Assistant Director of University Housing

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Assistant Director of University Housing
Posting Number NFE00131P
Department USD-Housing
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The Division of Student Services invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, Assistant Director of Housing. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of University Housing and is an essential member of the leadership team.

- A Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education, Student Affairs or closely related field
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in housing, student activities, or student affairs/services
- Demonstrated ability to foster relationships with students and a successful track record of developing and implementing programs that enhance the student experience
- Demonstrated team building skills, leadership abilities, and well-developed communication skills

Other Considerations:
- Experienced and energetic individual with an understanding of student development theory and the issues facing students today
- Innovative thinker with a vision for providing high-quality services that educate and empower students

Primary Responsibilities:
- Provide leadership and supervision to University Housing
- Supervise full-time, graduate assistant, and student staff
- Lead development, implementation and assessment of residential curriculum and living learning communities
- Manage programming and other budgets for assigned communities
- Manage coordination of full-time, graduate and undergraduate staff recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation
- Work collaboratively with colleagues in Student Services and others at the university to encourage involvement and leadership of university students
- Implement initiatives to support inclusive excellence
- Participate in the administrative level of the University Emergency Response Rotation
- Some evening and weekend hours will be required
- Other duties as assigned

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contract information for three references.

Posting Date 02/27/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/13/2018
Advertised Salary commensurate with qualifications
Duration of the Term 12 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
If internal, define scope of search
This position requires Weekends/Holidays, Other
If other, please indicate On Call
Department Description and Cultural Expectations

University Housing provides a safe, secure and holistic residential community and fosters education through co-curricular programming. We strive to offer well-maintained living-learning environments and assist students in fulfillment of their academic success. The University of South Dakota is home to nine residential facilities housing over 2,000 residents, including first year halls, upper class halls, and apartment/suite facilities. University Housing employs six master’s level full-time Residence Hall Directors, four administrative support staff, five graduate students, 61 Resident Assistants, 40 Desk Worker/Operations Crew, one Assistant Director and Director.

Student Services provides diverse educational and social opportunities, as well as guidance for students to learn and develop skills to be successful in a global society.

Affirmative Action Statement


Diversity Statement

Diversity and Inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

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Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Graduate Transcripts