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Senior Associate Director, Residence Life and Housing

Assists the Director of Residence Life and Housing in coordinating and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Housing Office and implementing departmental goals, visions, policies, and procedures for a large, complex and critical department on campus. Provides supervision and training of Residence Life staff including Hall Directors, Coordinators, and Resident Assistants. Provides leadership, implementation, and supervision in the development of residential programming and community building. Responsible for residential management in residence halls and apartment complexes.


Supervises, trains, and evaluates residence life staff, including the Residence Hall Directors, Complex Coordinators, and Graduate Hall Directors. Coordinates the selection of Resident Assistants. Evaluates the RA staff and programming to ensure applicability to the educational mission of the university and is responsible for effectively administering the programming budget. Responsible for creating and implementing a residence life programming model that fits both residence halls and apartment living. Oversees recruitment and programming efforts for living-learning programs (LLPs); maintains relationships with LLP faculty and staff. Provides oversight to the faculty-in-residence position including recruitment and advisement of programming efforts. Directs and coordinates programming efforts for a residentially based peer education program; fosters relationships and collaborative efforts with partnering office. Supervises and coordinates all residence hall openings and closings. Resolves personal concerns, development issues, conflicts, and crises affecting resident students. Coordinates and promotes programs providing leadership development opportunities for participating in student governance within the residence halls. Assists with supervision of student conduct process and adjudicates high-level and/or repeat residential offenses. Liaisons with facilities staff.Coordinates summer camp housing needs. Other duties as assigned.

Physical Condition

Three to five years of progressively more responsible and expansive work experience in residence life and housing. The successful candidate will have experience in program development, administration, management, and professional and/or staff supervision. Advanced experience with student conduct is preferred.


Must have knowledge of generally accepted office practices and procedures, to include budgeting, personnel management, and facilities management; Knowledge of student development theory and of the impact of a residential living-learning environment on student development; Knowledge of theories and philosophies of student conduct. Assist with Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) case management by developing, monitoring, evaluating, and documenting student success plans as assigned. Familiarity with assessment practices in residence life and housing. Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary. Ability to plan and coordinate complex, cross-related tasks, make independent decisions, and supervise full-time staff. Must make a strong, positive representation of Midwestern State University. Must be adaptable, flexible, and cooperative.


Master's degree required in college student personnel, counseling, management or related field.

Additional Requirements

Employees are expected to embody and promote the five core values of Midwestern State University: People-Centered, Community, Integrity, Visionary, and Connections, in their day-to-day work and interactions as members of the university community. Personal cell phone usage may be required to complete position duties, including multi-function authentication requirements. Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Must have the ability to teach, direct, guide and mediate; a participatory management style; counseling skills for a wide range of student and staff concerns; Skill working with multicultural groups and individuals; The ability to identify and organize tasks, prioritize duties, and effectively complete the many components of the job; The ability to work under pressure and uneven time constraints; Excellent oral and written communication skills; and Demonstrated commitment to diversity. *Regular reliable attendance is required *Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act * Must be available some nights and weekends. Must periodically serve on a standby or on-call basis *Designated as a Responsible Employee as outlined by Title IX *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 09-26-2022