a residential neighborhood and supports the strategic vision of
Residential Life at the University of Missouri which offers
students the opportunity to live, learn, and thrive within a
residential campus community. The foundation of our university and
community is guided by our four, core values: Respect,
Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence. These common values bind
us together and hold us to a higher standard. This position shares
in promoting these values across our residential neighborhoods by
demonstrating a commitment to student success, student involvement,
and creating inclusive and safe learning environments for our
students to develop a sense of belonging at Mizzou.
The position will report to the Associate Director for Residential
Diversity and Inclusion
The Assistant Director for Residential Life is committed to
creating an inclusive and diverse community where everyone is
welcomed. We value all members who live and work in our residential
communities regardless of ability, age, ancestry, citizenship
status, color, creed, cultural background, ethnicity, gender,
gender identity or expression, national origin, political ideology,
race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic
class, spiritual affinity, veteran status, or a multitude of other
identities too numerous to list.
As staff, you will develop programs, services, and co-curricular
experiences for our residential community that embraces a culture
of care, enhances student success, engages student involvement, and
provides an inclusive and safe learning environment for students to
develop a sense of belonging at Mizzou.
As a member of Residential Life, you must be dedicated to
recruiting, hiring, selecting, promoting, and retaining an
inclusive and diverse team that reflects the cultural and personal
diversity of the University of Missouri and greater Columbia
Serve on a leadership team within Residential Life providing
insight into procedures, protocols, staffing, program development
and other services impacting the student residential experience.
Provide leadership and advisement to various key initiatives within
Residential Life, including Move-In and Move-Out processes, Student
Staff Selection and Training, Contracting and Assignments, Summer
Housing, Camps and Conferences, Facilities Management, as well as
Marketing and Communications.
Supervision and Staff Development
Supervise full-time professional staff (Residence Hall
Coordinators) and student staff members (Resident Advisors) in
assigned residential neighborhood, with oversight of 2000+
residents. Select, train, coach, supervise, and evaluate 4-6
Residence Hall Coordinators and 1 office support staff assistant.
Promote and encourage staff professional development and
involvement in relevant professional associations.
As assigned, manage and direct functional areas and key
departmental processes. The functional areas include Residential
Education; Residential Operations; Staff Development and
Leadership; as well as Student Care and Outreach. Represent the
department on committees both campus wide and within Residential
Life. Provide timely and clear verbal and electronic communication
with all internal and external campus partners.
Crisis Response and Management
Provide on-call crisis response at the Assistant Director level for
students in a residential campus community consisting of
approximately 7,000 students. Develop and evaluate strategies for
the management of critical incidents including student wellness,
facility emergencies, and other incidents impacting student and
community safety. Coordinate appropriate response to crises in
collaboration with the Associate Director of Residential Academic
Commitment to Student Learning and Leadership
Work with fellow Assistant Directors for Residential Life to ensure
residential education initiatives are being appropriately
developed, implemented, and assessed for student success and
development. Work with neighborhood Residence Hall Coordinators to
engage student learning, foster community building, encourage
development of student leaders, and promote diversity and
Foster a positive, supportive, and collaborative relationship with
campus partners including but not limited to: Dean of Students,
Care Team, Office of Student Accountability and Support, MU Police
Department, Office of Institutional Equity, Student Affairs,
Disability Center, Student Health and Wellbeing, and MizzouRec; as
well as within Residential Life: Business Operations,
Administrative Operations, Guest and Conference Services, and
Facilities and Safety Planning.
Serve as a resource to support Residential Life and Mizzou
recruitment activities including Mizzou Admissions events and
tours, Meet Mizzou days, Summer Welcome, Welcome Week activities,
and supporting the success of Freshmen Interest Groups (FIGs) and
learning communities. Work closely with fellow Assistant Directors
for Residential Life to ensure administrative excellence within
residential neighborhoods and affiliated functional areas.
Work collaboratively with housing and campus partners to ensure the
mission and vision of Residential Life is accomplished.
Serve as an active member of the department and other university
committees/task forces as assigned.
Complete other duties consistent with the purpose of this position
that may be assigned.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Range: $47,476 - 65,000/ year
University Title: MANAGER II STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Internal applicants can determine their university title by access
the Talent Profile in myHR.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Supervision of various levels of staff (i.e. professional,
Ability to collaborate and direct activities of multiple groups of
faculty, staff and students.
Effective decision-making abilities.
Excellent organization and administrative skills.
Master's Degree in Student Affairs or related field with 3 years of
experience in Housing/Residential Life.
Experience in promoting and managing student care and
Experience with conflict mediation, crisis response, and
Experience in program evaluation and educational research higher
Experience in designing, conducting, analyzing, interpreting, and
reporting academic research and student outcomes assessment.
Understanding of issues of diversity; demonstrated leadership and
effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity
and pluralism among students and staff required.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends and issues in university
Ability to deliver effective and engaging presentations to large
Cover Letter and Resume
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal
of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and
students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and
our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource
Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion
and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.
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