ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT HOUSING FOR FACILITIES
The University of Mississippi
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Salary: $89,063 -$126,277
Residence Life and Housing
Salary will depend on education and experience.
The Department of Student Housing at the University of Mississippi is seeking an experienced professional to fill the role of Associate Director of Student Housing for Facilities. This position manages and directs the leadership and administration of maintenance, facilities, custodial services, and project management for the Department of Student Housing for approximately 5,600 students, which includes thirteen residence halls, two apartment communities, two residential colleges, and one warehouse. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Student Housing, the Associate Director is a critical strategic partner in short and long-range planning, the development and prioritization of facilities projects, and determining facilities needs by tying together ongoing maintenance and facility improvements and long-term project development with safe, reliable, clean, and functional spaces for students. This position cultivates strong, collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and departmental leaders on planned facility improvements and long-term construction projects toward prioritization of Student Housing facilities' needs. The Associate Director for Facilities supports the student experience and mission of the Division of Student Housing through analyzing risks and outcomes, identifying services that add value, considering life safety and security factors, and identifying strategic solutions to advance departmental needs.
A successful Associate Director of Facilities will perform several essential functions including: 1. Serves as a member of the senior housing leadership team and provide effective leadership, supervision, and guidance to a team and area priorities; foster a cooperative work environment and provide guidance, training, supervision, and development for staff members. 2. Have and utilize a thorough knowledge of maintenance services, safety practices, and inventory management to lead all facilities-related activities to find creative long- and short-term solutions that enable continuity, avoid impact on operations, provide clean and functional spaces, and expedite the needs of the Department. 3. Demonstrate exemplary customer service to manage complex facilities issues and help foster strong partnerships with key stakeholders and students. 4. Demonstrate solid decision making, critical thinking skills, ability to establish and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines. 5. Utilize exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. 6. Develop and implement short and long-range goals. 7. Be available and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, when needed. 8. Monitor, evaluate, and assess facilities operations and implement data-driven decisions.
Minimum Education/Experience Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Higher Education, Business Administration, Management, or a related field.
Experience: Five (5) years of progressive experience related to the above-described duties.
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.
Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.
Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
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