Associate Director for Administrative Services

Mississippi State University  |  Mississippi State, MS

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Position Title:

Associate Director for Administrative Services

Onsite Event Position ID: 1803
Job Type:
Location: Mississippi State, MS
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 28097
Application Deadline: 08/27/2018

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Salary Range:
$47,200 - $78,600
Housing for Position:
None provided
Salary Range:
$47,200 - $78,600
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other

Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other

Position Description

Responsible for the overall administration and operation of housing assignments, marketing, conferences/guest services, and front desk services for Housing & Residence Life (HRL)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
1. Serve as a member of the Department of HRL Leadership Team
2. Establish and administer goals, objectives, and long-range project planning for the Administrative Services unit of the Department
3. Lead and oversee the Administrative Services team to administer, maintain, and improve the administrative systems and functions of the unit
4. Develop strategies for allocating beds to support strategic populations
5. Establish and manage occupancy goals/targets
6. Create long and short-term occupancy forecasts using historical, existing, and future data for both on and off campus
7. Develop strategies for making mid-course adjustments to impact occupancy
8. Craft policies to ensure contract or lease agreement is consistent with institutional and professional practices as well as legal requirements
9. Build, manage and adjudicate requests for student and guest housing contracts
10. Coordinate the generation and distribution of departmental statistical and annual reports
11. Establish and foster partnerships with appropriate institutional staff including, but not limited to: athletics, living-learning/theme housing communities, student support services, enrollment services, and orientation
12. Serve on departmental, divisional, and/or university-wide committees as needed
13. Active involvement with state, regional, and/or national professional associations to enhance professional knowledge, skills, and abilities
14. Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:
Supervises full-time professional staff include an Assistant Director, full-time support staff, graduate and student staff
Supervised by the Executive Director of Housing & Residence Life

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Supervision of full-time post-masters level staff to student staff
2. Excellent communication and intrapersonal skills
3. Knowledgeable and practices skills related to sales, contracting, resource allocation and management
4. Proficient knowledge of computer applications (e.g., Microsoft suite)

Physical Requirements:
1. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
2. Must be able to walk stairs

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Preferred deadline is April 30, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled. 

Job Requirements

Bachelor's Degree required - Focus in Business Administration, marketing, or related area

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in higher education, college student development, or Business Administration or related field.
Experience in college student housing beyond minimum requirement
Project management and marketing strategy implementation experience
Experience with StarRez Housing Management System or similar housing management system

Application Information

Applications must be submitted through the Human Resources Management Website at by completing the online application, cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 3 professional references.

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