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Director for Residence Education

University of Arkansas
Job Location:
Residence Life and Housing
University of Arkansas
Director for Residence Education

The University of Arkansas (U of A), consistently ranked among the nation's top public research universities and best values, is the land-grant, flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. The university's ten colleges and schools enroll over 32,000 students representing more than 49 states and more than 100 countries in more than 265 academic programs. The U of A is located in Fayetteville—in the hilly northwest corner of Arkansas—a community that is rated among the best places to live in the United States.

University housing is home to 6,200 residential students and provides a variety of community, suite, and apartment-style communities for the campus. An additional 1,400 students live in campus adjacent communities.

The director for residence education is a pivotal member of the leaderhip team in university housing, and leads a unit seeking outcomes to support the department and university's mission of student belonging, engagement, and success. The U of A seeks a visionary and strategic leader to serve as their next director for residence education to build a best in class residential education experience.

The Position
Reporting to the assistant vice chancellor for university housing, the director for residence education is responsible for the leadership of the residence education unit of university housing. They must develop a compelling and supportive living-learning environment for approximately 7,600 students who live in university residence halls and nearby apartment communities. The director is responsible for creating and enhancing networks and partnerships across the university housing areas, as well as with academic and student affairs colleagues and departments, to support a positive living environment for students. They will directly supervise six full-time professional staff and indirectly supervise 24 additional full-time staff as well as approximately 200 student employees. The director for residence education oversees an area budget of approximately $2.2 million.

A master's degree in higher education, student personnel, or a related field, and at least six years of experience in a unit or department within a higher education setting with progressive responsibilities are required. Qualified candidates must have experience in student conduct, supervision of full-time staff, program development, crisis management, and budgeting. Ten years of progressive supervision of residence life staff is preferred.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin April 22, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The salary range for this position is $99,000.00 - $109,000.00 annually, commensurate with experience.

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The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential through equal opportunity. The University should be a place of work and study, which is free of all forms of discrimination and exploitation. Therefore, it is the policy of the University of Arkansas, to prohibit discrimination and to make every effort to eliminate discrimination within the university community.
Therefore, the University of Arkansas is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and applicants for admission and for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race/color; national or ethnic origin; age; religion; disability; sex; sexual orientation; gender; gender identity and expression; marital or parental status; military or veteran status; genetic information; and any other characteristic protected under applicable university policy, state or federal law/executive order.


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