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Executive Director of Housing and Dining Services

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Job Location:
Lincoln, Nebraska
Residence Life and Housing
Description of Work: The Executive Director of Housing and Dining Services oversees dining services, residence life, business and fiscal operations, facilities, and operations with the goal of enhancing caring communities that support student success and well-being. The Executive Director provides leadership and policy direction for Housing and Dining Services, including an auxiliary budget of more than $60M. Housing and Dining Services maintains nearly 3 million square feet of housing and ancillary buildings. The unit includes more than 500 full-time employees and 1,000 part-time student employees who provide holistic support for all aspects of the on-campus residential community.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

Minimum Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or related field plus minimum of six years of progressive leadership, management, and supervisory experience within an auxiliary unit at a large, public university. Demonstrated experience with facility management and personnel operations. Evidence of financial acumen in complex organizations. Evidence of strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to create partnerships and work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community. Record of working with successful teams as well as managing large teams of diverse employees. Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student populations required. Exceptional written communication and organization skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of ethical, legal, safety, and university standards/regulations regarding student housing operations. Demonstrated experience developing and mentoring staff and cross-functional teams. Demonstrated experience promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives. Demonstrated experience collaborating with academic and administrative colleagues to facilitate student success. Experience working with a variety of facilities financing plans including off-campus leases and public-private partnerships. Demonstrated commitment to and involvement in professional associations. Knowledge of UNL policies and procedures preferred.
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