Executive Director of University Housing & Residential Life

Tennessee Technological University  |  Cookeville, TN

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Executive Director of University Housing & Residential Life

Job Type: Administrative
Location: Cookeville, TN
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 35323
Application Deadline: 10/15/2021

Benefits

Salary Range:
$77,790 - $116,681
Additional Compensation:
Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick day per month, and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$77,790 - $116,681
Additional Compensation:
Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick day per month, and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Other
Experience:
8-10 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Other
Experience:
8-10 Years

Position Description

Provide direction and leadership for all aspects of the university’s housing and residential life department, including approximately 2600 residents, over 200 university apartments and 15 residence halls. Select, train, supervise and provide professional development for full-time and part-time staff in the department including, but not limited to, the financial associate, director/manager, associate directors, assistant directors, hall directors, resident assistants and desk assistants. Direct staff in providing a robust and comprehensive programming model that includes service-learning, leadership development and residential education. Develop and manage departmental budget(s) to align with the mission, vision and strategic plan of the department and university; work in tandem with Auxiliary Services on financial oversight, management and reporting. Foster collaborative and meaningful partnerships across campus to provide a holistic experience for residential students. Develop a comprehensive communications plan for the department, including but not limited to day-to-day, emergency, and risk management. Assess student satisfaction and community building within housing and residence life; conduct annual personnel performance evaluations. Provide guidance and recommendations on occupancy rates to meet desired revenue goals. Ensure the housing application to assignments process is smooth and student friendly; incorporate appropriate software to enhance and streamline administrative processes. Responsible for oversight of software integration across the department. Address student conduct issues and concerns in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students. Review, revise and devise policies in accordance with Housing and Residence Life community standards. Set departmental goals in alignment with Tech Tomorrow Strategic Plan and execute accordingly. Expand opportunities for partnership involving residence hall eateries and food options. Provide direction and insight on facility improvement, capital planning, and housing and residence life maintenance and upkeep.  Actively participate in campus-wide committees as appropriate. Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree from an accredited institution in Student Personnel Services or related field. Budgetary experience, Facility maintenance and improvements experience, and supervision of a mid to large size staff is required.  

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate from an accredited institution in Higher Education, Business, Student Personnel Services or related field. Experience in facility maintenance and improvements, budget management, and full time administrative staff supervision. Ten years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Residential Life and Housing on a university campus.

Application Information

Applicants are required to electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

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