Director of Residential Life and University Housing - Binghamton University
March 16, 2018
Binghamton, New York
Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Thu Mar 8 2018 Job Description:
Budget Title: Director of Residential Life (SL-5)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Binghamton University's Residential Life program serves the needs of approximately 7,400 students through a system of five residential colleges and two apartment-styled communities.
Providing students with a living/learning environment is an integral part of the academic mission of Binghamton University. Operating within a collegiate structure model, the Residential Life staff includes Collegiate Professors who actively recruit other faculty and staff to become involved in the day-to-day lives of students as Fellows.
Binghamton's collegiate system actually comes from a visionary plan developed in England, often called the "Oxford Model," adopted in the 1960s. It is an organizational model that combines academic opportunities for learning together with a community atmosphere where students live. We are the only SUNY campus with this model of living/learning. Learning Communities are part of the Residential College model. Classes and experiences are designed for each community to foster interaction and learning within a smaller group. Each community has its own theme and specialty, topics include CoRE (Computer, Robotics and Engineering), Education, Entrepreneurship, STEAM (STEM + Arts), Public and Service Learning, Engineering, Nursing and Social Activism.
The Director is responsible for the overall supervision and management of twenty-three residence halls and two apartment complexes, staffed by approximately 275 professional, civil service and paraprofessional employees. Directly supervises full-time Associate Directors and support staff. The Director is responsible for all administrative, budgetary, educational and environmental activities for the residential life program.
The Director reports to the Associate Dean of Students.
Provide leadership in establishing a strategic plan and realizing specific goals and objectives for the department consistent with the University's educational mission. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership qualities, strategic planning experience, and project development and implementation skills
The Director should be able to supervise staff at multiple levels, manage ambiguity and uncertainty, demonstrate negotiating skills and ability to work with a variety of constituents
Develop and/or expand initiatives that encourage student participation, community development and ethical responsibility. Value diversity and inclusion and be able to work with a diverse population of students and staff
Work closely with colleagues in enrollment management and admissions to determine and administer policies that help to achieve the University's enrollment goals
Lead departmental collaborative programs associated with the University's enrollment and retention initiatives
Formulate, revise and implement policies which are consistent with the changing needs of students, their developmental goals and general University policies
Assure that the room assignment process for both new and returning students achieves the goals for the enrollment and development of students
Develop, propose and maintain an annual budget. Assist in the planning, development and implementation of a self-sufficiency budget for University-wide housing operations
Establish and maintain effective liaison relationships with a variety of internal services and external agencies that contribute to the operation of the residence hall program
Coordinate residence hall staff involvement in all aspects of the University Student Conduct process.
Working knowledge of data analysis, evaluation and Implement assessment along with the ability to present recommendations
Responsible for crisis and risk management for the department including those occurring outside of standard office schedule
Oversight and planning of renovating residence halls
The Director must possess a minimum of a Master's Degree in Business Administration, or related field and at least seven years of progressive leadership at mid to senior levels including supervision of professional staff. They must also possess strong administrative and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have familiarity and experience with management, assessment and operational aspects of housing. Flexibility, a collaborative approach to day-to-day tasks, ability to work with multiple campus partners, planning and problem solving, and a commitment to quality service are essential.
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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About Binghamton University
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character — shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life — promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.