The director of Residence Life and Housing reports to the vice president for Student Affairs, and provides strategic leadership and management to the SUNY Cortland Residential Life and Housing Office, which provides on campus housing for approximately 3200 students. The Office supports an inclusive, safe, and respectful campus culture designed to foster personal growth, responsibility, and transformative learning. The director is a critical member of the Student Affairs Cabinet and is responsible for the development and implementation of departmental mission, goals, and assessment in alignment with those of the Division and the University. The director will anticipate, develop, and implement best practices that are responsive to trends regarding student issues, programming, and administrative operations. The director will monitor and provide direction as needed for the management of housing assignments, staff selection, training and evaluation. The director will work with senior leadership across the campus including campus partners in Facilities and Operations Services, University Police, Cortland Auxiliary Services, Multicultural Life and Diversity, International Programs and Admissions. Management areas will include fiscal management of departmental budget, assessment, program development, student learning outcomes, housing contracts, facility management and operations, housing assignments, marketing, employee development, and office management. The director will provide senior level leadership to housing facilities renovation and new construction projects.
Develop, implement and evaluate the residence life program.
Develop short and long-range plans for the Residence Life and Housing program including student development, student retention, student success, and promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Manage a departmental budget of $2.5 million including providing support to programs and initiatives that promote student success and activities.
Long-range planning for capital projects especially as they relate to new hall construction and renovations of existing halls.
Serve as liaison to offices inside and outside of the Division of Student Affairs such as Campus Activities and Corey Union, Student Conduct, Counseling, Student Health Services, University Police, Educational Opportunity Program, Career Services, Multicultural Life, Recreational Sports, Cortland Auxiliary Services, Facilities Management Services, College and Student Accounting Services, Budget Office, Purchasing and Accounts Payable, Computing Services, and various academic departments and committees as they relate to mutual concerns of these areas and the Residence Life and Housing Office.
Act on behalf of the vice president for Student Affairs as
Internal Number: 4713
About SUNY Cortland
SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."