Student Success at the University of South Florida (USF) is a preeminent organization that inspires learning and transforms the lives of students for lifelong success. We provide learning opportunities and environments for students to discover, integrate, and apply new knowledge that increases their capacity for personal growth, responsible citizenship, and ethical leadership. Guided by this premise, Residential Education at the University of South Florida provides a safe community, innovative curricula, and quality services that contribute to our residents’ success by fostering their learning, personal development, and citizenship. Our dynamic residential experience produces proud USF alumni and engaged student who wish to make a positive societal impact. We strive to achieve our motto of being the best place to live, work, and learn. The Department of Residential Education reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Success, and works cohesively with the Department of Housing, which reports to the Vice President for Business and Finance. Together we provide quality service to residential students at the University of South Florida. The Educational Priority of Residential Education is: At the conclusion of the residential experience, students will be holistically well, interpersonally competent, and academically engaged, and self-aware to make a positive societal impact.
The Department of Residential Education seeks a talented and dedicated educator to join the dynamic Residential Education team as the Associate Director for Residential Education. USF takes a holistic approach to residential education. We seek a professional who is both learning and detail oriented, as well as someone who can help guide our Residential Education team to be more student success, and excellence focused. The selected candidate will be well-organized and able to work well under pressure with multiple and consistently changing deadlines. To be successful in the position, the Associate Director must have excellent interpersonal communication, organization, administrative skills and demonstrated experience with taking initiative. In addition, the Associate Director will need a strong ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with multiple constituents including Housing staff, Residential Education staff, campus offices, students, staff, faculty members, and various other community groups.
Provide direct supervision, training and evaluating of 3 Area Assistant Directors and indirect supervision of 16 Residence Life Coordinators, 7 Graduate Assistants and 176 student staff. Ensure proper recruitment and oversight to staff to ensure successful implementation of a curricular approach. Serve as the acting director in the absence of the Director for Residential Education.
Provide leadership, direction, coordination, collaboration and guidance for all Residential Education programs, services and operations in conjunction with the Director, Program Director and Assistant Directors. Participate on the Residential Education Leadership Team. Oversee the programming budget for area hall budgets.
Alongside the Director, provide strategic visioning for the department including, but not limited to, Professional talent management, strategic partnering and ongoing evaluation of departmental and university goal alignment. Application of strategic goals and metrics of the university in obtaining and maintaining Preeminence and AAU Eligibility.
Maintain close coordination with the business operations, facilities management and operations with University Housing to facilitate needed conversations affecting the day-to-day operations within Residential Education.
Serve on the Students of Concern Action Task Force (SOCAT) team and serve as the hub for all information regarding residential students of concern. Serve with Director of USFs Emergency Operations Center (CIPG) to plan and prepare for crisis (hurricane, fire, active shooter, etc.) Oversee day to day crisis management with students of concern. Serve as essential personnel in emergency situations (hurricanes, pandemics etc.). Serve on call for the on-campus population of 6,300 students.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in HIgher Education, Student Personnel, or a closely-related field, with a minimum of five years related exempt experience, including two years of experience managing exempt level employees.
Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, or a closely-related field, 6-8 years of professional Residence Life experience (Graduate experience not included), and direct experience with supervision, crisis management, and organizational change.
Crisis management experience and working knowledge of the tenets of a Residential Curriculum.