Executive Director of Residential Life, Housing and Food Service

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV

ID: 7062017
Posted: October 31, 2019
Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s historic land grant institution of higher education and is one of the eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education, with a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment approaching 22,000, including 40 percent being comprised of traditionally underrepresented populations. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The University is an inclusive and engaged community and recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. The University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Recently recognized as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University has also been recognized as a top tier Best National University by U.S. News and World Report.

Reporting to the associate vice president for student life services, the executive director of residential life, housing and food services (ED) is responsible for the total operation of a comprehensive department, including all fiscal, physical, and developmental aspects of on campus residential living. Overseeing the Food Service program in excess of $14 million and the Housekeeping/Maintenance contract of over $1.6 million is included in these responsibilities, as well as the relationship and management of privatized housing for grad students, faculty and staff. The ED also oversees aspects of marketing, assessment, student accounts, human resources, payroll, accounts payable and receivables, summer conferences and recruitment for the department.

The position is responsible for effective and efficient development of 30 residential and food service operating budgets totaling nearly $40 million plus an additional $3+million in budgeted accounts to insure self-supporting status and to maintain responsiveness to the needs of the university community. The ED oversees the physical environment of each of the nine (9) on-campus residential complexes, totaling over 1 million square feet and valued at approximately $400 million, to insure they are well maintained, clean, and secure, with both short and long term planning parameters. The ED is charged with building reserve funds to address changes in key planning assumptions and unanticipated repair, in addition to allowing for planned replacement of facilities and their contents.

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree and five years of managerial or related professional experience or a doctoral degree and three years of managerial or related professional experience in in residential life and housing administration to include program development and implementation, supervision, educational discipline, food service, business management, and budgeting. The successful candidate will also possess experience managing complex budgets with a demonstrated ability to prioritize both human and fiscal resources; demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills; the ability to work collaboratively with students, families, faculty, and staff at all levels in a complex and diverse environment; demonstrated construction and renovation knowledge; demonstrated evidence of the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key partners, with emphasis on communication and collaboration; demonstrated ability to create a strategic vision and motivate others; and a demonstrated personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.

Review of applications will begin November 22, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett Boler at lpb@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the University of Nevada, Reno website at: www.unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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