The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Office of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina Wilmington offers students safe, affordable, and well-maintained residential facilities, complemented by exceptional customer service from highly trained staff. The department fosters inclusive communities for holistic student learning by promoting personal responsibility, offering intentional programming, and providing leadership development opportunities. We value efficient use of resources, technological innovation, sustainable practices, and continuous improvement to better serve our residential community.
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Director of Housing and Residence Life is responsible for the overall management of all on-campus housing for students with the ability to house up to 5,560 resident students. UNCW’s residential community consists of seven traditional residence halls, seventeen apartment-style buildings, and twelve suite-style buildings.
Serves as the Chief Housing Officer and supervises a team of professional staff, graduate, and undergraduate student staff. This position also supervises the Associate Director for Residence Life, the Associate Director for Facility Operations, and the Associate Director of Business Services.
Responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the implementation of all aspects of housing services including program articulation and delivery, budget and finance, personnel, facility maintenance and improvements, new construction, renovations, residence life, and educational support programming.
Ensure financial operation of the P3 is in accordance with the Management Services Agreement between Collegiate Housing Foundation (CHF) and UNCW.
Responsible for Crisis and Risk Management, with daily oversight and management of a residence hall building, including but not limited to addressing crisis situations or preventing safety and security risks while using discretion and independent judgment regarding escalation of the incident. Serves on a 24-hour on-call duty rotation for approximately 5,500 students, responding to and handling crisis situations after normal business hours.
The Director serves as a member of the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s degree from an accredited university/college in counseling, student development, higher education administration, or related field.
5+ years’ experience in full-time/post master’s central housing administration.
Experience participating on committee(s) and/or working group(s).
Experience reporting and following-up on maintenance, safety, and/or security concerns of building facilities.
Supervisory experience a plus.
For a full position description and to apply, please visit https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/21846
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.