Job Details

University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Position Number: 3665396
  • Location: Fairbanks, AK
  • Position Type: Residence Life and Housing

Residence Life Associate Director

  • Job No: 522312
  • Classification:Student Services Manager 2
  • Grade:Grade 81
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Student Affairs/Services

  • Position Summary:
    The Associate Director of Residence Life provides leadership and direction to a dynamic team of professional and paraprofessional staff and students. Residence Life is seeking candidates who are able to work independently, extremely organized, great at public speaking, motivate others, and manage projects and teams effectively. Ideal candidates can think outside the box and have great teamwork skills.

    1-40% Staff Supervision - Directly supervise and mentor a team of Area Coordinators and their functional areas including student conduct, academic initiatives, and programming. Indirect supervision of Resident Directors and Residence Life student staff. - Effectively build a cohesive, creative, and effective staff team who understands student development theory, student needs, community development, student engagement, and retention practices. - Plan and implement training/development of hall professional staff. - Facilitate and oversee recruitment, evaluation and training/development of hall student staff. - Oversee recruitment and supervision of ACUHO-i intern(s).

    2-30% Residence Life Leadership - Serve as part of the departmental leadership team. - Oversee the resident experience by managing processes related to programming, conduct, and safety. - Leads strategic planning for residential experience and assists with the development and implementation of departmental strategic plans. - In conjunction with the departmental leadership team and campus partners, formulates and implements Residence Life policies and procedures.

    3-10%Programming - Oversee and coordinate support, leadership, and direction for living learning communities with Residence Life. - Provide direction and oversight for Residence Hall Association. - Coordinate collaboration with other departments for campus wide programming initiatives. - Departmental representative on campus committees as determined by the Director of Residence Life.

    4-10% Crisis Response: - Adjudicate student discipline issues in conjunction with the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities (CSRR). - Provide support and follow up for students through participation in crisis intervention and case management for conduct and care cases within housing. - Department liaison with CARE Team and CSRR. - Serve in on-call rotation with area coordinators to provide administrative backup for emergencies and other evening and weekend consultations with Residence Life staff.

    5-10% Fiscal Responsibility and Operations: - Responsible for annual budget preparation for areas of responsibility and providing input into the overall department budget. - Collaborate with Facilities Manager/Coordinator and Operations Manager to plan move-in and move-out in both single student and Employee/Family/Graduate housing. - Oversee the maintenance and updating of standard operating procedures for hall staff. - Oversee the updates to housing policies and handbook in conjunction with Board of Regents policy.

    Residence Life is a small, but highly engaged department team. Our campus partners are supportive and excited to collaborate to create a dynamic student experience. There are opportunities to create new living/learning communities, build an RHA, and create a leadership program for Resident Assistants.

    Our university student population is unique. We have a mix of traditional college-age students, non-traditional students, and veterans. We house not only undergraduate students, but also graduate students, students w/families, and faculty and staff.

    We are reimagining the residential experience and looking for candidates that are excited about building and creating a residence life program. Apply if you are ready for adventure and to be a part of crafting the next phase of student experience at UAF.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
    - Ability to problem solve
    - Effective written and verbal communication skills
    - Knowledge of environmental impact on students and community and student development theories
    - Experience with supervision, crisis management, budgeting, and risk management
    - Experience with relational databases and computer operations

    Typical Experience:
    - Five years progressive responsibility in a university residence life/housing program
    - Three years of supervisory experience

    Required Education or Training:
    - Masters degree in Higher Education or comparable academic discipline
    - Three years of supervisory experience
    - Five years of progressively responsible experience in organizational authority in a residence life/housing program

    Salary Information:

    This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 81, based on education and experience.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

    The review process for applications will be begin on November 30, 2022. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, 11/29/2022.

    UAF COVID Requirements:

    Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

    *Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

    *To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Hayley Michel, Signers Business Office HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-5979.

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