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General Administrator

Job Type: Executive Management

Organization: College Houses

Application Closing Date: 10/1/2013

Job Description:

College Houses, Austin, Texas

College Houses is a nonprofit student housing cooperative in Austin, Texas, owned and managed by its student residents.  Formed in 1964, College Houses’ mission is to provide affordable student housing and a unique living atmosphere that fosters lifelong friendships.  Located in the West Campus neighborhood near the University of Texas, College Houses’ seven cooperatives are home to over 500 members.  College Houses is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as General Administrator.

Job Description:

The General Administrator (GA) is the chief executive officer and registered agent of College Houses.  The GA reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the operational, legal, and financial affairs of College Houses, providing leadership, oversight, and planning to all functional areas of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as servant-leader with a passion to guide and inspire the general membership, the Board of Directors, and staff to success
  • Promote cooperative values and principles
  • Implement plans and initiatives that support the goals and objectives of the Board, committees, and general membership of College Houses to ensure high quality, effective operations and programs
  • Build, guide, and develop staff talent by encouraging creativity and fostering a nurturing work environment
  • Serve as the spokesperson and advocate for College Houses to the community and outside organizations
  • Ensure the financial health and long-term stability of College Houses
  • Utilize sound property management principles to maintain the value and integrity of College Houses’ properties
  • Coordinate and monitor conflict management, problem solving, and resolution processes
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, as well as College Houses’ bylaws and policies
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Strong Commitment to College Houses’ mission
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings and flexible hours as required
  • Demonstrated ability to work for and with students in a cooperative environment
  • Grant writing ability preferred


College Houses offers a competitive benefits package including full medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and flexible hours.  Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and education.



To apply for this position, please email your résumé, cover letter, and a list of three references by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  Please indicate the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. 


Beverly Seffel 

Bacon Lee & Associates

P. O. Box 15018

San Antonio, Texas 78212



We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties and assure them that their backgrounds and interests will not be discussed with anyone, without prior consent, nor will reference contacts be made until mutual interest has been established.  


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Location: P.O. Box 15018
Austin, TX 78212


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Name:Rhonda Serna

Phone Number:(210)733-0893

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