Reports to: Associate Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
Status: Staff, full-time, 12 months
Summary: The Director of Housing & Residence Life is responsible for developing a robust residential program where students develop holistically in thriving communities. The successful candidate will be an innovative and collaborative leader who will be expected to guide all facets of a residence life program with just over 1000 beds in residence halls and campus apartments. The director will provide leadership, strategic direction, budget management, and staff supervision for all operations related to the Office of Housing & Residence Life. This role will support all students in their co-curricular integration at the university ultimately enhancing their overall residential experience. The director will live on campus in a campus-owned apartment.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in college student personnel, higher education administration or related field. Understanding, support, and commitment to a diverse higher education environment. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational, teamwork, student management, and data management skills. Commitment to the principles of liberal arts education.
Preferred Qualifications: At least five years of full-time housing and residence life experience. Experience working with the Adirondack Solutions, The Housing Director housing software system. General understanding and knowledge of student development theory.
Provide supervision, training, mentoring and evaluation to all full-time housing and residence life staff members and indirect supervision to student staff members (RAs)
Provide oversight in the administration, planning and execution of the housing and residence life program
In conjunction with the Assistant Director of Housing Operations, provide oversight to the housing assignment process for all of campus housing, to include marketing, occupancy records and reports, re-assignments, ect.,
Provide oversight to the departmental programming initiatives for both the first-year residential community and the upperclassmen engagement residential community
Serve as a member of the campus’ Student Care Team
Work closely with the Director of Facilities to ensure that all maintenance and housekeeping needs are met within the residence halls and to advocate for building and furniture needs
Assist the Associate Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students with investigating and adjudicating student conduct cases and coordinating practices of the residential conduct system
Provide leadership for directing the assessment of all aspects of the department to include occupancy reports, programming and violation reports, departmental goal assessments, ect.,
Other duties as assigned
The position is available June 01, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply, submit a letter of application naming the position, a completed University application, resume and contact information for three current references to:
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Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site.Mars Hill’s small campus of approximately 1,200 students offers a warm and engaging environment, where students get to know each other, as well as professors and university staff. Mars Hill boasts a eclectic mix of students, and one of the highest percentages of minority students in the region. The university draws students from all over the United States, and the world.