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Assistant Director - Residential Education

Posting Date

6/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Assistant Director - Residential Education 
UW System Title:  Residence Life Coordinator III

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Associate Director and oversees programming and support for residents living in campus housing, responds to emergency situations, and helps to create an inclusive and safe living community. Supports mission and vision of Housing department to ensure student success and satisfaction.

The Assistant Director position assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of Housing and Residential Education.  Housing and Residential Education provides housing for 2,000 students. The Assistant Director (AD) is responsible for overseeing a residential area of approximately 700-800 residents; and with the assistance of Student Hall Managers (HMs) and Resident Mentors (RMs), strives to develop and maintain a safe, enjoyable, supportive and inclusive living environment for residents where they can achieve academic success and personal growth and development.  The AD will have department wide responsibility for one of the following specialty areas: Residential Curriculum/Academic Initiatives, Staff Recruitment/Staff Development, or Resident Engagement/Leadership Development. The AD is a member of the Residential Education team and holds administrative responsibilities, participates in committees and meetings, and serves students in a multitude of ways.  The AD will also have assigned summer responsibilities including: summer student housing, summer camps/conferences, guest housing, summer staff supervision, and other duties related to summer operations and fall opening preparations. The AD reports to the Associate Director; and assumes additional responsibilities assigned by and makes recommendations to the Director.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Implements campus, divisional, and departmental priorities, focusing on community, student development, and academic success.
  • Coordinates and delivers centralized training of student and professional staff.
  • Reviews, tracks, and assesses programming and involvement opportunities.
  • Assists with creating inclusive and engaged residential communities that focus on student academic success.
  • Assists staff in responding to crisis and student conduct situations according to established policies and procedures.
  • May supervise the day-to-day activities of student and/or professional staff and may assist with the staff development plan including hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Triages and responds to emergency situations according to established policies and procedures in partnership with emergency personnel and law enforcement if necessary.
  • Administrative responsibilities; including reports, student conduct facilitation, office hours, building walk-throughs, departmental committees, and summer operations support.
  • Serves in 365 days per year on-duty rotation with other professional staff.


  • Bachelor’s Degree at time of application
  • Experience living in on-campus college/university housing program

  • Master’s Degree
  • Full time working experience in college/university housing program

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

This position requires on-campus residency and compliance with on-campus rules and regulations. It also requires a varying schedule and workload over 40 hours per week, including on-duty responsibilities (on a rotating basis) during the evenings, weekends, and holidays. Occasional training, meetings, and programmatic responsibilities on weekends, especially during crucial times of the year, should be expected. This position includes occasional travel for student development, leadership development, and professional responsibilities and development.

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary of $42,000.

Assistant Directors are provided an on-campus apartment and meal plan. Additionally, the department has a two pet policy for professional live-in staff, provided parking, and a generous professional development fund.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Assistant Director - Residential Education"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references  

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Adam Neveau
Phone:  (920) 465-2844

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.