Commuter/Off-Campus Student Services, Housing & Residence Life
The Assistant Director for Off Campus and Commuter Outreach is a full time, 12-month, live-on staff member who is responsible for developing programs, responding to concerns, overseeing ongoing outreach and serves as a resource for full-time, undergraduate commuter students and students who reside in the off campus area immediately around the University; developing student leadership development programs and overseeing the operation of the University Information Center. The Director supervises one professional staff members and a number graduate and undergraduate para-professional staff members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Assistant Director for Off Campus and Commuter Outreach will:
Supervise the Coordinator for Commuter and Off Campus Student Services.
Assess the needs, satisfaction and experience of off campus and commuter students and provide advocacy for what is needed to keep these students engaged and successful at the University.
Recruit, train, and supervise the Commuter Connector student staff:
Recruit select, and oversee logistics of onboarding and payment of 9 student staff members
Supervise through training, staff meetings, and individual meetings throughout the year, starting with training in August
Oversee implementation of programming initiatives, including Commuter and Off Campus Student Appreciation Week
Coordinate peer mentorship program in which 1st, 2nd year and new transfer commuter students are paired with a Commuter Connector
Oversee the creation and implementation of a commuter student orientation program (in collaboration with the New Student Orientation program).
Communicate with commuter about updates and alerts via text message, e-mails and/or calls.
Oversee the two commuter student lounges, updating bulletin boards and addressing facilities concerns
Develop a “preferred landlord” resource guide/website for incoming students (target date: Fall 2018)
Collaborate with Government and Community Relations Office and Public Safety to address needs and concerns of all off campus constituents
Mitigate proactive and reactive plans for execution of peak periods of disruption in the off campus community
Analyze and share assessment data with campus partners to best collectively address needs and concerns
Participate in Student Affairs administrator “On Call” system - Share/schedule “On-Call” responsibilities for all residential and off campus student needs during the academic year. Provide senior professional staff availability and/or presence during times of typically high activity as well as at significant incidents both on and off campus. Ensure that appropriate incident response procedures are followed.
Facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Executive Director for Residence Life and Community Engagement, Assistant Vice President for Residence Life and Community Development and the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Contribute to the overall success of the Division of Student Affairs by performing all other duties assigned by the Executive Director for Residence Life and Community Engagement.
Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, or other relevant field.
Three-five years of professional experience in student affairs, with increasing responsibilities and emphasis in commuter and off campus student engagement.
Working knowledge of legal and compliance issues related off campus student housing and rental agreements.
Familiarity with University policies and procedures.
Extensive experience working with university public safety, student counseling, alcohol and other drug educators and residence life staff.
Excellent administrative, interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in an urban setting.
Physical Requirements: (List any physical requirements needed to perform the essential duties of the job)
Must have the ability to be mobile throughout the La Salle University campus and surrounding neighborhood.
Additional Salary Information: Housing provided to all live-on staff will include furniture, a washer/dryer, a kitchen and access to cable or IPTV. While all on-campus housing is not the same size in terms of square footage, Residence Life and Community Development will work to ensure that all live-on staff have equitable amenities.
Internal Number: 1701
About La Salle University
La Salle is a Lasallian Catholic university committed to the principle that all knowledge is practical and empowering, filled with the capacity to transform lives. Anchored in the living tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and in association with a diverse and inclusive learning community, our mission is to educate the whole person by fostering a rigorous free search for truth. La Salle, in affirming the value of both liberal arts and professional studies, prepares students for the lifelong pursuit and exploration of wisdom, knowledge, and faith that lead to engaged and fulfilling lives marked by a commitment to the common good.
CORE VALUES STATEMENT
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning are at the heart of the Lasallian educational mission. At La Salle, we are all students and teachers. Those who accept the challenge of a Lasallian education seek not only to exercise the mind, but to inculcate a love of learning, creativity, a sense of self, and an ability to discern relationships and possibilities where none are obvious. Our love of teaching and learning is manifested in opportunities for students, faculty, administrators, and staff ...to become reflective, discerning persons. La Salle aspires to fully awaken and ripen our intellectual, spiritual, emotional, ethical, social, and physical capacities.
Spirit of Faith and Zeal
Central to the Lasallian educational and spiritual heritage is the spirit of faith and zeal, a gospel value that animates La Salle’s mission and sustains a community that embraces all its members. Students and educators of all backgrounds and traditions are invited to participate in this dynamic spirit by fostering mutual understanding and dialogue in all aspects of La Salle’s institutional life. Striving to live the spirit of faith and zeal joins the University to a long commitment of Lasallian education to provide young people and adults with the learning to identify and develop their particular gifts and strengths that will enable them to live well and do good in life.
Service Rooted in Solidarity and Justice
Service rooted in solidarity and justice invites La Salle to embrace new ways of practicing faith-justice in society. The Lasallian educational vision renews its call for us to stand with those impoverished and marginalized, to identify inequity and exclusion created by society, and actively respond not merely with charity, but with courage, creativity, and compassion. This pursuit embodies the Lasallian vision, dispatching its practitioners to go to the roots of poverty and injustice in order to find just solutions that improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities worldwide.
Association makes explicit our distinctive Lasallian educational heritage to create an atmosphere of collegiality, mutual respect, and trust within a community of students and educators. This horizontal relationship in which the “schoolmaster” becomes an “older brother or older sister” to students emerges from Lasallian spirituality, connects us to the global Lasallian community, and continuously shapes La Salle’s character and mission. Historically one of the vows of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, living out association is fundamental to provide the hope that a quality education offers to all, especially those marginalized and disadvantaged.