POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Director, Residence Life
University Housing
SIU Carbondale

Position Summary: Reporting directly to the Senior Associate Director of University Housing – Residence Life, the Assistant Director is expected to lead an area of University Housing in its primary goal of establishing a positive, academically supportive environment for the residents of SIU Carbondale. Primary responsibilities include supervising an area consisting of approximately 1800 residents in facilities including apartment-style housing, a high rise residence hall, and four low-rise residence halls. This position is responsible for the supervision of full-time, master’s level Hall Directors, graduate Assistant Hall Directors and full-time administrative staff.

Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct long-range planning and goal-setting for a residential program designed to support and enhance the quality of student life. Coordinate formal training for full time Residence Life staff, graduate assistants and resident assistants. Provide crisis/emergency response and serve in an on-call rotation for the residential campus community. Serve as a conduct officer for the SIU Carbondale community. Participate in the recruitment and selection of full time and graduate staff. Collaborate with staff in other departments within the University Community. Actively participate and provide flexible leadership in a dynamic and ever-changing department.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree is required. A minimum of four academic years live-in, full-time professional experience (post-master’s degree) in campus housing programs at the time employment begins.

This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree in student personnel administration, higher education, college student personnel, or student affairs and master’s level professional staff supervision is preferred. Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills are strongly preferred. A demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment is desired.

General Information: Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Director of University Housing (Residence Life). SIU Carbondale is a Carnegie doctoral research extensive public university with a diverse student population of over 16,000 students from throughout the United States and over 100 foreign countries. The department of University Housing is a 39 million dollar operation consisting of over 4,000 bed spaces, apartment and residence hall communities, academic initiative programs including expansive Living-Learning Community programs, and a self-operated dining service.

Application Deadline: Applications must be completed through jobs.siu.edu by April 13, 2018, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Visit jobs.siu.edu "Administrative/Professional Job Postings" to create an account and apply.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.