Assistant Director for Residential Communities (180949)
Boise State University
August 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.
Housing and Residence Life is committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse staff and faculty whose backgrounds and identities fulfill the needs of Boise State students.
Any applicant interested in this position will possess an understanding of Multicultural Competencies as it relates to an inclusive workplace environment. This includes but is not limited to:
A recognition that specific populations on college campuses and in society are marginalized.
An understanding that your life experience influences how you build/maintain relationships.
Essential to consistently treat everyone with respect, fairness, and dignity.
Knowledge that effective communication across differences is imperative for a successful and supportive environment.
The Assistant Director for Residential Communities (ADRC) is responsible for overseeing the daily operation and implementation of an on-campus residential community philosophy within seven residential communities housing about 3,000 residents. This individual is also responsible for providing support to the Director in support of the mission of Housing and Residence Life, and serves as a member of the departmental leadership team. The primary areas of responsibility are staff supervision and supporting paraprofessional student staff in intentionally connecting with their residents through concepts of learning, emotional intelligence, positive student development theory, and programming.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Directly supervise 8+ Resident Directors; providing support, guidance and overall direction to the day-to-day oversight for on-campus residential communities.
Indirectly supervises approximately 150 student employees such as Graduate Resident Director(s), Resident Assistants (RAs), Community Assistants (CAs), Apartment Leads (ALs), Desk Assistants (DAs), and Office Assistants (OAs).
Facilitate the development of a cooperative and collaborative working relationship among full-time and student staff members across Housing and Residence Life.
In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Organizational Effectiveness, recruit, select, train, assess, evaluate, and provide professional development for Resident Directors (RDs), graduate positions (if applicable), and all student staff; working to reflect the diversity of the student body in student and full-time staff.
Oversee residential community functions:
Oversee community development for residence hall, suite, and townhome living, including both undergraduate and graduate student populations.
Work with other HRL Leadership Team members to address CARE concerns, implement leadership and programming initiatives, support students and staff in the conduct process, and provide quality and safe facilities in support of the values, missions, and visions of Housing and Residence Life, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and Boise State University.
Responsible for the collaborative implementation of student learning and success initiatives, academic support and student retention efforts, and cultural diversity for all students living on campus.
Responds to the needs and problems of residents and parents/family members in a conscientious, appropriate, and timely manner. Meets with students, investigates issues, provides written follow-up to student concerns/complaints.
Working closely with the Dean of Students office, communicates and clarifies expectations with reference student conduct, CARE reports, and case resident case management to ensure timely follow-up and consistency across the university.
Advocate for inclusive excellence by actively changing historically oppressive systems and supporting marginalized staff, faculty, students, and student leaders.
Assist in the coordination and collection of assessment data; recommending and initiating solutions to problems or issues in systems and procedures.
Maintain budget oversight; prepares and allocates spending within assigned areas, demonstrates sound fiscal management practices.
Cultivate effective and mutually supportive working relationships with members of the campus community.
Address behavioral problems and emergencies, as applicable.
Application Deadline: 11:59pm on August 27, 2018.
Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent and 2 years of relevant experience
Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field and 5 years of supervisory experience.
Experience with Inclusive Excellence, Social Justice Advocacy, StrengthsQuest, Positive Student Development Theory, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership.
Working knowledge and/or operation of the following computer software/programs: Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Adirondack Solutions (The Housing Director), Google Apps, Simplicity (Advocate Conduct module), etc.
Fluency in a second language (e.g. Spanish) to better meet the needs of students in the Boise State Community
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Experience in supervising professional residence hall staff related to recruitment, selection, training, assessing and evaluation.
Awareness of student development concepts and implementation processes.
Individual and group advising skills.
Experience working directly with faculty and living learning programs.
Knowledge of the residential student conduct process, including acting as an administrative hearing officer when necessary.
Administrative skills including ability to organize a variety of projects in all areas of the department, effectively communicate both in writing and verbally, and ability to effectively supervise professional staff.
Ability to handle crisis situations in both a first responder and in a consultation capacity.
Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.
Additional Salary Information: Salary includes an excellent benefits package:
Medical, Dental, and Vision
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
Time Away From Work
Tuition Fee Waiver Benefit
Internal Number: 180949
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