Founded in 1963 to provide talent for Central Florida and the growing U.S. space program, UCF has been making an impact on the state, the nation—and outer space—ever since. UCF is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Florida’s most innovative university and one of the nation’s top 20 most innovative. Located in Orlando and having secured $212.9 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021, UCF is a dynamic, metropolitan, public research university in one of the country’s fastest-growing regions and holds the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity. UCF fosters a culture of inclusive excellence, innovation and compassion and is committed to the success and well-being of all students. The university excels in U.S. News’ student outcomes measures, is focused on eliminating achievement gaps among student populations, and is focused on continuing to increase graduation rates. UCF is one of 16 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 University.

The Position

Reporting to the interim vice president for student development and enrollment services (SDES), the assistant vice president for housing, recreation, and childcare (AVP) leads, directs, and manages all aspects of a comprehensive and collaborative department of housing and residence life with over 7,500 beds (including residence life, occupancy management, rent collection, and finance), with strategic oversight and supervision of the departments of recreation and wellness, and the creative school for children. The AVP provides oversight of strategic planning and goals; data-driven decision-making based on ongoing assessment and evaluation of programs and services; and supports for the vision, mission and strategic priorities of SDES with the focused intent of improving the student success.  The AVP serves as a member of the vice president’s leadership team and oversees auxiliary and student fee funds generating approximately $67 million in revenue with over 140 full-time staff and over 700 part-time staff.


A master’s degree and at least eight years of relevant experience or a terminal degree and at least five years of relevant experience, including at least five years of leadership experience, are required. Experience in student affairs management at a four- year institution of higher education; and at least ten years of increasingly responsible experience and success in student affairs in higher education with specific experience in housing and residence life, recreation, childcare or related auxiliary services, are preferred. The ideal candidate will be focused on intentionally shaping environments, policies and practices in order to positively impact the overall student experience; committed to engaging in this work from a justice, diversity, equity and inclusion lens; and forward thinking, collaborative and adept at empowering others to envision the future.

 Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin November 2, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

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 As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.