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Assistant Director of Residence Life

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Academic & Student Services

Butler University seeks a student-centered professional to join our Student Affairs team as the Assistant Director of Residence Life. The Assistant Director is a senior member of the Residence Life team and works closely with department staff, students, and campus partners to cultivate a residential environment that promotes student learning and safety while building community and advancing BUBeWell initiatives. Master's Degree and least five (5) years of full-time progressively responsible experience in a dynamic and complex professional setting. The Assistant Director is responsible for a variety of Residence Life functions including building management, staff training, student conduct and conflict resolution, and StarRez maintenance. The AD must demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a full-time, live-on position.


  • Coordinate administrative operations of the Residence Life office including occupancy management, communication about break stay and room changes, regular forms for staff and provide operation updates to relevant campus partners on a regular basis
  • Provide leadership for professional Community Directors (CDs) and student staff including, but not limited to, staff selection, training, and regular building operations
  • Work with building staff to ensure successful building opening, closing, and space management
  • Work with building staff and students to support successful conflict resolution and promote interpersonal growth
  • Serve in an upper level on-call rotation and work with the Dean of Students, University Police, and other campus partners in appropriate response to issues/incidents that occur in the residential facilities
  • Manage applications for exceptions to the Butler Residential Requirement for incoming and current students
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator of Housing Operations and the Director of Residence Life to train and manage the back facing StarRez module for assignments, billing, and housing selection
  • Fulfill other general duties assigned by the Director, Dean of Students, Student Affairs and/or Butler University

Education & Experience:

  • Masters Required,  Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years post-masters experience in Residence Life and Housing


  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Competency with StarRez Housing Software
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration both within Student Affairs and across the Campus Community
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing student learning and development
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple goals
  • This is a live-in position that includes an apartment in-residence - candidate must have a desire to engage with residential students
  • Live-In Benefits:

    • Furnished Apartment
    • Utilities 
    • Assigned Parking Space
    • Meal Plan
    • Flex Dollars
    • Laundry
    • Gym Membership
    • Pets Welcome

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications form all individua, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

As a condition of employment, Butler University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff (subject to applicable law). COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement FAQs

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.