St. Lawrence University invites applications for an Assistant Director of Residence Life to join our Student Life team. The Residence Life program at St. Lawrence includes a residential component to one of the nation’s oldest living-learning programs for first-year students where faculty and Student Life efforts are integrated in meaningful ways. The University also offers upperclass students a variety of housing options, including living-learning communities, theme cottages, townhouses, and traditional residence halls. As a residential campus, approximately 99% of our students live in University housing.
The Assistant Director is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive residential education program promoting the pursuit of academic excellence, personal growth, and integrity. This position will work collaboratively with the Director, the Senior Associate Director, and three full-time Residential Coordinators (RCs) to achieve these goals and foster a living-learning environment enabling students to become engaged and responsible citizens.
This position is responsible for providing responsive and adaptive leadership to the University’s Community Assistant (CA) program. This includes directly supervising two (2) RC positions. Other responsibilities include facilitating professional staff development opportunities for Residence Life staff, overseeing CA selection and training programs, and developing a residential curriculum incorporating a relational community building model based on the concept of self-authorship. This position will also co-facilitate a credit-bearing leadership course developed specifically for the Residence Life CA program
The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the Director to coordinate residential components of the University’s First-Year and Sophomore programs, plan annual academic award ceremonies, and partner with a team of University faculty and staff to proactively identify and support students of concern throughout the academic year. This position may also advise student organizations, serve on various University committees, and perform other duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director position is a twelve-month, full-time position reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Life & Director of Residence Life and Housing. This is a live-on position with occasional on-call responsibilities. Remuneration includes a competitive salary and benefits package.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Chris Marquart, Assistant Dean of Student Life, Director of Residence Life & Housing at email@example.com.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Minimum Qualifications A Master’s degree in student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, or a related field is required. A minimum of 3 years professional experience working in Residence Life and/or Student Affairs. Successful candidates must possess strong supervision skills and a passion for promoting the personal and professional growth of entry-level Student Affairs practitioners. They will possess initiative, personal integrity, excellent interpersonal communication skills, a collaborative spirit, and a good sense of humor. They will also demonstrate a theoretical understanding of student development and an appreciation for working in an inclusive, multicultural environment at a private liberal arts college.
Preferred Qualifications Prefer 3-5 years of experience working in Residence Life and/or Student Affairs. We are particularly interested in individuals who possess a strong commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion as central to St. Lawrence University and encourage interested candidates to review the university diversity statement: https://www.stlawu.edu/president/statement-diversity
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Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
About St. Lawrence University
Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.