Assistant Director-Learning Communities & Leadership - University Housing - 13986


University Housing is seeking an Assistant Director-Learning Communities & Leadership (Student Services Program Manager/II).


The Assistant Director will supervise full-time Complex Directors, the Residential Learning Advisor (Graduate Assistant), one intern and subordinate staff in a designated residence hall area. She/he will also provide Residence Life’s coordination for the Learning Community Program, oversee the advising of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Residence Hall Association (RHA), and this includes co-advising. This is a live-out position.

The base annual salary for this position is $52,875. The UW System offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Additionally, the UW System contributes towards the cost of several benefits plans which is a valuable piece of your total compensation.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Communications or related field
  • Four years, full-time experience in residence life or other applicable student affairs areas.
This position requires some evening and weekend work.

Desired Qualifications:

A preferred candidate will demonstrate oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and with groups and excellent problem solving skills. Ability to work with diverse groups of people, strong commitment to social justice, enthusiasm, organizational skills, perseverance, humor and tact would all be desirable characteristics.

  1. Supervise Complex Directors (and indirectly supervise subordinate staff) in a designated residence hall area.
  2. Coordinate the various operations of the designated residence hall area.
  3. Serve as a direct source of communication between individual residence hall complexes and central staff.
  4. Oversee crisis intervention responses in the designated residence hall area.
  5. Serve as the direct supervisor to the Residential Learning Advisor.
  6. Serve as Residence Life’s primary contact with the university Learning Community program.
  7. Facilitate regular communication between the Complex Director’s and the Learning Community Coordinators, as well as the Learning Community office.
  8. Coordinate and participate in planning meetings with the Learning Community office, each individual learning community and their respective Complex Director.
  9. Coordinate, train, and assess learning community programming in the residence halls.
  10. Facilitate a community comprised of student representatives from all residential learning communities to work to identify means to maximize their living and learning experience.
  11. Advise and/or supervise the advisors for the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Residence Hall Association (RHA). Oversee leadership development programs for students in the residence halls to nurture and promote student learning and involvement.
  12. Work closely with the Assistant Complex Director Staff & Residential Learning Advisor in their role as advisors to the Leadership Involvement Teams (LIT) including planning of leadership retreats, residence hall complex programs and other hall issues.
  13. Coordinate the University Housing’s “Hall Sponsor an Athletic Team” program.
  14. Participate in the overall administration of University Housing by serving on committees, attending staff meetings, representing the office as requested, cooperatively assisting colleagues, and assisting with the financial management of the department.
  15. Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Director or Associate Director.

UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-Whitewater is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


Applications received by March 7, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu. For questions regarding the position please contact:

Audrey Cloum
Assistant Director-Community Development


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references
This Job ID is 13986.

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