Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Associate Director of Residence Life at Western Washington University

About the Position: The Associate Director will serve on the University Residences senior manager leadership team under the supervision of the Director of University Residences. This position provides recommendations, leadership and assistance to the Director of University Residences in delivering a coordinated and comprehensive residential program supporting student success. The Associate Director, through collaboration with faculty, staff, and students, will lead daily operations of the Residence Life program of 4,100 residents living in 16 residence halls and 1 apartment complex, 5 professional and classified staff, and 85+ paraprofessional student staff. Residence Life is a unit within the University Residences (UR) Department.

About the College/Department:

University Residences supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.  The Residence Life team supports students as they learn and develop, while living in the residence halls.  Important aspects of that learning and development are influenced by the intentional efforts of our staff, campus colleagues, and the students themselves.

Western Washington University is a comprehensive state university, highly ranked nationally, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school.  The campus, overlooking the San Juan Islands, is located in Bellingham, a coastal community of 83,000, 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.

Applicants must apply via Western’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7380).  A cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references are required.

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