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Director of University Housing

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Director of University Housing
Posting Number NFE00041P
Department USD-Housing
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The Division of Student Services invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, Director of Housing.

Primary responsibilities:
- Provide leadership and supervision University Housing.
- Supervise full-time, graduate assistant, and student staff
- Manage programming and other budgets for assigned communities
- Manage for the coordination of staff recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation
- Provide leadership for housing management software system, StarRez
- Strengthen the administrative processes of housing including housing assignments, marketing materials, and training programs
- Work collaboratively with colleagues in Student Services and others at the university to encourage involvement and leadership of university students
- Participate in University Behavior Intervention Team administered through Student Services
- Report to the Associate Dean of Students
- Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or closely related field and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in housing, student activities, or student affairs/services are highly preferred. A successful candidate should have demonstrated ability to foster relationships with students and a successful track record of developing and implementing programs that enhance the student experience. The successful candidate will have team building skills, demonstrated leadership abilities, and well-developed communication skills. Experience with StarRez or other housing management software system is highly preferred. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Other Considerations: Must be an experienced and energetic individual with a demonstrated understanding of student development theory and the issues facing students today. Must be an innovative thinker with a vision for providing high-quality services that educate and empower students.

Posting Date 11/14/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/08/2017
Advertised Salary commensurate with qualifications, plus benefits
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours
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Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Other
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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, five administrative support staff, five graduate students, 61 Resident Assistants, 40 Desk Worker/Operations Crew, one Assistant Director and Director.
As stated in our mission, the Division of 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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Documents Needed to Apply

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