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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of full-time residence hall staff experience. Staff supervision experience (student supervision may be considered). Collaborative work experiences (i.e. active participation in committees, project teams, task forces). Experience with crisis management and early intervention (i.e. on-call for emergency response, conflict mediation, responding to medical or mental health emergencies, fire alarms, etc.).
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Work or related field. Program administration and/or event management experience. Student conduct enforcement and/or adjudication experience. Experience with student counseling/advising. Supervision of professional staff.
Brief Description of Duties: The Assistant Director of College Housing reports to the Associate Director of Residential Education and is responsible for the general administration of a group of five residence halls housing approximately 1,200-1,500 students/ or twelve building apartment complex housing approximately 1900 students. The responsibilities include: training, supervision, development, and evaluation of 3-6 Residence Hall Directors. As a member of the Departmental senior staff, the Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating the administrative and management functions of the area, as well as assisting in the development of the administrative, programmatic and academic functions of an Undergraduate College. The Assistant Director will work with a team of advisors and faculty members on improving opportunities for students to connect intellectually inside and outside the classroom.
Staff Supervision: Recruits, selects and evaluates professional, clerical and student staff members. Advises, directs, supports and provides development for all staff through daily supervision and regular staff meetings. Facilitates and encourages continued training and skill development for staff members. Directs and leads the creation and implementation of University and Departmental engagement initiatives and educational activities within the residence halls. Builds and provides formal and informal evaluation processes.
Committee Responsibilities: Leads and directs Departmental standing committees, as well as, other Departmental and University committees as needed.
Student Contact: Provides informal counseling. Serves as resource/referral agent for campus and community resources such as the Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Center, University Police, Financial Aid, etc. Serves as advisor to student groups.
Community Standards: Interprets, develops, and carries out policies for the residence hall or apartment complex. Establishes and maintains expectations of behavioral standards. Direct students conduct activities in the residence halls and apartment complexes. Ensures staff compliance with accurate procedures, legal documents and record maintenance. Serves as hearing officer or appeal officer for student conduct cases; assigns sanctions based on their discretion and independent judgment. Serves as student advisor for higher-level judicial hearings.
Academic Collaboration: Partners with Undergraduate College (UGC) activities and Academies as relevant. Directs experiential learning initiatives within the UGC and academic minor related to the UGC. Provides resources and mentorship regarding academic advisement and student success. Design, develop and implement programs and activities based on learning outcomes that lead to student success and persistence and facilitate access to academic and co-curricular resources on the campus.
Programming and Community Engagement: Leads Departmental programming and community engagement model for the area-wide community. Coordinates record management. Ensures accurate understanding and use of learning outcomes and assessment methods. Is visible and available in the residence hall outside of office hours. Directs and handles area-wide programming budget, assisting with the procurement of items. Attends small and large scale programming throughout the area, Department and University, including but not limited to opening weekend events, end of the semester festivals, etc.
Facilities and Business Management: Serves as primary liaison to facility management staff. Collaborates with staff to address facility and life safety issues, and renovation/special projects. Maintains inventory of furnishings and equipment within the area. Directs room assessments and related damage billing for the area. Coordinates relationships with maintenance and custodial departments. Reports and follows-up with maintenance and custodial service requests. Supports resident initiatives for facility improvement. Walks rounds of the area to promote health, safety and security; reports and follows up with facility issues and concerns. Directs Health and Safety inspections of student spaces, ensuring compliance with the Terms of Occupancy and University Conduct Code.
Crisis and Risk Management: Daily oversight and management of a 1,200 to 1,500 bed residential community, including but not limited to addressing crisis situations or preventing safety and security risks while using discretion and independent judgment regarding escalation of the incident. Provides 24 hour support and direction to professional and student staff, responding to and leading crisis situations for over 10,000 residential students.
Administrative Duties: Manages the overall general business operations of the area (i.e. occupancy, facility, and risk management). Directs and leads area Office functions. Monitors office systems and operations, including information dissemination, inventory, and databases. Builds and implements policies and procedures. Participates in professional staff recruitment and selection process. Leads and provides vision for area and departmental goal setting process. Recognizes and shows appreciation for staff (nominate them for awards, support and attend award and recognition events). Participates in activities sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs (i.e. Convocation, Admitted Students' Day, Homecoming, Professional Staff Conferences, etc.) Supports departmental professional development initiatives. Attends all required departmental and divisional professional training and activities. Actively engages in crafting partnerships within the Division of Campus Residences and departments within Student Affairs, such as FSA, CAPS, University Police, staff to improve the overall residential experience for students. Collaborates with Campus Dining Neighborhood to build positive relationships through crafting intentional initiatives, supporting and promoting Campus Dining events.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time, live-on-site appointment with night and weekend work required. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Evening and weekend work will be required.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Job Number: 2104897
Official Job Title: Assistant Director of College Housing
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
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