Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Director of Residence Education. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life. The Office of Residence Education is responsible for enhancing the academic program through co-curricular programming and services that support student persistence and retention, along with the development of the student Residence Education staff.
As a member of the division of Student Life, this position is responsible for the day to day management of Residence Education, training, supervising, evaluating three coordinators and 60+ paraprofessional student staff. In collaboration with the Director of Student Life Operations, this position is responsible for the residential experience of students in the 13 residence halls, apartment complexes, and College-owned houses. This person will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive residential curriculum resulting in a supportive, vibrant living-learning environment.
A Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or related field and 5+ years of progressive responsibility is required. Experience with Maxient, The Housing Director, and Ellucian Colleague is preferred. Additionally the ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge and demonstration of student development theory as it applies to a residence education program; a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and an understanding of and appreciation for individual differences; and creativity, innovation, and experience in program design and implementation including experience with a residential curriculum, and demonstrated experience in staff supervision and leadership including hiring, training, developing and evaluating full-time professional staff and student staff.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.