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Assistant Director of Living Learning Communities and Leadership Development

We greatly appreciate your interest in Eastern Illinois University’s Assistant Director of Living Learning Communities and Leadership Development (AD of LLC and Leadership Development) position. Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

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The Office of University Housing & Dining Services at Eastern Illinois University seeks a dynamic individual for the position of AD of LLC and Leadership Development.

The Assistant Director assists with the overall coordination of the residential life leadership development and marketing programs by serving as a member of the Residential Life Leadership Team and by actively participating in University and Departmental Committees. The Assistant Director for Living Learning Communities oversees the creation and support of our living-learning communities. This team member must be able to build strong partnerships and collaborations with our academic, community, and corporate partners in ways that cultivate cutting edge living-learning programs that align with and contribute towards our educational priority and learning goals. They are responsible for the management, administration, services and activities in the residential environments related to the Living Learning Communities. Assists with the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of the Associate Resident Directors (ARDs) and undergraduate staff assigned to this position. Other duties as assigned could include community development, student development, housing assignments, staff development, student judicial discipline, crisis intervention, programming, student governance advisement, and summer programs. Other duties to include: developing and facilitating programs; developing and maintaining faculty partnerships and stakeholders; facilitating marketing initiatives, including social media. Will serve on the EIU Residential Life Leadership Team and is supervised by the Associate Director and serve on the Senior Staff on-call rotation. This 12-month, live-on, or live within the Charleston, Illinois city limits professional staff position. It includes a meal plan to promote community development and policy enforcement for staff and students in our dining and housing facilities.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required by May 2024. Progressive experience in residential life/student affairs is required. The successful candidate must possess highly developed interpersonal skills, supervisory skills, a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, student leadership/advising experience, and robust administrative proficiencies.


STARTING DATE: February 15, 2024 (negotiable)

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

TO APPLY: Sendletter of interest, current resume, and contact information of at least three professional references to:

For questions regarding this search, please contact the screening committee chair, Lindsay Partlow at  

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community: EIU's attractive 320-acre campus is big enough to offer quality programs, yet small enough to offer personal attention. Founded in 1895, Eastern Illinois University {EIU) has seven {7) colleges and schools offering more than 90 academic programs in the form of bachelor's, master’s, and specialist's degrees.

Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff, and students. EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

AA/EOE: Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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