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DIRECTOR, RESIDENCE LIFE - University of New Brunswick

updated on 2:30 PM, March 12, 2018
Province: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Deadline: March 26, 2018
Posted: March 12, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The University of New Brunswick Fredericton is seeking applications for the position of Director, Residence Life with Student Services. This is a 5 year term full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with the APT employee group. The position is funded by the University Budget. The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Residence, the Director, Residence Life, contributes to the strategic planning and overall coordination of programs and services within Residence Life.

Position summary:
• Provide leadership in all areas of Residential Life: articulating a vision for how Residential Life can contribute to Student Services and to UNB; sharing relevant current emerging developments, trends, and technologies to ensure optimum service is being provided; initiating revisions to policy, procedure and assessment to meet changing needs;
• Carry out search processes, appointments, training, evaluation and dealing with any performance issues for the Coordinators, and Residence Fellow.
• Overseeing the recruiting, hiring, training and supervision of all staff within residences (i.e. proctors) and for dealing with significant performance issues with these staff.
• Work with the Coordinators to address issues and emergencies that arise within the residence community.
• Be on-call regularly for crisis related intervention both during and after regular business hours.
• Assess and develop risk management policies and practices for all aspects of Residence Life to address risks associated with staff- or student-designed and led events, as well as risk associated with activities taking place in residence.
• Develop and manage the budget for Residential Life programming. Oversee day-to-day programmatic transactions.
• Maintain optimal occupancy rates in residence including contributing to decisions involving building closures, renovations, contract updates, contract terminations, and policy decisions.
• Conceptualize, develop, implement and annually review the Residential Life Strategic Plan.
• Develop and execute annual marketing plans for Residential Life ensuring consistency with broader UNB brand.
• Develop and implement systematic evaluation procedures to ensure Residential Life policies, practices, and programs are maximizing student development and retention.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Undergraduate degree in related field, Master’s degree preferred. 6 or more years of related leadership experience and demonstrated mastery in the following areas: residence leadership, development and implementation of student/client-centric programming and services, human resources management, budget management and crisis intervention. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Collaborative leadership, communication, consensus-building and negotiation skills.
• Exceptional written communication skills to produce critical policy and procedure documents that are comprehensive and readily understood by students.
• Empathetic listening skills to deal with student and parents/supporters in stressful situations.
• Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Ability to shift readily between macro-strategic issues and critical details.
• Ability to provide leadership and vision to very diverse staff.
• Ability to create an environment that promotes and encourages change or innovation.
• Extensive knowledge of trends, best-practices and standards related to residential life.
• Ability to successfully perceive, navigate and respond appropriately to sensitive issues.
• Flexible work hours will be required.

Additional Information

Closing date for applications, March 26, 2018 4:30PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications & experience

Contact Information

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611