Reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Life, the Director of Campus Living serves as a member of the Student Life leadership team, contributing to the development of the Enrollment Growth and Student Housing Master Plan. The Director of Campus Living provides innovative, visionary and transparent leadership in the strategic planning, management, and administration for a large, complex, high-quality residential system currently comprised of thirteen residence halls and five apartments complexes that offers a variety of living options for a total of 7,800 students.. The division is comprised of the following components: Residence Life, Residential Facilities, Administrative Operations and Housing Operations.
The Director supervises seven direct reports and a staff consisting of 244 employees and a $60 million budget. Responsibilities include short and long term planning; resource planning and stewardship; goal setting; supervision of central staff; risk management, emergency preparedness; and formulation/implementation of policy. The Director is responsible for short and long term facilities planning, including capital projects, renovation, deferred maintenance and debt management for both new and existing residential facilities. Working collaboratively with many campus stakeholders the Director will support national best practices throughout all residential programs, maintaining occupancy goals while focusing on programs that support student success. Additionally, the Director is a member of the Student Life leadership team.
The University at Buffalo is a premier, research-intensive AAU public institution that aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to academic excellence as their priority and chief guiding principle. As the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, UB enrolls more than 30,000 students. UB is located in Buffalo, NY, which is located on Lake Erie, close to scenic Niagara Falls, and a short distance from Toronto and other attractions, and is a city that features world-class art galleries and museums (American Style ranked Buffalo as the #1 arts destination for all mid-size cities), impressive architecture, and wonderful series of parks and outdoor recreation areas. These features along with the economic and cultural revitalization being experienced by the city and surrounding region (e.g., Buffalo is home to the world’s largest open entrepreneurship competition, 43North); and its low cost of living, make the region highly attractive as evidenced by Buffalo’s top rankings in multiple categories as a place to live. We invite you to consider UB as place where your academic and professional visions can be realized.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five year’s experience in higher education with progressively greater responsibilities demonstrating innovative, visionary and transparent leadership.
Master’s degreepreferred. Educational background in student personnel, business or higher educationpreferred. Experience in residence hall management is highly desired but candidates who have demonstrated these qualities in other aspects of university leadership are encouraged to apply.