Senior Director, Housing and Residence Education

University of Florida  |  Gainesville, FL

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Senior Director, Housing and Residence Education

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Gainesville, FL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: 30,000 & Over Students
Employer ID: 27512
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida (UF) seeks an accomplished and engaging leader for the position of Senior Director of Housing and Residence Education.  The director is responsible for the overall planning and budgeting of departmental funds, planning and development of new construction and renovation of facilities, and establishment of policies, procedures and internal controls in directed areas. These areas include residence life and education, housing assignments, conference services, human resources and payroll management, contract management, and learning and development. A key expectation for the position will be the continued implementation of the university’s Strategic Development Plan. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, this position will have the opportunity to engage in new and innovative projects that will effect positive changes for the entire UF community. 

Housing and Residence Education (HRE) is a large and complex operational department that is self-supporting through an annual auxiliary budget of $58 million. The department consists of more than 350 full-time employees and 450 part-time student employees, providing services for a bustling on-campus community that includes single-student residence halls, graduate/family housing, professional student housing, and public/private partnership housing. More than 8,000 students live in undergraduate residence halls and 2,000 graduate and professional students and their families live in graduate and professional housing. HRE’s 168 housing and ancillary buildings contain 3 million square feet.

The Division of Student Affairs comprises 13 departments that provide comprehensive student services and education for all UF students. Each unit plays an essential role in providing the signature student experience. The University of Florida is a top-10 public research university, serving over 55,000 students and covering facilities on a 2,000 acre campus and beyond.

Responsibilities and Expectations
The director provides day-to-day management, leadership and policy direction for HRE. Priorities for the director include leadership and team development; financial planning and budgeting; facilities and construction management; and program and policy development and implementation.

Leadership and Team Development: Leads and motivates employees through a shared vision; coaches and develops employees; collaborates with other UF leaders; and represents the department and division with local, state and federal offices.

Financial Planning and Budgeting: Develops and manages departmental budget; utilizes industry best practices in financial management and accounting; develops and ensures adequate internal controls to insure adherence to bond provisions and state and university rules and regulations.

Facilities and Construction Management: Oversees planning and development of new construction and renovation projects; ensures productive utilization and management of HRE facilities; and implements relevant components of UF’s strategic development plan.

Program/Policy Development and Implementation: Interprets and explains university and departmental policies and procedures; develops departmental long- and short-term goals and programs; develops and implements in-service training programs; and interprets laws, rules and regulations, and formulates appropriate policies.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience. Valid Florida driver's license at time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive leadership experience within a complex organization
  • Record of successful team building and collaboration as well as managing moderate to large teams of diverse employees through motivation, coaching and development
  • Demonstrated record of residence life and education, facility management, financial, accounting, and personnel operations work experience at an institution of higher education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with management, partners, clients, guests and others, inside and outside the organization, at all levels
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial responsibilities of an auxiliary service

Application Information

Application must be made online at the UF jobs portal. Application packets should include a cover letter, resume and reference list. The cover letter should address how the applicant’s qualifications and experience meet the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Applications should be submitted by December 31, 2018 and will be reviewed as they are received.

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