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Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Standards

Position Deleted on 3/30/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Edwardsville, IL
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
  • Admin - Residence Life and Housing
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

The Department of University Housing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, and dynamic student affairs professional to join the University Housing team as the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Standards. This is a brand new position.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Standards (ADCS) is responsible for administering a comprehensive Housing-wide student conduct program. The ADCS assists in the development of policies and procedures, maintains conduct records, conducts hearings, and provides indirect supervision to Residence Life staff in their role as conduct hearing officer. The ADCS develops and implements educational programs and training events for the Housing community educating them on community standards, civility and the conduct process. The ADCS assists in the development and administration of departmental assessment initiatives and reporting, including gathering data and statistics. The ADCS mentors and counsels students on issues related to academic, social, and personal success. The ADCS makes student referrals to relevant University departments and outside agencies when appropriate. This is a live-off position with no on-call/duty responsibilities. More information about the position and about University Housing can be found here:

Institution and Location

SIUE is a major public university, offering a broad choice of degrees and programs ranging from career-oriented fields of study to the essential, more traditional, liberal arts. Approximately 14,200 students attend SIUE, with 3,500 students choosing to live in University Housing. Cougar Village apartments are home to 1,500 single students and families and 2,000 students live in Bluff, Woodland, Prairie and Evergreen Residence Halls.

SIUE is located about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, one of the oldest and richest cultural centers of the country, renowned for its symphony, opera, art museums, and conservatories for the arts. Because the University is part of a metropolitan area, students, faculty, and staff can experience the diversions of: live theater, major league sporting events, a variety of civic organizations, amazing ethnic restaurants, diverse festivals, and upscale shopping. Our staff enjoys the best of all worlds-a wooded campus in a suburban community, just a short drive from all the benefits of city living.

Organizational Relationship

The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Standards reports to the Associate Director for Residence Life who reports to the Director of University Housing who reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or related field; Three years, post-master's experience working with student housing and experience with student conduct; Supervisory ability; Strong working knowledge of student development theory, student learning theory; Knowledge of due process requirements and federal and state laws impacting student conduct policies and procedures; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent administrative and organizational skills; Ability to interact with and counsel effectively students, staff, and parents; And ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and independently


The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Community Standards is a live-off position. The starting salary is set at $45,005 per year with a Master's Degree. Additional compensation includes professional development dollars and State of Illinois health/retirement benefits. The preferred start date is June 14, 2013.

Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email a PDF cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references to Kathleen Gardner, Associate Director of Residence Life, at

University Housing staff will conduct in-person interviews at The Placement Exchange in Orlando and will conduct interviews via phone or Skype for candidates not registered for TPE.

Preference will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, March 18, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

SIUE is a state university-benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin, or sex in violation of Title VII. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status.

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