Northern Kentucky University is seeking an Associate Director of Residence Life for the Office of University Housing. Reporting to the Director of University Housing, the Associate Director provides leadership for the areas of residence life, campus partnerships and learning-living communities, assessment and evaluation, and enrollment management. This individual works closely with the Director to develop a residential environment that promotes personal and academic growth for students. This position supervises one Assistant Director of Residence Life and indirectly or directly supervises five Hall Directors, two graduate-level Assistant Hall Directors, the Graduate Assistant for University Housing, and indirectly supervises up to 80 student staff (including RAs, Peer Mentors, Desk Staff, etc.) Responsibilities for residence life include: the the development and implementation of a quality student life program for 2,000 students; recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and professional development of undergraduate, graduate, and full-time professional staff; multicultural programming; leadership development; academic support initiatives; management of budgets; and coordination of the student conduct process. Responsibilities for coordination of the student conduct process include: being a liaison and partner with the Dean of Student’s Office, related to the student conduct process; training University Housing hearing officers on proper policies and procedures; serving as the appeal officer for University Housing student conduct cases; and managing the student conduct caseload and database for all University Housing student conduct hearing officers. The Associate Director of Residence Life will also serve as the primary departmental representative to the University’s Students of Concern (SOC) team. Responsibilities for campus partnerships and learning-living communities includes: developing partnerships with constituents across the University, forming lasting relationships with integrated campus partners through learning-living communities and learning initiatives; and developing, refining, and maintaining learning-living communities in partnership with faculty, staff, and other University offices. Responsibilities for assessment and evaluation include: the design and execution of a comprehensive assessment and evaluation plan for the department and coordination of all assessment activities. Responsibilities for enrollment management include: tracking retention statistics gathered through assessment methods and making necessary programmatic changes; developing a residential education model designed to give students the tools to matriculate at NKU; representing the department at campus events; and updating material related to residence life on the departmental website, in conjunction with other University Housing staff.
Primary Responsibilities :
1. Supervision of Assistant Director of Residence Life, Hall Director(s), housing interns, Assistant Hall Directors, resident assistants, peer mentors, and student desk staff in the halls. Provide on-going training and development for residence life professional and paraprofessional staff. Responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of all professional, graduate, intern, and undergraduate residence life staff.
2. Develop and implement a residential learning model focused on multiculturalism/interculturalism, leadership, academic success, and social belonging to enhance the development of community in the residence halls and apartments. Prepare unit goals and objectives for residence life and enrollment management. Assist the Director of University Housing with strategic planning.
3. Oversee daily administrative hall operations including, but not limited to, desk services, security, mail distribution, occupancy management, room inspections, and duty schedules. Coordinate the collection of various data such as crime statistics, department annual report data, retention, and quality of life survey data. Track, reconcile, and submit scheduled reports for residence life and enrollment management operations.
4. Manage the budget for residence life, including responsibility for 6 university-issued credit cards and oversight of spending procedures.
5. Develop, cultivate, and steward relationships with campus partners in the development of new academic initiatives in University Housing and maintain and improve learning-living communities. Collaborate with departments to develop new programs and initiatives that support student life. Specifically work with International Student and Scholar Services, Latino Programs & Services, and African-American Programs & Services, and the Office of First Year Programs to assist with the recruitment and retention of under-represented students.
6. Serve as the principle judicial officer within University Housing regarding the enforcement of policies, hear all appeals, and maintain judicial files for the department.
7. Serve as the primary emergency contact for the Hall Director staff, University Police, and facilities staff after hours. Serve as the primary contact for parent and family concerns related to residence life.
8. Review University Housing policies and procedures and ensure that all publications by the department are current and accurate. Supervise the development of policies and procedures related to student organizations associated with University Housing and oversee the advisement of the Association of Campus Residents (ACR).
9. Serve on University committees and attend professional conferences as a representative of the department. Assume responsibility for the department in the Director’s absence.
10. Accept and perform all other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of University Housing.
Master’s Degree, five years professional post-master’s Housing/Residence Life Experience, two years of live-on Housing/Residence Life experience, two years experience supervising full-time professional Housing/Residence Life staff.
Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or Counseling strongly preferred.
Any candidate who is offered this position is required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Quick Link: 7089
Internal Number: 7089
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.