Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
The Office of Campus and Community Engagement and the Office of Residential and New Student Programs is committed to providing a residential experience of the highest quality for each of our residents. Residential and New Student Programs provides a safe, inclusive, and purposeful living and learning environment aligned with the university’s learning goals to support students holistically.
Cornell University is seeking a full-time Residence Hall Director for the Latino Living Center (LLC) to join their team. Paramount to achieving our mission is advocacy for academic inquiry, student development, respect for the individual, and the promotion of just communities. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, residential experience designed to educate, challenge and develop our students. The department’s unique programs create a dynamic work environment, resulting in career growth through valuable professional experiences.
Our Residential Programs include: 75 Faculty Fellows programming actively with students and Residence Hall Directors, 8 Cooperative houses, 8 Faculty-in-Residence interacting with a community of students and staff, graduate and professional student housing, 8 Themed Houses, with foci on ethnicity, culture, arts, music, and ecology, award-winning residential governance, a focused First-Year Residential Experience on North Campus, intentionality to the upper-class and transfer student experience in Collegetown, collaborative opportunities with other campus departments outside Residential and New Student Programs, and funded professional development opportunities.
The Residence Hall Director (RHD) position for the Latino Living Center provides community and program development, administrative management, and support for 55 residents (first-year, transfers, and upper class students). The Latino Living Center is one of 8 Themed Houses on North Campus and residents represent a wide variety of heritages and backgrounds, but all share a common interest in Latino/a culture, history, and current events. Their appreciation for the values of Latino/a heritage includes respect for individuals, dedication to education, commitment to community, and the importance of family. The RHD is responsible for facilitating and supporting faculty-student interaction, student development, and to select, supervise, train and evaluate 4-5 student staff members. The RHD will work collaboratively with a group of Faculty Fellows and various Campus Partners. Additionally, the RHD may be assigned a leadership role with the Pre-freshman Summer Program, a summer program for approximately 150 new students to support a smooth transition from high school to Cornell. All candidates must have the ability to work with a diverse student population, be flexible, and exercise good judgment with sound decision-making skills
Bachelor's Degree is required. Experience in residential administration, community development and supervision required.
Master's Degree in Student Personnel/Higher Education or closely related field is strongly preferred.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Internal Number: WDR-00015773
About Cornell University
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.
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