Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: full-time, permanent
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: 0058/AD301/Grade 05/Steps 1-10
Salary Range: $63, 386.00- $85, 124.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
The Director of Residence Life is required to reside in the residential property and has primary responsibility managing the day to day operations, including but not limited to, overseeing thedepartment budget; setting goals and establishing implementation strategies for the department.The Director is on call 24/7 to respond to student resident concerns, respond to crises and toestablish a programmatic model that will fully support residential students in their overall development.
The office responsibility of the Director is split between office hours on campus and additional hours (minimum of 15 hours per week) served in the residential facility after normal university operating hours. In addition to the residential duties, the Director must oversee the overall technical aspects involved in the development of affordable residential communities. These aspects include initial feasibility analysis, design, cost, and entitlements; and coordination with the Office of Facilities and Real Estate. Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of Residence Life is expected to exercise a high level of independent judgment in the conduct of business responsibility with minimal supervision.
1. Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Student Development, Counseling or a related field of study and at least five years experience in area of university student housing/residence life.
- Knowledge of residence life operations.
- Ability to maintain confidential information.
- Ability to work flexible schedule.
- Excellent organizational, administrative and communication skills.
- Creativity and innovativness in retention program development.
- Knowledge of student development theory as it applies to college students.
- Must maintain high professional standards and ethics.
- An understanding of the principles and concepts for planning and program evaluation.
- Demonstrated ability to gain cooperation and support from faculty and other individuals when initiating new programs.
- Knowledge of the organization, mission and programs under the jurisdiction of the University of the District of Columbia.
- Knowledge of the organization and functions of the District of Columbia Government, its various agencies, boards, and commissions, as appropriate.
- Ability to train and demonstrate effective customer service skills at all times.
- Ability to work effectively when confronted with emergencies.
- Ability to provide professional guidance and supervision.
- Administrative skills in planning, organization, time management, etc.
- Writing skills for editing and approving the work of others and for the creation of interesting and attractive promotion materials.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate many projects at the same time.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in resolving student-related problems.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.