Assistant Vice President and Director of Housing & Residential Life
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI

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BASIC FUNCTION: Support the Vice President in the planning, administration, and leadership of the Division of Student Affairs. Lead/direct all planning, staffing, educational, operational, facility, budgetary aspects of URI's primary on-campus living program. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide direct consultative information on matters pertaining to student affairs. Provide planning/coordination of the Division's capital plans, projects, renewal programs, liaison with URI's Office of Capital Projects. Provide consultative assistance to auxiliary-funded departments. Provide coverage for VP in his/her absence. Disseminate information on behalf of the VP. Represent the Division and/or VP on committees/project teams, at various meetings/functions. Provide assistance in matters to inquiries, requests for information, report generation, analysis. Oversee Division's assessment efforts, monitoring industry best practices, trends. Responsible for fiscal planning/budget review, & temporary administrative oversight within a department. Serve on URI's Threat Assessment Team. Assist in executing URI's emergency response system, serving as a first responder for Division w/ on-call emergency coverage, including evenings, weekends, periods when classes are not in session. Assist in executing URI's emergency response system, as a first responder for Division with responsibilities: providing on-site emergency preparation/response coverage; serving as a policy enforcement officer, representing Division at various URI functions and events as determined by the VP; performing bereavement outreach, family liaison interactions in cases involving severe student injury, death; principal liaison with URI Campus Police & Public Safety agencies on all matters of student life safety, & serve on URI's Critical Incident Prevention Committee. Provide strategic, operational oversight for URI's on-campus living program, the supervision of traditional undergraduate residence halls, undergraduate, graduate apartments, Greek housing, special interest, theme housing. Provide direct oversight for planning, execution of all programs associated with sustaining safe, inclusive, respectful, academically/ socially fulfilling residential communities on campus, i.e., student conduct & community standards, living & learning programs, common interest living communities, in-hall programming, student leadership development, roommate dispute resolution & mediation, resource referral & support assistance, staff selection, training, & promotion of campus diversity and equity. Work directly with URI's Facilities Services Office & the Fraternity Managers' Association on matters pertaining to the physical upkeep & maintenance of all residential facilities. Maintain & execute a comprehensive asset protection & improvement plan for on-campus student living facilities. Provide oversight of administrative systems associated with the URI's on-campus living program including room assignments & occupancy management, data collection & analysis, customer services, automated systems & technology support programs, intersession & summer housing programs, & Fall opening & semester closing operations. Provide direct oversight for the formulation & administration of the Department of Housing & Residential Life annual budget & capital improvement funds, of policies & procedures related to room rate development & billing. Provide direct liaison functions with Enrollment Services, Campus Police & Public Safety, Dining Services, Health Services, Counseling Center, University College, Memorial Union, Student Life, Student Senate, Academic Deans & various other campus agencies to insure collaboration at the highest level on all matters pertaining to the quality of on-campus living. Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

1) Master's degree in higher education, a student personnel-related field, or a field related to an applied social science.

2) A minimum of eight years of Student Affairs experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including 5 years of campus housing experience in a college or university residence hall system with an operating budget of at least 10 million dollars.

3) Demonstrated thorough knowledge of student development theory and its application to residential life and student affairs programs.

4) Demonstrated extensive experience in student development programming in a residence life setting.

5) Demonstrated direct experience in student conduct and case adjudication.

6) Demonstrated competence in staff and asset management, as well as financial and facility planning and evaluation.

7) Demonstrated direct experience working with diverse students, and demonstrated leadership in enhancing diversity in a university setting.

8) Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

9) Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate and supervise support staff.

10) Demonstrated ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations, and to communicate the interpretation to others.

11) Demonstrated ability to prepare and present detailed studies and reports, and to make recommendations concerning the substance of the studies and report.

12) Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.

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Preferred Qualifications:

1) Demonstrated broad-based student affairs experiences, in addition to student housing experience, in areas including, but not limited to, alcohol and substance abuse education, Greek affairs, and student activities.


Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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