The Office of Housing and Residence Life at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for the Director for Business Operations (full-time, 12 month) position. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students for Housing and Residence Life and Recreation and Wellness, this position oversees the areas of fiscal operations, housing assignments, and technology services. Responsibilities include the application, assignments, and occupancy management for the approximately 4,800 students including living-learning communities, the student summer housing program, and projections and reporting. Additionally, this position oversees the financial management for the Housing and Residence Life department including accounts receivable, accounts payable, student employee payroll, hiring processing for student employees and general staff onboarding, pro forma development and management, and fiscal operations support for conference services. This position has direct supervision of the Associate Director for Fiscal Operations, the Assistant Director for Business Operations, and Technical Support Manager with indirect reports of an additional four professional staff members. This position also supports evening and weekend activities as needed including department and University events.
Required Education: Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel services, business administration, or a related field.
Required Qualifications: Considerable progressively responsible experience in a leadership position that requires working with students and staff in housing or residential life. Extensive knowledge of University and Housing and Residence Life policies and procedures including occupancy management with partnership with university enrollment management and management of housing application and assignment processes. Extensive knowledge of fiscal management operations including management of university policies and procedures to support accounts receivable and accounts payable processes, development of annual budgets and long-term budgetary pro forma General knowledge of data processing principles and the ability to use housing management software. Demonstrated commitment to customer service and a student-centered philosophy; demonstrated competence in developing and administering policies and procedures; strong management skills including organizational abilities, managing multiple priorities, delegation of work, and supervision of full-time professional staff. Excellent verbal communication, writing and editing skills. Ability to motivate staff as well as envision and implement change effectively. Demonstrated record of working collaboratively with a diverse campus population and variety of constituents in a complex environment. Demonstrated experience with project management and leadership of staff.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated skills and knowledge of StarRez or similar housing management software knowledge. Occupancy management certification.
Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is October 11, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
Internal Number: GP267A
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused research university with rigorous academics, an energetic residential community, entrepreneurial research and collaboration, and initiatives that contribute nearly $2.1 billion to the economy. Located along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, the ODU campus boasts state-of-the-art academic facilities, 14 residence halls and amenities such as the Student Recreation Center.