In the past decade, Cornell University has transformed its post-freshman residential experience on West Campus. Traditional residence halls have been replaced by five living-learning Houses, each with new facilities and programmatic initiatives designed to integrate the intellectual, cultural, and social dimensions of undergraduate life in a vibrant and supportive communal environment. Flora Rose House opened in 2009 and honors long-time and beloved Cornell faculty Flora Rose (1874 - 1959). Alice Cook House opened in August 2004 and honors long-time and beloved Cornell faculty Alice Hanson Cook (1903-1998). Both houses each accommodate approximately 300 upper-year students in a faculty-led and student-governed residential community. For more information on these Houses’ and the West Campus House System click here.
In this role, you will:
Work in consultation and close partnership with the House Professor/Dean (the leader of the house community) to create, support and implement the overall mission and culture of the house,
Lead graduate and undergraduate staff, and student leadership in implementing the house program, building community among the residents, and maintaining the welfare of the house community and its individual members,
Manage all non-academic house operations, administrative processes and systems, and provides critical administrative and logistical support for house academic programs,
Build a vibrant, engaged and supportive community within the house through creative leadership and effective relationships with key constituencies in the house and on campus,
Provide shared supervision for graduate residential fellows, house office staff, and undergraduate student assistants,
Have frequent contact with faculty associates and visitors to the house,
Be the main point of contact for undergraduate residents regarding operational and many programmatic issues,
Provide on-call coverage for crisis support and conflict resolution for the West Campus community on a rotational basis during the academic year,
Be the primary liaison to support staff in the house, including the dining management and facilities and custodial staff, and is responsible for resolving most day-to-day issues independently,
Establish collaborative working relationships with a number of other University offices and partners, including the Campus Life Housing Office, Dean of Students office, Judicial Administrator (JA), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and individual college advising offices/services among others.
The position is full time and requires you live in the house to interact on a regular basis with students and staff. You will be provided with a furnished two-bedroom apartment, a parking permit, and basic telephone service and utilities. The incumbent and his/her immediate family members also receive an academic-year house meal plan for the purpose of dining with students, staff and other work related contacts in ways that support their role as House Assistant Dean.
Your appointment would be an initial three-year term with the option to renew thereafter based on successful performance and mutual agreement.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
The skills and qualifications we believe are essential for success in these roles are:
Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Community Organizing, Higher Education Administration or other appropriate field, and a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a relevant educational leadership position, or some equivalent combination of the
Demonstrated experience and commitment to community building, leadership, outreach, and engagement.
Demonstrated work experience with culturally, socially, and economically diverse communities and
Administrative leadership experience, with skills in program administration and evaluation, budget management, staff training and oversight, and website
Ability to work autonomously, exercising significant leadership, creativity and discretion in line with broader house and West Campus goals (as developed in partnership with the House Professor- Dean).
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with: a) other members of the Keeton House team (House Professor-Dean, graduate and undergraduate staff, affiliated faculty, and residents); b) leadership of other West Campus houses; and c) other campus offices and
Evidence of sound judgment in daily operations as well as in times of potential
A passion for leadership and engagement in the development of youth and young
Experience in crisis intervention and conflict
Experience with managing budgets, student records and information
Interest and familiarity with cross-cultural learning, democratic education and community engagement.
Flexible and collaborative
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in late January 2018. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply right away but prior to March 1, 2018.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The position resides in an organization of dedicated and passionate educational professionals who work together to Inspire Transformation.
This team is committed to maintaining a student focus and relies on the values of collaboration, empowerment, excellence, fun, inclusion, innovation and integrity as guiding principles.
As a member of the Cornell family, you will have access to great benefits that include educational opportunities, wellness programs, Cornell’s award-winning dining services, employer-supported health care options, generous paid leave provisions (3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day)) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
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Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.