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Associate Director of Student Life for Housing Operations

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Associate Director of Student Life for Housing Operations
Job Category Administrator
Office/Department Student Life
If Temporary or Visiting, Estimated End Date:
Position Summary and Duties

The Associate Director of Student Life for Housing Operations provides oversight for a comprehensive campus housing program for undergraduate residential students, which includes the coordination of openings/closings, housing selection and first year placements, serving as the primary liaison to Facilities, and management of the StarRez housing software. The Associate Director also provides direct supervision to 2-3 Assistant Directors, serves as a senior member of the on-call system, and serves as a member of the office leadership team, comprised of two other Associate Directors and the Director of Student Life. The Associate Director reports directly to the Director of Student Life. This position is a live-on position and housing near campus is provided.

Because the Associate Director is part of a larger Student Life team, this position also provides the unique opportunity to develop skills in high-level crisis response, staff supervision, staff development, and student conduct. On a small collaborative campus, the Associate may also be involved in campus-wide initiatives including service as a mentor in Messina – Loyola’s living learning initiative.

Primary Job Responsibilities
Occupancy and Assignments
o Develop and manage an occupancy plan to address housing supply and demand and forecast occupancy
o Develop and manage the housing selection process for upperclass students
o Develop and oversee the housing application process for first year students
o Complete the housing assignment process for all first year students, transfer students, and students on the housing wait list

Housing Processes
o Manage all residence hall openings and closings
o Coordinate University-wide logistics to support fall semester opening
o Oversee all housing processes including keys, contract extensions/early arrivals, room condition reports, room changes, Move Week, etc.
o Develop housing policies related to various areas, including early arrivals, contract extensions, and the housing selection process

Partner with Facilities
o Manage emergency response to facilities related issues, which may include relocation/developing alternative housing plans for students
o Develop strong working relationships with Facilities staff and communicate with the Director of Facilities about issues or concerns
o Represent Student Life at all pertinent Facilities related meetings
o Help coordinate campus-wide programs, such as pest control, cleaning, and other projects related to University housing
o Help address concerns proactively and plan for residence hall improvements/construction. Assist in the development of renovation plans and the implementation of new residential facilities

Supervision and Team Leadership
o Support both the departmental and divisional goals focused on diversity and inclusion
o Directly supervise 2-3 Masters-level Assistant Directors
o Indirectly supervise six Assistant Directors in collaboration with peer Associates specifically in regards to housing operations
o Serve in the senior level on-call rotation for campus-wide emergencies potentially responding to emergencies in all areas of residential living. During rotation, must be within 30 minutes of campus if a response is needed
o Communicate regularly with peer Associates and Director to discuss office needs, strategic planning, and office processes

Required Qualifications

o Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling in Student Affairs or a related field
o 3-5 years of post-Master’s professional experience
o 3 years of residence life and on-call crisis response experience
o Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work successfully with campus partners
o Experience supervising professional staff and availability during night and weekend hours
o Demonstrated knowledge of housing operations and the unique aspects of a primarily residential campus
o Demonstrated ability to support and advocate for underrepresented students

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding and appreciation of the mission of a Jesuit university

Job Posting Date 07/17/2017
Priority Application Deadline Date
Job Close Date
Anticipated Start Date 10/02/2017
University Description

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Diversity Statement

Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you ever served as part of an on-call, crisis response rotation in a college residential setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 3-5 years post-Master's experience in residence life?

    (Open Ended Question)