28 days old

Director of Student Living

Central Florida, FL

Unit Description

Sodexo Education Services is seeking a Director of Student Living in Central Florida.




Key Responsibilities:

The Director of Student Living serves as the primary point of contact in Student Living environment for college partners, including faculty, staff, students, parents and guests. Provides local leadership and strategic direction to build client relationships and new business opportunities to enhance profitability for the Company. Directs business practices in order to uphold Company mission and values. Develops new and emerging business solutions for sustained growth and effective day-to-day operations. Manages Residence Experience Managers and Community Ambassadors in the Student Living environment.

  • Establish the administrative structure, services, and policies necessary for a student-centered residence life system.
  • Investigate and respond to concerns and complaints of students, parents, college staff members and others in a manner that provides accurate information and fosters good public relations.
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepares budgetary recommendations in consultation with Director of Student Services; monitors, verifies, and reconciles expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Serve as the primary contact for parents and students on residence and personal issues: respond to requests and questions, and provide information on programs, activities, and policies for students, parents, and college representatives.
  • Maintains liaison with various offices and departments throughout the college to collaborate and consult on a variety of student/institutional issues, and assist in the formulation of college policies as appropriate
  • Provide team leadership by ensuring cohesiveness at the unit and with the client
  • Oversee expenditures to control unit financials
  • Maintain and implement sanitary and safety conditions and training to adhere to auditing procedures and statutory regulations
  • Develop a business plan for the client that establishes a rapport, promotes partnership and fulfills the clients needs and expectations
  • Accountable for the execution of product and service quality by maintaining highest level of delivery
  • Promote and support workplace diversity initiatives
  • Execute strategic plan by implementing short and long-term goals that align with the scope of service, mission and values.
  • Manage by providing positive and constructive feedback to employees in order to reward, coach, correct and motivate.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of successful Student Living leadership experience as demonstrated by articulated results and accomplishments;
  • Experience in property management with contracts and leases in a university environment;
  • Experience working with student engagement/resident life;
  • Background in student affairs;
  • Experience in counseling/mental health service;
  • Experience working with facilities and other municipalities on campus;
  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen with a strong P&L understanding;
  • Exceptional customer service, relationship building and communication skills;
  • Experience working with outside vendors and subcontractors;
  • Strong Leadership skills with a focus on staff development and team building.


Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed. 


Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.


We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance \u2026 every day. 


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Position Summary

The Director of Facilities Operations is responsible for directing facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single unit. The Director of Facilities Operations manages the preventative maintenance and reactive repair of skilled trades, e.g., HVAC, plumbing, electrical, utilities; and manages the hiring, training and supervision of staff, professionals and management.  The Director of Facilities Operations manages a safe and efficient working environment, essential to the performance of the business.  The Director may oversee  construction work and often manages other core Sodexo services, and/or logistics of business/operations services, e.g., grounds keeping, laundry, food, security, inventory, mail, concierge services.



Qualifications & Requirements

Basic education requirement- Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

Basic management experience- 5 years

Basic functional experience- 5 years


Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


Posted: 2019-11-11 Expires: 2019-12-11

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