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Associate Director, Residence Life - Western University

updated on 12:37 PM, June 29, 2021
Province: London, Ontario
Position: Associate Director, Residence Life
Deadline: July 12, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

Western’s Residences are a self-funded ancillary within the Division of Housing and Ancillary Services, with annual revenues in excess of $65 million and a staff of 60 full-time and more than 200 student employees. The ten Residences are occupied by students and fully operational throughout the academic year on a 24/7 basis.

This senior leadership role provides direction to the Residence Area Managers, Residence Life Coordinators and Residence Life Staff for all on-campus residential life including the provision of a supportive educational and social environment in a safe and secure setting which promotes and supports an intellectually stimulating residence environment contributing to the growth and development of over 5,600 residents in ten residences. Emphasis is placed on leadership and community development, and the promotion of equitable approaches in all aspects of the position.

Qualifications / Required Skills

- Graduate Degree from an accredited institution in higher education administration, student affairs, counselling, or related field

- 8 years of progressively responsible experience in a University setting
- Experience providing leadership in a complex organization.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively with diverse staff and students
- Interpersonal skills with an ability to apply tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive issues and a range of personalities, motives and interests
- Openness to recognize when change is necessary, and to develop, implement and lead effective change management strategies
- In-depth knowledge of the relevant health, human resources, privacy and other relevant statutory legislation
- Ability to draw on diversity of skills, backgrounds and knowledge of people to achieve effective results
- Results-oriented with an ability to handle many tasks and maintain a high level of individual and team performance
- Ability to investigate defined issues, solicit input, and suggest remedies and alternative approaches that meet the needs of the situation
- Commitment to the highest standards of excellence, integrity and ethical conduct
- Maintains direction and focus through proactive planning and organized approaches to work
- Demonstrated capacity to manage changing priorities and ambiguity in a calm and systematic manner
- Ability to clearly communicate the outcomes one is accountable for, including decision making authority and performance expectations

Additional Information

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #23229, by midnight on July 12, 2021.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Contact Information

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #23229, by midnight on July 12, 2021.