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Assistant Director for South Campus

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100726
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director for South Campus
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-RL-Director Salary/L&A
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Director for South Campus serves as a member of the South Campus Unit leadership team, working collaboratively to create a shared vision for the South Campus residence halls. The leadership team is responsible for the management of residence hall areas housing approximately 5,600 students; including approximately 2,200 year-round residents. As a member of the leadership team, the Assistant Director actively supports and fosters an inclusive residence hall community environment for resident students and staff. The position directly supervises a full-time Coordinator for South Campus Administrative operations and manages and coordinates operational and training functions that support 24 full-time, professional staff and approximately 200 student staff. Primary responsibilities include oversight of the South Campus Administrative Operations Unit (including 24-hour residence hall service desk operations), management and leadership of the South Campus unit student staff (Resident Assistant and service desk staff) pre-service training program, management of the unit-specific Resident Assistant placement process, coordination of placement and training needs with other Resident Life department units, and oversight of South Campus unit operations related to calendar planning and coordination of South Campus residence halls openings, closing, and transitions. The Assistant Director serves on the Department leadership team as a member of the Director’s staff group. The Assistant Director also provides crisis and emergency management leadership and support by serving in the senior Resident Life on call after-hours rotation with other Assistant Directors/Associate Directors and by providing support to staff in the follow up to incidents.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Student Affairs/Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration, Counseling or a related field, and six years of full-time professional experience including residential life functions and managerial roles are required. Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, organizational and team leadership and collaboration skills, administrative skills, and crisis management skills are required. Experience with staff selection, staff training, community development, and programming strongly preferred. Proficient in the use of computer software programs and basic Microsoft Office products including Excel and PowerPoint is preferred.

Successful candidates must actively demonstrate an appreciation for and promotion of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in all areas of work. Candidates should display strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative partnerships. Proven ability to work successfully and collaboratively with staff and faculty across academic, administrative, and student affairs units of the institution is strongly preferred. Project planning experience involving complex initiatives in a large, diverse setting is preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/31/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/26/2018
Physical Demands

Normal office environment – Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negotiable amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Ability to travel around campus for meetings and to attend to duties.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a masters degree in Student Affairs/Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration, Counseling or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least six years of full-time professional experience including residential life functions and managerial roles?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
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    • Baltimore Sun
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    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
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    • CareerBliss
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    • Monster.Com
    • Craigs List