Director of University Housing

University of Wisconsin-Madison in Wisconsin

Date Posted February 12, 2014


To continue its mission to "be the place where everyone wants to live," the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks outstanding candidates for the Director of University Housing.

The Division of University Housing currently houses over 7,400 residents within 19 resident halls and 3,000 residents in three apartment neighborhoods. The Division has an operating budget of over $83 million, and consists of over 400 full-time employees and 2,000 student employees. The Director is responsible for leading, planning, and directing the complete operations of campus housing which consists of self-funded, university-owned and operated undergraduate residence halls, graduate apartment housing, and dining operations. The eight major departments in Housing, all reporting to the Director, include: Administration (marketing, assignments, and summer conferences), Business Services, Dining and Culinary Services, University Apartments, Human Resources, Residence Life, Residence Halls Facilities, and Information Technology. The Director of University Housing has the lead role in establishing strategic direction and priorities for the Division of University Housing consistent with the campus Strategic Framework and the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Strategic Plan. More information on the Division of University Housing can be found here:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among the largest and most comprehensive universities in the nation, and the largest of the 15 distinct institutions in the University of Wisconsin System. UW-Madison comprises 13 schools and colleges that include 120 academic departments, 260 interdisciplinary centers, and 440 academic degree/major programs. Current student enrollment is over 42,000. UW-Madison has more than 17,000 employees, including more than 2,000 faculty. UW-Madison and the Division of University Housing are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment for students and staff. For more information about UW-Madison, please consult the website:

The ideal candidate for Director will be a successful leader and manager who is able to demonstrate professional experiences appropriate to the scope and range of responsibilities of this position. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, with an advanced degree preferred, and ten years of significant administrative leadership experience within a complex organization. Relevant management experience could include personnel, budgetary, business or auxiliary operations, and/or facilities management. Experience within a comparable residential housing operation is preferred. An appreciation for the educational mission and impact of these units on the lives of students is essential.

Interested candidates should submit an electronic copy of their resume and cover letter by March 10, 2014. Inquiries, requests for information, nominations, and applications should be sent electronically to Applications should reference PVL #78838. The PVL can be viewed at:

Candidates that apply by the ensured consideration date will receive priority in the screening process, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please note that unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.