The Assistant Director of First Year Experience and Orientation in Residential Life is responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of new student orientation and the residential experience in the first year houses. This position collaborates with other Campus Life and University departments to provide programs and services, develop and implement efforts within a student development framework, and respond to student emergencies.Â Provide direct support to the Director of FYE Houses and Orientation.
As an educator and active collaborator within the division of Campus Life, the Assistant Director works closely with colleagues in Residential Life and other offices to deliver an intentional co-curricular living-learning environment in the first year houses that is aligned with Brownâ™s Liberal Learning Goals for its Open Curriculum and autonomous, self-directed, and critically-conscious students. The Assistant Director will accomplish these outcomes by supporting a dynamic and engaged professional and student staff team whose practice is innovative, centers social justice, and partners actively with students and colleagues. The Assistant Director participates in the Universityâ™s after-hours on call system and collaborates to respond to student emergencies.
The Assistant Director has responsibility for managing Orientation, the universityâ™s program for welcoming and connecting new undergraduate, transfer, visiting, and resumed undergraduate education students to the University. This position works closely with the Director to develop, coordinate, and oversee the first year experience, designed to support these new students as they become fully connected and engaged members of the Brown University community.
Reporting to the Director of First Year Experience and Houses, this position works to ensure a seamless transition, orientation, and holistic first year experience for new students with an emphasis on connecting students to peers, advisors, mentors, and multiple institutional resources throughout the first year via their residential experience.
Five years of relevant professional experience, or combination of education and relevant experience, preferably in higher education administrative project and program management.
Experience with residential orientation programs, first year experience programming, and working with first-generation students in a higher education setting is strongly preferred.
Experience developing programs and initiatives that are responsive to the needs.
Working knowledge of principles, practices and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social and educational needs of students in residential communities and transitioning to college.
Demonstrated success working in a diverse environment with a critical understanding of social justice issues. Demonstrated experience developing systems and structures that center justice and equity.
Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and relational skills to engage cooperatively, collaboratively, and effectively with stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, credibly, and effectively in writing and orally to students, faculty, staff, and families.
Demonstrated ability to creatively and efficiently solve problems, using sound judgment, assuming ownership of a problem, and resolving challenges in a collaborative manner.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to adapt, respond, and adjust priorities within a dynamic student affairs environment.
Agility and familiarity with latest software, database systems, computer literacy.
Strong commitment to supporting the University's goal of cultivating a diverse and inclusive community.
Background Checks: Criminal and Education Verification
Assistant Director, First Year Experience and Orientation
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Internal Number: REQ170078
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