Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Residence Hall Area Director
Department : Residential Education
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Residence Hall Area Director position is a 12-month live-in position which serves as part of the leadership team for the Department of Residential Education. The primary objective of the Residence Hall Area Director position is responsibility for designing and implementing integrated learning strategies to assist students in the achievement of a broad array of co-curricular learning outcomes. Other primary objectives include focusing on the health and safety of individual students as well as the community collectively, creating a respectful and communicative environment of open discourse, and facilitating a challenging, yet supportive learning environment. As a vital part of the Division of Student Affairs, the Residence Hall Area Directors ensure the day to day residential operations of their communities of approximately 600 students with responsibilities for the following:
Educate students and staff on relevant student development theory through formal and informal programming.
Develop programs and presentations on the residential and campus wide perspective.
Opportunity for teaching experiences through First Year Colloquium, Resident Assistant Course and/or other leadership based or related coursework.
Supervise Resident Assistant staff.
Supervise Night Assistant staff.
Supervise a Head Resident Assistant.
Assist with staff selection, training and evaluation process.
Coordinate the Residence Hall/Community Staff Duty Schedule.
Advise the Hall Council.
Make daily and evening rounds throughout the residence hall/community.
Conduct weekly staff meetings.
Conduct weekly/bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with Resident Assistants.
Coordinate and supervise the residence hall/community activity calendar.
Coordinate all in-hall programs.
Coordinate all activities for specially designated weekends.
Resolve resident conflict through informal and formal mediation sessions.
Counsel and advise students.
Educate residents on University and Residence Hall Policy.
Serve as a University hearing officer.
Adjudicate student conduct cases as assigned.
Conduct weekly inventory and maintenance checks.
Maintain an up to date hall/community roster.
Be on call for 'duty' rotation.
Maintain key inventory for the community.
Provide moderate administrative support for the central office.
Publish a monthly Residence Hall/Community Newsletter.
Participate on various campus and division committees.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position, housed within the Office of the Dean of Students, offers case management services to students within the residence halls with at risk mental health and social support needs and works collaboratively with the campus Case Manager. This will be achieved through interventions, referrals and connections to follow up services.
The Residential Case Manager will:
Work to address the needs of students who are struggling with both short and long term mental health and wellness, relationship conflicts, personality and social adjustment issues, physical health and nutrition, trauma recovery, and victim advocacy through a solution-focused approach.
Collaborate with Academic Success partners to assist students with issues related to coursework, learning strategies, academic accommodations and other related issues.
Be an advocate for student success and equitable support.
Fully utilize the Maxient database for case creation, updates, referrals and resources.
Regularly educate faculty, staff and students on topics relating to wellness and community support.
Coordinate with community resources and campus partners as needed.
Serve as an integral member of the Care and Crisis Team.
Serve as a liaison for hospital admission and discharge planning.
Participate in an on-call rotation as needed.
The Residential Case Manager must demonstrate:
An ability to document and establish systems for receiving, creating and tracking cases.
The ability to multi-task and manage a diverse caseload.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
The ability to work as part of a team.
Desire to work with students from underrepresented populations.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's Degree in College Student Development, Higher Education Administration or related field required; 3-5 years' experience as a live-in professional in a residence hall setting; effective supervision, administrative, organization, written and oral communication skills; experience in conflict resolution, mediation, application of student development theory in a residence hall setting; excellent decision making skills. Experience working autonomously and are able to exercise excellent judgment in their areas of responsibility. Experience supervising, working with and addressing needs of a diverse student community. Experience with computer applications is required.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Resident Director or comparable building manager experience preferred. Experience involving a multicultural emphasis, application of student development theory, and/or Living Learning Communities is preferred.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
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About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.