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Virginia Tech

Location: BlacksburgVA 24061 Document ID: AC200-5L85 Posted on: 2018-05-2305/23/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Will pay relocation expenses
Minimum Education: Masters2018-07-22

Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life-R

Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life-Recruitment & Training

Virginia Tech

“Creating environments where students come to live, live to learn, and leave to change the world”

Amazing career opportunities await you at Virginia Tech Housing & Residence Life (HRL)! Statistics prove what our staff and students have already known, Virginia Tech is an extraordinary place to live, to learn and to work! HRL and its university partners are committed to students actively and positively engaging in their learning environments. Consistently, ranked in the top college campuses with the happiest students (In 2015, we were 2nd), we know that Virginia Tech is an exceptional place to learn and live! For more information about our many stellar rankings go to https://vt.edu/about/rankings.html

Where else could you find the so many opportunities to further your career in HRL? Our Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life will have dual responsibilities of recruitment and training in Residence Life while managing our housing occupancy and room assignments using StarRez. The successful candidate will evaluate and establish programs and activities to deliver a high-level customer service experience for residents including supporting the allocation and billing processing for 9,400+ on-campus residents and 18,500+ on- and off-campus dining plans. Virginia Tech boasts 11 top notch living-learning communities including the Corps of Cadets. We believe that residence hall communities are some of the richest learning labs on campus. To learn more about our LLCs check out https://llc.vt.edu/ Find out more about our Aspirations at https://www.dsa.vt.edu/aspirations/utprosim.php

As a primary role function, the Assistant Director will provide leadership and administration in the recruitment, on-boarding, and training of various levels of HRL staffing either directly or through partnerships with colleagues and other departmental resources.  These functions will include the selection of undergraduate student staff (resident advisors), graduate students, and professional staff as well as research and creation of appropriate regulatory trainings as well as university and departmental on-boarding experiences.  The creation of relationships and extensive communications between the various areas is a critical aspect of the position. 

This role serves along with others in the housing administration team to implement changes/operate the StarRez housing, dining, conference, and student employment management system and assists with transition periods, review of processes and procedures, assists in developing communications, and serves on the departmental leadership team.

This position serves in the emergency response duty rotation schedule for the on-campus population and assists with protocol training for those serving in emergency response duty. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree and/or equivalent experience in student affairs/higher education, computer science, public administration, finance, business management, or related field. Previous experience in a college setting housing program administration, residential property management, or related experience; computer operations including Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access), database systems, reporting, and financial information systems (StarRez, Banner). High organizational skills with attention to detail. Ability to deal effectively with a diverse population; multi-task duties with frequent interruptions; and to remain calm under highly stressful conditions. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff records. Excellent communication skills and values collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with StarRez (housing/dining management software)
  • Experience with report development and generation using SQL/database query language.
  • Experience in staff selection processes; strategic planning; training program development.
  • Values faculty partnerships and engagement in the student learning process.
  • Collaborative, collegial leadership style.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

To Apply:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to http://www.jobs.vt.edu  posting # AP0180157. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online faculty application.  Review of applications will begin on and continue until the position is filled.  Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the search Human Resources, 540/231-9331 or Kendall Pete, Assistant Director of Residence Life, kkpete@vt.edu by the review date.




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