Commons Residential Director - (Multiple Positions)
Middlebury College is seeking candidates for five new residential life positions - Commons Residential Directors (CRD) (full-time, 12-month). Built around five residential Commons of approximately 500 students each, the on-campus experience at Middlebury plays a vital and essential role in the development of students.The five CRDs are critical to the success of this program. These professional staff live on campus, interacting directly and intentionally with residents throughout the full calendar year to develop a safe, strong, and vibrant learning community.
Reporting to one of five Commons Deans, the CRDs utilize a team approach to facilitate a positive residential community. In collaboration with each Common's Faculty Head, Dean, Coordinator, and Student Life colleagues, the CRDs identify student needs and issues within a developmental framework and collaborate with their student staff to provide effective institutional responses.
Each CRD has responsibility for overseeing 12-17 student residential life staff, coordinating student programming, and actively developing community. Regular daytime office presence, as well as evening and weekend hours, are required. Visibility to the campus community is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively with the Commons team to oversee daily life within the Commons.
- Promote a sense of community in residence halls by interacting with students, planning, and participating in residential life events and programs.
- Actively promote diversity awareness and inclusiveness through residential programming and dialogue. Demonstrate a commitment to growing and challenging one's self in all areas of inclusion and social justice.
- In collaboration with the Commons team, select, train, supervise, and evaluate the student Residential Life Staff.
- Communicate and uphold policies governing residential communities. In collaboration with the Dean, respond to disciplinary matters and follow up on conduct-related incidents as needed.
- Participate in on-call rotation, providing crisis intervention and serving as a resource or referral agent, throughout the year and during College break periods. On-call response is critical in support of both academic year and summer programs.
- In collaboration with the Commons team, advise and support the Commons Council, oversee programming, and attend council and commons events.
- Each CRD will serve as a liaison to a student life office such as Parton Health Services; Anderson Freeman Intercultural Resource Center; Center for Careers and Internships; Center for Teaching, Learning and Research; and Assessment and Institutional Research. Different areas of focus may be pursued from year to year depending on institutional goals and/or the individual's interests. Each CRD will coordinate programming, policy, and communication between the collateral focus and the Commons.
- Actively participate in harm reduction, risk management, and wellness programs, including Green Dot, QPR- suicide prevention, and alcohol education.
- Participate in the development and implementation of new student orientation programing.
- Oversee administrative procedures including fire safety checks, room check-in/out, dorm damage assessment/responsibility, facilities requests, and assist with room draw.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel/Student Affairs, Counseling or a related field is required.
- At least one year of directly relatable, post-baccalaureate residential life (or other related field) experience is required.
- Previous experience leading, training, motivating, and supervising student staff is preferred.
- Experience with on-call rotation and crisis management is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- The ability to assess, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks for projects is required, as are strong skills in written and verbal communication.
- Proven capacity to design and implement social and academic support programming.
- Ability to communicate with students and families, and all levels of employees.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to cultural competency development, and fostering a collaborative multicultural community.
Salary and Benefits
- Salary range: SP3
- Furnished campus apartment provided. Pet friendly policy.
- Full College benefit package available including medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement, and access to College recreational facilities.
- To view the full job description and apply online please visit: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/14793
- Applicants are requested to provide the names and contact information of 3-5 references.
- References and background check required before hiring.
- Applications will be received beginning February 13. Formal review will begin immediately. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at TPE in San Antonio and through video conferencing.
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Anticipated start date: August 5, 2017
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