The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the position of Executive Director of University Housing. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life, the Executive Director serves as the senior housing officer and provides leadership for a comprehensive student housing operation.
The Position: The Executive Director of University Housing has primary responsibility for providing vision, leadership, and oversight of a student housing program that accommodates over 8,000 students in 14 residence halls and apartment facilities, including guest housing. The position leads and provide oversight of departmental strategic planning, human resources, and policy development. The Executive Director directly supervises the senior leadership team, comprised of unit directors, and supports a diverse workforce of full-time, part-time, temp, and student staff. This position oversees a departmental budget total $50+ million; develops short-term and long-range plans for maintenance and improvement of university-owned housing facilities; monitors housing application and assignment data to provide occupancy projections to meet departmental and institutional enrollment priorities. The incoming Executive Director will lead with a commitment to fostering a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for students and staff. This position will serve on various university and divisional committees and represent the University at various state, regional, and national professional organizations.
The University and Region:UTK is the state's flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university, housing 11 colleges and 900+ programs of study. With an enrollment of 30,000 students, our undergraduate and graduate programs are repeatedly ranked among top national programs. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of outdoor and cultural activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains; and a day's drive to Memphis, Chicago and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a statistical area population of over 850,000 people. The Knoxville region houses many leading corporations, including Bush Brothers & Company, Discovery Inc., Tennessee Valley Authority, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Internal Number: 229503
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