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Associate Director for Residence Life

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Priority consideration will be given to those who complete the application process by February 18, 2018; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. In addition to a resume, candidates must include a one-page cover letter and names of 3 professional references with contact information. Candidates selected for on-campus interviews may be required to provide additional information.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Administrative Faculty
Posting Number 2017_00571F
Posting Type
Working Title Associate Director for Residence Life
Title Code 77104
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

University Housing Mission Statement:
University Housing provides comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported.

University Housing seeks an individual to serve as Associate Director for Residence Life at the University of Georgia. The successful candidate must have the ability to become an active and engaging member of the department’s management team.

The primary function of this position is the supervision and leadership of residence life staff serving approximately 7,500 students in 21 traditional halls and apartment style units. In addition, this position oversees the residence life portion of the Family and Graduate Housing operation.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

 Have a master’s degree in higher education or a related field
 Completed a minimum of 7 years full-time experience with demonstrated advancement in residence life/housing or related field
 7 years of progressive experience with hiring, training, supervising and evaluating various levels of staff; including but not limited to students, graduate assistants, residence hall directors, administrative assistants. Possess the ability train and guide supervisors with developing a similar skill set.

Preferred Qualifications

• A minimum of 10 years full-time post-masters experience with demonstrated advancement in residence life/housing or related field
• Readiness to work in a mission-driven department and possess the ability to articulate the mission to residents, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.

• Capacity to foster and maintain an inclusive living and working environments for students and staff members

• Willingness to build strong relationships with staff members while maintaining the ability to hold them accountable

• Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with various academic, student affairs and community partners

• Willingness to learn. Open to personally engaging, and motivating others to engage, in professional development opportunities at various levels; department, campus, local community, state, region and nation

• Experience working with budgets, facilities management, renovation projects and strategic planning

Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 01/18/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents