Assistant Director
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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The Department

The mission of the Department of Housing and Residential Education is to provide campus housing that enhances the intellectual climate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over 500 full-time, part-time and student staff are responsible for providing educational programs and services in over 2 million square feet of facilities including 33 residence halls and over 550 apartments. The residence halls and apartments form smaller distinct and unique learning communities throughout the Carolina campus. In total, over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students live in residence hall, apartments and student family housing communities.

The Position

The Assistant Director (AD) for Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development provides vision and direction for student leadership, student learning and academic success for students living on the Carolina campus. The Assistant Director directly supervises a group of Community Directors, the Graduate Assistant for Student Learning, and the Assistant for Student Leadership. The Assistant Director serves as the Instructor of Record and primary Curriculum Developer for the departmental Peer Leadership in the University Environment course as well as serves as an instructor for one section of the semester-long class. The Assistant Director oversees departmental leadership development initiatives. The Assistant Director is responsible for developing new academic collaboration programs and serves as the oversight officer of existing residential learning programs. The Assistant Director is responsible for advising the Residence Hall Association (RHA). The Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development is directly supervised by the Associate Director for Housing and Residential Education

Principle Functions and Duties

Provide departmental leadership to residential education staff as member of the Departmental Leadership Team

Provide overall leadership for departmental academic initiatives and leadership development

Direct supervision of 3 and functional supervision of 15 full-time, masters level professional staff members

Provide leadership for a residential region housing over 1700 undergraduates in 4 residential communities

Represent the department and collaborate with other division and university units

On-call crisis intervention with full decision-making authority

Responsible for regional budget

Coordination of facility, maintenance, and housekeeping efforts for mid campus communities

Minimum Qualifications

§ A Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field is required.

§ Understanding of issues of diversity; demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and pluralism among students and staff required.

§ A minimum of 5 years of professional experience related to residential education and experience supervising professional staff are preferred.

§ Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs and assessment is preferred.

§ Competitive compensation package based on qualification and experience.

To Apply

The application deadline is May 12, 2013. To apply for this position, go to the online form and submit a cover letter, resume, and a document with the names and contact information of three references (submit as three separate documents, please). Only Microsoft Word documents and PDF file attachments will be accepted. On campus interviews will begin after the application deadline. Further information regarding Department of Housing and Residential Education can be found at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Person

Lisa Freeman |

Assistant Director