Senior Director, Residential Life, The American University in Cairo

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Posted about 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Senior Director, Residential Life, The American University in Cairo

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Egypt
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 29320

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Negotiable
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Negotiable
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
11-15 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
11-15 Years

Job Requirements

Senior Director of Residential Life

The American University in Cairo is seeking an energetic, student-centered, proactive professional to join our student life team as our Senior Director of Residential Life. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life, the Senior Director of Residential Life is responsible is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the residential living experience on campus and for delivering a quality, innovative residence life experience. The director works closely with the Dean of Students and the directors in the student life area to provide a safe, secure, healthy, and positive living environment in AUC’s residences that enhances student development and learning.

The director will lead a team of 25 professional and 20 student staff members to provide a positive and educationally vital experience for the 650 students living AUC’s residences. The director is responsible for the following:

  • The leadership and management of residential life developing strategic goals and annual operating objectives and ensuring that resources and the annual budget are optimally configured. Assesses the quality of and student satisfaction with residential life services and support. Monitors staff performance and development goals, assigns accountabilities and sets objectives.

     

  • Resources and facility management. Evaluates and assesses student residences occupancy, retention and projection trends and ensures that the residential facilities are well maintained, healthy and safe in liaison with the facilities management team.

 

  • Student support and crisis management. Meets with students who are struggling with issues related to retention concerns, mental health or transition challenges and ensures student compliance with relevant policies and procedures. Is responsible for crisis management and emergency response protocols and oversight for response to critical incidents.

 

  • Residential life and student engagement. Works collaboratively with the Dean of Students and the directors in the student life area to develop, lead and assess a culturally inclusive residential program with programs/activities that support the first-year experience, academic success initiatives and independent living. Contributes to the broader institutional goal of increasing participation by students in student life activities and creating a residential campus.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master’s is preferred. 
  • 15 years of management experience in higher education with at least 5 years being in a leadership level
  • Experience is required in managing student living facilities and in major elements of residential life including programming and facilities operations.

 

Role Specific Requirements

  • Excellent leadership skills and has the ability to make clear, informed decisions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and is able to effectively handle a full range of interpersonal interactions with a diverse population of students and staff
  • Excellent short-term and long-term planning skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of residential life and its role in promoting student success
  • Demonstrated capacity to work confidently and effectively in an international environment and a multicultural setting
  • Proficient in balancing multiple duties and responsibilities, paying attention to details
  • Demonstrated ability to manage continuous improvement and change
  • Creativity in problem solving and programming
  • Highly effective in all aspects of crisis management, including the ability to work collaboratively with others in managing crises
  • Ability to manage budgets, resources and facilities

 

If interested send your updated CV to 'hr2@aucegypt.edu'

Please write in the subject ‘Senior Director, Residential Life’

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