MSU Housing, a division of Auxiliary Services, consists of Residence Life and Family and Graduate Housing focuses on building and maintaining communities to compliment Montana State University’s strategic goal of student recruitment, retention, and ultimately graduation.
Providing executive oversight to the Housing division, the Director is responsible for the operation’s long term viability and ultimate success in meeting the needs of the campus community through the establishment and maintenance of an effective management team, staff, system controls, and programmatic initiatives.
Strategic oversight and administration of the division’s financial and human resources, facilities, occupancy management, marketing, and developmental programs.
Analysis, development and implementation of tactical planning initiatives that align and flex with the university’s goals.
Responsible for division’s budget development and maintenance. Charged with maximizing revenue potential to meet intended goals of reinvestment back into program assets. Senior leadership of division’s human resources, providing guidance in relation to recruitment, retention, training, and professional development.
Provide large and small project management direction inclusive of oversight of facilities maintenance, immediate and deferred needs, and new construction.
Maintains an awareness of housing trends at state, regional, and national levels. Primary oversight of the division’s operational, management, and compliance policies and procedures; and procurement/contract management and compliance.
Develop systems to regularly evaluate all areas of responsibility from occupancy management to community development planning to crisis management.
Interact with and build sustainable working relationships with students, campus constituents, vendors, and other industry partners.
Report to the Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services and actively participate as part of the Auxiliary Services’ executive team while performing other duties in support of the enterprise’s mission.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, business management, human/student development or a relevant field.
Significant progressive experience in administering/managing residential living experience, including facility management on a college campus or comparable; senior level human resource management; and policy and procedure formulation and execution.
Demonstrated skill in developing, administering and managing budgets.
Extensive knowledge and experience in conflict resolution, crisis intervention, counseling issues prevalent to college aged people, and student conduct.
Capital project management experience related to renovation and/or new construction.
For full list of requirements - please see MSU's online job portal.
Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 16,400 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of the top U.S. Research Universities (very high resea...rch activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.
MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is served by several major airlines and is the busiest airport in the state.
Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Bozeman is listed as one of National Geographic's "World's 25 Best Ski Towns." Bizjournals.com ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.