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Executive Director of Residential & Community Living

Company: University of California Santa Barbara
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Executive Director of Residential & Community
Living



The University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking a dynamic
and forward-thinking student life professional to serve as the
Executive Director of Residential & Community Living (RCL).
This is a distinctive role for an experienced leader who is
committed to fostering a respectful and responsible residential
learning community that promotes the academic success and wellness
of all residents within a diverse and culturally pluralistic
community. The Executive Director must have deep and current
knowledge of and familiarity with residence life and housing
programs, processes, and policies.



The Executive Director provides vision and strategic leadership for
a comprehensive student life program across eight residence halls
and nine apartment complexes. Housing over 10,000 residents, RCL is
part of the division of Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises
(HDAE). With a strong focus on student development, leadership
programs, conduct, and accountability, the Executive Director
supervises and mentors a team of significant size and scope and
manages a program unit budget of $8.5 million. The Executive
Director serves as a member of the HDAE Senior Management Team,
oversees resident placement through University & Community
Housing Services, and shares responsibility for a robust auxiliary
services operation.



Successful candidates will demonstrate skills and experience in
supervision, management, problem solving, innovation, and
collaboration. A deep understanding of, and dedication to, student
development, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice is
essential.



Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of
Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, the Executive Director
shares responsibility for an auxiliary services operation with
annual operating and capital budgets of $180 million, capital and
major maintenance reserves of $50 million, and housing over 10,000
students, faculty, and family residents on campus.



The Executive Director has full responsibility for creation,
administration, and management of the RCL program unit within HDAE.
This includes policy management, budget development, resource
coordination, and personnel administration. The Executive Director
is responsible for the development of world-class services and
programs for a growing campus-wide program that produces a quality
residential experience for students, staff, faculty, and family
members residing in the University's residence halls and
apartments.



In addition, the Executive Director:


Provides leadership and strategic vision for a comprehensive
and robust resident student development program;

Creates communities of learning and excellence supporting
UCSB's academic mission;

Sustains a healthy living community for University members
living in communities adjacent to the campus;

Has fiscal responsibility for a program unit budget of $8.5
million and responsibility for approximately 160 FTE, which
includes 71 regular, contract, and limited appointment employees
and more than 300 student employees; and

Has full and independent management responsibility for
developing, organizing, directing, and controlling the year-round
student life functional areas within the housing program, including
the following.



Residence Halls

Undergraduate Student Apartments

Graduate Student Apartments

Family Student Apartments

Resident Student Governments

Residence Halls Association

Single Apartment Community Council

Graduate Student Apartment Council

Tenants' Union Association

Student Conduct & Mental Health

Placement, Contract & Assignment Services - Community
Housing Office

RCL Administrative Services



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent
experience/training (required)

A minimum of seven years of related experience
(required)

A minimum of four years of supervisory and managerial
experience (required)

Demonstrated knowledge of student life as a
specialization

Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with principles and
procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to
likelihood and consequences

Able to plan for facility development and physical improvements
that enhance the quality of resident student life; demonstrated
leadership competencies including business acumen, innovation
management, interpersonal savvy, organizational and strategic
agility, and vision management

Strong skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes, and
services to make improvements

Skilled at collaborating with a variety of constituents
including students, faculty, and staff to work towards shared goals
supporting the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the
campus

Strong skills in project management, leadership development,
and human resource management

Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, with an eye toward
next practices, in higher education, specifically residential life
and housing

Demonstrated experiences and abilities in problem
identification, reasoning, the development of original ideas to
solve problems, persuasion, leadership, and intercultural
competence

Demonstrated understanding of student development theories and
practices

Demonstrated understanding of mentorship and development
techniques, as well as professional competencies

Demonstrated ability in working constructively with a diverse
and culturally pluralistic student body, staff, and community
clientele

Knowledge of social justice competencies and practices and
demonstrated record of infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion
into daily work

Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling
techniques

Advanced knowledge of common residence life specific computer
application programs

Previous experience in supervising professional/career
staff

Demonstrated ability in the recruitment, training, and
performance management of personnel; able to successfully lead,
direct, mentor, evaluate, and motivate staff utilizing clear and
effective interpersonal skills, providing mentorship and
demonstrating solid leadership and problem-solving
skills

Able to provide leadership in the development of long-term
planning strategies

Able to establish priorities, perform effectively under
pressure, and complete projects on time



Application Process

UC Santa Barbara has partnered with Keeling & Associates in
this search process. Confidential inquiries and nominations should
be addressed to Jeff Ewing, Senior Consultant for Executive Search,
at JFEwing@KeelingAssociates.com.
Applicants must submit their qualifications online at https://www.jobs.ucsb.edu/. Job #
35140. All materials received by June 13, 2022, will receive full
consideration. The process will continue until the position is
filled.



About Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises

Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises (HDAE) serves 21,000
customers daily in its retail and board dining programs; manages
the University Center and University Bookstore; hosts 150,000
guests annually for conferences and meetings; manages a major
events center; oversees the administration of transportation,
parking, and fleet services; manages IT services for Administrative
Services (ARIT); and oversees The Club & Guest House.
Residential & Community Living is one of eight departments
within this division.



About UC Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research
institution that also provides a comprehensive, liberal arts
learning experience where teaching and research go hand in hand. UC
Santa Barbara students are full participants in an educational
journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical
reasoning, and creativity. The academic community of faculty,
students, and staff is characterized by a culture of
interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of
a multicultural and global society. All of this takes place within
a living and learning environment like no other, drawing
inspiration from the beauty and resources of the University's
extraordinary location at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.



With an enrollment of over 26,000 students, the UC Santa Barbara
community is inquisitive, curious, community driven, and globally
focused. The University offers over 200 majors, degrees, and
credentials and takes pride in its renowned faculty, including six
Nobel Laureates. UC Santa Barbara boasts distinguished rankings
nationally and worldwide, including recognition as a Green School,
a 21st Century Technological Leader, and a global leader in the
sciences, among other distinctions. For more information, please
visit https://www.ucsb.edu/about.



The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.


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