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Associate Director of Residence Life

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Posting Date

2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Associate Director of Residence Life
UW System Title:  Associate Director, University Housing

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor, and assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life provides housing for 2,000 students during the academic year and more than 2,000 guests during the summer months; and employs approximately 13 full-time staff and 100 student employees. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: a) departmental leadership; b) supervision; c) community development; d) recruitment and training; and e) supplemental responsibilities. The Associate Director works to create an intentionally inclusive residential community where all students matter.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Act on behalf of the Assistant Vice Chancellor in their absence in order to represent Residence Life (including, but not limited to responding to students or other clientele and attendance at or the leading of meetings)
  • Assist with the development of the annual departmental budget and capital planning processes
  • Serve on the Residence Life Administrative Leadership Team responsible for departmental planning, management and policy development
  • Serve as an emergency resource for escalating conduct or emotional concerns; providing on site leadership during a campus or housing crisis event or emergency
  • Create and maintain collaborative partnerships with other Student Affairs offices, such as Dean of Students, University Police, Counseling Services, Student Life and the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs office to help integrate students into the University
  • Foster a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential
  • Supervise and evaluate staff, and support the day-to-day management of the residential communities
  • Coordinate Area Coordinator and Resident Assistant on call services, as well as staff banquets/award ceremonies
  • Provide direction and expertise to the development and delivery of a range of programs and services designed to enhance student learning, retention, and the multicultural and social experiences of residential students through a residential curriculum model
  • Develop and evaluate strategies for the management of critical incidents in the areas of resident safety, mental health emergencies, and alcohol/drug violations
  • Direct all Living Learning initiatives and special interest communities
  • Support late night and weekend activities that occur in the residential communities through advising and periodic attendance
  • Advise, in conjunction with Area Coordinator staff, the Residence Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
  • Oversee recruitment, selection, and training of Area Coordinator, Resident Assistant, and Community Advisor staff
  • Direct Residence Life alumni constituent groups and reunions
  • Assist the Assistant Director – Operations with the coordination of summer housing


  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling or a related field at time of application
  • 5 years post Master's professional experience
  • Experience supervising full-time professional staff

  • Knowledge of student development theory, issues and trends
  • Experience in student staff supervision, student advising, community development and facilities management
  • Strong administrative abilities and computer proficiency

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

Position is a full-time (100%) 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.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

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 "Associate Director of Residence Life"
    • 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
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

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:

Dan Karoliussen
Phone: (920) 465-2459
Email:  karoliud@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, June 21, 2020.

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.