Assistant Director of Residence Life

Assistant Director of Residence Life

  • 528311
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Closing on: Jun 16 2024
  • Grade 80
  • UAA VC Student Affairs

The Department of Residence Life (DRL) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), seeks a dedicated and experienced candidate to serve in the role of the department's Assistant Director (AD). The AD is a live-in, master's degree-level professional, who provides leadership to the department in several key areas, such as assessment, management of the Residential Curriculum, training, recruitment, Welcome Home Week(s) and supervision of the department's main Information Desk. The AD is also the Residence Coordinator for the Main Apartment Complex (MAC): An apartment community comprised of six buildings housing up to approximately 260 students. This position requires the AD to reside in an assigned, fully furnished on-campus apartment throughout the term of their appointment. Compensation for this position includes year-round housing and a full meal plan at no cost to the employee. Funding for this position has been secured for 3 years after which the ongoing need for the position will be reassessed.

To qualify for this position, candidates must have at least five years of professional experience working at an institution of higher education. Three of those years must have been spent working for a residence life or university housing department. Candidates must have also earned or be on track to earn a master's degree from an accredited institution. Candidates' previous professional experience in residence life must have included service in an on-call duty rotation, service as a student conduct officer, supervision of paraprofessional staff members and community management. Additionally, candidates are required to have previous experience with assessment, and have a working knowledge of laws pertinent to college student housing and their practical application to the work of housing professionals.

Our team is dedicated to serving the needs of residents and seeks to make safe, comfortable and affordable housing options available to students working toward their academic goals. Tremendous effort and intention are invested into creating an environment that values diversity and inclusion, supports academic success and fosters a sense of community and belonging. All of our programs, services and activities are designed to compliment students' educational experiences and achieve the educational priority in our Residential Curriculum. 

Our Living Learning Communities and housing programs connect students with the institution’s people, programs and activities that support their educational and career goals, while celebrating the diverse identities held by our students. Our staff have the opportunity to work with a Faculty-in-Residence program, Gender-Inclusive Housing, a comprehensive first-year experience program, the Alaska Native, Indigenous and Rural Outreach Program, as well as exciting collaborative programming initiatives with campus partners and specialized assignments. 

Position Details:

This position is located on the UA campus in Anchorage. This is a full-time, term-funded, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 80, based on education and experience, starting at $29.28/hourly ($2,342.40/pay period). Anticipated start date 7/14/2024. Compensation for this position includes year-round housing in an assigned, fully furnished on-campus apartment and a full meal plan at no cost to the employee. Funding for this position has been secured for 3 years after which the ongoing need for the position will be reassessed. 

A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.

Application review will begin 6/16/2024. The job posting will close at 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 6/16/2024.

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree earned or on track to earn within one month of the position's start date from an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in the United States or an international equivalent.

At least five years working professionally at an institution of higher education. At least three of those years must have been spent working in a university student housing department.

Experience serving in an on-call capacity within a university student housing department. Experience responding to college-student related crises including mental and physical health emergencies, substance abuse, facility-related emergencies and interpersonal conflicts.

At least three years of experience serving as a student conduct officer on a college campus.

Experience operating under laws and regulations relevant to student housing, including the Clery Act, Title IX, FERPA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the Fair Housing Act, landlord-tenant laws and employment laws.

Experience recruiting, training and supervising paraprofessional student employees within a university student housing department. Experience planning and/or executing a training program for paraprofessional student staff members within a university student housing department.

Experience performing assessment work including assessing learning or programmatic outcomes within the context of higher education.

Experience managing a community of students/living area on the residential campus of a college or university including but not limited to addressing the needs and concerns of residents, facility management and budget oversight.

Applicant Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


We respectfully acknowledge that the University of Alaska Anchorage and its community campuses are located on the traditional lands of the Dena'ina Athabascan and Alutiiq Sugpiaq people.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kerry Davis, Residence Life Office Manager, at


All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing

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