Conference Services/Events Programs, Facilities Management, Housing & Residence Life
4 Year Degree
Assistant Director of Residence Life – Facilities & Operations
Energetic, student-centered, and focused candidate must have excellent leadership and communication skills needed for full-time professional position responsible for providing day-to-day functional administration, operational management, and staff supervision in growing university-owned and operated Residence system.
Senior Administrator of Leadership Team within student-centered Department of Residence Life (DRL) who develops, directs, implements, and administers a variety of facilities-related functional duties, policies, and programs which operationally support and augment the mission-critical academic focus of Residence Life.
Responsible for comprehensive day-to-day management, coordination, and supervision of all residential facilities-related portfolio, staff, and business operational functions within campus residential areas housing 1125 student residents in 2 university-owned residence halls and 38 apartment buildings on UIS campus.
Primary responsibilities which also enhance educational, social, and community-building program events for residents’ living environments also include:
hiring, training, and supervising 6 - 9 Facilities trades personnel;
development of relevant training activities and associated team-building programs;
prioritize all maintenance projects and facilities work orders within on-line system and database;
coordinate staff responses and provide customer service follow-ups;
handling crisis/emergency situations as needed;
liaison with appropriate university staff and departments &/or external vendors;
assists in budget, policy formulation, and decision-making for the department;
assumes occasional responsibility for DRL Office operations and staff in an on-call duty rotation; acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence; and other duties as assigned.
Masters degree in appropriate field with (6) years recent and progressive Housing and Residence Life or other demonstrated collegiate administrative experience.
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field with (9) or more years university Housing and Residence Life experience and live-in qualifications acceptable, in lieu of Master’s requirement.
Demonstrated supervisory and leadership abilities; strong customer service perspectives; excellent administrative orientation; communication and collaborative interpersonal skills; analytical skills, and budgetary experiences.
Demonstrated experience working with highly diverse college student populations; commitment to a campus environment supportive of diversity initiatives.
Periodic evening and weekend availability is essential and expected.
Required police background check and submittal of official transcripts of all degrees earned if selected for hire.
Experience with construction management, building renovations, occupancy projections, retention programs, and trends in university housing and higher education.
Strategic planning and project management experience.
Application Process: Submit letter of application, current resume, & list of 3 professional references (with phone numbers & email addresses) to: https://jobs.uis.edu/job-board (full job description will be available on site)
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue through the priority application deadline of Friday, February 28, 2020.
About University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is a public university in Springfield, Illinois, United States. The university was established in 1969 as Sangamon State University by the Illinois General Assembly and became a part of the University of Illinois system on July 1, 1995. As a public liberal arts college, and the newest campus in the University of Illinois system, UIS is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. UIS is also part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Council on Education.
The University of Illinois Springfield serves roughly 5,700 students in 27 undergraduate degree programs, 20 master's degree programs, and a doctorate in Public Administration. The university was once one of the two upper-division and graduate universities in Illinois, but now accepts freshmen, transfer, and graduate students.