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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

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Residence Education’s mission is to create and facilitate diverse, inclusive, learning-centered communities that further the goals of the University. Our core values of social justice, restorative justice, inclusive community building, integrative learning, and shared leadership truly guide us in our everyday work. These philosophies are an important foundation that make a difference - The Michigan Difference.

Please note that a cover letter is required for consideration of this position and is to be attached as the first page of your resume. Please address, in your cover letter, your specific interest in this position, and outline the skills and experience you have that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Residence Education for Student Staff Selection and Training oversees the comprehensive selection, training, evaluation and development for undergraduate and graduate student resident staff within a diverse residential community housing over 12,000 students in residence halls and apartments.


35% Selection of student staff:

The Assistant Director coordinates the recruitment, marketing, and selection of a diverse and talented pool of student staff, while work in collaboration with professional staff in Housing’s Diversity & Inclusion office, and the First Year Experience.

  • Manages eligibility of student staff each term and work with staff that fall below required GPA to ensure academic success.

  • Serves as liaison with Human Resources colleagues to ensure compliance with university policies.

  • Collaborates with campus partners in creating pipelines for robust talent management.

  • Directs the process for staff placement that best serves the unique needs of residential communities.

35% Training of student staff:

In collaboration with campus colleagues, coordinates training for student staff to ensure preparation to serve students in their residential communities.

  • Develops training outcomes and designs training experiences for student staff, concurrent with assessment strategies to measure effectiveness.

  • Identifies training opportunities to integrate technology into delivery of training and further digital literacy skills.

  • Coordinates training programs for the start of each terms in addition to preparing staff who begin their positions at off-peak times during the academic year.

20% Department Leadership:

Collaborates with peers to assess the residential experience and direct training to optimize student experiences.

  • Supervise a full-time Administrative Assistant.

  • Represent Residence Education and Housing on campus committees and tasks forces related to student staff selection and training as a member of the Community Matters Logistics Team.

  • Coordinate logistics for ALA 421 and Community Matters.

  • Coordinate staff evaluations and feedback processes for student staff.


10% Administrative Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Residence Education’s central administration.

  • Manage department budgets related to student staff selection and training.

  • Serve in an on-call duty rotation with other members of Central Staff for Residence Education.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Educational Administration, or a related field.

  • Minimum two years of full-time professional experience in a college or university housing and residential life setting or similarly applicable experience.

  • Experience with supervision, training and selection, student conduct, crisis response, living learning communities, educational programming, working with faculty, and working with a diverse population is desirable.

  • The ability to communicate and relate effectively with diverse students, staff and faculty.

This position is supervised by the Director of Residence Education for Undergraduate Housing.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.