Qualifications:Master’s degree in college student personnel administration or adirectly related field of study required; a minimum of six to eightyears of progressive responsibility and experience in full-timeresidence life administrative experience required. Experiencesupervising full-time staff required. Must actively demonstrate anappreciation for and promotion of diversity, multiculturalism, andinclusion in all areas of work.Application instructions:Applicants may submit a resume, cover letter, and reference listat https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/81817 .For best consideration, submit materials no later than April 18,2021. Department InformationThe Department of Resident Life (DRL) at the University of Marylandserves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls,apartments, and suites including some public/private partnershipapartment communities. About 46% of all resident students areenrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide arrayof academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of 88full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduatestudent staff members. The Department values respectful, equitable,and inclusive practices and actively seeks candidates who canrepresent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work inthe University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University ofMaryland campus is located in the greater Washington, DC metro areajust eight miles from downtown DC and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD.Additional information about the Department of Resident Life isavailable at www.reslife.umd.edu.General Description of Duties:The Associate Director of Resident Life for Communities providesleadership—vision, direction and oversight—to the implementation ofadministrative and community development strategies that create asuccessful academic residential community of approximately 12,500students in a variety of types of residence halls. The AssociateDirector serves as a member of the senior management team for theDepartment. The Associate Director provides direction andleadership to the activities of 39 professional and 500 studentstaff members in their responsibilities for student and communitydevelopment, student behavior management, personnel andadministrative policy and procedures, physical facilities concerns,staff supervision and development, and on-duty crisis/emergencymanagement. The Associate Director encourages innovation andcollaboration to address student needs. As a cornerstone of theposition, The Associate Director leads and models practices thatfoster equity and inclusion in a diverse community of residents,student staff, and professional staff.The Associate Director builds liaison relationships with academicand student affairs agencies and provides oversight to liaisonroles of residence life professional staff with ResidentialFacilities, Dining Services, Living/Learning Programs, Departmentof Public Safety, Counseling Center, Mental Health and HealthCenter staff. This position assumes leadership in theimplementation of the On-Campus Student Housing Strategic Plan, isdirectly involved in the development of enhancements to theresidential education program and the implementation of facilitiesconstruction and renovation projects managed by ResidentialFacilities. The Associate Director supervises on-duty staffmanagement of emergencies for the entire residence hall program andserves in the on-call rotation. This position is classified as anessential University staff member and is required to submitfinancial disclosure statements to the State of Maryland.