Director, Residential Life

University of Missouri-Columbia  |  Columbia, MO

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director, Residential Life

Job Type: Administrative Facilities Housing/Residence Life Management Other Student Affairs Administration
Location: Columbia, MO
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 31837

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$75,000 - $125,000
Additional Compensation:
Benefit Eligibility 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
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$75,000 - $125,000
Additional Compensation:
Benefit Eligibility 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
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred,
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred,
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

This position provides dynamic and visionary leadership and direction for a department housing over 6,900 students within 29 facilities totaling over a 2 million gross square feet and is currently valued at over $750 million. The department has an annual budget of over $50 million with bond liability of approximately $275 million; a workforce of 37 full-time staff, 450 plus student and part-time staff with a payroll over $9 million. The MU Department of Residential Life supports numerous university efforts, including but not limited to, Honors College, Missouri Scholars Academy, CASE Scholars, Admissions, International Center, Campus Dining Services, The Kinder Institute, Dean of Students, and many Academic Colleges. A significant degree of interaction with internal departments/units such as Admissions, Undergraduate Provost, Dean of Students department and external conference groups, corporate sponsors, out of state recruitment efforts is involved; Sound fiscal principles must be applied to develop the departmental budget to effectively fulfill Departmental and Division mission and follow the University's policies.

  • Leadership: Serves as the primary administrator for the update and implementation of the Housing Master Plan.  Plans and directs resources to meet strategic initiatives of the University while maintaining the residence halls, apartments, and leased properties, renovation, repairs and new construction.  Has direct responsibility for the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and professional development of all staff employed by Residential Life.  This staff encompasses the Associate Directors and their staffs responsible for business, emergency response, life safety, facility management, assignments administration, residential education, marketing, conferences and housing operations.  This responsibility requires the Director of Residential Life to ensure that all related laws, regulations, and policies governing employed staff are appropriately followed and are fully complaint.
  • Budget and Fiscal:  Has direct responsibility for the development and management of the department’s budget.  As such, the Director of Residential Life will recommend rental rates consistent with market forces and sufficient to achieve the mission of the department.  All planned new construction and renovation projects must be developed with a long-range impact assessment on the fiscal well-being of the department.  The Director of Residential Life has stewardship responsibility regarding all fiscal affairs of the department.  
  • Facilities Management:  Has direct responsibility for the master planning of student housing and the operational management of Furniture, fixtures, and equipment (or FF&E) in all residential facilities managed by the department of Residential Life.  This includes a priority for sustainable design and operational principles to be integrated into housing’s facility management.  Will provide leadership for the design and construction of new student housing and renovation of existing housing.  Will work with Campus Facilities to ensure all construction, renovation, and facility management needs for student housing are met.
  • Crisis and Risk Management:  Has responsibility to ensure staff respond appropriately to emergency crises that occur throughout all residentially owned and operated properties. The Director will serve on the campus Emergency Preparedness Committee.  Ensures appropriate staff on –call assignments, training and protocol are in place to respond effectively to critical incidents and risk management issues affecting the entire University.  Ensures that close collaboration with student conduct programs, law enforcement and safety, media relations, and other university offices and resources will be utilized as needed to effectively respond to emergencies and critical incidents on campus involving members of the university community off campus.
  • Residential Safety:  Responsible to ensure that effective programs to enhance students’ ability to maintain their safety and security of their property are developed, sustained, and well managed.  Provides overall management of an expanded access and video surveillance program in student housing.  Works closely with law enforcement and safety and environmental health and safety as well as other campus offices to continuously improve aspects of a comprehensive effort on these issues.
  • Residential Community and Campus Life:  Has responsibility to ensure the residential environment in residence halls and apartments supports students’ academic success and personal development while promoting student’s understanding of and participation in the life of their communities.  The Director will use the University’s mission as foundation for developing appropriate policies, procedures and programs to promote community, civility, and responsible student behavior.  The Director will work with the Office of Accountability and Support to ensure that student codes are kept updated and enforced consistently in all residence hall and apartment communities.  Development of clear objectives with strategic assessment to develop and sustain vibrant residential communities.  Director will work with the Provost of Undergraduate Studies to ensure Freshmen Interest Groups are designed, facilitated and evaluated to best support University retention efforts. Explore opportunities to increase Living Learning Communities.
  • Administrative Administration:  Has direct responsibility for the marketing, contracts and assignments of student residence spaces owned and operated by Residential Life.  Direct the publications and web presence for the department to ensure that prospective and continuing students can gain access to the facilities and services of the comprehensive residential offerings at MU.  Responsible for summer conferences using residential space including the annual Missouri Scholars Academy.   
  • Recruitment: Has responsibility to ensure department is actively supporting the University's recruit efforts. Direct departmental efforts in support of the Strategic Enrollment Management plan. Promote the MU student experience locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through creative marketing and the use of social media, broadcast, print, corporate partnerships and presentations and speaking, campus media and promotional ventures. Responsible for Mizzou Esports program, including facility space, corporate sponsorship, allocation of scholarships, and team expectations.  

Salary

Salary Range: $75,000 - $125,000; Commensurate with education and experience.

Grade: GGS-013

University Title: Director II Student Support Services

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR. Current job grade information may be found here.

Shift

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Additional hours will be required dependant upon events.

Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Application Deadline

Completed online applications and resumes' will be accepted until position is filled.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Diversity Commitment

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 excellence.

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.


Job Requirements

A master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Application Information

Apply online: hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff and search for job opening 31759

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