Job Details

University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Position Number: 4482970
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Position Type: Residence Life and Housing

Director of Residence Life

The University of Illinois at Chicago is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANASPI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (SHI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate, and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health science colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant, and engaged urban university. Recent "Best Colleges" rankings published in U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

Campus Housing seeks to develop students both in and out of the classroom through a rich residential curriculum, active student involvement in the university's mission, and students' overall success. With the university and department at the forefront of change, employees must demonstrate the ability to make timely, well-informed decisions, use professional judgment in complex situations; and demonstrate critical, creative, and reflective thinking skills. The Director for Residence Life must be able to effectively handle complex situations; work calmly and accurately to de-escalate situations and resolve escalated issues through constructive and creative approaches.

Campus Housing is currently seeking a Director for Residence Life (DRL). The Director of Residence Life is responsible for overseeing an engaging residential life operation that provides a positive and safe living environment that is conducive to living and learning for students, staff, and guests. This position includes leadership, management, and oversight for the development and implementation of a comprehensive curricular residence life program that focuses on academic retention and student development and the continued development of a Faculty in Residence program. Works with student conduct; crisis response; diversity and inclusion; leadership and advising; assessment; staff development, selection, recruitment, training and evaluation, and administration. This position directly supervises three full-time staff as well as indirectly supervises full-time, part-time, graduate, and undergraduate staff. This position involves making timely, well-informed decisions, using professional judgment in complex situations; and demonstrating critical, creative, and reflective thinking skills and has budgetary oversight.

This position is the departmental subject matter expert as it relates to student development, staff supervision, residential education, conduct & compliance, selection and training, and leadership programs.

The position requires a master's degree in Student Development, Higher Education, Management, Public administration or other related education field strongly preferred. Minimum of 10 years residence life supervisory and budgetary experience, preferably in Higher Education. Working knowledge of university policy and procedures. Working knowledge of databases and general computer skills.

For full consideration please submit a resume and cover letter by September 25, 2023 at the following:

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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