North Carolina State University — Executive Director of University Housing

North Carolina State University (NC State) is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent public research enterprises and the largest institution in the state of North Carolina. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship, and innovation, the university is home to more than 34,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 240,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of economic, societal and intellectual prosperity. At NC State University, located at the heart of the Research Triangle in the capital city of Raleigh, NC, ideas become solutions, bold thought is united with purposeful action, and society’s grand challenges are overcome. Whether it’s Times Higher Education naming the university one of the best in the U.S. for graduate employability or Kiplinger listing it as a top value for both in- and out-of-state students, NC State is regularly ranked among the nation’s top public universities. The Centennial Campus, a national hub for education, innovation and public-private partnership where NC State students and faculty live, work and learn, houses 76 industry, government and nonprofit partners as well as 75 university centers, institutes and departments. Ranked in U.S. News & World Report as #13 in Best Places to Live and #17 in Best Places to Retire, the Raleigh/Durham metro area promotes robust job growth, a strong sense of community, and a high quality of life.

Serving as a member of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Team and reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Administration, the Executive Director of University Housing serves as the comprehensive manager for University Housing, which provides services, facilities, and high-impact experiences for over 9,000 residents living on campus, including residential education and curriculum, as well as Living and Learning Villages. The executive director leads strategic, vision and financial planning for the department, including compact planning and the development, implementation and analysis of a comprehensive assessment plan that assists in making sound data-driven decisions. The executive director is involved in all stages of facility construction and renovation, chairs building committees for specific projects, and develops partnerships that support University Housing facilities projects across campus. The position also oversees the housing assignment process, University Housing disciplinary process, support for residents of concern, Conference Services, and student staff selection (including the RA preparatory course); implements residential experiences and a residential curriculum designed to contribute to student success and personal development; coordinates student leadership organizations (Inter Residence Council and National Residence Hall Honorary); and develops and nurtures Living and Learning Villages, in collaboration with the Director for Living and Learning Initiatives. The executive director fosters and advocates for strategic campus and community partnerships in support of the Villages Mission, while serving as liaison with village leadership regarding housing protocol and systems. They cultivate, nurture, and sustain partnerships across the campus community that align with the residential curriculum and support student success. The executive director serves as the chief spokesperson for University Housing, oversees departmental participation in campus outreach efforts, serves as liaison with University Police and Fire Protection Services, fosters technology development and innovation to support residence hall services, and develops partnerships with other campus entities to oversee marketing and public relations efforts for various University Housing programs and services. The executive director assists the associate vice chancellor and director of facilities planning in managing a budget of over $55 million, and is responsible for 40 full-time staff, including eight direct reports, 12 graduate assistants, and over 240 resident advisors. The executive director should also have involvement in local, regional, and national organizations supporting the mission of Housing, as well as in the field of student affairs (such as ASHE, ACUHO-I, ACPA, and NASPA).

A master’s degree (doctoral preferred) in higher education, counseling, student personnel services, student affairs administration, or other relevant field, and ten years of experience in housing systems with increasing levels of responsibility, are required. The successful candidate will possess proactive leadership skills including strategic planning, crisis management, and organizational prioritizing; strong financial and budget management skills; demonstrated knowledge of design and construction; and supervisory skills which inspire, motivate, and foster a culture in which all staff members are treated with respect, fairness, and professionalism and which promote professional development across all members of the team. Sensitive, diplomatic, and articulate written and verbal communication skills, as well as a deep understanding and commitment to student development principles, are highly desirable. The ideal candidate must also possess a commitment to expand knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as evidenced through demonstrating self-awareness, understanding and valuing others, demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities, interacting effectively with a diversity of people, and fostering equity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin November 2, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919- 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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