Associate Director for Residential Student Experience
The University of South Carolina
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Internal Number: 141177
Classification Title: Director Residential Life
College/Division: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Department: SAAS Residence Life Employees
Advertised Salary Range: $56,744 - $70,931
Advertised Job Summary:
The Associate Director of Residential Student Experience is responsible for coordinating department of housing efforts to promote student engagement programs, student well-being initiatives, and student staff selection. The Associate Director works collaboratively with academic, department, and division colleagues towards the creation and implementation of environments that intentionally foster and enhance the learning, development and academic success of residential students. Facilitates an engaging, inclusive, student environment consisting of 28 Residence Halls and over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate residents. The Associate Director supervises three Assistant Directors and is responsible for half of the buildings on campus. The Associate Director is supervised by the Director of Residence Life.
Oversee Residence Life Programs
Identify opportunities to develop new communities with specific academic focus or theme.
Integrate residential experience with learning process and living and learning communities
Representative on the University CARE Team and Case Management Team
Emergency Response and On-Call duty
Communicate Student/parent/family concerns
The successful candidate should possess the following -
Knowledge of the University's student policies and procedures and those related to assigned department
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to student and staff learning and development
Facilitate communication between students. Identify, react and manage crisis situations, especially mental health crisis
Demonstrated Leadership experience in Residence Life
University employees are part of one of the state's most energizing and thriving workplaces and are home to South Carolina's top-ranked University Workplace by Forbes Magazine. The university invests in offering competitive benefits, personal and professional development, and in creating an academic setting that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position is full-time and includes a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, 403(b) retirement with employer match, tuition assistance, and much more. Compensation is dependent upon experience and education.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Master's degree in Student Services or related field and 6 years of experience in academic advising, education, residence hall administration, or a related field; or bachelor's degree and 8 years of experience in academic advising, education, residence hall administration, or a related field.
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.