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Requisition ID:  3552

Assistant Director, Residential Life

Job Summary

Provide leadership to the Residential Life Neighborhood and support the strategic vision of Purdue University Residences residential campus environment which offers students opportunities for personal growth through relationship building within a residential campus environment.  Share in the student-centered focus for the neighborhood oversight of three to five residences and additional master leased properties housing approximately 4,000 students (of the 14,000 student residential system) through a commitment to student development, academic success, supervision, teamwork and communication.  Provide direction and expertise to the neighborhood while working to maintain and enhance the intercultural, educational, and social experiences of residential students. Maintain a commitment to the success of Purdue's strategic plan.

Essential Functions:
- Leadership and Vision
- Administrative Responsibilities
- Supervision and Staff Development
- Relationship Building
- Commitment to Learning and Student Development
- Crisis Response


  • Master's degree
  • Three years' experience in Residential life
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching, strong written, and oral communication skills
  • Strategic leadership, customer service and financial management skills
  • Decision making and multi-tasking
  • Required competencies for this position are work standards, communication, interpersonal and intercultural relations, and decision making
  • Additional required competencies may include financial management, coaching and leading people, strategic thinking, and drive for results
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds


  • Five years experience in Residential Life


Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette