Residence Life Associate Director

Residence Life Associate Director

  • 527870
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 81
  • UAF Student Services
The Associate Director of Residence Life provides leadership and direction to a dynamic team of professional and paraprofessional staff and students. Residence Life seeks candidates who can work independently, are extremely organized, are great at public speaking, motivate others, and manage projects and teams effectively. Ideal candidates can think outside the box and have great teamwork skills. Residence Life is a small but highly engaged department team.   Our campus partners are supportive and excited to collaborate to create a dynamic student experience.  There are opportunities to create new living/learning communities, build an RHA, and create a leadership program for Resident Assistants. 
 
Our university student population is unique. We have a mix of traditional college-age students, non-traditional students, and veterans. We house not only undergraduate students but also graduate students, students with families, and faculty and staff.  
 
We are reimagining the residential experience and looking for candidates excited about building and creating a residence life program.  Apply if you are ready for adventure and to be a part of crafting the next phase of the student experience at UAF. 

- Ability to problem solve
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of environmental impact on students and community and student development theories
- Experience with supervision, crisis management, budgeting, and risk management
- Experience with relational databases and computer operations

- Five years progressive responsibility in a university residence life/housing program
- Three years of supervisory experience

Minimum Qualifications:

- Masters degree in Higher Education or comparable academic discipline
- Three years of supervisory experience
- Five years of progressively responsible experience in organizational authority in a residence life/housing program

Position Details:

This is a full-time, exempt staff position with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, 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 81, based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on March 20, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE (03/19/2024).


*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.


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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Reports can be located for Universities: at UAA at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety/, UAF at https://www.uaf.edu/orca/compliance/security-fire.php and UAS at https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/clery-act/annual-security-reports.html.


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 Bridget Thimsen, SBO Sr. Human Resources Coordinator at bmthimsen@alaska.edu.

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