Director, University Housing

Position ID: 45295
Georgia State University
Enrollment Management
Student Affairs, University Housing
Branch Campus: 
Position Description
Job Description: 

Director, University Housing - 19001455

As an active member of the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions and Housing team, the Director of University Housing is responsible for leading the Department of Housing's residential program serving residents in a traditional suite and apartment-style residence halls. Develops and guides strategic planning initiatives for residence life as well as short-term goal setting and implementation of organizational priorities that complement the mission of Georgia State University. As a campus collaborator, promotes a vision that prioritizes and advances inclusivity and multicultural practice supporting students and staff of all identities. The Director oversees student development programs that enhance the live-on experiences for residents who choose to reside on-campus.

  • Provides leadership, supervision, direction, and support to all personnel within University Housing. Serves as the lead in planning, development, design, and construction of new housing facilities. Develops and manages the operating budget. Provides overall operational planning and facilities management for square footage, including capital projects, renovations and reserves, and contracts for services.
  • Serves as the liaison for the University with the Corvias Corporation, the Board of Regents' partner, in developing new construction projects for Housing. Develops residential programs, policies, and operating procedures for the department and for Greek Housing. Oversees the residential facilities to maintain a safe, secure, and healthy living environment; confirms that all room assignments and billings are completed and communicated to students.
  • Establishes relationships and serves as liaison with Auxiliary Services, University Police, Admissions, Budget and Planning, Student Accounts, Counseling Center, New Student Programs, Financial Aid, IIT (Information Technology), Dean of Students, and other departments as appropriate.
  • Interprets and enforces University System of Georgia, Georgia State University and Housing regulations, policies, and procedures in collaboration with the Dean of Students Office. Leads the development and implementation of policies pertaining to the operation and management of the residence halls.
  • Represents the Department of Housing and Residence Life both on and off-campus. Responds to resident, parent, faculty, staff and other stakeholder concerns in a timely fashion. Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Participates in a collaborative centralized judicial/student discipline process with the Office of the Dean of Students for students living in university housing. Ensures the security and safety of students; responsible for crisis and risk management.
  • Researches, secures, and manages additional revenue contracts in housing facilities, e.g., vending, on site visiting parking meters, dining halls, Commons Retail Mart.
  • Directs the departmental assessment efforts, including semester resident satisfaction and yearly staff satisfaction surveys. Analyzes statistical data to develop comprehensive learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness plans. Directs staff in the development of goals, objectives, and timelines that match the institutional and divisional goals as outlined in the University's strategic plan.

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor. 


Bachelor's degree and six years of supervisory/management experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit: Enrollment Management 

Department: Student Affairs, University Housing 

Location: Atlanta Campus 

Shift: After hours, weekends and holidays 

Salary : $100,000 - $115,000 

Pay Grade: 4-2 

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Job Type: Full Time (Benefits Eligible) 

Job Posting: 02/17/20, 8:05:27 AM 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Preferred Hiring Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in student affairs administration, higher education, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten years of progressive experience in on-campus housing
  • Previously demonstrated leadership skills with an emphasis on staff supervision and development, particularly during a time of organizational transition; strategic thinker.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel. Experience with property management software, work order systems and inventory systems
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), problem-solving, interpersonal, decision-making, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and interface professionally and sensitively to staff, board, residents, and public.
  • Experience working with diverse groups, i.e., staff, residents, outside contractors.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: 

Special Instructions: 

To be fully considered for this position all candidates at the time of submission must provide the following documents:

  • A complete and accurate GSU application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Life/Housing Services (Admin code)
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Strategic Management
Project Management
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
6 years
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Vacancy Status: 
Annual Salary: 
$100,000 - $115,000

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator