Director of Housing and Residence Life

Northern Michigan University in Michigan

Date Posted June 30, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 66,800-76,800
Employment Type Full-time

Visit to obtain additional information and apply for the Director of Housing and Residence Life.  This position is responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of a comprehensive residence life program including staff supervision, student services, programs and activities, facilities management, assignments and business operations, budget development and supervision, customer service, and summer school and conference housing.

Minimum qualifications:  Masters Degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education, Public Administration, Guidance and Counseling, or related field. Five years of experience in housing and/or residence life administration, three of which must be at the senior administrative level.  Three years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge/skills/abilities required: 

Knowledge: Student development theory and concepts.  Budget development and management - knowledge of the development and management of a complex auxiliary budget and the documents and schedules related to it. Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership, capital planning and construction, marketing.

Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of student development theory and current issues confronting students and higher education.  Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills - able to establish and maintain effective relationships and have a positive public presence.  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others on campus, and maintaining them over time, in order to develop and improve student services. Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance; identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members; getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. Commitment to student-centered philosophy. Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems; using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Strong organizational skills - able to plan and coordinate projects of various complexities and effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities. Developing objectives and strategies; developing new programs; organizing, planning, and prioritizing work. Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

This position is traditionally Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Evening and weekend work required, as needed. The targeted salary range is $66,800 - $76,800.  Starting date is negotiable.

Submit NMU staff application, cover letter and resume utilizing our on-line application process by accessing  All required application materials must be submitted electronically by July 31, 2014.