Assistant Dean, Chief Housing Officer

Fairfax, VA, VA
May 31, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Assistant Dean, Chief Housing Officer

The Position: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for University Life, this position provides leadership to a 6,500 bed university housing and residence life program that is distributed throughout 40 campus residence halls, occupying approximately 2 million square feet of space over three campuses. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Assistant Dean is responsible for a $47 million budget and the supervision of 150 full-time staff and over 300 student staff members. This position also has division level responsibilities for living-learning community operations, housing operations at two regional campuses, and dean level student conduct and administrator on-call duties. Masons Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing a safe and well-maintained student centered environment that is innovative and inclusive of a global community. The Assistant Dean will be responsible for creating an environment where staff members are dedicated to creating a home that enriches the experiences of students, staff, and faculty.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include advanced degree (masters or doctoral) in higher education, student personnel, business, or an appropriate field; 15 years of progressively responsible university experience, at least five of those years should be at the housing director level; experience working in a comprehensive housing system that contains budget management, occupancy management, housekeeping/facilities, and residence life; excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; experience supervising a large and diverse team; experience managing critical incidents; strong ability to build and maintain collaborative partnerships across multiple constituencies. Experience with public/private housing partnerships would be seen as advantageous.

George Mason University (GMU, Mason, or George Mason) is a public research university in Fairfax County, Virginia. Initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, it became an independent institution in 1972. The university is named after the founding father, George Mason, a Virginia planter and politician who authored the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Mason currently operates four campuses located in Virginia, the main campus being in Fairfax, with another in Songdo, South Korea. Three of the four campuses in Virginia are within the Northern Virginia region of the Commonwealth, part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In 2016, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education released its new listings including George Mason in the “Highest Research Activity” (R1) category.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Jennifer N. Hiatt at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2018-06-28

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