Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7127 / Assoc Dir,Housing Res Life
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Directs and manages key components of the of the University's on-campus housing department, to include integrated residence life and student services activities, fiscal management, human resources administration, marketing, conference housing, care and upkeep of physical housing facilities, and coordination on capital improvement project planning and delivery. Participates directly in the development and implementation of programmatic and administrative functions. Manages a wide range of staff and student employees. Deputizes for the Executive Director of Student Housing as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and oversees the planning, development, and administration of one or more key components of the University's graduate and undergraduate housing system, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and compliance with University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  2. Implements and oversees short- and long-term departmental goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness and effects changes required for improvement.
  3. Assists with the managements and coordination of financial/fiscal operations of the department, to include the development and administration of capital and/or operating budgets and expenditures, and the establishment and management of financial control systems.
  4. Oversees the Supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  5. Serves as departmental liaison for internal partners; seeks and develops partnerships with internal and external constituencies to enhance departmental goals and mission.
  6. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  7. Coordinates the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports; presents recommendations for programmatic and fiscal changes.
  8. Directs staff in response to crises; provides critical intervention and support in large-scale department emergencies.
  9. Oversees and coordinates the planning, implementation, and management of all aspects of information systems, technology, system security and database integrity for the organization.
  10. Oversees and advises a range of student committees and governing/advisory bodies with respect to residence life issues and systems; advises and interacts with student organizations.
  11. Serves as a deputy compliance coordinator. Coordinates the activities and reporting of compliance activities. Ensures reporting reporting requirements are met and communicates incidents to the appropriate campus entity.
  12. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of student support programs and services.
  • Ability to make competent, informed determinations and judgments on a range of confidential and/or sensitive issues in area of expertise.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate policy and procedural issues to students and families.
  • Knowledge of racial/ethnic diversity and anti-discrimination issues, initiatives, and campus/community programs.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and enforce safety programs and protocols.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles, techniques, systems, and standards.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and administer financial information and control systems.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/01/2024